Unchanged Punjab won the toss and chose to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali. © BCCI
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Toss: R Ashwin won the toss and Kings XI Punjab chose to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali on Thursday (April 19), in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League 2018.
Kings XI Punjab: Unchanged.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: IN: Chris Jordan. OUT: Billy Stanlake.
What they said:
Kane Williamson: I’m sure the surface won’t change much. Maybe a bit of dew. It’s important we do the job first up. Gayle and Rahul are exciting players, we’ve got to execute our plans as well. Chris Jordan comes in for Billy Stanlake.
R Ashwin: I reckon I’d like to see them chase down a score. We’ve got a good batting line-up. We have to keep the same thing going, we had a wonderful win the other night and have to keep the momentum going.
Tournament: Both teams have played three games each. Hyderabad are unbeaten so far and have six points, while Punjab have four points having won two and lost one match.
Conditions: There will be help for pacers due to the grass. The even bounce will help strokeplay and there could be plenty of runs. There was rain earlier in the day but it has cleared now.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, R Ashwin (capt), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (capt), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Chris Jordan.