Match 23: PBKS vs SRH | Analysis | Pitch Report | Best 11

The 23rd match of the tournament between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The match between them will start at 7:30 P.M. (IST). 

Teams Analysis: 

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

This team is currently standing at 6th spot with 4 points in 4 matches. They won two and lost two. After losing two back to back matches they clinched a great victory from the mouth of GT by 3 wickets. The team is performing decently till now, but the collective performance is still missing. 

The skipper Shikhar Dhawan is looking in good touch with the bat and scored the most runs for the team in this season. He scored 138 runs in 4 matches with a strike rate of 131.43. His highest score is 70 runs which came against LSG and gave his team a dominant start. Jonny Bairstow hasn’t yet performed better with the bat. He scored just 81 runs in 4 matches and his best was against LSG where he got 42 runs. 

Shashank Singh, the new sensation in the IPL has been excellent in the last match. His unbeaten 61 runs in just 29 balls gave the team an unexpected victory against GT. Till now he scored 91 runs with a fantastic strike rate of 202.22. In 4 of the matches he was unbeaten in 3 matches. He is batting with an average of 91. 

Sam Curran was brilliant in the first match which was against DC where he scored 63 runs. But after that he was not able to bat well with scores like 23, 0 and 5. With the bowl he got 4 wickets with an economy of 8.6. His best was also against LSG where he got 3 wickets in his 4 overs by giving away 28 runs. Liam Livingstone, the destructive batsman from the side still didn’t get his power hitting in the death overs. He is yet to score a 50+ score and his highest is 38 runs. 

Sikander Raza played in the last match but got out after scoring 15 runs in 16 balls. 

Kagiso Rabada has taken most wickets for the team. He has taken 6 wickets till now but conceded many runs especially in the death overs and as a result his economy is 8.81. Harpreet Brar has taken 4 wickets but his economy is fantastic as he got 5.69 in 4 matches. 

Arshdeep Singh, team’s frontline bowler has taken 4 wickets till now but throws away runs easily in his spell as he has economy of 9.14. Harshal Patel though took 4 wickets till now but conceded runs in each match. In his 4 matches he gave 47, 45, 45 and 44 runs in his 4 over spells.                      

Probable playing 11 for the match:

Shikhar Dhawan ©, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Sikander Raza, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh. 

(Impact Player: Harshal Patel) 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

One of the most destructive sides in this season has scored 4 points in 4 matches. They are currently placed at 5th position with 2 wins and 2 losses. They showed their dominant performance in each match they played. Their dominance also showed in their last match where they got an easy victory over CSK by 6 wickets.  

Travis Head has been giving his team an aggressive start from the start. He scored 112 runs with a healthy strike rate of 180.65. He played a blasting knock against MI where he scored 62 runs in just 24 balls. His opening partner who came to bat with him in the last match, Abhishek Sharma, has a strike rate of 217.57 in 4 matches. He got 161 runs till now and hit 15 sixes till now. Mayank Agarwal who failed to get a good start was left out in the last match as he got 59 runs in 3 matches. 

Heinrich Klaasen, a definite beast with the bat especially in the death overs. He has scored 177 runs and has a strike rate of 203.45. He is currently the highest scorer for the team in this season and has hit two 50+ runs till now. Aiden Markram has also looked in good touch as he got 127 runs till now and hit a brilliant half-century in the last match where he scored 50 runs in 36 balls. 

Skipper Pat Cummins led the team in the wicket department also. As he got 5 wickets till now and is the most from the team with a fantastic economy of 7.75. T Natarajan after a brilliant start against KKR where he got 3 wickets. After that he missed the two matches back to back due to injury but he made his comeback in the last match against CSK where he took 1 wicket by giving away 39 runs in his 4 overs.

Finally Bhuvenshwar Kumar broke his wicket drought after taking a wicket in the last match and was also looking in his perfect line and length in that match.    

Probably playing 11 for the Match:

Pat Cummins ©, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Nitish Reddy, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan. 

(Impact Player: Jaydev Unadkat) 

Head to Head (PBKS vs SRH):

They played 21 matches against each other. 

Highest score211212
Lowest score119114

Pitch Report:

This match will be played at Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mohali. A huge assistance to the batters due to which easy runs can be scored. Spinners might be little effective in this pitch as it might offer little turn under the lights. But chasing might be a good option after winning the toss.              

Weather Report:

The weather will be clear and sunny throughout the day as it will touch 36 degree celsius during the daytime and it drops down to 18 degree celsius at night. Humidity will be very less as it is expected to be less than 20%. Wind speed will be approx 14 kmph.    

Best 11 for the Match:

Jonny Bairstow, Heinrich Klaasen, Shikhar Dhawan, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, T Natarajan.

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