IPL 2019- DAY 17- MATCH 22: Test of Middle Order

What’s the similarity between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab till now in the Indian Premier League? Both the team’s openers gave them a start that the middle order was not able to convert.

SRH is a team that has depended on a lot on their bowlers in recent past. They even won an IPL because of their bowlers. But it was not that their batsmen’s performance was not up to the mark. It was just that their bowlers outshined their batsmen in more or less every game. The point here is to win a league both the bowlers and batsmen need to perform equally well.

KXIP is a team that has performed well only in few seasons and apart from that, they had an average outing in other seasons. Last season was different because once they were favored to win the league but somehow they didn’t even qualify for the playoffs. This year they have performed well till now but will this be enough? Only time will tell that.

Today is a home game for KXIP. The ground on which Sam Curran made a huge debut. He will be the key player in today’s game too.

SRH didn’t perform well in the last match. Both their batting and fielding handed them a defeat against MI. But what Alzarri Joseph did in that game was spectacular. If they can amend their last mistakes then it will be their game otherwise KXIP has players that can take away the game single-handedly.

Also, the team batting second will have an edge over the team batting first.

KXIP can include Mujeeb Ur Rehman or Varun Chakrabarty in the team today. SRH should go with an unchanged team.

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