IPL 2019, Match 48 – SRH vs KXIP: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

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?


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.

Match Details:

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).

Weather Conditions

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

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Pitch Condition/Report:

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:

Sunrisers Hyderabad

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

Team News:

(Will be updated when there is one)

Power Picks:

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


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

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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