The Indian Premier League is a fast-paced event, and we’ve already seen how rapidly things can change here. Kolkata Knight Riders were at the bottom of the points table in the early part of the season and have undoubtedly shocked everyone with their performance. We aren’t even a week into the second half of the season, and the Knight Riders are already in the top half of the leaderboard.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be aiming to turn things around in a similar way in what may be their final chance to stay in the hunt in the following match of the league. They will face the Punjab Kings, who are also eager to get some points under their belt.
The match between the two teams will take place on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 in the evening at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in Sharjah. Both teams are desperate for a victory and are likely to go at each other hard. A fantastic match is undoubtedly in the cards.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2021, Match 37
Date: September 25, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Team Previews
Team Sunrisers Hyderabad were already in trouble heading into the second half of the competition, and their loss to the Delhi Capitals has just added to their woes. They are desperate for a reversal in order to stay in the competition, and nothing less than a win will suffice. Sunrisers Hyderabad currently has nothing going for them, as seen by their statistics.
So far, the Sunrisers have won just one of their eight matches. In addition to the few of points they have, they have a fairly low net run rate of -0.689, which will come into play if the Sunrisers manage to string together a few wins. At the present, it appears doubtful, but if David Warner and Kane Williamson start to fire, the Sunrisers may be a force to be reckoned with.
They are still treading on thin ice and badly need encouragement. They need their batsmen to make runs, and for that to happen, David Warner must step up.
Not only were the Sunrisers’ on-field performances affected, but the squad was also hampered by Covid-19 worries, as T Natarajan tested positive just before the start of the previous match. Despite this, the Sunrisers’ bowling attack appears to be solid, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, and Khaleel Ahmed all bowling effectively.
Overall, the Sunrisers have a solid squad that appears to be lacking in depth due to David Warner’s absence. If the Sunrisers can get their top-order to ignite, they will have enough resources to beat the best in the industry.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Jason Roy
Predicted XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Kedhar Jadhav, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma
The Punjab Kings are once again vying for fourth place, which they will be quite acquainted with given their previous experience. Despite their loss in their last match, they are still very much in charge of the situation, but a loss today would make things quite intriguing for them. Punjab Kings have a tendency of losing games from winning situations, which they will be mindful of when they enter the field on Saturday.
In the last match, the Kings appeared to be on their way to their fourth win of the season, but they were stunned when the Royals crept in with a fantastic effort in the final two overs. With the loss, the Kings fell to seventh place on the standings, but they are still very much in business. A win in the forthcoming competition will most likely move them up to sixth place, where they can then take it from there. They would, however, like to increase their net run rate, which is now -0.345.
Overall, Punjab Kings have a solid side on paper, and we don’t believe the outcome of the previous encounter will have a significant influence on their approach in the forthcoming match. They have performed better than their place on the ladder implies, and if they can keep pressure-cooker conditions under control in the forthcoming match, defeating them will be difficult.
Punjab Kings Squad
KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Dawid Malan, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Utkarsh Singh, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen/Adil Rashid, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Porel and Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Toss Prediction
Several high-scoring games have been played at this venue in the past, and batters have loved batting on this surface. The team that bats first generally scores a lot of runs. As a result, the team that wins the toss here would choose to bat first.
To Win the Toss – Sunrisers Hyderabad – 1.85
To Win the Toss – Punjab Kings – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The SRH vs PBKS match is expected to be high-scoring, as is the case with most matches in Sharjah. Despite some movement off the surface from the pacers, the ball should slide beautifully on to the bat. Batters should aim for the shorter square boundaries, which bowlers should avoid at this location. After winning the toss, both teams will aim to pursue, with dew likely to play a role in the game’s second innings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Match Prediction
Both the Punjab Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad have disappointed their supporters for different reasons. While the Kings have lost games after having them set up in their advantage, the Sunrsiers have struggled from the start. Both teams are coming off losses in their last matches and will be eager to get back on track. Given the two teams’ performances in the competition thus far, as well as their different overall on-paper combinations, betting for the Punjab Kings should be the way to go here.
Punjab Kings is the favorites to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.75.
- SRH has only won one of their eight games and will be lacking in confidence.
- PBKS’ openers, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, are in terrific form, and they set up a century stand in the previous game.
- SRH’s top order is struggling, and their finest batsman, David Warner, is out of form.
More Odds & Betting Tips
- Kane Williamson and David Warner share odds of 3.75 to be the best batsman for Sunrisers Hyderabad while KL Rahul is leading for the Punjab Kings with odds of 2.75. BET NOW!
- Rashid Khan leads with odds of 2.62 to be the best bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad. BET NOW!
- For the Player of the Match market KL Rahul is leading with odds of 6.50 and he is followed by Mayank Agarwal with odds of 9.00. BET NOW!
- In the market for the highest opening wicket stand in the game both sides are sharing odds of 1.90. BET NOW!
- In the market for most sixes in the game, the odds for Sunrisers Hyderabad are 2.45 and that for Punjab Kings is 1.85. BET NOW!
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds:
PBKS Top Batsman – KL Rahul – 2.75
SRH Top Batsman – David Warner – 3.75
Most Sixes in Match – PBKS – 1.85
Most Fours in Match – PBKS – 1.77
Highest Individual Score – Over 66.5 – 1.85
Highest Individual Score – Under 66.5 – 1.85
The Highest Opening Partnership:
1st Over Total Runs – Over 5.5 – 1.95
1st Over Total Runs – Under 5.5 – 1.75