KXIP are currently at the bottom of the points table © IANS
KXIP are currently at the bottom of the points table © IANS

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will seek a win to provide partial relief to their troubled Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 campaign during their face-off in a league match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium at Mohali on Monday. Punjab’s 97-run capitulation against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Chennai on Saturday condemned it to the embarrassing position at the foot of the standings with just four points from six matches. Live Scorecard: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2015 Match 27 at Mohali

Their frailties in bowling were mercilessly exposed by the formidable CSK batting as their battery of wicket-takers were carted to all corners of the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Their biggest hope, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson also bore the burnt of hitting. Their batting, which is undoubtedly their strength, was supposed to have compensated for their deficiencies in bowling. Live Updates: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2015 Match 27 at Mohali

But despite the presence of heavy-weights Virender Sehwag, David Miller, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey, they have consistently struggled to forge partnerships that form the foundation of good totals. Poor form forced Maxwell’s exclusion from Saturday’s team but that provided no solution to their woes. They can, however, draw comfort from the position of their Monday’s opponents, who are themselves not in the pink of health, IANS reported. Preview: KXIP vs SRH match 27 IPL 2015