SRH vs PBKS: The Sharjah Stadium will host Saturday’s second match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. Both sides will look to register their first victory in Phase 2 of the IPL 2021.
SRH lost their previous encounter against the Delhi Capitals. They managed to put a score of 134/9 after 20 overs, which was chased with ease by Rishabh Pant & Co. The Capitals won the match by 8 wickets and 13 balls to spare.
Meanwhile, PBKS lost to Rajasthan Royals by two runs. The Royals won the game off the last over as Karthik Tyagi defended 4 runs off the final over.
The two sides are placed at the bottom two spots and will look to move up the table before they get knocked off the prestigious competition. With two bottom-placed sides meeting each other, one can expect a thriller on the cards.
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings
Date & Time: 25th September, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium,
SRH vs PBKS Injury Updates
Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman has finally reached Dubai, but is unlikely to start the team’s upcoming fixture against Punjab Kings. Vijay Shankar might continue to sit out, having come in close contact with T Natarajan.
The Hyderabad-based franchise have called up Jammu & Kashmir pacer Umran Malik as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for T Natarajan. However, Malik would be warming the bench throughout the season.
The pitch in Sharjah is known to produce high-scoring encounters as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. Chasing has been relatively easier when compared to the side batting first, and thus captains will look to bowl first upon winning the toss.
Pacers and spinners will have a tough time at this venue throughout the season.
We are expecting a full game of 40 overs on the cards.
SRH vs PBKS Predicted Playing XI
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul (captain)
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Mayank Agarwal, Kedar Jadhav
All-rounders: Fabian Allen, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Rashid Khan (vice-captain), Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Bhuvneshawar Kumar