Date & Time: Monday, April 29, 20:00 IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
These two teams want to escape from the middle of the table in today’s IPL match, as it is a dangerous place to be in on the business end of the season. In order to do so, Sunrisers need some upliftment of their misfiring middle order and for KXIP, they need to sort the death overs syndrome with the ball.
Sunrisers are likely to bring in Mohammad Nabi in place of Shakib considering the latter’s form and the opposition. Kings XI might consider leaving out expensive Ankit Rajpoot and under-performing David Miller, so that makes way for either an all-rounder or a pacer.
Our Dream11 experts feel that the surface so far has produced sporting pitches, where conditions are good for batting in the first half of the innings. The spinners and pacers can then exploit the slowness of the surface. The average first innings score in the last 4 games at this venue is 155.
He is a must have pick in almost all the Dream11 fantasy cricket teams considering his present form. He holds the orange cap of this season. Adding to it, he has a great record at this venue where he scored 283 runs in last 5 matches. So there is every chance he will continue giving his best against KXIP, as per our Dream11 expert predictions.
He has underperformed so far in the season, if we go by his standards. It had an effect on the overall bowling performance of the team. But in today’s IPL match there is a great opportunity for him to come up with a match-defining spell as he possesses a great record against KXIP batsmen in last few T20s. He got the better of Gayle, Rahul, and Pooran twice each in recent times.
KXIP think-tank might consider moving Pooran up the order to tackle the Sunrisers’ spinners. He has decent numbers against spin than against pace. The previous match against RCB is an example of that, where he took the spinners to the cleaners. He also holds good record against SRH bowlers in last few T20s, where he scored 134 runs at a strike rate of 157. Hence, there is a high possibility that he will come up with another good show according to our IPL expert’s prediction.
Considering his recent form, Rahul is must-have player in all the Dream11 fantasy cricket teams. His record against SRH bowlers is commendable. In order to produce the same good form, he has to be cautious against Rashid Khan, who has dismissed him twice in last few T20s. According to our Dream11 expert predictions, if he sees off Rashid Khan, he can make a big impact in today’s IPL match.