Printed on: Apr 21, 2021
Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the 14th match of IPL 2021 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Each the groups have been disappointing within the match to this point.
PBKS are languishing at quantity seven within the factors desk. After defeating Rajasthan Royals in a detailed encounter, they’ve gone right down to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC).
SRH have fared even worse. They’re the one franchise to not win a single recreation in IPL 2021 to this point. SRH have come near profitable thrice earlier than taking place to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and extra lately Mumbai Indians. On every event, SRH have gotten themselves right into a place to win the match however have did not cross the road.
Of their earlier encounter in opposition to DC, PBKS posted, what appeared like, a powerful 195 for 4 on the board. Mayank Agarwal scored a blazing half-century whereas skipper KL Rahul made a sedate one. Whereas PBKS might be happy with the type of each their openers, the Windies duo of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran are but to come back to the social gathering. Deepak Hooda has completed effectively along with his huge hits within the lower-order whereas Shahrukh Khan is starting to make an actual impression as a batsman.
Within the bowling division, PBKS bowlers had been handicapped as a result of dew within the recreation in opposition to DC. Mohammed Shami visibly struggled to grip the ball. Whereas Arshdeep Singh has been competent but once more, the much-hyped Aussie duo of Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith has discovered the Indian situations difficult. It stays to be seen whether or not PBKS make some adjustments within the tempo division. Murugan Ashwin too has disenchanted to this point within the spin division.
SRH might want to elevate their recreation in any respect ranges. Skipper David Warner has regarded good each time he has stepped out to bat. He has been among the many runs as effectively, however the ruthless streak that makes him a champion batsman hasn’t come to the fore. Jonny Bairstow is but to totally come to the social gathering whereas Manish Pandey has blown cold and hot. With the middle-order clearly struggling attributable to lack of expertise, may there be a case for the inclusion of the skilled Kedar Jadhav?
Amongst SRH bowlers, Rashid Khan has once more stood out along with his type and variations. Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Vijay Shankar all impressed within the loss in opposition to MI, strangling a robust batting line-up. The skilled Bhuvneshwar Kumar although hasn’t been his normal self, going for many in opposition to MI.
PBKS: KL Rahul (C/WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, and Arshdeep Singh.
SRH: Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, and T Natarajan.
–Renin Wilben Albert