The second and third-placed teams in the Points Table which are SRH and KXIP will face each other in the 16th match of IPL 2018 at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Both teams are looking strong and balanced in this year’s IPL but this will be the match of Punjab’s batting and Hyderabad’s bowling.
Batsmen like KL Rahul who has started exceptionally well in this season. He is well supported by Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle’s emergence in the last game was a huge positive for Kings XI Punjab as its other big batsmen, Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh have not been performing well. Where Yuvraj is not able to convert his starts into big score while on the other hand, Finch is yet to score a run this year.
While SRH are yet to be defeated in this season as they won three out of their three games. Their bowling looks as dangerous just like any other season where the bowlers have not just been able to take wickets but have bowled really economical as well which can be seen as Billy Stanlake has the economy rate of 7.66 which is the highest for any of their bowler.
Just like the previous KXIP-CSK game, it’s again expected to be a high scoring as the pitch will be again batting friendly. Another 200+ score is on the cards by the team batting first. It will also be not much heat as a maximum of 31° is expected in the evening.