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Monday, Oct 14, 2019

SRH predicted XI against Kings XI Punjab - Plenty of changes expected

Sunrisers Hyderabad predicted XI - Kane Williamson is expected to make a number of changes to his playing XI for the match against Kings XI Punjab.

cricket Updated: Apr 29, 2019 09:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad
File image of David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad(AFP)

Sunrisers Hyderabad have blown hot and cold all season and are currently placed fourth on the points table. They are currently number 4 on the points table with 10 points in 11 matches, but owing to the mid-table muddle, a win could well put them in great shape to qualify for the playoffs.

David Warner, who has been an absolute machine at the top of the order, will be playing his final game of the season before he jets off to join the Australian World Cup squad and would be keen to go out with a bang.

There are a few other concerns for SRH to resolve - the form of Kane Williamson at the top of the order and the role of an all-rounder in the middle order. They could be tempted to bring in Mohammad Nabi instead of Shakib al Hasan. Also, Sandeep Sharma could replace Siddarth Kaul in the seam bowling department.

Also, Wriddhiman Saha does not have the muscle to be used as a finisher and hence, can be either used as an opener or could well be benched in favour of Shreevats Goswami.

“It is a very fine line in this game. It is important to move forward. We were always considering those options (sixth bowler). We thought it would reverse. It was best option to stick with five” - Kane Williamson, after the loss against Rajasthan Royals.

Here is SRH’s predicted XI against Kings XI Punjab:

David Warner, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 09:23 IST

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