SRH, KXIP, Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran [Photo-Twitter]
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SunRisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab will resume their battle for survival in IPL 2020 when they clash against each other in Dubai on Saturday. SunRisers Hyderabad might have won their last encounter against Kings XI Punjab at the same venue; however, it is the latter which has sparked a remarkable turnaround. Kings XI Punjab have scored three back to back victories to stay in contention for a playoffs spot.

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Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, who holds the Orange Cap, has spearheaded two out of their last three victories for the franchise. The likes of Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle have hugely stepped up along with Glenn Maxwell and Deepak Hooda chipping in with useful contributions. As for the bowling department, Mohammed Shami has made it impossible to score runs off him, especially in the death overs.

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Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Harsha Bhogle
Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar (Credits: IPL/Twitter)

SunRisers Hyderabad kept their playoff chances alive with a resounding victory over Rajasthan Royals. The encouraging part of their eight-wicket win was the middle-order stepping up to the task following David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s failures. Hence, they should be high on confidence and will look to further raise and refine their gameplays.

IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab: Match Prediction:

KXIP, Wasim Jaffer, KL Rahul, RCB, KXIP
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul [Photo-Twitter]
On paper, SunRisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab might appear as a side of almost equals; however, Kings XI Punjab look in a red-hot form, especially by overcoming three strong teams. KL Rahul’s men would be keen to avenge the comprehensive loss sustained to the Orange Army earlier in the season and look favourites to do that.

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