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Toss Winner - Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bowl first
Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s battle for pride against Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings to win
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To BowlBet Now
We are into the 37th game of the Indian Premier League, 2021 and the Sunrisers Hyderabad who have performed poorly would be up against the Punjab Kings. The Sunrisers come into this game after a heavy defeat against the Delhi Capitals while the Punjab Kings lost a game, they should have won against the Rajasthan Royals.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been in extremely poor form this year and the side has managed just one win so far. There seems to be a lack of confidence in the camp at the moment. It will be interesting to see if the Sunrisers can pull up a surprise as the Punjab Kings have their batting line-up in good form.
If their poor show in India wasn’t enough Kane Williamson’s side was hit by a Covid scare on the eve of their last game against the Delhi Capitals which they lost by 8 wickets. The team has suffered batting collapses right through the season and is nearly out of the contention for a place in the next round. As Williamson’s side plays for pride, the captain would like to see a more charged up performance from his players.
David Warner’s form is a concern, and he will need to provide a good start with Wriddhiman Saha. It is the middle order that must play a very important role in this game and runs would be expected from the bat of Williamson, Manish Pandey and Kedar Yadav in this game who had done well back in India. Rashid Khan, Jason Holder and Abdul Samad add good firepower to the batting, and they must play well in this game for the side to win.
Their bowling attack was torn apart in the last game and the side would need early wickets from Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Punjab have a very strong top order. Rashid Khan and Holder have lot of experience and they would need to make good use of it here. Sandeep Sharma must bowl in the right areas after his poor show against the Delhi Capitals.
Top Batsman – David Warner
Top Bowler – Rashid Khan
Kane Williamson (c), David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder, KS Williamson, WP Saha, David Warner
It was a heartbreak for KL Rahul’s side against the Rajasthan Royals. The side looked all set for a win chasing a big score but failed to make the required five runs in the final over to go down by two runs. They need to win this game to keep their hopes alive for the next round. Rahul would look to exploit the lack of confidence in the Sunrisers’ camp and improve his side’s position on the points table.
Rahul and Mayank Agarwal look in murderous form and the side would expect them to provide a steady start to this game. In the middle order the side needs to get in Chris Gayle in place of Aiden Markram to strengthen the batting. With Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda in the squad they have good strength here. In Fabian Allen and Adil Rashid have good hitters of the ball to follow and this would add to the side’s confidence.
Mohammad Shami bowled well in the last game, but he would need good support from Deepak Hooda and Ishan Porel who were expensive as the Sunrisers do have good stroke players at the top. Harpreet Brar and Adil Rashid will need to keep the flow of runs in the middle overs under check. Arshdeep Singh did well for his five-wicket haul in the last game and would have to play well here.
Top Batsman – KL Rahul
Top Bowler – Mohammad Shami
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel
Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Aiden Markram, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda
Sharjah would see hot and humid evening on September 25, and we expect to see a flat surface where there would be lots of runs on the cards. Bowlers are expected to struggle on this surface. The side that bats first here would aim to put up 200 runs or more to feel comfortable.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been a bating paradise with the flat surface, short boundaries and the fast outfield allowing batsmen to score lots of runs. Fast bowlers have found it difficult to bowl on this surface, but spinners have done well as the odd ball can take sharp turn on this wicket.
We have seen several high scoring games at this venue in the past and batsmen have enjoyed batting on this surface. The side batting first usually puts up big scores. Hence, the side that wins the toss here would like to bat first.
Sunrisers Hyderabad would be playing for pride. They are out of the contention for a place in the next round and their batting has been a huge letdown in this tournament. The side would have to make improvements with the bat to win here. The Punjab Kings have had their problems too, but the side boasts of a very strong batting line-up, and this would put them ahead of the Sunrisers in this game.
Punjab Kings to win
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