PK vs SRH Dream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: Bottom two teams battle it out to regain identity in the Indian Premier League.
The Big Picture
Despite DC triumph last night, Chepauk has not been a happy hunting ground for chasing targets. Who better than SRH can tell that; having lost three consecutive matches chasing a target? Punjab Kings travel to Chennai for their first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The only win for PK came against Rajasthan in their first game. Had Sanju Samson timed the last ball, PK would have been sailing in the same boat as SRH.
After the first game KL Rahul’s strike rate has again come under scanner. Considering the Chepauk wicket Rahul needs to take some drastic measures to match up the pace. Nicholas Pooran is yet to fire this season. Utilizing the likes of Ravi Bishnoi and Mrugan Ashwin will be clinical for Punjab Kings. Rahul and Gayle being moderate starters needs some adjustment in their batting order.
Kane Williamson’s unavailability due to fitness concerns has been a major drawback for SRH. In his absence its about time that SRH include the experienced Kedar Jadhav in their lineup. A sore knee had ruled out Natarajan in their last game against RCB, the left arm T20 specialists remains unavailable against PK. Including the first three losses this season, SRH have now lost 6 consecutive matches in Chennai.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Since it is a day game the dew factor won’t come into picture. However, the wicket is still slow and sluggish. 160 seems to be a pa score. Scoring quick runs won’t be easy. Bowlers offering variations in the bowling will enjoy success. Side winning the toss must bat first.
Probable Playing XI
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul © (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle. Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner ©, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Khaleel Ahmed
Match No 14 Indian Premier League.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Date & Time: 21st April 2021, Wednesday 7:30 PM IST
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Rashid Khan
Punjab Kings: Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal and Shahrukh Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad and Rashid Khan
Death Over Bowlers
Punjab Kings: Jhye Richardson and Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed
Most Runs in IPL
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (157) and Deepak Hooda (96)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow (110) and Manish Pandey (101)
PK vs SRH Dream11 Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow and KL Rahul
PK vs SRH Dream11 Batsmen: David Warner, Manish Pandey and Shahrukh Khan
PK vs SRH Dream11 All-Rounders: Deepak Hooda
PK vs SRH Dream11 Bowlers: Jhye Richardson, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi
PK vs SRH Dream11 Captain Option: David Warner and Jonny Bairstow
PK vs SRH Dream11 Vice-Captain Option: Arshdeep Singh and Rashid Khan
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