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Punjab Kings Playing 11 vs SRH- IPL 2024, Match 69

Punjab Kings takes on SRH in their last and final league game of IPL 2024 on Sunday, May 19. The match starts at 3.30 pm IST. PBKS are already eliminated from the tournament.

Meanwhile, SRH have already qualified for the playoffs after their rained-out game against GT. They are on 15 points and placed third on the table. A top-two finish is not in their hands following the rained-out game. 

Heading into this game, the Kings are likely to miss their England overseas starts and also Kagiso Rabada who has returned to South Africa with an infection in the soft tissue of a lower limb. He is now under medical treatment and is expected to be fit for the T20 World Cup 2024. 

This has been another disappointing season for Punjab Kings who last made the playoffs in 2014. They also made the final that season but lost out to KKR. 

So far KKR and RR have qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs. Punjab Kings are eliminated but they can play spoilsport in SRH’s campaign. A loss here for SRH will make their campaign as interesting as they are.

Also Read: RR vs PBKS: ‘Rajasthan Royals rejigged their whole order…’ – Mitchell McClenaghan suggests… 

Given that PBKS are likely to miss many of their overseas superstars, a few chances are possible in the PBKS playing XI. Shikhar Dhawan’s return should be on the cards now that he has missed almost a month of cricket in the IPL.

Punjab Kings Playing 11 vs SRH- IPL 2024, Match 69

Shikhar Dhawan (C)

Dhawan is expected to return with the England players likely to leave or national commitments. He was out with a shoulder niggle and played just the first five games of the season.

Rilee Rossouw 

The South African opener can open the batting with Shikhar Dhawan. He has played a few quickfire knocks this season so far and would like to end the season on a high.

Prabhsimran Singh 

The hard-hitting batter can slot in at three. He has been given a longer run by the franchise and has played a few impactful knocks. He would like to finish with another impactful knock. 

Jitesh Sharma (WK)

The Punjab keeper will bat at four, It has been a forgetful season for him with the bat where he has averaged just 13 with the bat this season. He missed out on a spot in India’s T20 World Cup squad. 

Shashank Singh 

Shashank will slot in at five. He and Ashutosh Sharma have been two of the major finds for Punjab Kings this season. He is Punjab’s top-scoter this season and is inching closer to 400 runs this season

Ashutosh Sharma 

Ashutosh will slot in at six. He started the season as an Impact Sub but then was included regularly in the playing XI. He has also made a big impact with the bat and would like to end the season on a high.

Harpreet Brar

 The left-arm spinner can slot in at seven and has been economical with the ball as well. After a slow start to the season, he has picked up six wickets this season so far. 

Nathan Ellis 

Ellis will replace Kagiso Rabada in the XI. The South African pacer had to return home due to an infection in the soft tissue of a lower limb and needs treatment at the moment to be fit for the World Cup.

Harshal Patel 

Harshal will be one of the two Indian pacers in the XI. He has now picked up 20 wickets for the season after a slow start as well. He was discarded from India’s T20 World Cup as well. 

Arshdeep Singh 

Arshdeep will be the second Indian pacer in the XI. He has picked 16 wickets for the season and has been good as ever. He was picked in India’s T20 World Cup squad. 

Rahul Chahar 

The leggie concludes the likely PBKS playing XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has picked up eight wickets from seven games including two good spells against CSK.

Impact Sub: Vidhwath Kaverappa

The Karnataka pacer can be the Impact Sub for Punjab Kings. He made his IPL debut against RCB and picked up two for 36 in the match. He swung the ball inside the powerplay and troubled Virat Kohli as well.

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2024: Pakistan and England all set to skip World Cup warm-up games – Reports

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