Punjab Kings face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final league match of IPL 2022 on Sunday. Both the teams are already out of playoff race, however, that doesn’t mean the dead rubber is not going to be an exciting game. Both the teams were contenders for playoffs but they slipped towards the end that prohibited their advancement.
LIVE STREAMING - WHERE TO SEE LIVE
The Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings encounter can be seen live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Viewers will also able to catch the SRH vs PBKS live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on their android and apple mobiles and tablets. Time: 7:30 PM IST.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Their skipper Kane Williamson has returned to New Zealand for the birth of his second child. In his absence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the side. SRH gave a chance to Priyam Garg to open the batting for them in the recent match against Mumbai Indians. It gave them instant result as they got off to a solid start with Garg scoring 42 off 26. Meanwhile, Rahul Tripathi remains the vitag cog in their batting line-up alongside the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram also providing muscle to the middle-order. Injuries to Washington Sundar and T Natarajan dented the SRH juggernaut in the second half of IPL 2022, but both players are back in the team now and SRH would hope for a good finish. Umran Malik is back in form while Bhuvneshwar will also try to stick to his simple but impressive bowling.
Punjab Kings: Their batting strategy to go all guns blazing from the word go gave them contrasting outputs. Sometimes that kept their opponents at bay, sometimes it saw them fail miserably. The side possesses a powerful batting line-up consisting of Jonny Bairtsow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal. On the other hand, wicketkeeper-batsman Jitesh Sharma has been one of the finds of PBKS this season. Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada have led the pace attack of the side, while spinner Rahul Chahar has been economical this season.
Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings have faced each other for 18 times in IPL. PBKS have won 5 of them, while SRH have won the rest 13. In the recent game between the sides that took place this season, Hyderabad had defeated Punjab by 7 wickets.
VENUE AND PITCH
SRH and PBKS play their IPL 2022 match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The venue offers a good batting surface. Out of the last three games, two have been won by the teams batting second.
LIKELY PLAYING XIs
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh