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Teams of Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be face to face in the last league match of IPL 15 today. PBKS and SRH have 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. Both the teams are full of power hitters, batsmen and great bowlers. So the competition is expected to be interesting.
Jonny Bairstow and Nicholas Pooran can be selected as wicketkeepers in the team. Bairstow, who has been consistently presenting a poor batting pattern in the initial phase, is seen in stormy form in the final round of the season. The effortless way in which he is hitting sixes, it can be said that the Sunrisers bowlers will not be safe at all in front of him.
Nicholas Pooran has been batting fast in the middle order of Hyderabad. However, they could not go past the score of 40-45. It is expected that Nicholls will take SRH towards big scores with his batting. In the absence of Kane Williamson, the team will have high hopes from him.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma can be made part of the fantasy team as batsmen. Gabbar’s bat is thundering fiercely this season. They can stake claim in Team India’s T20 team while batting with a bang in the last match of the team.
Rahul Tripathi is batting well in the middle order of Hyderabad. Rahul can play another wonderful innings. Abhishek Sharma is a young batsman. His performance in the last five matches was not commendable, but he will be expected to make a strong comeback.
Liam Livingstone and Aiden Markram can be considered as all-rounders in the fantasy team. Livingstone, who hit the longest six of the season i.e. 117 meters, is looking in great form. This batsman, who has scored runs for Punjab like a one-man army, can show fire in the last match as well.
Aiden Markram is also doing well in the middle order of Sunrisers. The team will be hoping for another memorable innings from him.
Kagiso Rabada, Umran Malik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar can be made part of the team as bowlers. Rabada’s express speed can take a toll on the Sunrisers batsmen.
If Umran Malik bowls at the right line-length with speed, then Punjab’s batsmen can be blessed.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to replace Kane Williamson as the captain of the team. In such a situation, Bhuvi can put a great spell while playing the responsibility of the captain.