IPL 2022: Match 28 (PBKS vs SRH) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Apr 17, 2022 1:41 am
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Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be locking horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an exciting contest at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai in the 28th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Under the captaincy of Mayank Agarwal, registered a close win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in their previous encounter and are currently placed third in the points table.


PBKS opener found form in the previous fixture which will be a great boost for the team but they will also be expecting Jonny Bairstow to be at his destructive best. On the other hand, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have won their last three encounters, and are coming off a big victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game.

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Under the captaincy of Kane Williamson, Suh has been spot on with their bowling changes so far and T Natarajan is proving to be a great death bowler time and again. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram seem to be in excellent form, and they haven’t felt the absence of injured Washington Sundar yet.

Ahead of the marquee IPL 2022 clash, We take a look at the three player battles to watch out for.

#1 Kane Williamson vs Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar

After being dismissed by a leg-spinner thrice in his last four encounters, Punjab may tinker with the prospect of pitting Rahul Chahar against SRH skipper, Kane Williamson. Chahar has been the side’s leading wicket-taker as he has scalped seven wickets in five matches, while Kane Williamson has led the run-scorers list for SRH with 124 runs from five matches. The skipper against the leggie will be a cracking contest.

#2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs Shikhar Dhawan

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Another mouth-watering contest between Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will set the tone and perhaps even decide the final outcome. Bhuvneshwar hasn’t been among the wickets in IPL 2022. He has five wickets to show in as many games, and batters seem happy playing him off and finding the odd boundary. Dhawan has been a busy player in the powerplay, scoring 197 runs from five games at a strike rate of 133.10.

#3 Rahul Tripathi vs Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

Punjab will have to bring their A-game as far as their bowling is concerned, and they will be wary of the dangerous form Rahul Tripathi has been since the start of the season. He registered scores of 71, 17*, and 29*in his last three matches and he has looked fluent, flamboyant, and dangerous. Rabada has sixe wickets from four games at an economy rate of 8.21.