The evening fixture of the double header of IPL 2021 will be between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings. Both the teams will play this match in UAE at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
As we lead up to this match, both the teams are coming off a defeat in their first game of phase two of IPL 2021. As a result, both teams will be desperate to find their first victory in the second leg.
Sunrisers Hyderabad who is at the bottom place of the standings will require a miracle to qualify into the playoffs. A defeat today would end their journey from this season of IPL.
The Hyderabad side led by Williamson exhibited a dismal performance in all departments against Delhi. Consequently, SRH are expected to make some changes in order to rectify their mistakes and find a balance for the remaining fixtures
Punjab Kings showcased an impressive batting performance to only bottle the game during the most crucial stage of the innings. Like always KL Rahul gave a good start and his batting will play a major role in today’s fixture. The bowling attack of Punjab pulled it back in the latter stages but they will have to stop the opening pair of Delhi early to stand a chance.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had a horrible day in the office against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. This SRH team need to pull themselves back today to win their second win of this season. To win against Delhi, Hyderabad will require their stars Warner, Williamson and Rashid Khan to step up and deliver match winning performances.
Predictions for the IPL 2021 Match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings
Both the teams are reeling at the bottom positions on the table in IPL 2021. However, Punjab looks in a better position and are expected to win as their star batsman’s played well in the last game. Moreover, their death bowling looks great as Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami stifled the scoring against RR. On the other hand, Hyderabad need to pick themselves up and come together as a team.
Fantasy XI Team
KL Rahul – 11 Cr
The Sharjah pitch slows down in the middle overs as the ball gets old. Hence the Punjab captain would attack the SRH bowlers during the power play when the ball comes on the bat nicely. Owing to his recent form I have selected Rahul as my captain for the fantasy XI.
Mayank Agarwal – 9.5 Cr
Mayank Agarwal played a brilliant knock of 67 from 43 balls and this Sharjah pitch will help him perform even better.
Kane Williamson – 9.5 Cr
Kane Williamson had a bad first game against DC. However, with the Sharjah pitch assisting batsman early on, one can expect the Hyderabad captain to score a decent amount of runs.
Arshdeep Singh – 8.5 Cr
Arshdeep Singh had great bowling figures as he picked up 5 wickets against Rajasthan Royals. His ability to pick up wickets in the death makes him a valuable option.
Mohammed Shami – 9 Cr
Along with Arshdeep, Shami bowled well and picked up three wickets. The fast bowler will come in handy against the unbalanced middle order of SRH.
Rashid Khan – 9.5 Cr
I have sselected Rashid Khan as my vice-captain for this fixture because this pitch will assist him. Moreover, he is SRH’s best bowler and is one of the best T20 bowlers in the world.
Wriddhiman Saha – 8.5 Cr
As mentioned above, the new ball came on the bat very well in yesterday’s game. As a result, Saha is a good option as he can score runs early in the innings.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 9 Cr
Despite going wicketless, Bhuvneshwar had a decent economy rate. The SRH bowler is a type of player than can wreck the batting order on any given day.
Jason Holder – 9 Cr
Jason holder is a great all-rounder who can contribute in batting and bowling for the team. Hence I have selected him in my fantasy lineup.
Aiden Markram – 8.5 Cr
Aiden Markram had a decent IPL debut and the South African can score big if a early wicket falls down against Hyderabad.
Abdul Samad – 8 Cr
Abdul Samad is a budget player who can help Hyderabad to add some quick runs in the lower half of the innings. Moreover, his leg break will come in play if they only play Rashid as the lone spinner.