In the 14th game of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings (PBKS) take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – here are some Dream11 fantasy predictions and tips for the game.

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Punjab Kings arrive in Chennai for their first game with their season derailing after two back-to-back losses. Adapting is key on the slow Chepauk wicket and since thy play a side that has played all their games on this wicket, albeit without success, Punjab will have their task cut out. The change in surface could also bring about a few tweaks in the playing XI.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, meanwhile, are still waiting for their first win in Chennai after six games. Clearly, they haven’t been able to get used to the surface and it’s hurting them big time. Big team changes made little difference against Mumbai as all three losses followed a similar pattern.
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Head to head record

Overall: SRH 11 – 5 PBKS
Since 2018: SRH 3 – 3 PBKS

Team record in Mumbai

Punjab Kings: Won 2, Lost 4
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Won 0, Lost 6

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PBKS SRH Dream11 Fantasy tips

  • KL Rahul is copping a lot of flak for his sluggish batting approach, but purely on fantasy basis, Rahul is still a first-choice pick, one who is reliable. Add to it the Chennai wicket, and the strike-rate may not be too much of a concern.
  • Mayank is a terrific player of spin and should be picked on this surface where there’s turn on offer. He does not have a great record against Rashid in terms of strike-rate, but has only been dismissed once by the leggie.
  • David Warner has had a good sighter of the Chennai wicket and it’s time we saw a big one from him. The third batting pick is tricky, though, as you do not ideally want Chris Gayle or Manish Pandey and Shahrukh Khan, despite the familiarity with the Chennai wicket, bats too low. We have Pandey as a safe option, but you could swap him out for Shahrukh or Gayle if credits permit.
  • Fabien Allen, if he plays, and Jalaj Saxena offer diversity in the spin department and are good picks.
  • Mujeeb did not have a great game last time and has generally been less effective in the IPL, but against his former side, Mujeeb might have a few tricks up his bag.

Rewind: IPL 2020 matches between PBKS & SRH

Game 1: SRH win

Game 2: PBKS win

PBKS SRH Dream 11 Team

Potential swaps

Gayle/Shahrukh for Manish
Shahrukh for Allen
Ashwin (if he plays) for Saxena

Captaincy options in order

Rashid, Bairstow, Rahul, Warner, Mayank, Shami