The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 43rd match on 24th October when Kings XI Punjab will face Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Stadium.
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP have picked up the pace in the tournament with three back to back victories, including the stunning 5-wicket win against DC on Tuesday. Nicholas Pooran landed a brilliant fifty, while the team stalwart Chris Gayle showed his true colours with some massive hits. Shami continues to hold his form with two scalps last match, while Neesham, Maxwell and Murugan Ashwin picked one wicket each.
Full squad: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ravi Bishnoi, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel.
SRH swept up a marvellous 8-wicket chase victory versus RR on Thursday, with a swashbuckling batting from Manish Pandey (83-off-47), in addition to a half-century from Vijay Shankar, who also landed brilliant bowling figures. Jason Holder secured triple strikes, with support from the incredible Rashid Khan.
Full Squad: David Warner (c), Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Fabian Allen, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Singh, T Natarajan, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul, Priyam Garg.
Waging odds: Kings XI Punjab (1.83) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (1.83)
The odds are equal in this one as both Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad are priced at 1.83. If the team you bet ₹100 on wins the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
In their previous faceoff in the current IPL, SRH won by 69 runs. The top order of batting has worked brilliantly for SRH, plus the arrival of Holder being a massive plus point for the consistent bowling squad. However, KXIP are high on confidence with three straight victories as they keep on rising the table with an aim to secure a playoff position and will give their all to pick up another two points.
It will be a victory for Kings XI Punjab.