Hyderabad: Having found winning momentum with two consecutive victories, Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to push hard for a play-off berth when they take on a beleaguered Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium here today.
After struggling to find the right momentum, the David Warner-led side improved its stock in the recent matches and is now in strong contention to make the final-four following its six-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in Raipur on Saturday.
The weak area for Sunrisers has been their middle-order, which was expected to complement the effort of its swashbuckling openers, Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. However, the middle-order batsmen like Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan and Naman Ojha have come up with impressive performances in recent matches.
SRH beat the table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in their last home match on May 2. The Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, is languishing at the bottom having won just two matches in the tournament. The Punjab side, last year’s runners-up, has not been able to play to its full potential despite having big names like Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson.