Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings ( SRH vs PBKS) are ready to face each other on 22nd May at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This game is all set to start at 7:30 PM IST. This is the second time they are facing each other in IPL 2022. In the first game, SRH won the game by 7 wickets. Both the teams have nothing to lose from this match as they are already out of the playoff race. Let’s have a look at their Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.
SRH vs PBKS: Match Preview
Sunrisers Hyderabad is positioned at the eighth position on the points table of this season of the Tata IPL. SRH led by Kane Williamson played a total of thirteen matches in this season of TATA IPL and won six matches. SRH’s last game was against MI where they won the match by 3 runs. Priyam Garg smashed 46 runs whereas Rahul Tripathy scored 76 runs for the team. Emerging star player Umran Malik picked 3 wickets.
Punjab Kings at the seventh position on the IPL points table. Like SRH, PBKS also doesn’t have a chance to qualify for the playoffs. Punjab Kings led by Mayank Agarwal played their last match against Delhi Capitals but they lost the match by 17 runs. Jitesh Sharma smashed 44 runs and Arshdeep Singh had 3 scalps for the team.
SRH vs PBKS: Match Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings have been eliminated from the tournament and hence, they have nothing to lose from this match. However, both the teams would be trying to win their last match of IPL 2022, to keep the glory alive. SRH and PBKS have won 6 out of 13 matches and have accumulated 12 points. SRH defeated Mumbai Indians by a narrow margin of 3 runs while Punjab Kings lost their previous match to Delhi Capitals by 17 runs. Both the teams have an equal chance to win the game.
SRH vs PBKS: Fantasy XI
Nicholas Pooran from Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed 35 runs in the last head-to-head game against Punjab Kings and is considered to be a good pick for this match.
Umran Malik from Sunrisers Hyderabad picked up 4 wickets in the last head-to-head match against Punjab Kings. He’s an essential pick.
Jonny Bairstow from Punjab Kings scored just 12 runs in the last head-to-head game against Sunrisers Hyderabad but had a good performance in the overall season.
Liam Livingstone from Punjab Kings hammered 60 runs in the last head-to-head match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Jitesh Sharma from Punjab Kings mustered just 11 runs in the last head-to-head game against Sunrisers Hyderabad but is a good option for the next match since he has good potential.
Rahul Tripathy has made 393 runs in 13 matches at an average of 39.3 and a strike rate of 161.72.
Shikhar Dhawan has made 421 runs in 13 matches at an average of 38.27 and a strike rate of 122.74.
Aiden Markram has scored 360 runs in 13 matches at an average of 51.42 and a strike rate of 140.07 including 3 half-centuries.
Kagiso Rabada is the leading wicket-taker for PBKS picking 22 wickets in 12 matches.
Rahul Chahar from PBKs picked 14 wickets in 13 matches of IPL 2022.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar from PBKS has picked 12 wickets in 13 matches which makes him a decent choice.
Abhishek Sharma from SRH mustered 383 runs so far in the tournament at a strike rate of 133.99.