IPL 2020, SRH vs KXIP: SunRisers Hyderabad will take on Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.© BCCI/IPL
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are set to face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 22nd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season, at the Dubai International Stadium, in Dubai. SRH are currently sixth in the league table, meanwhile KXIP are bottom at eight in the standings. The David Warner-led side began their season with two defeats against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This was followed by two wins against Delhi Capitals (DC), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and a loss to Mumbai Indians (MI). KXIP began their campaign with a defeat to DC, and a victory against RCB. This was followed by defeats to Rajasthan Royals (RR), MI and CSK.
Afghan spinner Rashid Khan will have a huge task in hand for SRH, especially when he faces KXIP captain KL Rahul. The Indian cricketer is currently on top of the list of most runs scored this season, with 302 in five matches. Meanwhile, Rashid hasn’t really pushed himself into the top wicket-takers’ list, but his importance can’t be undermined.
Rashid has grabbed five wickets from five matches this season, at an economy rate of 5.20.
SRH and KXIP have faced each other 14 times. SRH have the bragging rights due to 10 wins, meanwhile KXIP have grabbed four victories.
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Head to Head Match Stats
SRH Won: 10
KXIP Won: 4
It is worth noting that Warner needs more 54 runs to complete 3500 IPL runs for SRH, meanwhile Rahul needs nine sixes to reach 100 IPL sixes.
Both teams will be looking for a win, as two points could help them climb higher up the table.
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