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Punjab Kings vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad : SPINNERS TO FIRE AT CHENNAI || Indian Super League 2021 Match 14

Indian Super League 2021 Match 14

Punjab Kings vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad – April 21st

Punjab Kings:

The first double-header of this week will witness the Punjab Kings in battle, with PBKS seeing to get over their latest poor form. After beginning their IPL 2021 battle with a tight victory over the Rajasthan Royals, the Kings have capitulated to two consecutive losses. 

A Lot will ride on skipper KL Rahul, who has blown hot and cold this season, despite scoring two fifties. PBKS will also want the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle to fire, both of whom are still to hit the ground rushing this edition. The Kings are anticipated to make a few changes to their roster, given the shift of venue, but they are in for a tricky outing against a damaged Sunrisers Hyderabad team.

Possible playing XI: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Jalaj Saxena/Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle, Jhye Richardson and Arshdeep Singh.  

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Talking of the Sunrisers, David Warner and men are presently languishing at the foot of the points table with no victories in three IPL 2021 matches. SRH have flopped to snap as a group, with their main challenge being their failure to chase down targets. 

While Kane Williamson’s addition is destined to be a talking tip, the bowling line-up, which features leading leg-spinner Rashid Khan, will be vital to their aspirations as SRH eye the first victory in IPL 2021.

Possible playing XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Mujeeb ur Rehman and Abhishek Sharma. 

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

Although the most recent IPL 2021 day-match in Chennai witnessed 370 runs being recorded, the wicket should back spin bowlers as the match continues. There isn’t a lot of seam movement and swing on the bid for the speedsters, who could entice the batters into taking them on in the powerplay overs.

Sides have used the tactic to good impact, with spin anticipated to play a massive part in the middle overs. Contrasting the pace will be crucial for the pace bowlers, who will need to be smart with their lines and lengths. Batters will have to abide by their time on the crease, with run-scoring being a bit trickier in Chennai.

Both sides will look to bat first upon securing the toss, given the aridity of the wicket, but the surface shouldn’t change much as the game continues. 165-175 should be a great total at the venue.

Tops Value:

Although there isn’t much to divide the two teams on paper, the Punjab Kings may perhaps dream of a victory, given the exceptional depth and potency of their batting roster. No wonder, they also begin as favourites in this game with the pre-match odds of 1.76, while Sunrisers are at 2.00.

 Nevertheless, the Sunrisers will preferably have a better insight of the wicket in Chennai, which must make for an even competition on Wednesday. With both teams eyeing a victory, we should be in for an amazing IPL 2021 encounter tomorrow.