Punjab Kings (PBKS) have won the toss against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 14 of IPL 2021 and elected to bat first. The two teams which are at the absolute bottom of the IPL 2021 points table, Punjab Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad, go head-to-head in the 14th game of the tournament at Chennai.
Punjab Kings haven’t had a decent start to the tournament as they have won only their opening fixture and then lost the last couple of games. SunRisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have suffered too in the competition so far as they have lost all the three games that they have played so far in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021, Match 14: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)- Toss Report
Punjab Kings (PBKS) have won the toss against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 14 of IPL 2021 and elected to bat first. As far as the team is concerned, Riley Meredith has been dropped and Fabian Allen has replaced him. Punjab can also open with Chris Gayle looking at the venue.
For SunRisers Hyderbad, Kane Willaimson’s absence in the middle-order has created a massive void in the games. After the last game, SRH skipper David Warner hinted at Williamson’s return into the playing XI of the side if he is fit and available for selection. Kedar Jadhav’s absence in the middle-order has also been a debatable call and SRH might look to sort that out against Punjab.
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
SunRisers Hyderabad Will Start As The Favourites
SunRisers Hyderabad will definitely start as the favourites to win the game against Punjab Kings. This is only because of the fact that the Chennai turf has proved to be a tricky one for the batsmen so far and SRH have had a good taste of it in the last three games. Punjab will play their first match in Chennai on Wednesday and hence, their batsmen might be trapped.
The last time an afternoon game was scheduled in Chennai, RCB went on to go past the 200-run mark and hence, winning the toss and batting first can be a very good option as far as both the teams are concerned.