The Panjab Kings will be taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 70th match of the Indian Premier League 2022. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 22nd May, 7:30 PM IST.
Of their 13 matches so far, Hyderabad have won 6 and lost 7. They are 8th position on the points table. Overall playing good cricket in the season, Sunrisers lost a couple of crucial matches along the way, resulting in them not being in the top four. Now they have to play a good game, finish the tournament on a high and exit with their head high.
On the other hand Punjab Kings have played 13 matches so far, won 6 and lost 7. They are on the 7th position. Playing despondent cricket, they have been over-dependent on Shikhar Dhawan. With their middle order collapsing like a pack of cards, Punjab kings' game has literally been a one man show throughout the tournament. It has been a really sorry tale for them.
TFG Fantasy Stars for PBKS vs SRH
Shikhar Dhawan has played 13 matches and has scored 421 runs in IPL 2022. Dhawan has been in prolific form and carried the Punjab batting on his shoulders, scoring almost all the runs for Punjab on his own.
Mayank Agarwal, playing 12 matches and scoring 195 runs this season, is a purist who can play some delectable shots through the offside. He plays spin delightfully well and is an exceptionally brilliant fielder.
Bhanuka Rajapksa has played 9 matches and scored 206 runs in this campaign. A powerful hitter of the cricket ball, he can play big sweep shots over the leg side and is pretty ok behind the stumps.
Abhishek Sharma has played 13 matches and scored 383 runs in IPL 2022. In delightful touch with the bat, Sharma has been an absolute revelation in this season. He has a quick arm on the field to match his cricketing skills.
Rahul Tripathi has appeared in 13 matches and scored 393 runs this season. The cheeky batsman plays some unorthodox shots and can face spin and pace with the same ease.
T Natrajan has played 11 matches and taken 18 wickets with the ball in this year's IPL. The intelligent bowler can bowl pinpoint yorkers and has a great bumper. Possessing good slower ball variations, he is a reliable death bowler.
Possible 11: PBKS
Shikar Dawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Odean Smith, Jitesh Sharma , Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harshdeep Singh.
Possible 11: SRH
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, T Natrajan, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.