SRH vs PBKS Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to lock horns with Punjab Kings in match 37 of the IPL at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It is the second game of a doubleheader today. PBKS are now ranked seventh in the IPL 2021 points table, having won three and lost six of their nine games thus far. They have six points in their favour. SRH, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the standings, with a single victory and seven losses in their first eight games. They are almost out of contention for a playoff spot.
The Kings lost to the Royals in a thrilling last-over finish while the Sunrisers were beaten by the Capitals in the last game. Incidentally, Sunrisers’ solitary win in the tournament has come against the Kings. Will they be able to repeat that feat?
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings
Match 37, Indian Premier League
25 September 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
SRH vs PBKS Head to Head: Sunrisers have dominated this fixture with 12 wins compared to the Kings’ five victories.
SRH – 40%
PBKS – 60%
The two teams are currently bottom dwellers in the league. It is a difficult game to call. Although Kings have been slightly better, they have shown time and again they can lose from any position. We think the sun might shine finally upon the Sunrisers and they can nick a win here, spoiling the Kings’ party.
Bet365: SRH: 2.10; PBKS: 1.72
Lokesh Rahul is a must-have in your fantasy team. He is super consistent. So far in 2017 IPL, the Punjab Kings captain has accumulated 380 runs at an average of 63.33, including four half-centuries.
Fabian Allen can shine with both bat and ball in this game. Punjab Kings’ fans will be hoping to finally see his big-hitting. He scored 137 runs and picked up 9 wickets in 11 games in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League.
Kane Williamson will hold the key for the Sunrisers. The Kiwi skipper has been one of the most consistent batsmen for some time now. He has 146 runs in 5 matches at an average of 73.
SRH Playing XI
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS Playing XI
KL Rahul (C and WK), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Porel
Sharjah will offer a belter of a track once again. With short boundaries and a flat pitch, it is a nightmare for the bowlers. They will have to come up with all their variations and change of pace to deceive the batters. Another high-scoring game looks to be on the cards.
If SRH bats first: 170-180
If PBKS bats first: 180-190
The skies over Sharjah are expected to be clear and maximum temperature during the day is expected to hit 38 deg C. Light winds and humidity levels hovering in the forties or fifties in terms of percentages will make the climatic conditions hard for the players although the temperatures after sunset may drop by 3-4 deg C to around 34 deg C. Batters who can compile their runs through boundaries will be much better off than those who get beguiled by the bowlers and have to run their two’s and three’s to compile their scores.
WICKET-KEEPERS: L Rahul
BATSMEN: D Warner, M Pandey, K Williamson, M Agarwal, A Markram
ALL-ROUNDERS: J Holder
BOWLERS: M Shami, K Ahmed, I Porel, A Singh
Captain choices: K Williamson, L Rahul
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