IPL 2019: Rashid Khan and Khaleel Ahmed faced off with each other in a game of darts. It was not the usual way of hitting the bullseye, but they tried raising the difficulty level. Both the cricketers took shots one after the other but it was a back-flick. They turned around, bend low and took the shot from between their legs. It is not clear who won the competition but both the players looked in high spirits ahead of the crucial tie against Kings XI Punjab.
Here is the video of the darts face-off between Rashid and Khaleel:
Meanwhile, after facing defeats in their previous encounters, both Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab will look to turn back to the winning ways when they face each other at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Monday. Hyderabad had to face a crushing seven-wicket in their last encounter against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Defending 161 on Saturday, SRH bowlers struggled to get breakthroughs as Royals easily reached the target with five balls to spare and theoretically kept their chances alive of making it to the playoffs.
Punjab, on the other hand, also faced defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their previous encounter in Bengaluru.
Probable Playing XIs:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed.
Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh.