Hyderabad: Another big match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab is going to take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from 8:00 pm on Friday. Both the teams are performing consistently in Indian Premier League sixth edition. However, both the teams have different kind of strong points as SRH has been superb in bowling department and KXIP has a long and strong batting lineup.
It is going to be an advantage for SRH as they will be playing at their home turf, while KXIP will not have a huge supporting crowd here as they usually have at their home ground. The match will showcase the battle between two great wicket-keepers Adam Gilchrist of KXIP and Kumar Sangakkara of SRH. However, Sanga is not standing behind the wickets in this season and Parthiv Patel has taken his place.
SRH is struggling with the bat with no top order batsman in form but their bowlers have showed their skills in defending any kind of total on the scoreboard. Parthiv Patel, Kumar Sangakkara, Quinton De Kock and Cameron White have not been able to play as a team. But their bowling department, headed by speedster Dale Steyn, is running dominatingly as they successfully defended 120-run target. Ishant Sharma and Thisara Perera are supporting him nicely. While the spin department is also bowling superbly with Amit Mishra, who bagged 4 wickets in one over in the last match, and Karan Sharma.
On the other hand, KXIP's batsmen have showed that they are able to post a huge total on the scoreboard. With the batsmen like Gilchrist, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra and David Hussey, KXIP look to be a strong contender for the IPL trophy. They also have very good bowlers like Praveen Kumar, Azhar Mahmood, Manpreet Gony and Piyush Chawala, who are masters in variation.
There are the names of the players who are expected to play in the upcoming match:
Parthiv Patel (Wicket-Keeper), Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara (Captain), Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Thisara Perera, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Hunuma Vihari, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma.
Kings XI Punjab:
Adam Gilchrist (Skipper, Wicket-Keeper), Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, David Hussey, David Miller, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, Manpreet Gony, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana.
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