Ground Prediction and head to head stats:
The match between PK and SRH is going to be played at Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. The pitch has been a fairytale for bowlers and chase has been a tough job at this stadium. SRH has got a taste of the pitch whereas PB are going to play their first match at Chennai. They need to adapt as quickly as they can.
The rivalry between these two sides has been particularly one-sided affair with SRH having a win record of 11-5 against PB.
Both the sides have lost their last match and will be desperate to gain some points.
Important players for your team
KL started his IPL career with SRH. While playing against them he has 300 runs from 8 innings at an average of 42.9. Most of his innings have come while batting second.
Universe Boss has 387 runs from his 14 innings at an average of 29.8 vs SRH. After missing out in the last game, he would be eyeing a big score against the orange army.
Warner is 94 short of 1000 runs mark against Punjab Kings. He has played 19 innings and averages 53.3 against them. The onus will be on him to perform and lead his side from the front.
Magician went wicketless in his last match which does not change the fact that he has the best record against Kings. In 8 matches, he has 16 wickets at a strike rate of 12.
Game changing players
Bishnoi was the most successful bowler for Punjab last season and his yet to play his first game this season. He had taken 12 wickets last time around and if given an opportunity today then the slow Chennai wicket will be very helpful for this youngster.
Nadeem is an experienced bowler however because of the panic created in the SRH dugout, he was left out in the last match. He has very economical and chips in with important wickets in the match. A game-changer for your side.
Best Overseas Picks:
Henriques has not played an IPL match since 2017 but his recent BBL form has been exceptionally well. He led his side to win the title with his all round performance with both bat and ball. He can bring stability in the middle order and his variations will be very effective.
The entire IPL watching crowd wants Kane to be back in the side and if he is fit, then don’t be surprised if he scores good runs in today’s match. The slow Chennai wicket needs an experienced campaigner like Kane and he can help SRH register their first win..
Magic Over Tips
- If Punjab Bats first – While playing at Chennai, teams have gone with the approach to scoring as many runs as possible in the first 6 hence you can select any over between 2nd to 7th as your magic over.
- If Punjab Bats second – Teams are struggling to score heavily in the end while chasing hence keeping magic over between 2nd to 5th will be very effective.
- If Sunrisers Bats first – SRH also had a great start against Mumbai in their last match where they scored more than 50 in the first 6 hence selecting 2nd to 8th over can prove to be a good decision.
- If Sunrisers Bats second – Given the pattern of previous matches, scoring heavily in the start is important as it becomes tough in the end. You can select any over between 1st to 7th as magic over.