IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mohali, pick of the tweets

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will play their first home game in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) at Mohali on Monday. KXIP will look forward to arrest their losing streak in their clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). KXIP and SRH share similar fortunes as they have won only two matches from their six outings in the tournament this season.

Both the teams had identical outcomes in their previous encounters. KXIP endured a massive defeat and slipped to the bottom of the points table, when they buckled under a massive target of 193 set by Chennai Super Kings (CSK). KXIP have been very unpredictable and inconsistent in the ongoing edition. Although they have enough ammunition in their batting line-up and some talented Indian bowlers in the form of Sandeep Sharma, Akshar Patel and Anureet Singh, they’ve nevertheless struggled as a unit.

SRH floundered in the run-chase against Mumbai Indians (MI). Chasing 158, they got off to a good start but kept losing wickets at regular intervals and found the game drifting away after the loss of Shikhar Dhawan. SRH banks heavily upon their openers to bail them out in every outing. They have, arguably, the best pace attack in the tournament with the likes of Dale Steyn, Trent Boult, Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Their middle-order has to step up and make some significant contribution to keep their hopes alive of making it to the play-offs. It’s going to be an engrossing contest between KXIP’s batting and SRH’s bowling. Pick of the tweets.