The Punjab Kings will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final league game of the Indian Premier League 2022. With the teams in 7th and 8th place on the points table, both would like this game to count towards their playoff qualification. The Kings lost their last game to the Delhi Capitals, while the Sunrisers beat the Mumbai Indians to keep their hopes alive.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad has struggled in the second half of the tournament, losing five of their last six games. Their bowling attack has given up more than 190 runs on average in their last six games, which will concern the team. The Punjab Kings haven’t been in great form either, so we expect a close match in this high-stakes encounter.
The 70th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings will take place on May 22nd, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, 70th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 22, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Team Previews
Kane Williamson will be unavailable due to personal reasons, so Bhuvneshwar Kumar will likely take over as captain. From the jaws of defeat, the team snatched a 3-run victory. This win, coming after five losses, keeps the team in contention for a playoff berth if other games go their way. Going into this game, Kumar would think none of that. His focus would be on a big win that would boost the team’s standing and run rate, if that becomes a qualifying criterion.
After being promoted up the order, Priyam Garg has performed admirably, and he will be expected to provide a solid start alongside Abhishek Sharma. In the middle order, the side would be pleased with Nicholas Pooran and Rahul Tripathi’s performances, and they would look to form partnerships with Aiden Markram. Glenn Phillips is expected to be brought in as a finisher, and he will look to add quick runs alongside Washington Sundar.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar did well with the ball in the previous game, but he’ll need Fazalhaq Farooqi’s help and to strike early in the game. T Natrajan, who has been their best bowler this season, is expected to bowl tight spells for the team. Given their batting strength, Sundar and Umran Malik will have to limit Punjab’s scoring rates.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Saurabh Dubey
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Glenn Phillips
Mayank Agarwal will be disappointed with his team’s performance against the Delhi Capitals last week. Their batsmen failed them in a 17-run defeat in what should have been a straightforward chase. This has complicated matters for the team, and they now need to win this game by a large margin while hoping for lady luck.
Shikhar Dhawan has been the team’s best batsman, and he’ll look to build a solid opening wicket partnership with Jonny Bairstow. The side will be concerned about the middle-order forms of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Agarwal, and Liam Livingstone, and they will have to deliver. Down the order, Jitesh Sharma and Harpreet Brar will look to use the long handle.
Kagiso Rabada and Livingstone did well with the new ball in the previous game, and they will be expected to do the same this time. Harpreet Brar and Arshdeep Singh have performed admirably throughout the tournament, and they will have to give it their all in this game. Rahul Chahar has regained his form, which is fantastic news for the team, but she will be saddled with a lot of responsibility.
Punjab Kings Squad
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Atharva Taide, Prerak Mankad, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Singh
Predicted XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Toss Prediction
As we have seen successful run chases, setting up scores in this tournament has been a huge challenge. In the early overs, there is some surface assistance. In this game, the team that wins the toss will try to take advantage of the conditions by bowling first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is known for having one of India’s best batting surfaces. Batsmen can hit through the line and have done so. Fast bowlers have limited options on this track, and they must bend their backs to succeed. Spinners have thrived in these conditions and have had success.
On May 22, the skies over Mumbai will be partly cloudy. The pitch has been flat, allowing for big scores. The batsmen have had no trouble scoring runs on this surface, while the bowlers have been equally punished. It will be a high-stakes match, with the team batting first content with a total of 180 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Match Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad comes into this match with a win, but the team has struggled in its last six games. Their bowling attack has failed to deliver, and Williamson’s absence has significantly weakened the batting. With the bat, the Punjab Kings have been successful. It will be a close match, but the Punjab Kings have more batting depth, making them the favourites.
Punjab Kings is the favourite to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.80.
- SRH has only won once in their last six games, and the team has been in poor form.
- Shikhar Dhawan has 421 runs for PBKS this season and has won games for them.
- In the last six games, SRH bowlers have conceded an average of 190 runs, which will concern the team.