SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will now play their fourth match of the IPL 2021 when they will meet Punjab Kings (PBKS) at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
SRH have got a very poor start in this IPL 2021 as they have lost all their first three games of this season. In the early period of this season, they lost against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) by 10 runs, 6 runs and 13 runs respectively.
IPL 2021, Match 14: Punjab Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (PBKS vs SRH) – SRH Predicted Playing XI
David Warner (C)
After starting this IPL 2021 with the 3-run knock, SRH captain David Warner scored 54 runs in their second game of this season, while he scored 36 runs in their next game. While SRH middle-order batting is struggling, opener Warner is the very crucial name for this side.
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
England cricketer Jonny Bairstow is the leading run-scorer for SRH in this early IPL 2021 who has scored 110 runs in three games. While he started this IPL season with the 55 runs knock, he failed in the second game (12) but opened in the third game and scored 43 runs.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson didn’t play the first three matches for SRH of this IPL 2021 due to his fitness issue. Meanwhile, SRH batting is struggling deeply and Williamson’s return to the playing XI can boost their batting line-up as he was in outstanding form in the recent home season.
Manish Pandey hasn’t fully impressed in the early IPL 2021 despite playing a couple of useful knocks. After starting this season with the crucial knock of 61 not out, Manish scored 38 runs in the next match and 2 runs in the last game. While SRH middle-order batting is a major concern, Manish Pandey has to play a very crucial role for this team.
The 23-year-old cricketer Virat Singh made his IPL debut during the last game of SRH where the youngster scored 11 runs. He was in great form in the recent domestic cricket matches, including also scoring a century during the T20 tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21.
Abdul Samad is a strong big hitter who has already impressed with his powerful batting. After scoring 19 not out off 8 balls in their first game of this IPL 2020, Samad scored a duck and 7 runs in the next two matches.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar had some better experiences in the last game where he brought some good all-round performances. After picking up his first two wickets of this IPL 2021 during their last game, Vijay Shankar also scored 28 runs when the other middle-order batsmen struggled.
While most of the SRH bowlers have struggled in this early moment of the IPL 2021, the Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is their most wicket-taker as he has got four wickets after playing their first three matches of this tournament. His tournament economy rate is also highly impressive which is 5.33.
The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar recently impressed with his quality performances for the national team. But he struggled for SRH in their first three games of this IPL 2021. After playing the first three matches of this tournament, Kumar has picked up two wickets.
Siddarth Kaul hasn’t played a match in the IPL 2021 yet. However, the right-arm pacer performed really well in the recent domestic matches, both in the T20 and List A formats, including taking a hat-trick during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21. In the last game, he was very expensive as he had bowling figures of 4-0-45-0.
The left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed played his first match of the IPL 2021 during the last game of SRH where he had bowling figures of 4-0-24-1. Recently, in domestic cricket, Khaleel struggled massively struggled to pick up wickets.