IPL 2020 SRH vs KXIP : Chris Gayle all set to be back in KXIP XI at the expense of misfiring Maxwell, check team predictions

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Match 22 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and both teams will be eyeing a winning return at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The crunch game for both the teams will see various changes in the playing XI on both sides. 

SRH vs KXIP in Dream11 IPL 2020 – Likely Playing XI for KingsXI Punjab
 
 
5 matches only 41 runs – struggling KingsXI Punjab is unlikely to afford extravagance called Glenn Maxwell for today’s game against SRH. According to the reports coming in from KXIP camp, Maxwell will be replaced by big hitting Chris Gayle in the game. 
 
 
Batting coach Wasim Jaffer has already mooted the possibility of Chris Gayle finally featuring. But that would mean splitting the successful opening combo and pushing Mayank to number 3 followed by Mandeep Singh and Pooran, who had a good outing against CSK at the death.
The move would place more responsibility on Pooran’s shoulders but the prospect of Rahul, Gayle and Mayank causing damage at the top is enticing.
Another change could be in the bowling line up with Chris Jordan’s place going to Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Probable XI: KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Brar/Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell
 
SRH vs KXIP in Dream11 IPL 2020 – Likely Playing XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad
 
Sunrisers are now without the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It remains to be seen if Khaleel is drafted into the XI immediately or Kaul gets another outing. For SRH players like Jason Holder and Billy Stanlake are sitting outside – but it is unlikely they will get a look-in at least for the game against KXIP.
Probable XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan. Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Siddarth Kaul/Khaleel Ahmed

SRH and KXIP have four and two points each against their name from 5 matches. While SRH lost their first two games of the season against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), they bounced back and won two games in a row, beating Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). However, the David Warner-led side could not complete a hat-trick of wins following their defeat against Mumbai Indians (MI).

Coming to KXIP, they will be seeking to break the three-match losing streak. While KXIP ended on the losing side following a Super Over-thriller in their first game against DC, they defeated RCB in their second game of the season. However, KL Rahul and Co. lost three games in a row against Rajasthan Royals (RR), MI and CSK.

SRH vs KXIP in Dream11 IPL 2020 Live : Approaching Milestones

  • Manish Pandey needs 10 runs to complete 3000 IPL runs.
  • David Warner requires 54 runs to complete 3500 IPL runs for SRH.
  • Mohammad Shami is 2 wickets away from completing 50 IPL wickets.
  • KL Rahul needs 9 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes. 
 
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