PBKS vs SRH Today Match Prediction & Tips

Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

PBKS will take on SRH in the 23rd match of the IPL 2024. The match will be played at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh and will start at 7:30 PM IST on April 9.

Punjab Kings found a new hero in their previous game against Gujarat Titans. Shashank Singh, an unknown name in IPL, scored 61 in 29 balls to help PBKS chase 201. PBKS have shown glimpses of brilliance at times but the team has almost always struggled because of inconsistent performances.

This season has been no different. Shikhar Dhawan is someone you would back for consistency and he has somewhat lived up to the expectations as well, but lack of runs from Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone has not worked well  The same has been the case with their bowling where Kagiso Rabada has been brilliant but has lacked support from other end. 

PBKS will be up against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have lost two out of the four games but look a force to reckon with. SRH’s batting this season looks to be one of the best in the tournament and the players have been in ruthless form. Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen form a lethal batting line-up and if the batters get on a roll, it will be very hard to stop them. The way SRH is playing at the moment, PBKS will be have to punch above their weight to stop their juggernaut.

Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

PBKS vs SRH Match Toss Prediction

Defending a score will not be easy in Chandigarh as there could be some dew in evening. Both teams would want to bowl first.

PBKS vs SRH Pitch Report

It should be a great batting surface, with the ball coming on nicely. The quick outfield will allow the batters to get full value for their shots. A high scoring game can be on the cards.

Chandigarh Weather Report

The temperature will be around 36 and 18 degrees in the evening. The humidity will be 24 per cent while wind speed will be 14 km per hour.  

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indian Premier League 2024

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Liam Livingstone missed the team’s previous game against GT due to an injury. However, he was not in great form either way. PBKS got in Sikandar Raza but he too failed to make an impact. There are concerns over the form of Jonny Bairstow as well. Raza should hold his place given his all-round abilities and one of Bairstow or Livingstone should find a place in playing XI.

PBKS Key Players

  • Shikhar Dhawan –  Shikhar Dhawan is the leading run scorer for PBKS this season so far, with 138 runs, but he has not set the stage on fire yet. Shikhar Dhawan is the heart and soul of this team and if he does not perform, it will be tough for PBKS to win a game.
  • Jitesh Sharma – PBKS could try something out of the box and promote Jitesh Sharma at the top in case they drop Bairstow from the playing XI. Jitesh Sharma is a clean striker of a cricket ball but he often does not get many balls to face. PBKS could give him a different role in coming games. If that happens, it will be a great chance for him to display his true potential.
  • Kagiso Rabada – Kagiso Rabada has been magnificent with the ball for PBKS, taking six wickets in four games. The pitch in Chandigarh will have pace and bounce and in Rabada, PBKS have a pacer who is a master of exploiting fast bowling friendly conditions.
  • Arshdeep Singh – Arshdeep Singh also needs to come good for PBKS now. He has blown hot and cold but has mostly performed below expectations. The conditions might just allow him to get his rhythm back. 

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Nathan Ellis, Ashutosh Sharma, Rahul Chahar, V Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone

PBKS could use Liam Livingstone as an impact player in case they don’t want to drop Bairstow. They could also use Ashutosh Sharma as an impact player. Ashutosh scored 31 off 17 and played a big role in PBKS’win over GT. In case they need a bowler, PBKS have Rahul Chahar.

PBKS Team Form

PBKS have been inconsistent so far. They have played four games, winning two and losing two in IPL 2024.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow/Ashutosh Sharma, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

SRH Team News & Playing 11

SRH Team News

Jaydev Unadkat and T Natarajan are very similar kind of bowlers and it makes no sense to play them together on a pitch that will have pace and bounce. One of them, mostly Unadkat, could be replaced by Umran Malik. Rahul Tripathi can come in place of Mayank Agarwal.

SRH Key Players

  • Travis Head – Head has looked in great touch. He has scored just one fifty in four games but he has got the team off to a blazing start in all matches. If Head stays there for a few overs, it could be carnage in Chandigarh.
  • Abhishek Sharma – Abhishek Sharma has been top notch for SRH so far.  He has scored 161 runs in 4 matches at a strike rate of 217. Abhishek has looked to play aggressive cricket and so far it has worked well. The venue will support strokeplay given the fast outfield and bouncy surface thus Abhishek can have another great game.
  • Heinrich Klassen – Klassen is batting on a different planet it seems at the moment. Game after game, the batter has pulled off some stunning knocks. He has scored 177 runs in four games at a strike rate of 202, including two fifties.
  • Pat Cummins – The bowlers have taken a beating in IPL 2024 so far but Cummins is a very clever bowler. He can change his bowling style as per the conditions which is a very rare quality to have. Against CSK, he used himself well and bowled short spells, taking a wicket for just 29 runs.

SRH Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Nitish Reddy, Rahul Tripathi

Washington Sundar will most likely come in as impact player. SRH have a lot of quality in batting but if they need someone to chip in with a few runs, Tripathi can be backed in case he is not selected in playing XI. 

SRH Team Form

SRH have played ruthless cricket. The brand of cricket they play, there will be a few games which they will lose here and there. So far, SRH have played four games, winning two and losing two.

SRH Predicted Playing 11

Rahul Tripathi/Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Jaydev Unadkat/T Natarajan

PBKS vs SRH Head to Head

PBKS have been one of the most inconsistent teams in IPL and do not have a great record against most teams. They have just 7 wins in 21 matches against SRH.

PBKS vs SRH Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played PBKS Won SRH Won Tie NR
Overall 21 7 14 0 0
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

PBKS vs SRH Betting Odds

SRH are getting the favourites tag on betting platform. SRH by far are a better team and without a doubt deserves the favourites tag given the kind of cricket they have played.

Who will win Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match?

We suggest backing SRH to win. SRH is one of the best teams in IPL 2024. They are laced with match winners from top to bottom and PBKS will have to punch above their weight to compete against the ruthless force.

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