Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday. It will be an important match for both the sides as it will help them stay alive in pursuit of the stiff race to playoffs. KXIP and SRH, incidentally, have equal points but the latter are ahead due to their superior net run rate.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will once again look to give their side a good start while Chirs Gayle will add depth to the batting line-up. Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell will be expected to take the scoreboard to a big total. The bowling department will largely rely on Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi.
IPL 2020 Match 43: Kings XI Punjab vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 32 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.