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.
Both the teams are out of the race to playoffs and thus the match is like a dead rubber.
Despite this, both the teams will be looking to end their campaign on a high with a convincing win in today’s game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 13 matches in the series and they are currently ranked eighth on the points table.
Punjab Kings have also played 13 matches in the series and they are currently ranked seventh on the points table.
While Punjab Kings come into this contest after having lost their last match against Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad won an absolute thriller against the Mumbai Indians in their last fixture.
This should give SRH a lot of confidence ahead of the game.
Punjab Kings have been the epitome of inconsistency.
The Kings have never managed to win two games on the trot. Despite having big stars on their side, Punjab performed erratically resulting in its elimination from the tournament.
The poor form of Natarajan has been a concern for SRH.
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.
SRH Likely Playing 11
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.
PBKS Likely Playing 11
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 Head-to-Head
Played – 19 | SRH won – 13 | PBKS won – 6
If we look at the last five matches played between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, SRH has won three games and PBKS has won 2 games.
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, Match 70
Date: 22nd May 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Key batters in the match
Rahul Tripathi played a magnificent innings of 76 runs at a strike rate of 172.73 in the last match. He looks in good nick for SRH.
Priyam Garg of SRH was able to score 42 runs at a strike rate of 161.54 that showcased his talent. He is also a great fielder and can impact this match.
For Punjab, Shikhar Dhawan is the leading run-scorer from his team with a total of 421 runs in 13 matches. He is expected to deliver again in this match.
Key bowlers in the match
Umran Malik of SRH has managed to find his rhythm in the last 2 matches with 3 wickets in each of his games.
He is also the youngest cricketer ever in IPL history to cross the 20-wicket mark – a record which was previously held by Bumrah.
Kagiso Rabada of PBKS is the leading wicket-taker from his team with a total of 22 wickets in 12 matches.
Key all-rounders in the match
Liam Livingstone was able to add 3 wickets to his name in the last match.
His amazing power-hitting skills have helped him 388 runs and and he has also taken 6 wickets in 13 matches which makes him the preferred all-rounder for the match.
The Points table
Who will win
The Punjab side looks to be in much better shape than SRH.
SRH might miss Kane Williamson’s presence as a batter and a captain.
Our prediction is a low scoring game where PBKS will defeat SRH.