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All about PBKS v SRH ; Match Preview 14th Match


Hyderabad have made a rocky start to their campaign losing all three games in Chennai so far. Some familiar issues have crept into their game again especially in the batting department and constant changes to that playing XI hasn’t helped either. They certainly find themselves in unfamiliar territory lying at the bottom of the table, being
the only winless side in the competition until now. The pre-match narrative will once again revolve around Kane
Williamson’s fitness and his potential inclusion in the playing XI. But againsta side that’s been erratic so far in the tournament, SRH can fancy their chances of opening their account considering the familiarity in terms of the conditions.

Punjab Kings could have easily been on the same boat as SRH had Sanju Samson timed the last ball of their opening encounter to perfection. Dismissing Samson at the edge of the boundary gave them two points to begin their campaign in thrilling fashion, but since then,
they have been beaten comprehensively in the next two games. KL Rahul’s strike rate has once again come under the scanner like it did last season and considering how the surfaces in Chennai have played so far, the skipper cannot afford to take it easy in the powerplay. PBKS are playing only a couple of games in Chennai but wins at this venue can give them immense confidence before
they move to Ahmedabad where the surfaces could once again be on the slower side.

When: PBKS vs SRH, April 21, 2021

Where: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

What to expect: This is the second day-game at this venue this season so a humid day is in the offing. RCB
did breach 200 a couple of days ago while batting first but that was largely down to the genius of Glenn Maxwell
and AB de Villiers. Both teamswi be keen on putting runs on the board.

Head To Head: PBKS 5 – SRH 11
The last time these two teams met, SRH suffered one of those batting collapses that they are renowned for. Seven wickets were lost in the space of 14 runs as PBKS successfully defended 126.

PUNJAB KINGS PROBABLE 11: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh.

SRH Probable Xi: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Kedar Jadhav/Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kuma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed.