Teams of Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be face to face in the last league match of IPL 15 today. PBKS and SRH played 13 matches and won 6 matches. Punjab’s net run rate is -0.043 and Hyderabad’s net run rate is -0.230. Both the teams are out of the tournament. In such a situation, both the teams would like to bid farewell to IPL 2022 by winning the last match of the season.
Captain Mayank Agarwal’s poor form took a toll on Punjab Kings. Despite leaving the opening and going to the middle order, he could not score runs. The result was that the team was eventually eliminated from the tournament. Big Ticket player Jonny Bairstow returned to form when almost everything was over.
In such a situation, the Punjab camp will hope that today their batting and bowling click as a single unit. Arshdeep Singh bowls well with Kagiso Rabada to restrict the SRH batsmen to low scores.
The track is slowing in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The reason behind it would be the whole IPL is playing only in 4 venues. This will be the last match in Mumbai. Now there is some assistance for spin too since the initial innings period. Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on.
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers that spanning from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 22nd of May 2022.
Temperature – 33/29
Humidity – 63%
Wind – 23 km/h
Chances of Rain – 1%
SRH leads the 19-game tally 13-6. Hyderabad had always dominated over Punjab.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to lead the side once skipper Kane Williamson returns to his home country. Bhuvi’s performance this season was nothing special. In such a situation, on the strength of sharp bowling, he would like to win the team in the last match.
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