PBKS vs SRH Playing 11: It will be Sunrisers Hyderabad to take on Punjab Kings in the 14th match of IP 2021 here at Chennai. With both teams lying at the bottom of the points table, this becomes an important match for both of them. 16 matches have been played between these two sides so far in which Sunrisers has won 11 while just 5 have gone Punjab’s way. Last season though, both teams won a game each against each other. Both will have to be at their best to come on top this time around.
PBKS Team News
It will be Punjab’s first game of the season at Chennai and they are likely to include an extra spinner for the match, especially given it’s a day game. Murugan Ashwin may get a game here in his home ground in expense of Riley Meredith. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
KL Rahul (C) (wk)
With pitch expected to be a slower one, Punjab will need quick runs with the hard new ball. The onus will be on top four batsmen to take them to a big total. With Shahrukh Khan and Deepak Hooda playing fine cameos, Punjab has found some big positives earlier in the tournament.
PBKS Squad for IPL 2021
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, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
SRH Team News
There is no update on Williamson and Natarajan’s fitness. Jadhav may replace Abhishek Sharma to provide experience to the middle order. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
D Warner (C)
J Bairstow (wk)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sunrisers’ over-dependence uon Warner and Bairstow has costed them so far as the middle order has failed to get them over the line 3 times in a row. Bowling is their strength and once again Rashid Khan will need to play a crucial role here.
SRH Squad for IPL 2021
David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jason Holder, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Roy.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 21 April and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).