IPL 2021: PBKS vs SRH, Probable playing XIs, Head-to-head count for Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad encounter

Rashid Khan, picking up the most wickets against any teams, has 16 wickets against Punjab Kings.

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The Punjab Kings started their Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL) journey after beating Rajasthan Royals by four runs. However, after getting defeated in their next two matches by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC), they have the worst run rate of -0.967 overall.

The KL Rahul and CO will play their next match against David Warner side Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 21, Wednesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On the other hand, the Orange Army, SRH is the only team who has not yet opened their account in the league and on Wednesday against Punjab Kings, the Hyderabad players would be desperate to win.

PROBABLE PLAYING XIs:

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen/Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Bench: Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan/Fabian Allen, Utkarsh Singh, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, T Natarajan

Bench: Jason Roy, Virat Singh, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 16 | Punjab Kings – 5 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 11 |N/R – 0

At neutral venues

Played – 3 | Punjab Kings – 2 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 1 |N/R – 0

PROBABLE BEST BATSMAN OF THE MATCH

Jonny Bairstow – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jonny Bairstow has been a standout batter in the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise thus far. Hence, people will be looking towards the player in the next game to play well too. In three games, he has notched 110 runs at a strike rate of 146.66. Bairstow has scored 117 runs with a top sore of 97 last season against Punjab Kings.

PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH

Rashid Khan – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rashid Khan is one of the most consistent bowler this season. In total three games, he has picked up four wickets and has given just 54 runs at an economy rate of 5.33. Against Punjab Kings, his records are impressive. In 32 overs, he has picked up 16 wickets at a decent economy rate of 6.22.

Match Prediction : Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the match.

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