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IPL 2024: Punjab Kings look to upset Sunrisers Hyderabad's dominance

IPL 2024: Punjab Kings look to upset Sunrisers Hyderabad's dominance

Mullanpur, April 8 (UNI) The stage is set for an exciting clash as Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad gear up to face each other at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.
With Hyderabad holding the advantage with 14 wins out of 21 matches, they will aim to maintain their dominance. However, Punjab Kings will be eager to upset this trend and secure a victory.
Both teams will be looking to capitalise on their strengths and exploit any weaknesses in their opponents' game. Fans can expect a thrilling encounter as these two sides battle it out on the cricket field. With everything to play for, the match promises to be a gripping spectacle for cricket enthusiasts.
Punjab Kings' recent victory against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad has undoubtedly boosted their confidence levels. They will be looking to carry forward the momentum from that win and put up a strong performance against Hyderabad.
With standout performances from Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma, Punjab displayed stellar form to secure the win. Despite Gujarat's commendable batting effort, Punjab's bowlers, led by the experienced Kagiso Rabada, showcased their skill and managed to restrict the opposition's scoring, thus setting up a chaseable target for their team.
The combination of solid batting and disciplined bowling from Punjab highlighted their all-round capabilities, which will undoubtedly bolster their confidence as they head into their upcoming match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In the batting department, Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh indeed provided a promising start for Punjab. However, they encountered challenges in the middle overs. Despite this, the resilience shown by Shashank Singh and a crucial cameo from Ashutosh Sharma proved to be pivotal in guiding Punjab to victory in their previous match.
They will likely be focusing on fine-tuning their strategies, addressing any weaknesses identified
from their previous game, and capitalising on their strengths to put up a strong performance against Hyderabad.
On the flip side, Hyderabad, under the leadership of Pat Cummins, has shown promising form this season, securing two wins out of four matches so far. Their batting unit, led by Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen, has been particularly noteworthy, consistently delivering solid performances throughout the tournament.
Their recent victory against the formidable Chennai Super Kings underscored their competitive edge and ability to perform under pressure, making them a tough opponent for any team, including Punjab.
With players like Cummins, Sharma, and Klaasen leading the charge, Hyderabad possesses a balanced team capable of posing significant challenges to their opponents.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jaydev Unadkat, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, T Natarajan, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Pat Cummins , Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, Glenn Phillips, Nitish Reddy, Marco Jansen, Abhishek Sharma, Upendra Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Travis Head, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Abdul Samad, Akash Maharaj Singh, Wanindu Hasaranga, Umran Malik.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan , Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh, Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajann, Prince Choudhary, Rilee Rossouw.

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