PBKS vs SRH
Teams are now moving to different venues for their second leg and the first match of the second doubleheader of the tournament is PBKS vs SRH. In the early stage of the tournament, both these teams are at the bottom of the points table. Punjab Kings has 2 points, and Sunrisers Hyderabad has no points as of now.
Punjab Kings have played some good cricket this season, but their opposition has gotten the better of them. Sometimes, the oppositions get to the target with ease, and other times, opposition bowlers restrict them for low scores. In the next match, they need to figure out what is not working for them, make the necessary changes, and apply them in the matches ahead. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been good as openers, and they need to continue to do so if they wish to make it into the playoffs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is still looking for their first victory in this season. They have played three matches so far and lost all of them. For them to make a comeback, at least two or three players have to step up at this point. They need to be consistent and keep on performing for their team. Jonny Bairstow can be one of those players. He has a strike rate of 146 this season and has had only one impactful inning. He has to step up to this opportunity and make the most out of it.
Toss and Pitch Conditions
Punjab Kings has not been able to defend the totals very well so far, but now their matches are at the Chepauk, and the totals are being defended. The pitch is very slow, and the team winning the toss will want to bat first. The par score should be 160.