VIVO IPL 2021: PBKS vs SRH Preview & Dream 11 Prediction
- Both teams have some selection issues and need to get their balance right
- Punjab Kings are going to be playing in Chennai for the first time
- SRH has Rashid Khan to lead the bowling attack and we think he could be veery effective against the Punjab Kings batsmen
Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are in the lower half of the IPL 2021 League table at the moment. While Punjab Kings have lost two out of the three matches it has played, Sunrisers Hyderabad has lost all of their three matches so far.
This is an important match for both teams as falling too far behind is going to make it very difficult to make their way into the playoffs.
We expect a few changes for both teams as they look to find the right balance. For the Punjab Kings, this is the first match that they are going to play in Chennai. The conditions in Chennai have so far offered up some real low-scoring thrillers and we could be in store for another one.
Punjab’s entire team is geared towards scoring big and playing powerful shots. This is we believe that Punjab Kings will be disappointed to come away from its leg in Mumbai with just one win to its name. That was where the conditions suited it best and Chennai could be a lot tougher to succeed in.
David Warner has been frustrated with his team at letting go of two potential wins in their previous two matches. Warner and Bairstow gave the team a brilliant start in the previous match against Mumbai Indians but the rest of the batting lineup just collapsed.
SRH made four changes to its team for the previous match and we don’t think they are done just yet.
Date: April 21, 2021 (Wednesday).
Time: 03:30 PM (IST), 10:00 AM (GMT).
Venue: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
PBKS vs SRH: Head to Head:
|Punjab Kings||Head to Head||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|5 won||16 Matches||11 won|
|119 runs||Lowest Score||114 runs|
|211 runs||Highest Score||212 runs|
Pitch and Weather Conditions:
The conditions in Chennai have been quite bowler-friendly. We don’t think the performances by Ab de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell should fool us into thinking that Chennai is suddenly a good batting wicket! A score of around 160 is par and anything more than that is going to be hard to chase down.
The pitch slows down dramatically in the second inning and we have not seen any dew come into play just yet. Batsmen that bat against the new ball and spinners have the best chance of success.
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PBKS vs SRH Probably XI:
Batting: KL Rahul has come in for some flack regarding his strike rate but a more measured approach may be required in Chennai. With Mayank Aggarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, and Shahrukh Khan has a very powerful top-6 with nothing much to follow.
X-Factor: Chris Gayle at no. 3 and Jhe Richardson’s bat at number seven is not ideal, but more and more teams are returning six of their batsmen to work with him.
Bowling: It will be interesting to see if Punjabk Kings continue to persist with Jhye Richardson and Rilee Meredith in this match. The conditions are going to favor the spinners and bringing in someone like Fabian Allen may not be a bad idea. He will provide another spin option and add depth to the batting as well.
Predict XI: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c, wk), Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, shahrukh khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin/Jalaj Saxena, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Batting: They have to find a way to get Kane Williamson into the lineup and we think Mujeeb ur Rahman may be the one to miss out because of that. Abhishek Sharma can be replaced with Shahbaz Nadeem and so the entire balance of the team would start to look a bit better.
Bowling: Rashid Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will lead the bowling for SRH. They added Khaleel Ahmed and Mujeeb to the bowling attack but that balance may have to change. Vijay Shankar bowled quite well and that would encourage the SRH to strengthen its batting.
Predict XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS vs SRH Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain Options – Chrish Gayle, Mayank Agarwal
PBKSvSRH Team Prediction: According to the Daily IPL Poll Reports- Sunrisers Hyderabad Kings to win
Punjab Kings (PBKS) squad:
KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Dawid Malan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Fabian Allen.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Squad:
David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Kedar Jadhav, Jagdish Suchit