IPL 2018
IPL 2018: Match 16 (KXIP vs SRH) – Probable XI
By P - Apr 18, 2018 10:55 pm
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The only unbeaten team of the tournament so far now arrives at the PCA Stadium, Mohali to face the Punjabi Kings team. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be putting out their best XI upfront to keep their winning streak running while Kings XI Punjab will like to keep their grip strong in the tournament after picking up the last-ball win over CSK in the last match.

Here are how both the Probable XI are shaping up –

Kings XI Punjab

The greatest advantage that Kings XI Punjab has over the other teams is their core Indian batting which is super strong. Their reliance on their overseas players is minimum and except Andre Tye, everyone else can be rotated. In the last match, another overseas player raked his claim.


Universe Boss, Chris Gayle took the Mohali stadium by storm and smashed 63 from only 33 balls. KL Rahul who has been in great form also scored 37 from 22. Other batsmen helped in to make it a grand total. CSK riding on DHoni’s back nearly pulled off the chase. They were stopped by the excellent skills of Mohit Sharma.

In the last match, KXIP brought in Chris Gayle in place of David Miller. They also dropped Axar Patel to accommodate another pace bowler in Barinder Sran. This match, they may consider choosing Ankit Rajpoot in place of Sran or give Sran another chance.

Probable XI –

Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Barinder Sran/Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad team has run over every team that has come their way so far. The list includes Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders. While first two matches were played at home, their last win was away at the Eden Gardens. Now they travel to Mohali to face the Kings.

Dhawan & Saha
Dhawan & Saha waiting for the DRS to confirm the decision.

In the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders, they had to chase only 139. Bhuvi’s 3/26 and Shakib Al Hasan and Billy Stanlake’s 2/21 stopped KKR from scoring big. While batting, Dhawan faced a rare failure but the captain Williamson stepped up and ensured the win.

SRH were unchanged in the last match and with all guns firing they are likely to persist with the same combination in this match.

Probable XI –

Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan