Each groups had been knocked out of the play-off race when RCB defeated table-toppers Gujarat Titans on Thursday.
The Sunrisers might be with out the providers of their skipper Kane Williamson, who has returned to New Zealand for the start of his second little one.
In his absence, both Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has led the aspect beforehand, or Nicholas Pooran are more likely to captain the Sunrisers of their final sport this season.
Whereas Sunrisers managed to snap their five-match shedding streak by eking out a slim three-run win over Mumbai Indians, Punjab succumbed to a 17-run loss to Delhi Capitals.
The truth that Mayank Agarwal and Co. couldn't win two video games in a row sums up their inconsistent run all season.
Excessive on spirits after thrashing RCB by 54 runs, PBKS suffered an inexplicable batting collapse of their must-win towards Delhi.
The Punjab bating unit has been affected by inconsistencies and might want to hearth in unison to construct or defend an enormous whole.
If not for the star batters — Jonny Baitsow and Liam Livingstone, Shikhar Dhawan — Punjab Kings have dependable Jitesh Sharma, one of many finds of this IPL, to complete the match or take them to a superb whole.
On the bowling entrance, lead pacer Kagiso Rabada (22) continues to be the best wicket taker amongst quick bowlers this season. The South African has bowled at a median of 16.72 with an financial system of 8.36.
Arshdeep Singh (10) has impressed many together with his means to land yorkers at will and has finished particularly effectively within the loss of life overs.
The Sunrisers, however, received 5 back-to-back matches and appeared heading in the right direction for a high 2 end however accidents to their frontline bowlers Washington Sundar and T Natarajan deflated their marketing campaign as they slumped to a five-match shedding streak. Skipper Williamson's wretched kind did not assist their trigger both.
On the bowling entrance, tempo sensation Umran Malik, who loved a superb outing within the earlier sport, is more likely to maintain the pace gun radar busy.
Sunrisers additionally discovered star Afghan bowler within the type of medium pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, who did the super job within the earlier sport.
Each Bhuvneshwar and Farooqi might be eyeing one other good outing, whereas Natarajan must neglect the hammering by Tim David and discover a approach to nail his yorkers once more.
Sunrisers batting unit has been spearheaded by Rahul Tripathi this season.
SRH made some tactical adjustments within the final sport and so they paid off. Priyam Garg was introduced into the aspect and the teen impressed. Abhishek Sharma has been good in patches whereas Aiden Markram has gone below the radar after a number of good knocks.
SRH: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Shashank Singh, Romario Shepherd, Marco Jansen, J Suchith, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sean Abbott, Kartik Tyagi, Saurabh Tiwary, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
PBKS: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (C), Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Vaibhav Arora, Nathan Ellis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell
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