IPL 2024, PBKS vs SRH: Punjab Kings Win Toss, Opt To Bowl; Check Playing XIs

Chandigarh: In the 23rd match of the IPL 2024, Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad SRH) at the newly-built Maharaja Yadavindra International Stadium in Mullanpur tonight. Both teams have had a balanced start to the season, each winning two and losing two of their initial four matches.

PBKS, now playing at their new home in Mullanpur, began the season impressively with a convincing victory against DC. They aim to maintain their winning momentum as they host SRH.

SRH, however, have experienced a rollercoaster ride this season. Despite setting a record total against MI, they suffered a setback with a subsequent loss to GT. They redeemed themselves with a triumph over CSK but have struggled to maintain consistency.

With both teams having accumulated four points each, SRH sits fifth on the table, holding a superior net run-rate over Punjab, who are sixth.

Looking at their head-to-head encounters, SRH has historically dominated, winning 14 out of 21 matches against Punjab. However, recent encounters have been more evenly contested, with SRH winning three and PBKS winning two of their last five matches.

As for the pitch and conditions at the Maharaja Yadavindra International Stadium, spinners have found success over pacers in the solitary IPL match played there, with Harpreet Brar and others showcasing impressive performances.

The weather forecast suggests temperatures ranging from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels expected to be between 14-17 per cent.

Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma(w), Ashutosh Sharma, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

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