PK vs SRH Dream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: The bottom two teams battle it out again to regain identity in the Indian Premier League.
The Big Picture:
The second match of the day is between the teams placed at 7 (PBKS) and 8(SRH). Nothing much has changed for either team since these two teams played their first leg match; they were the bottom two teams then as well. Both these teams would be competing for respect more than anything else. Although, PBKS has an outside chance to qualify if they win at least 4 matches out of the 5 remaining matches. In the first leg match, SRH had defeated PBKS by 9 wickets their only win this season. Overall, SRH has dominated PBKS by winning 12 out of the 17 matches played amongst them.
The problem for PBKS is that their team heavily relies on their opening pair to score runs, whenever the opening pair fails the team struggles to get going. KL Rahul and M Agarwal both are amongst the top 5 run-getters this season yet they are placed at number 7 in the table. The stats are similar when it comes to bowling; A Singh and M Shami are amongst the top 10 wicket-takers this year. They haven’t clicked together as a team they have either played splendidly or have been absolute lacklustre. They have quite a few match-winners in their team and if all of them click together they can turn the IPL table upside down.
SRH could have easily been amongst the top 4 teams if they could have finished the game well. They have lost 4 close matches this year and if any team can be termed as unlucky then it has to be them. They lost to DC in 1st leg match in a super over, similarly, they lost to KKR, MI and RCB just because they couldn’t finish the games well. When it comes to their batting they don’t have any real explosive batsmen in their team. Overall, they have struggled to score quick runs even. Even Warner and Williamson who are amongst the best batsmen in the world are scoring runs at a strike rate of 108 and 114 respectively. When it comes to bowling apart from R Khan nothing is noteworthy, there were a lot of expectations from Bhuvneshwar Kumar but unfortunately, he hasn’t performed as per the expectations.
Pitch Conditions and Toss:
The Sharjah Pitch is one pitch that can be termed batsmen friendly. The average first innings, as well as second innings score on this ground, is above 160. The team batting second have won 8 out of the 13 matches played here. The team winning the toss might choose to bowl first.
Probable Playing XI:
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul © (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda/ S Khan, Nicholas Pooran, F Allen, Ishan Porel, A Rashid, Mohammed Shami, H Brar and Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson©, Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder/ M Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma & Khaleel Ahmed
Match No 37 Indian Premier Leagues.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Date & Time: 25th September 2021, Saturday 7:30 PM IST
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and M Shami
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, K Williamson and Rashid Khan
Punjab Kings: Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal and N Pooran.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: D Warner, Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan
Death Over Bowlers:
Punjab Kings: M Shami and Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed
Most Runs in IPL:
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (380) and M Agarwal (327)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow (248) and Manish Pandey (210)
PK vs SRH Dream11 Wicketkeepers:
KL Rahul has been in splendid form hence he ends up being a first choice wicket-keeper.
PK vs SRH Dream11 Batsmen:
When it comes to batsmen M Agarwal, Williamson, D Warner & Pooran remains the best players to choose first followed by Markram/Gayle and M Pandey.
PK vs SRH Dream11 All-Rounders:
J Holder/ M Nabi would be the first choice all-rounders but if they don’t get picked up then D Hooda or F Allen should be considered.
PK vs SRH Dream11 Bowlers:
Rashid Khan, Arshdeep Singh, M Shami & A Singh be first choice bowlers followed by B Kumar (Could spring a surprise in today’s match), H Brar and others
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players. Pictures used in this post are the courtesy of the respective official Instagram handles of teams and players and are for representational purposes only.