IPL 7 39th match SH vs KXIP:Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kings XI Punjab, Live scores, 14 May, 2014
Match Teams:Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kings XI Punjab
Match Venue: Played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Event : IPL T20 2014
Match Time:16:00 local time (10:30 GMT) (4:00 PM IST)
Toss: Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bowl
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Sunrisers Hyderabad: L W W L W
Kings XI Punjab: L W W L W
Glenn Maxwell blitzed Sunrisers in the first match between these teams this season, in Sharjah, hitting nine sixes during his 43-ball 95. His pyrotechnics came after a sound start by the KXIP openers and set up a total of 190. It was 72 runs too many. Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner were dismissed inside five overs of the chase and KL Rahul was the only batsman to make it past 20. L Balaji claimed 4 for 13 as Sunrisers were dismissed for 121 in 19.2 overs.
Where will Maxwell bat? Kings XI have preferred to send in a buffer at No. 3 when they lose an early wicket, and not expose Maxwell too soon. Wriddhiman Saha has usually been the chosen one but this tactic has always hindered Kings XI's momentum. Saha has made only one significant contribution in that position and even during that half-century he was stagnant for the first half of his innings. It's probably time Kings XI trusted Maxwell to not get out early.
Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Virender Sehwag, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, M Vijay and Sanju Samson. The majority of these Indian batsmen have had middling seasons so far, but they all have more runs than the Sunrisers captain Shikhar Dhawan, who has 170 in nine innings at an average of 19 and strike rate of 114. He's been dismissed four times in the 30s and how far Sunrisers go will hinge on whether he can back up Finch and Warner.
Most teams have nine or ten spots in their first XI firmed up, and the tinkering Kings XI did in their previous game - playing Parvinder Awana against KKR - did not work. They will consider bringing back L Balaji, who has an excellent record against David Warner and Aaron Finch, for Awana. Opening batsman Mandeep Singh has not performed better than Cheteshwar Pujara did, so that's another chink that needs fixing. What does their retained player - Manan Vohra - need to do to get a game this season?
Sunrisers don't have much strength on their bench. Irfan Pathan was expensive in the previous game against Kings XI, and he's been wicketless in his last two matches. They might keep him, because replacement options are Ishant Sharma and Venugopal Rao. Offspinning allrounder Parvez Rasool has not been given a chance yet, but will Sunrisers punt on him in a crucial game?
Maxwell hit 63 runs off 22 balls from legspinners Amit Mishra and Karn Sharma in the previous games between the sides in Sharjah
L Balaji has bowled 25 balls at David Warner in the IPL and conceded only 27 runs while dismissing him three times. Balaji has conceded only six runs to Aaron finch in ten balls and dismissed him twice.