IPL 2019, Match 48 – SRH vs KXIP: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Among Rahul, Gayle and Warner, who would you make captain or vice-captain?
Published - Apr 28, 2019 4:30 pm | Updated - Apr 28, 2019 5:49 pm
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) following their defeat against the Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur now finds themselves in a must-win scenario for the remaining games. Jonny Bairstow’s departure has hurt them severely, though the middle-order is starting to find its feet. The team would be in grave trouble if they manage to lose their upcoming match against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at home in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Punjab is in a similar situation as SRH, having won five of their 11 matches in the T20 championship. Moreover, Ravi Ashwin & Co. need to take care of their Net Run Rate which is currently at -0.117. KXIP edged past the Sunrisers in Mohali and they will be looking to do the same in the away fixture as well. It can be said that the teams are fighting for the fourth spot in the table.
The 48th game of the IPL between SRH and KXIP will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
According to Accuweather, the temperature will hover between 31 degree Celsius and 34 degree Celsius. The humidity will also be on the lower side with the numbers between 31 and 36 per cent. There will be a bit of dew, but it isn’t expected to affect the game much.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – L, W, W, L, L
Kings XI Punjab – L, L, W, L, L
The track at this venue has been decent enough for batting but has shown signs of slowing down with the progression of the game. The spinners have tasted success and it goes without saying that the batting team needs to make optimum utilization of the mandatory powerplay after which batting may get a little tough. As of now, the team batting first and batting second have tasted three wins each.
Average first-innings score: 155 – 4 night matches in 2019
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Probable Playing XI:
David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
Bench: Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yusuf Pathan
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami
Bench: Karun Nair, Simran Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar
(Will be updated when there is one)
KL Rahul versus SRH: 5 inns 183 runs 45.75 average 2 fifties
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Manish Pandey, David Warner
Vice-Captain Options: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen – David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Chris Gayle (VC), Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsmen – David Warner, Manish Pandey (C), Kane Williamson, David Miller, KL Rahul (VC)
All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin
All of Warner, Rahul and Gayle have credits of above 10 and has an aggregate of 32.5 credits. Going by recent form, Warner shouldn’t be left out. In that scenario, any one of Gayle and Rahul can be picked.
The team batting second should be able to get over the line.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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