Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 33 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. I am Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing to you the live updates from his encounter. This is the first game at Mohali this season and being a home game, KXIP hold slight edge. However, SRH have the clear edge when we see the head-to-head count. From the 9 games the two sides have played against each other, SRH have won 7 while KXIP have won two. Full Cricket Scorecard, Kings XI Punjab vs Sunirsers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Match 33
SRH, the defending champions, are third in the IPL 2017 points table with 4 wins from 8 matches, and 9 points in their kitty. Meanwhile, KXIP, who are coming off two back-to-back dismal seasons, are fifth on the table with 3 wins and 6 points. The Punjab side have received fresh boost ahead of this contest as Darren Sammy is fit for the match. Sammy, who was out due to an injury, for the first half of the tournament, might come in the side in place of Marcus Stoinis.
Meanwhile, a question mark still looms over Yuvraj Singh’s participation for SRH in this game. The southpaw has not recovered from the flu yet. Yuvraj’s unavailability will not just weaken the SRH side but will also mean disappointment for the crowd. Chandigarh being Yuvraj’s hometown, this very stadium is his home ground. Also, Mustafizur Rahman may continue warming the benches as leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been occupying one of the foreign slots with his inspiring bowling.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Hashim Amla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Glenn Maxwell (c), Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, T Natarajan, Swapnil Singh, Darren Sammy, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Martin Guptill, Anureet Singh, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Matt Henry, Nikhil Naik, Rahul Tewatia, KC Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Rinku Singh, Armaan Jaffer
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Naman Ojha (wk), Eklavya Dwivedi (wk), Kane Williamson, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanmay Agarwal, Barinder Sran, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Ben Laughlin, Chris Jordan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pravin Tambe, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar