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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

If ever there is one knockout match before the knockouts it could be this. Two teams sitting on ten points and fighting in the mid-table make up for an exciting match in the Indian Premier League 2019 season. Match #48 will exactly be this, between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Hyderabad.

With five teams separated by just two points, this match could see one of these sides move away from this mid-table muddle. Will that be the inconsistent SRH or the struggling KXIP?

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Sunrisers have been up and down all through the season and that has resulted in them dropping more points than they should. Two consecutive losses have pulled them back, in addition to the departure of Jonny Bairstow.

The improved form of Manish Pandey is certainly a solace. What should worry the Sunrisers, though, is their bowling form. Bhuvneshwar Kumar struggled with just eight wickets and they kept relying on Rashid Khan for breakthroughs.

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Punjab are actually going through the same problem as Hyderabad. KXIP have got their season worth from their openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. The opener duo have scored close to 900 runs between them and have given them strong starts.

Bowling hasn’t been up to mark, however, especially their slog over bowling. Like in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, KXIP have given away 80 runs in their last five overs. Only Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin have been among the wickets.

Fantasy Players to Watch

David Warner has been one of the most consistent players of this season. With his ability to strike big at the top, the Aussie swashbuckler is a must in your fantasy team.

Manish Pandey has seen a complete turnaround once he moved to number three two games ago. With two consecutive half centuries, he has already made his mark on the Sunrisers form.

KL Rahul has been exceptional this season for the Kings XI side with 441 runs at a SR of 130.08. He already has five 50+ scores in this IPL and the Punjab opener could be a good pick for your fantasy side.

Predicted XIs

SRH: 1 David Warner 2 Shreevats Goswami (EK) 3 Manish Pandey 4 Kane Williamson (C) 5 Vijay Shankar 6 Shakib Al Hasan 7 Mohammad Nabi 8 Rashid Khan 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 Sandeep Sharma 11 Khaleel Ahmed

KXIP: 1 KL Rahul 2 Chris Gayle 3 Mayank Agarwal 4 David Miller 5 Mandeep Singh 6 Nicholas Pooran (WK) 7 Ravichandran Ashwin (C) 8 Hardus Viljoen 9 Ankit Rajpoot 10 Murugan Ashwin 11 Mohammed Shami

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