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After being bashed up in two games, SRH bowling came together to wrap up an impressive 31-run win over Mumbai. But the most important thing is that they defended a low score of 118. Rashid Khan came back to form with 2/11. Siddarth Kaul responded with 3/23 while others such has Basil Thampi, Shakib Al Hasan too chipped in. SRH have easily the best bowling attack in this competition.
SRH batting has not fired in unison. It is too dependent on Willaimson-Dhawan pair to do bulk of the scoring. Their middle-order comprising Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan has been inconsistent and that is hurting SRH.
Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, W Saha, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Kings XI Punjab have a good mix of players across all departments. They have the in-form Chris Gayle, KL Rahul as openers. Both are out to prove a point against their former franchisees RCB who released them. Then, they have a quality spin attack in R Ashwin and Mujeeb ur Rahman. Ashwin is leading from the front with both bat and ball and on the field. If Gayle is fit to play, you can expect another storm to hit SRH after the West Indian cracked a century in the home game against Hyderabad at Mohali. At the moment, Punjab look the most competitive team in the competition.
Punjab have few weak links in the batting line-up. Yuvraj Singh is outdated and is visibly struggling in the middle. Aaron Finch is yet to get into the groove despite four games where he recorded two straight golden ducks. Karun Nair has been inconsistent with the bat. Punjab depend heavily on their top-order to bail them out every time.
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Kings XI Punjab opener destroyed the Afghanistan hero with brutal hitting, smashing six sixes off him. Gayle took 41 runs off 16 balls bowled by Rashid. The leg-spinner ended up with bowling figures of 1/55, his worst in his T20 career. Rashid Khan would look to settle scores with Gayle if the West Indian is fit to play the clash against Sunrisers on Thursday. Gayle would look to do an encore against SRH and target Rashid again. Who will win this battle?
Statistics: Sunrisers have met Kings XI Punjab 11 times, winning 8 and losing three.