PBKS came up with a highly efficient performance in their previous match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) to seal an impressive 12-run win. Skipper Mayank Agarwal and senior opener Shikhar Dhawan both struck fifties to get Punjab off to a brilliant start. At the death, Jitesh Sharma continued to impress, smashing an unbeaten 30 in 15 balls.
With ball as well, Punjab did very well to recover from an assault from Dewald Brevis, which saw Rahul Chahar conceding 29 runs in his first over. Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh were magnificent yet again win the ball while Odean Smith redeemed himself after the horror game against the Gujarat Titans (GT) by claiming four wickets.
PBKS Predicted XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Hyderabad will be high on confidence, having won the last three matches rather comprehensively. In their previous encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), they shone with both bat and ball. T Natarajan was outstanding with his three wickets while Umran Malik made a big impact with figures of 2 for 27, which included the scalp of Shreyas Iyer. Bhuvneshwar Kumar found some rhythm as well.
In the batting, Rahul Tripathi played a stellar knock to shift the momentum of the match after Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson fell cheaply. Aiden Markram scored an excellent fifty and guided the team to their third consecutive win.
SRH Predicted XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Top fantasy picks for PBKS vs SRH clash: Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, T Natarajan
--Renin Wilben Albert