Hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad will once again be banking on its lethal bowling unit to deliver the goods when they take on an unpredictable Kings XI Punjab in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match on Friday.
With world`s numero uno bowler Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, Thissara Perera and willy leg-spinner Amit Mishra up its rank, the Sunrisers possesses a formidable bowling outfit which has played crucial roles in all their four wins so far in the tournament.
The Sunrisers have had a mixed outing in the ongoing IPL, winning four and losing two games from the six matches.
Kings XI, on the other hand, will be high on confidence following their stunning four-run win over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game.
With Gilchrist far away from his prime, Kings XI`s batting mainly revolves around David Hussey, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, David Miller and Gurkeerat Singh.
Hussey, Mandeep and Vohra have been the bright spots in Kings XI`s batting line up and expectations would be high from the trio to with continue the good show. More preview
In earlier edition, Kings XI Punjab dominated Deccan Chargers in both their clashes last year.
Their first meeting was in Hyderabad, where Kings XI Punjab piled up 170, with opener Mandeep Singh doing most of the damage. The overawed Chargers slumped to a 25-run defeat.
The Chargers looked to have the second game sewed up after blasting their way to 190.
But their bowlers crumbled under pressure and David Hussey and Gurkeerat Singh took the Punjabis home off the last ball.
Here are the scorecards from past editions:
May 13, 2012 - Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers - Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts
May 8, 2012 - Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab - Kings XI Punjab won by 25 runs