The IPL returns to Mohali as the 33rd Match of IPL 10 pits the defending champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad against a resurgent Kings XI Punjab. Both the teams will be looking to get their on and off campaigns on track. SRH, with 9 pts from 8 games are placed third on the table while KXIP are on the fifth spot with 8 points from 7 matches.
Form Guide (Last 5 matches with most recent first)
SRH: N L W W L
KXIP: W L L L L
The last match saw Sunrisers Hyderabad share points with RCB as weather gods weren’t happy with the idea of cricket being played in Bengaluru. The defeat against RPS underlined their major cause of worry this season i.e. their unusually sedate opening pair. Warner and Dhawan have not able to score freely in the powerplay and that results in the team total falling short by at least 15 runs.
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP ticked all the boxes in their last assignment against Gujarat Lions as they putupall-around performance to seal a 26-run victory. Hashim Amla was at it again as he bagged the man of the match award for his 40-ball 65-run effort. Maxwell is contributing some blistering cameos but KXIP will want a prolonged stay at the crease from their Captain. Though KXIP will not want to tinker with the winning combination, it will be interesting to see if they persist with Natarajan or not.
Let’s have a look at top fantasy picks from the clash-
TOP Fantasy Picks
Hashim Amla – Batsman – FYS Fantasy Points – 410
The South African is in pristine form as he has already racked up 299 runs from seven games and needs only 7 runs to re-claim his Orange Cap from KKR Captain, Gautam Gambhir. With two fifties and a hundred to his name, Amla is our top pick for any fantasy XI for today’s game.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Bowler – FYS Fantasy Points – 371
With the tournament reaching the half-way mark, no bowler has been able to re-claim the Purple Cap from the SRH spearhead, who got it in the last season. With 16 wickets from eight games, Bhuvi is way ahead of the second placed Chris Morris with 12 scalps.
Axar Patel – All-rounder – FYS Fantasy Points – 327
Axar made a statement of intent in the last game against Gujarat Lions as he smacked 34 runs from 17 balls and also picked up two crucial wickets. His eight wickets in the tournament have come at a very good economy of 7.6 and his dangerous hitting abilities down the order make him a strong contender for the all-rounder spot in any fantasy XI.
Yuvraj Singh – Fantasy Points – 186
Yuvi is expected to make a comeback after missing the game against RPS. He has been a one-time wonder so far in the tournament with his fifty in the tournament opener. The southpaw will be looking to shed this tag as we all know how destructive this one-man army can be.
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