PBKS vs SRH, 23rd Match at Mohali, IPL, Apr 09 2024 – Indian Premier League

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Batters To Watch

LS Livingstone

PBKS
9 M • 327 Runs • 54.5 Avg • 170.31 SR
Prabhsimran Singh
PBKS
10 M • 295 Runs • 29.5 Avg • 155.26 SR

H Klaasen

SRH
10 M • 472 Runs • 59 Avg • 184.37 SR
Abhishek Sharma
SRH
9 M • 248 Runs • 27.56 Avg • 174.64 SR

Bowlers To Watch

Harpreet Brar

PBKS
8 M • 9 Wkts • 7.3 Econ • 15.33 SR

RD Chahar

PBKS
9 M • 8 Wkts • 8.41 Econ • 23 SR

B Kumar

SRH
10 M • 10 Wkts • 9.25 Econ • 24 SR

T Natarajan

SRH
7 M • 8 Wkts • 8.43 Econ • 21 SR

SQUAD

Opening Batter
Bowler
Wicketkeeper Batter
Bowler
Allrounder
Allrounder
Bowler
Bowler
Batter
Bowler
Batting Allrounder
Bowler
Wicketkeeper Batter
Bowler
Top order Batter
Batting Allrounder
Wicketkeeper Batter
Batting Allrounder
Allrounder
Batting Allrounder
Batting Allrounder
Allrounder

 

Bowler
Batter
Allrounder
Batter
Bowler
Batter
Bowler
Allrounder
Top order Batter
Bowling Allrounder
Wicketkeeper Batter
Bowler
Bowler
Opening Batter
Bowler
Batting Allrounder
Allrounder
Allrounder
Allrounder
Bowler
Top order Batter
Bowler
Bowler
Bowling Allrounder
Wicketkeeper Batter

 

Match Details

Match Details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Series
Indian Premier League
Season2024
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days8 April 2024 – night (20-over match)
Umpires
India Anil Chaudhary
India Saidharshan Kumar
TV Umpire
Australia Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
India Mohit Krishnadas
Match Referee
India Manu Nayar


The spotlight is on the Kings’ ability to deliver under pressure in the final overs as they face the formidable Sunrisers lineup known for their explosive batting prowess. Playing four consecutive matches in Mullanpur, the Kings are banking on the familiarity of their home ground to propel them out of the crowded mid-table standings and into a more favorable position in the points table.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings look like two teams who have had very similar journeys so far this IPL – two wins from four games and sitting in the middle of the points table – but their passage to get there could have hardly been more contrasting. If Sunrisers have been the second-quickest batting team in powerplays this IPL (before the CSK vs KKR game on Monday) with a run rate of 11.66, Kings have been the second-worst bowling in the death overs (17-20) this IPL, leaking runs at 12.65.

Sunrisers’ fresh batting approach this IPL has largely been because of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma’s success at the top. While Head carried forward his stellar form from 2023, Abhishek’s firepower has surprised many. Hardly a household name in T20 cricket, he has left many big-hitters behind in recent months with his boundary-hitting. Since October 2023, Abhishek has smashed 101 boundaries (47 fours and 54 sixes) in 326 balls, which adds up to one boundary every 3.23 balls, second only to Andre Russell’s 3.12 (taking into account stats for batters with at least 50 boundaries in this period).

Abhishek’s aggressive approach may carry a certain level of risk, but it has undeniably reaped significant rewards for him. Impressively, he has managed to avoid getting dismissed frequently while attempting those big hits. His tally of 101 boundaries has been amassed over 14 innings, during which he has maintained an impressive batting average of 46 while occupying the top three positions in the batting order. Notably, he has recorded two centuries during this period, showcasing his ability to deliver match-winning performances. Additionally, Abhishek’s dominance extends beyond the IPL, as evidenced by his remarkable performances for Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he emerged as the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer with a staggering strike rate of 192.

In the ongoing IPL season, Abhishek has been in scintillating form, amassing runs at a remarkable strike rate of 217.56. Comparing his performance with the previous two IPL seasons, where he typically hit a six every 25 balls, it’s evident that he has significantly increased his six-hitting frequency this year. Remarkably, he is now clearing the boundary ropes five times more often, averaging a six every five balls faced, showcasing his aggressive and impactful batting approach.

Abhishek Sharma’s remarkable batting prowess has been on display against both pace and spin, whether it’s during the powerplay or in the middle overs. With the likes of Travis Head partnering him at the crease, and the batting depth provided by Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad, the Kings’ bowling unit faces a significant challenge. They’ll need to elevate their performance significantly, particularly hoping for improved displays from their international bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel during the crucial death overs.

As the Kings gear up for their upcoming four matches in Mullanpur, they’ll be aiming to capitalize on the familiar surroundings of their home ground. Utilizing the advantage of playing at home, they’ll be determined to make a strong push up the points table and consolidate their position in the tournament.

Form guide

PBKS WLLW (most recent first)
SRH WLWL

Team news and Impact Player strategy

Punjab Kings

In their recent fixture, the Kings had to make do without the services of Liam Livingstone due to an injury. His absence saw Sikandar Raza stepping in as his replacement, but unfortunately, Raza failed to leave a mark with either the bat or the ball against the Gujarat Titans. Meanwhile, Livingstone has resumed training with the team as of Monday; however, his condition is still under assessment by the medical staff.

In terms of tactical substitutions, the Kings have shown a consistent pattern of swapping Arshdeep Singh for a batter like Prabhsimran Singh, or vice versa, in order to maximize their impact during crucial phases of the game.

Likely XII: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Prabhsimran Singh, 4 Sam Curran, 5 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 6 Shashank Singh, 7 Sikandar Raza, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Arshdeep Singh, 12 Ashutosh Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad

In their recent match, T Natarajan made a comeback after recuperating from injury, providing a boost to the team’s bowling lineup. However, Mayank Agarwal was unable to participate due to illness. Although Agarwal participated in training on Monday, his availability for Tuesday’s match remains uncertain and is yet to be confirmed.

Regarding their Impact Player strategy, the Sunrisers have adopted a straightforward approach thus far. They have typically opted to substitute one of their top-order batsmen – such as Head, Abhishek, or Agarwal – with a frontline fast bowler like Natarajan or Umran Malik. However, there was an exception in one match where they introduced all-rounder Washington Sundar while batting first, a strategic move prompted by their precarious position at 114 for 5.

Likely XII: 1 Abhishek Sharma, 2 Travis Head, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Shahbaz Ahmed, 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 Nitish Kumar Reddy/Washington Sundar, 7 Abdul Samad, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Mayank Markande, 11 Jaydev Unadkat, 12 Umran Malik.

In the spotlight – Pat Cummins and Arshdeep Singh

Pat Cummins, once known for his role as a powerplay enforcer with the ball for Kolkata Knight Riders, often conceded a considerable number of runs during that phase. However, a change in his role within a new team has resulted in a significant improvement in his performance. He now predominantly bowls during the middle overs (7-16), where he maintains an impressive economy rate of just 7.75 runs per over. This marks his second-best economy rate since his debut IPL season in 2014. If Cummins can sustain this level of performance, it will undoubtedly augur well for the Sunrisers.

Arshdeep Singh initially made a name for himself in the IPL with his ability to swing the ball effectively in the early overs and his composed death bowling skills. However, his prowess in the death overs has dwindled over the last couple of seasons. While he showcased economy (7.58) coupled with a lack of wickets in IPL 2022, his performance in IPL 2023 saw him take seven wickets at the expense of 9.50 runs per over. Unfortunately, this IPL season has been even more challenging for him, managing just one wicket and conceding runs at an alarming rate of 11.70 per over in 20 deliveries. The question remains: can Arshdeep rediscover his form and live up to his earlier reputation?

Pitch and conditions – Back to Mullanpur

The upcoming match at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium in Mullanpur will only be the second IPL game hosted at this venue. In the inaugural match, the Kings commenced their campaign on a positive note by successfully chasing down a target of 175 set by the Delhi Capitals. Interestingly, the spinners proved to be more economical compared to the fast bowlers on that occasion. However, considering that more than two weeks have elapsed since that game, it’s entirely plausible that the prevailing conditions might have undergone significant changes, potentially altering the dynamics of the pitch and influencing team strategies.

Stats that matter – Cummins against Kings’ top order

Pat Cummins has proven to be a formidable opponent for both Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow. In the 25 balls bowled to each of them, Cummins has managed to dismiss them twice each, while conceding only 16 runs to Bairstow and 31 to Dhawan.

Considering Dhawan’s performance history, he might find success by taking on Jaydev Unadkat. Dhawan has amassed 70 runs off 44 balls faced against Unadkat in the IPL, having been dismissed only once.

In head-to-head encounters, Sunrisers have asserted dominance over the Kings with a commanding 14-7 record, marking their highest win percentage (66.67%) against any team.

Notably, two Sunrisers batters have showcased exceptional strike rates in the 2024 season (minimum 100 runs). Heinrich Klaasen boasts a strike rate of 204.85, while Abhishek Sharma leads with an impressive strike rate of 217.56. In contrast, the highest strike rate from the Kings lineup is 161.53, achieved by Prabhsimran Singh.

Chennai Super Kings (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING

R

B

M

4s

6s

SR

Virat Kohli

Faf du Plessis (c)

Rajat Patidar

Glenn Maxwell

Cameron Green

Anuj Rawat †

Dinesh Karthik

Extras

TOTAL

c Ravindra b Mustafizur Rahman

c Ravindra b Mustafizur Rahman

c †Dhoni b Mustafizur Rahman

c †Dhoni b Chahar

b Mustafizur Rahman

run out (†Dhoni)

not out

(b 1, lb 2, w 10)

20 Ov (RR: 8.65)

21

35

0

0

18

48

38

13

173/6

20

23

3

1

22

25

26

46

21

2

2

20

50

45

0

8

0

0

1

4

3

1

0

0

0

0

3

2

105.00

152.17

0.00

0.00

81.81

192.00

146.15

Did not bat: Karn Sharma, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Faf du Plessis, 4.3 ov), 2-41 (Rajat Patidar, 4.6 ov), 3-42 (Glenn Maxwell, 5.3 ov), 4-77 (Virat Kohli, 11.2 ov), 5-78 (Cameron Green, 11.4 ov), 6-173 (Anuj Rawat, 19.6 ov)

BOWLING

Deepak Chahar

Tushar Deshpande

Maheesh Theekshana

Mustafizur Rahman

Ravindra Jadeja

O

4

4

4

4

4

M

0

0

0

0

0

R

37

47

36

29

21

W

1

0

0

4

0

ECON

9.25

11.75

9.00

7.25

5.25

Chennai Super Kings (T: 174 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)

Rachin Ravindra

Ajinkya Rahane

Daryl Mitchell

Shivam Dube

Ravindra Jadeja

Extras

TOTAL

c Green b Yash Dayal

c Patidar b Sharma

c Maxwell b Green

c Patidar b Green

not out

not out

(b 4, lb 4, w 8)

18.4 Ov (RR: 9.42)

R

15

37

27

22

34

25

16

176/4

B

15

15

19

18

28

17

M

19

33

26

23

43

31

4s

3

3

0

0

4

0

6s

0

3

2

2

1

1

SR

100.00

246.66

142.10

122.22

121.42

147.05

Did not bat: Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni †, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande

Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3.6 ov), 2-71 (Rachin Ravindra, 6.6 ov), 3-99 (Ajinkya Rahane, 10.2 ov), 4-110 (Daryl Mitchell, 12.3 ov)

BOWLING

Mohammed Siraj

Yash Dayal

Alzarri Joseph

Karn Sharma

Mayank Dagar

Cameron Green

Glenn Maxwell

O

4

3

4

4

4

M

0

0

0

0

0

R

38

47

36

29

21

W

0

0

0

4

0

ECON

9.25

11.75

9.00

7.25

5.25

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