Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off in the match 22 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chandigarh on Monday. The game is an interesting one as both teams are on six points after five games, but one is third on the table, whereas the other in sixth. Therefore, an impressive result on Monday could take either side toward the top of the table. In the previous five meetings between both teams, it is advantage Hyderabad as they've emerged victorious on four occasions compared to Kings XI's one win.
The home side will be coming in the match slightly shaken as they've suffered a 22-run defeat against Chennai Super Kings in their previous match. In the batting department, Kings XI will be relying on the likes of wicketkeeper-batsman Lokesh Rahul, explosive West Indies veteran opener Chris Gayle, South Africa's David Miller and Mandeep Singh to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami and captain Ravichandran Ashwin to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Hyderabad will also enter in the contest low on confidence as they too have suffered a 40-run defeat in their previous match against Mumbai Indians. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of Australia's David Warner, England's Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and veteran right-hander Yusuf Pathan to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front,