It’s a crucial match for both the teams. Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad remain seventh and eighth respectively on the points table. To keep the playoffs dream alive in the IPL, both team must have to win the match.
Particularly, it is virtual do-or-die one for Punjab Kings and its skipper KL Rahul.
Last match they lost to Rajasthan Royals narrowly. It was nail-biting match as RR pacer Kartik Tyagi could defend 4 runs to win the match for his team. He gave away just 1 run and picked 2 wickets to win the match.
If we shall look at the records, SRH have a better head-to-head record against Punjab Kings, and were the winners the last time the two locked horns in 2021.
Jonny Bairstow is the leading batsman for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the moment, but the Englishman opted out for the UAE leg of the competition. Now, Manish Pandey is the top run scorer of the team with 210 runs in six games. He has two fifties to his credit in the competition.
Rashid Khan continues to impress in the IPL. He has conceded just 43 runs in his last three games against Punjab Kings, picking up six wickets.
K L Rahul is good in bat in this season of IPL also. He is just behind Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals. In 2020 IPL, he was the Orange Cap Winner. So, it is expected a big score from him to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Arshdeep Singh has been doing fine bowling. So, he is the big hope for Punjab team. He has already claimed his 5-wicket haul against Rajasthan Royals. So, team wish a similar performance from him in the crucial match.