Previews : PBKS v SRH , KKR v CSK

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April 21 is bringing two doubleheaders in the midweek. Very important games for Punjab Kings , Sunrisers and KKR . Punjab plays Hyderabad in the afternoon game at Chennai while the KKR v CSK match will be played at Mumbai under lights .


A very important match for both teams . Punjab will definitely look to rejig their bowling attack on the slower surfaces of Chennai . In all probability one of the two Aussie quicks will give way to spin all-rounder Fabian Allen . Also, there is a chance of Bishnoi playing . Their bowling needs to guard against leaking runs . The batting looks more settled except for a misfiring Nicholas Pooran who may get replaced by Dawid Malan .

Sunrisers have a lot to rectify in their faltering batting lineup . If Williamson is still unavailable , their middle-order needs to take more responsibility and bat deep . Their insipid batting and their poor chasing are losing them matches. They must look at batting first to improve their chances . The bowling looks comparatively in better shape.

Probable XI


Rahul , Mayank , Gayle , Hooda , Malan / Pooran , Shahrukh , Fabian Allen , Jhye Richardson , Md Shami , M Ashwin/ Bishnoi , Arshdeep


Warner , Bairstow , Pandey , Vijay Shankar , Samad, Nabi , Rashid Khan , Bhuvneshwar , Khaleel , Nadeem , Natarajan

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KKR needs to quickly get back their momentum after two back to back humiliating defeats . The batting is struggling in the middle order with no one playing match changing knocks . The bowling has been inconsistent . The team is struggling to get some momentum and there have been a few weird decisions by Morgan especially in the RCB game . Morgan , Karthik, Shakib and Russell needs to fire for the team to get back their mojo and Cummins needs to lead the bowling attack with wickets in the powerplay .

CSK looks to have got into a good momentum. The batting looks formidable with Gaekwad’s form the only concern. Both Moeen Ali and Jadeja look in very good shape. The bowling has settled to the Mumbai conditions and is banking on its strengths . CSK look clear favourites against KKR and may play the same team as in the last game .

Probable XI


Rana , Gill , Tripathy , Morgan , Karthik , Shakib , Russell , Cummins , Harbhajan/ Kuldeep , Varun Chakravarthy , Prasidh


Gaekwad , Faf Duplessis, Moeen , Raina , Rayudu , Jadeja , Dhoni , Sam Curran , Bravo , Shardul , Deepak Chahar

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