Returning to the tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to maintain their winning streak of three wins against Punjab Kings in an IPL match on Sunday. Few teams have scored six points each in the league, but Hyderabad and Punjab will be eyeing two crucial points to keep themselves ahead in the race for the playoffs. On Sunday, the first match of the double header will be played at 3:30 pm. Hyderabad started the campaign with two losses but returned to form with three consecutive victories against Chennai, Gujarat and Kolkata. Hyderabad team has won all its three matches by running and got a new match winner in each match.

batsmen test against bowlers

Opener Abhishek Sharma and captain Williamson, who played match-winning innings against Chennai and Gujarat, failed against Kolkata but now both will try to play big innings. Rahul Tripathi scored 71 against Kolkata and Markram scored an unbeaten 68 to lead the team to victory. If Nicholas Pooran gets his old form back, he can be dangerous and aim big against Punjab. However, Hyderabad’s batsmen will be tested against a strong Punjab bowling attack. Vaibhav Arora and Arshdeep Singh are quickly gaining momentum and will have to support Rabada. The biggest weak link of Punjab is spinner Rahul Chahar.


Hyderabad’s winning hat-trick

Hyderabad has experienced fast bowlers like Bhuvneshwar, Natarajan who can put any team in trouble. Marco Janssen has become a problem for the batsmen due to his variations. In the absence of Washington Sundar, Jagdish Inform did well against Kolkata and is likely to continue in the playing XI.