This *Sunday, April 9th, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play host to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Both times, PBKS has outperformed the opposing teams and looked unbeatable. The bowling changes made by captain Shikhar Dhawan have been shrewd and he has looked in fine form. Shikhar Dhawan has scored 126 runs after two games, earning him the orange cap.
The IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has recently undergone some changes, including the hiring of Brian Lara as head coach and Aiden Markram as captain. Aiden Markram will be tasked with a challenging endeavour. Aiden Markram, having scored hundreds in all three formats, is undoubtedly in the best form of his career.
I had poor performances in 1-2 series and I was dropped- Shikhar Dhawan
Liam Livingstone, PBKS’s star batter, is expected to return soon, and fans can’t wait. Although Livingstone has not yet been given the go light by doctors, having him on board provides PBKS another bowling option. After suffering a hit to his forearm, it would be intriguing to see if Bhanuka Rajapaksa is fit for selection.
“The Ranveer Show Hindi” was having a chat with Shikhar Dhawan. In this video, Shikhar Dhawan discusses his exclusion from the ODI squad. At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan argued that Shubman Gill is deserving of his spot in the Indian national squad.
“I’m not in the team. I was playing earlier, I was leading the Indian team. Now, I’m not there, I was dropped. Shubman is doing very good, and I had poor performances in 1-2 series, and I was dropped. But I can’t sit on it and be sad. But I don’t think about that,” said Shikhar Dhawan.
I’m like, ‘whatever’s the god has planned for me, it’s for my good’. So, I don’t feel bad about that. You can be no.1 in your field, and still be insecure. So, what’s the point of being that no.1 tag,” he added.
PBKS would want to capitalise on this winning streak because things can heat up later in the competition. Sam Curran could be batted at number three for PBKS by head coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Shikhar Dhawan because of his steadiness against spin.
Supporters of SRH would like to think that Markram’s natural game wouldn’t be affected by the pressure of captaincy. Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi give SRH a solid dose of youth. The two must ensure they set the stage for the rest of the hitters.