Punjab Kings will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in an exciting contest at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai in Match 28 of IPL 2022. The Mayank Agarwal-led side is coming off a close victory against the Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter and is currently placed third in the points table. The openers found form in the previous fixture which will be a great boost while they expect a lot more from Jonny Bairstow who can be destructive once he settles in.
On the other hand, the Sunrisers Hydera EDITION team have won their last three encounters, and are coming off a big victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game. The Kane Williamson-led side has been spot on with their bowling changes so far and T Natarajan is proving to be a great death bowler time and again. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram are in excellent form, and they haven’t felt the absence of injured Washington Sundar yet.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 28, IPL 2022
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date & Time: 17th April, 3:30 PM
The previous game at this venue saw the Gujarat Titans posting a big total on the board and defending the score comfortably with 37 runs in the bank. The team batting first has won twice in the last two games at the venue and hence, runs on board could also work out well if the side can execute the bowling plans well. However, the captain that wins the toss is likely to stick with bowling first going by the trend in the tournament.
PROBABLE PLAYING XIS FOR PBKS VS SRH
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH: LIAM LIVINGSTONE
Liam Livingstone had an off day in the previous game against Mumbai Indians, as Rohit brought his best bowler Jasprit Bumrah into the attack once Livingstone came to the crease, which paid dividends immediately. However, the right-hander has been in superlative form with two fifties before the game against Mumbai Indians and is likely to continue his good hitting form in the upcoming fixture.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH: ARSHDEEP SINGH
Arshdeep Singh, meanwhile, has surprisingly picked up just two wickets in the five games he has played, but his economy rate has been quite impressive throughout the campaign this year. He has been given the responsibilities of bowling the tough overs and he has stepped up most often. The left-arm seamer has been very clever with his variations and he will be looking to add some more wickets to his tally in the upcoming game.
Today’s match prediction: Punjab Kings to win the match.