PBKS vs SRH Dream11: It is the battle between the kings as Punjab Kings take on Chennai Super Kings. Both teams have played one game each so far and that game reflected the team’s previous year’s woes. Although PBKS won their first match, their bowling performance is giving them headache. Chennai on the other hand, need better finishing by their batsmen and in bowling they looked clueless. So it will be interesting to see whether Chennai has found answers to their pressing issues.
Fixture: Match 14. Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
When: 21 April, 7: 30 IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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PBKS vs SRH Playing 11
Punjab Kings Playing 11 (likely)
Punjab Kings Team News:
Playing Combination: The duo of KL Rajul and M Agarwal will open the innings while the likes of C Gayle and N Pooran will form the middle order. R Meredith, M Shami and J Saxena will be lead pacers.
PBKS Playing 11:
KL Rahul may have issues with the strike-rate but he remains Punjab’s crucial run-getter. He has scored 156 runs in 3 games so far in this tournament and has scores of 61, 5 and 91. He averages a stellar 45.22 overall in IPL and in 2021 is averages even better 52.33. He has smashed 2 hundreds and 23 fifties in 84 IPL games.
N Pooran has scores of 6, 0, 0 in three games in this IPL. He is going through a rough patch but considering his class he is due a big innings and this could be the game. He had made 353 runs in 14 games in 2020 IPL season and averaged 35.30 with a strike-rate of 169.71.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing 11 (likely)
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News:
There is no confirmation yet about Kane Williamson’s fitness. T Natarajan is also having a sore knee and he is not recovered yet.
Playing Combination: R Gaikwad and F du Plessis will open the innings with S Raina and A Rayadu handling middle order. MS Dhoni will be the finisher while S Thakur and D Chahar will lead the bowling arsenal with D Bravo.
SH Playing 11 (likely)
R Khan is a must-have spin bowler in the team as he is fine form and the Chennai pitch will suit his bowling. He has claimed 4 wickets in 3 games in this tournament so far and has looked threatening. He has 79 wickets in 65 IPL games and has a strike-rate of just 19.59.
J Bairstow is in terrific form. He has made 110 runs in 3 innings so far and importantly is batting at a strike-rate of 146.66. Expect him to gather quick runs in the powerplay when the ball is hard and new. He has played 24 IPL games and has scored 1 hundred and 6 fifties with an average of 40.90.
In PBKS vs SSRH Dream11 match prediction, SRH are better suited for the slow Chennai track. However, Punjab’s batting firepower can counter that threat while SRH lack of batting depth could haunt them again. So expect PBKS to win the game.
Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, N Pooran, J Bairstow
Batsmen:: M Agarwal, D Warner, M Pandey
All-rounders: J Saxena, D Hooda
Bowlers: R Khan, B Kumar, S Sharma
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