Surprise IPL package SunRisers look to continue their good form against a resurgent Kings XI.
SunRisers Hyderabad take on Kings XI Punjab in the the 2013 IPL in what could turn out to be an evenly matched battle between two in-form sides.
Both franchises won their last twenty20 fixture and they will be keen to keep up the chase with league leaders Rajasthan Royals by taking all the points.
Hyderabad secured a dramatic victory over Pune Warriors India in their last match with bowler Amit Mishra taking four wickets from five balls to snatch victory for Kumar Sangakkara’s team.
Kings XI enjoyed similar theatre in their last win after a four run triumph over reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mishra’s impressive 18th over cameo against Pune has seen him jump to second in the bowling statistics, with Praveen Kumar the top man with the ball for Adam Gilchrist’s side.
Praveen was instrumental in the win over KKR, whilst David Hussey is looking to emulate his brother Mike at Chennai Super Kings with the Australian leading Kings XI runs with 102.
For the SunRisers none of their big hitters have really seized this IPL season yet, with Thisara Perera, Cameron White and skipper Sangakkara failing to make a significant impact with the blade so far.
However, both teams look like they could be strong candidates for the last four with their current showing and a win in this fixture would go some way towards achieving that dream.