Kings XI Punjab will be up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 22nd Match of IPL 2020. KXIP, who had a promising start, and despite initial losses looked a very strong outfit, seem to suddenly look like a team without a plan and now have just one win in five games.
They have an excellent opening pair in KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, and a firing pacer in Mohammed Shami, but apart from that, their team look quite out of place. They might be looking at a few replacements for this game to turn their fortunes around. The Sunrisers, on the other hand, have had topsy-turvy outings in their first five games.
They lost their initial two games, came back with a bang winning their next two, only to lose to MI in their last game. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar being ruled out due to injury, the SRH line up will have to rely heavily on their batsmen. Even their batting is highly concentrated in the top four . They will need their best players to step up against KXIP.
To help you step up your fantasy team, here are 3 players you can opt as multipliers for KXIP vs SRH game: –
1. K.L Rahul (11 credits)
The immensely talented KL Rahul may not have had a great season as captain of KXIP, but has had a brilliant tournament with the bat. He has scored 302 runs in five innings, with two 50s and a massive 132*. Whiie he has scored a bucket load of runs, he is yet to find his fluent best.
This could be the game he does so. He enjoys batting against Sunrisers and has 262 runs against them in six innings. With SRH missing their ace bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul could really go after SRH’s bowling.
2. David Warner (10.5 credits)
Warner has had a decent run in this year’s IPL with 175 runs in five innings. But like Rahul, he hasn’t been at his best by any means. We have been picking him time and time again in the hope that he fires. But he hasn’t yet. However, the probability is maximum that he does in this game.
Warner has a fabulous record against KXIP with 819 runs in 17 innings with 10 50s at a SR of 142. Add to that KXIP’s bowlers are severely underconfident after the thrashing they received from CSK in their last game. Hence all the odds are in Warner’s favour, and ideally we should we see a big innings from him.
3. Mohammed Shami (9 credits)
Mohammed Shami has bowled extremely well this season. He has picked up eight wickets in five games and has been one bowler who has troubled the batsmen with his pace and bounce. Shami has done well at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, picking five wickets.
He will relish bowling against a Sunrisers batting line-up which has been cautious up-front due to inexperience in the middle-order. He is a wicket taker and you can expect him to ruffle a few feathers.
Disclaimer: This prediction is made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. You consider the points mentioned while making your own team.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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