IPL 2018 | Match 25 | SRH vs KXIP: Match number 25th Between SRH and KXIP at Rajeev Gandhi International stadium Hyderabad. Both teams are back from a victory and defended low totals in their last matches and it would be a cracker of a game considering the form both teams are in.
KXIP defended just 143 in their last match against the hosts DD and SRH defended just 118 against strong MI at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. It would be a clash between the strong SRH Bowling vs strong KXIP batting. Both teams look fairly balanced in all departments.
Weather is expected to be clear and we can expect a full game in hand.
SRH would be hoping Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar to be fit for the match and SRH has already lost the services of Stanlake for the entire season. Sahas form with the bat is a worry for SRH and he has been tried in almost all positions with the bat. SRH would be expected to field the Afghan pair Nabi and Rashid again in this match or even might try Hales at the top or Brathwaite at the lower middle order in place of Nabi. SRH would expect another fine performance from Kaul who has been excellent in this season.
Punjab on other hand has been in tremendous form with likes of Gayle, Rahul, Nair all in excellent form. Punjab might replace Finch with Gayle, Finch might be dropped from the squad considering his poor form with the bat. KXIP will bank on the bowlers to deliver again, Mujeeb has been excellent with his variations and even Tye is having a good season
Overall it looks like a great contest between bat and ball at Hyderabad and the winner of the match will have the momentum moving into the later stages of the tournament.