In the game number 16 of IPL 2018 the table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad will contest with the Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. Sunrisers Hyderabad is high on confidence as they have won all their matches in the tournament so far. They sit on top of the points table of IPL 2018 like a king. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab is third on the points table and even they would enjoy a boosted morale as they defeated the Chennai Super Kings in their previous game at Mohali. The Kings have 2 wins in 3 games and they have had a decent campaign so far.
TOSS WOULD HOLD THE KEY
The pitch at Mohali is a great one. The ball comes at the bat nicely and the outfield is blistering quick. So, we can expect this contest to be a run feast just like the previous game here between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. There might be some dew in the second half of the match and that might make the captains want to bowl first. The Kings XI Punjab have won both their games at home so far and they would want to continue the winning ways but it would not be easy as Sunrisers Hyderabad looks like an amazingly balanced side.
ODDS ARE IN THE FAVOUR OF SRH
The two sides have locked horns 10 times in the IPL. Out of these 10 games, Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 8 while the Kings XI Punjab have won only two. So, clearly, the odds are inclined in the favour of SRH but in T20 cricket you can always expect the unexpected. Kings XI Punjab is playing really well and with Chris Gayle joining the party in the last game the SRH would surely not want to take the Kings lightly. Sunrisers Hyderabad got to have a plan to confront the Gayle storm. The Sunrises Hyderabad has a brilliant bowling unit and they would want to get the better of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul early for they have been in a great touch.
We are surely headed for a thundering Thursday as two great sides take on each other at Mohali. Despite the SRH being table toppers, Kings XI Punjab would be favourites playing at home.