SRH vs PBKS Match Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns with Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 37th match of IPL 2021 in Sharjah on Saturday. Both the teams have suffered defeat in their respective matches since the resumption of the tournament in the UAE.
The two teams have occupied the bottom two spots on the points table. Punjab Kings are languishing at the second from bottom with 3 wins in 9 matches. They could have jumped to the fifth position had they won their last game against Rajasthan, which they should have. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal kept the team in the chase for the most part of the innings.
Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran also supported brilliantly as the team were on course to chase the 185-run target. However, Punjab’s inability to score just 8 runs in 2 overs will certainly dishearten their spirits. Nevertheless, there were lots of positives for them. Runs coming from all the batsmen in the top four should come as a great sign. Also, death bowling from Shami and Arshdeep Singh was exceptional. Punjab Kings still has a chance to reach the playoffs but can’t afford to lose a game from here.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad are sitting at the bottom of the points table with only a solitary win in 8 matches. It has been a disastrous season for them. Nothing has worked for them. David Warner and Kane Williamson’s poor form hasn’t kept the team in good stead. The last game against Delhi Capitals also saw them getting out cheaply. Besides, the Indian contingent hasn’t inspired a lot of optimism either.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has 6 games remaining and even if they win all of them, they still might not be able to make the playoffs. It will be interesting to if they can make a drastic turnaround from here.
Head to Head
Played – 17
Sunrisers Hyderabad won– 12 (win percentage: 70.59)
Punjab Kings won– 5 (win percentage: 29.41)
In the last seven matches, SRH has won four games against PBKS.
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is known for its high-scoring surface and promises a power-packed game. Being batter-friendly, it has favored the chasing teams in most occasions. The pitch is expected to be flat.
SRH vs PBKS Match Details
Match No.: 37
Teams: SunRisers Hyderabad & Punjab Kings
Match Date & Day: September 25, Saturday
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
SRH vs PBKS Predicted XI
SRH Predicted XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS Predicted XI: Lokesh Rahul (C and wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Adil Rashid, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel
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