Sunrisers Hyderabad players wore black armbands during their IPL 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Thursday as a mark of respect to Afganistan batsman Najeeb Tarakai.
Tarakai passed away from the injuries he sustained in a road accident last weekend. He was 29.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and opted to bat. SRH made one change, bringing in Khaleel Ahmed in place of Siddarth Kaul. KXIP made three changes with Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh and Mujeeb Ur-Rahman coming in place of Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar and Sarfaraz Khan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Simran Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.
(With PTI inputs)