The Punjab Kings shall be taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 28 of IPL 2022. Both the sides are full of confidence since they will be coming off after winning their respective previous games in the upcoming clash. The Punjab Kings managed a close enough win over a struggling Mumbai Indians by 13 runs. 

While on the other hand Sunrisers Hyderabad too have moved up to top gear in terms of performances after a slow start and have beaten Kolkata handsomely in their previous match. Both sides will thus be looking to add on to their good performance with another crucial win in tomorrow’s match.

PBKS vs SRH: Match Details

  • Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 28, IPL 2022
  • Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
  • Date & Time: 17th April, 3:30 PM

Punjab Kings: Analysis

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Punjab Kings

Gameplan: Punjab presently sits on the fourth position in the points table with three convincing wins so far in the tournament. Both the batting and bowling departments so far have delivered quality performances on several occasions by helping their team to edge the opposition. Their most recent encounter saw them narrowly beat Mumbai Indians.

The openers laid a fantastic foundation which was later on capitalised by the middle order batsmen brilliantly. The team would expect their newly added player Johnny bears to catch up with his form as well so that he could assist the batting order with his useful contributions. Odean Smith also shall be expected by the team management to deliver some better performance with the ball in the upcoming matches here on.

Possible Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Analysis 

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Sunrisers Hyderabad

Gameplan: Hyderabad hasn’t looked back since losing their opening matches in this season of the IPL. Having won 3 consecutive matches now Hyderabad seems to be in top form in all aspects of the game. Even in India’s previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders the team displayed wonderfully combined brilliance as they strolled to victory without any trouble. 

The side has been enjoying some fantastic services of Rahul Tripathi who was newly added to the team this mega auction. In addition to this better like Markram and Nicolas Pooran also have me equally impressive contributions. The Kane Williamson let’s side has also been spot on with its bowling in the presence of Natarajan and Bhubaneswar. 

Possible Playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.

PBKS vs SRH: Probable Top Performers

Probable best batsman of the match – Rahul Tripathi

After his regular brilliant performances with the bat for his new side, Tripathi definitely will be expected by the team management and all the Hyderabad supporters to be at his best again versus Punjab. Is fantastic ability to bat out the tough overs and change gears as per the situation of the game has been of great used to his team. 

Another great thing that Rahul has done so far is showcasing counter-attacking batting against spin which is a big threat to the opposition. Such brilliant form combined with good performances so far will be an important thing to bank on for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming match.

Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi

Probable best bowler of the match – Kagiso Rabada

Punjab King’s bowling lineup has done pretty well so far in the tournament and a certain part of its credit must go to Kagiso Rabada. The 26 year old has been wonderfully precise with his line and length during the important overs which he is bold for his team on several occasions. 

Even in the previous game, he delivered a crucial contribution by picking up majorly important wickets of Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar Yadav. Another masterful performance is all the team management will be expecting from the pacer tomorrow vs SRH.

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

PBKS vs SRH: Head to head stats

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have a clear each over Punjab Kings in terms of total victories in the matches that they played against them. Hyderabad have 12 out of the 18 matches between the two sides while Punjab has managed to win only 6 times. Both the teams won a match in the last season against each other.

PBKS vs SRH: Winning Prediction

Match Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the match.

Following their rich man of form and wonderful performances in the recent past running right against any opposition Sunrisers Hyderabad look strong enough to clean another win against Punjab tomorrow. The bowlers have done a brilliant job in choking the batsman and preventing them from setting up big totals in the last two games which was then easily chased down by the batters. Fantastic current forms of players like Rahul Tripathi Eden mark rum and others will definitely boost their chances for another win in tomorrow’s match. A win tomorrow shall take them into the top 4 with 8 points in 6 games played.

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