The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be taking on the Punjab Kings in match 70 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. The match will mark the end of the group stages as the playoffs shall begin thereon. Both the teams are out of the race to playoffs and thus the match will not play any role in determining the teams that shall be making it to the top4. In spite of it being a dead rubber, both the teams will be looking to end their campaign on a high with a convincing win in tomorrow’s game.

SRH vs PBKS: Match Details

  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium
  • Match 70:- SRH vs PBKS 
  • Date & Time: May 22, 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Analysis 

Gameplan: Hyderabad presently sits at the 8th position with 12 points in 13 matches. The team managed to achieve a narrow win over Mumbai Indians in their previous game. The bowling unit hasn’t been impressive in the recent games as it has leaked too many runs in the death. 

The poor form of Natarajan has been a concern for the management. Another big issue for the side will be the absence of their regular Captain, Kane Williamson. Glenn Philips expectedly shall be the replacement for the team instead.

Possible Playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan/Kartik Tyagi.

Punjab Kings: Analysis

Gameplan: The Punjab kings too have gathered 12 points in the 13 matches and we’re knocked out of the race to playoffs after their loss to Delhi in the previous match. The side has shown characteristic performances on certain occasions this season but their failure to master several important aspects of the game has possibly cost them a place in the top 4. 

The skipper Mayank Agarwal has been rusty both with the bat and also with his captaincy decisions on the field. His strategy to shift himself down the order hasn’t worked at all until now. Shahrukh Khan might possibly be back in the XI in place of Bhanuka Rajapaksha.

Possible Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

SRH vs PBKS: Probable Best Performers 

Probable best batsman of the match – Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone has been an absolute contrast in comparison to his previous season as he has totally transformed his batting style for his new franchise this season. With blistering contributions with the bat so far this season, the hard-hitting batter has been instrumental in helping his side win games against the odds on several occasions. His versatile style of batting allows him to change gears at will. Another top notch innings with the bat are highly expected of him tomorrow.

Probable best bowler of the match – Umran Malik

Umran Malik so far has been an incredible performer with the ball for his side so far this season of the IPL. His crucial contributions with the ball has been of immense use to the Sunrisers for sure. With 21 wickets in this season so far, the youngster has been absolutely sensational for his team. His wonderful spell of bowling in the previous match too was important in winning his side the game. Another quality display with the ball tomorrow is highly expected from the uncapped Indian in tomorrow’s game.

SRH vs PBKS Head-to-Head

Played – 19 | SRH – 13 | PBKS – 6

SRH vs PBKS: Winning Prediction 

Match predictions – Punjab Kings to win the match

With a seemingly stronger squad, the Punjab Kings are expected to beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad in tomorrow’s match and finish this season at the 6th position in the points table. 

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