IPL 2018: SRH vs KXIP, April 26, 25th IPL Match Preview & Prediction

Kings XI Punjab will be heading over to Hyderabad to play at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal to play Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kings XI managed to surprise everyone after winning their first game against Delhi Daredevils. So, fans will be hoping that the team performs the same way when they play the Sunrisers.

Here is the match preview and prediction to help you create your fantasy cricket team:

Match Preview

Match Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, 25th Match
Date Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL )
Venue Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Weather Forecast Mostly Sunny

In the shorter format of the game, the pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium favors the batsmen. However, it becomes slower in the second inning, helping spinners to curtail runs and pick up wickets.

History of toss at the stadium shows that the team that wins the toss ends up winning the game 75 percent of the times. So, a lot depends on who wins the toss and elects to bat first. The team that bats first has a better chance of winning.

Match Prediction

Going by the makeup of each team, it can be said that Sunrisers Hyderabad has a better chance of winning against Kings XI Punjab. While Punjab has Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, and David Miller, the team lacks bowling depth. The bowling is the weak link that will come to haunt Kings XI Punjab as the IPL progresses.

Here are the reasons why Sunrisers Hyderabad will win the match when they play against Kings XI Punjab on April 26, 2018:

  • Kane Williamson is displaying attacking captaincy and it is paying off

  • Batting depth is terrific, with the captain himself along with Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales and Shakib Al Hasan

  • The spinners like Rashid Khan, Mehedi Hasan and Mohammad Nabi will have a field day picking wickets

  • Seamers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul will not disappoint Williamson or the fans

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