IPL 2022 – The BEST Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI to face the Punjab Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Punjab Kings in the 70th and final league game of IPL 2022 on May 22nd (Sunday) at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Because both sides are out of postseason contention, the match could be a dead rubber. The Sunrisers were in pole position to make the playoffs at one point, but a dreadful run of five straight losses saw their prospects fade. The orange army, on the other hand, would like to end the season on a high note with a victory.
Except for skipper Kane Williamson, who has returned to New Zealand for the birth of his child, the Sunrisers will make no significant alterations to their lineup. Keeping these things in mind, let’s take a look at the BEST Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI to face the Punjab Kings.
Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma open the innings
This season, Abhishek Sharma has been one of the most consistent batters for SRH. The starter has 383 runs scored with a healthy strike rate of 132.98. With his daring attitude at the start of the innings, the southpaw has been particularly impressive, particularly on the powerplay. He has looked as assured against spinners this season, slamming the likes of Sunil Narine and Rashid Khan, which is no small feat for a 21-year-old.
In Kane Williamson’s absence, Priyam Garg will most likely play with Sharma at the top of the order. Replacing someone like Williamson is a tall order, but the Kiwi has appeared out of sorts during the IPL 2022. The right-handed hitter was outstanding in his previous game against Mumbai, scoring 42 off 26 balls.
Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Glenn Phillips, and Nicholas Pooran solidify the middle order
Rahul Tripathi is only five runs away from breaking his IPL record for most runs in a season. This year, the offensive hitter has scored 393 runs at a strike rate of more than 160. His 76 off 44 in the last match against Mumbai was critical in establishing a competing aim of 194. The former KKR player has received accolades from all quarters and is vying for a berth in the Indian team as a result of his performances.
Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran have been important to Tripathi in IPL 2022. The pair have scored 600+ runs between them and has saved their team on multiple occasions, albeit in defeat. They’ll try to end the season strong before joining their respective national teams. Glenn Phillips is the ideal Williamson successor. The batter has a reputation as a T20 specialist with the Kiwis. He was a member of the New Zealand squad that lost the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 final to Australia.
Washington Sundar comes in as the sole all-rounder
Washington Sundar has had a dismal season, taking only five wickets at an economy rate of 8.46. The left-hander has also failed to make an impression with the bat, scoring only 76 runs in IPL 2022. The Sunrisers demand a lot more from the gifted all-rounder, and Sundar wants to silence his doubters with a convincing performance.
Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and T Natarajan form the bowling attack
In Kane Williamson’s absence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will most likely take over as captain because he is the most experienced member of the group. The right-arm pacer is well-versed in managing the SRH team, having done so in 2019 when he led the Orange Army in six games. Fazalhaq Farooqi is in his debut IPL season, and while the 21-year-old has shown promise in areas, he still has a long way to go, and the Afghani will face a steep learning curve.
T Natarajan is enjoying a fantastic IPL 2022 season, save for his disastrous 18th over against Tim David in the previous game, when the batter teed off against him. Natarajan will want to bounce back from that performance and finish his spectacular season on a positive note. Umran Malik is having a breakout season in IPL 2022, having taken 21 wickets and ranking fourth on the list of leading wicket-takers. This season, his quick pace has made him one of the most interesting players.