SRH vs PBKS Match Prediction - Who will win today's IPL match?

IPL 2021: Match 37, SRH vs PBKS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?

The Sunrisers have mostly dominated the Kings in the IPL over the years.

Preview 

Sunrisers Hyderabad are all set to lock horns with Punjab Kings in Match No.37 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Saturday, September 25 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Sunrisers are in all sorts of strife as they are languishing at the bottom of the points table with a net run rate of -0.689.

Earlier, T Natarajan tested COVID-19 positive due to which a few other players also had to go into isolation. To rub salt into their wounds, Sherfane Rutherford has left the bio-bubble after he endured a personal tragedy. The Sunrisers will go into the next game on the back of a hefty loss to the Delhi Capitals.

The Kings, on the other hand, slumped to a shock defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals. With four runs needed off the last over, they succumbed to Kartik Tyagi’s guile. The KL Rahul-led team is languishing at the seventh spot in the points table and need a win to climb the ladder in the table.

Match Details

Match – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings – 37th match

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

The pitch in Sharjah has been an excellent one for batting over the years. The venue is known for high-scoring encounters and the next game isn’t expected to be any different. Sharjah has helped chasing teams and batting second should be the way forward for the teams.

Avg first innings score: 175 (Last 13 IPL matches in Sharjah)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

Predicted Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Bench: Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shahbaz Nadeem, T Natarajan, Jason Roy, Jagadeesha Suchith, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar

Punjab Kings

Lokesh Rahul (C and wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Adil Rashid, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel

Bench: Nathan Ellis, Chris Jordan, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Gayle

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 17 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 12 | Punjab Kings– 5 |N/R – 0

In the UAE

Played – 3 | Sunrisers Hyderabad– 1 | Punjab Kings– 2 |N/R – 0

Probable best batter of the match

KL Rahul—Punjab Kings

KL Rahul has been in tremendous form with the bat, although his team has flattered to deceive to some extent. In eight matches, the right-hander has notched 380 runs at an average of 63.33 and a strike rate of 137.68. Moreover, the fact that he has scored four half-centuries shows the rhythm he is in. Rahul will be looking to carry on with his rich vein of form.

Probable best bowler of the match

Rashid Khan– Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rashid Khan has been the only shining light for the Sunrisers in the 2021 edition of the IPL. In eight games, the Afghanistan tweaker has picked up 11 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 6.18. But to his sheer dismay, he hasn’t gotten much support from the others. Rashid can’t afford to drop his guard if the Sunrisers wish to make a comeback in the next game.

Today’s match prediction: Punjab Kings to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.