120/10 in 19.46.10
121/1 in 18.46.48
Toss Winner - Punjab Kings won the toss and chose to bat first
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Punjab Kings by 9 wickets
SRH & PBKS in desperate search for momentum
SRH will win the match.
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India | Toss: To BatBet Now
Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are not having a good tournament so far with the results. Both teams will be hoping to get the better of the other and get these crucial 2 points. A win in this match will boost their confidence going ahead into the next matches and will give them, the elusive momentum that has been missing with their team so far. Punjab Kings won the first match in thriller last ball finish but succumbed to losses in their next two games against CSK & DC. Sunrisers Hyderabad are struggling big time to close out the chases after being in a good position in all 3 matches. They will need to bat more sensibly to win matches.
Skipper KL Rahul (61 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (69 runs) gave blistering start to their team with their 122-run opening partnership. Deepak Hooda and Shah Rukh Khan played some good cameos to take their team to a total of 195 runs. Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran are due for a big innings so far in this season.
Bowling has been the Achilles heel for them this season so far. Arshdeep and Mohammed Shami have fared better in the pace department with 5 & 4 wickets so far. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have failed to impress with the ball so far leaking way too many runs. Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, and Fabian Allen might get a chance in the playing XI in this match.
Top players to bet on:
KL Rahul – KL Rahul has scores of 91, 5, & 61 in the 3 matches so far. His strike rate has been the issue with his 50-ball 61 runs in the last game being criticized after DC chased down the big total with ease.
Arshdeep Singh – Arshdeep has been their best bowler in this season so far with 5 wickets at an economy rate of just 7 RPO. He has been using his slower balls and variations to great effect in the middle overs and death overs.
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Fabian Allen, Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh, Fabian Allen, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Shahrukh Khan, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal
SRH failed to chase the total after being in good position all 3 matches. David Warner, Johnny Bairstow and Manish Pandey have scored the bulk of runs for their team and their middle order has very less contribution and has failed to chase 60 runs off 50 balls last night against MI. Kane Williamson might feature in playing XI if he is deemed fit.
Khaleel Ahmed and Vijay Shankar bowled well to restrict the batsmen last night with the ball. Their star bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is not having a god time so far leaking runs in the death so far. Spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rehman will love bowling on this Chennai track and have been superb with the ball so far.
Top players to bet on:
Johnny Bairstow – Bairstow smashed a 22-ball 43 runs in start the game in a superb fashion but was unlucky to be dismissed hit wicket. He will look to play a big knock in this match to help his team batting.
Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan is on a fine form with bowling figures of 0/22, 2/18, & 2/24 in the 3 matches played at this venue so far. He will look to continue his dominance in the middle overs and trouble the opposition line-up.
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadav, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed, Virat Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, KS Williamson, David Warner, Abhishek Sharma
Chennai will have temperature in the ranges early to mid-30s and it will be hot and humid with cool breeze along the seaside.
Chennai track has been slightly tilted in the favour of the bowlers on the slower side and the batsmen will struggle to play freely here. We expect scores in the range of 160 runs in this match at this venue.
Five out of the six matches have been won by the teams batting first at this venue and we expect both captains to bat first here. Chasing becomes difficult in the final overs as the ball sticks onto the pitch.
SRH has a weak batting line-up and depends heavily on their top-3 to score the majority of runs. Their star pacer is leaking runs but the presence of spin duo of Rashid Kahn and Mujeeb will give them the edge. And they have already played 3 matches here. Punjab Kings batting have been superb with contributions from their top order and middle order. Bowling has been their worry and they lack an experienced spinner to take advantage of the conditions here. We expect SRH to win this match and register their first win this season.
SRH will win the match.
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