Last Update on: April 9th, 2023 at 08:46 am
Punjab Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 14 of IPL 2023 on April 9. The match starts from 7.30 pm IST and this is SRH’s second game at home. The Kings have all the momentum heading into this game.
Punjab Kings have won two consecutive games. They won by 12 runs against KKR by the DLS method and by five runs against the Rajasthan Royals. Shikhar has been good with his leadership in the first couple games.
The likes of Kagiso Rabada and Liam Livingstone were unavailable for the first two games. There are reports that Rabada will be available for the next game while Livingstone might not.
The likes of Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Shikhar and Prabhsimran have been the chief contributors with the bat so far. Bhanuka Rajapaksa injured his right arm while batting against the Royals and might not play the next game. Sikandar Raza might be persisted with till Liam Livingstone is available.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
PBKS and SRH have played 20 games with SRH winning 13 games while Punjab seven. Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delh Capitals remain the only three among the original franchises not to win the IPL yet. Punjab Kings have all the momentum heading into their next game. We take a look at the likely playing XI for their game against SRH.
SRH vs PBKS: Punjab Kings’ Playing XI For Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2023, Match 14
Shikhar Dhawan (C)
Dhawan will open the batting. He scored 40 against KKR and an unbeaten 86 against the Rajasthan Royals. So far, the southpaw has scored 126 runs in the first two games and is third in the list of top run-getters. His leadership skills will be tested against SRH. In the last few IPL seasons, Dhawan has been one of the most consistent Indian batters.