Today (May 16) in IPL 2024, Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will host Kolkata Knight Riders – here is the predicted XI for the match, team news, and today’s IPL match prediction for SRH vs PBKS and RR vs GT.

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SRH vs PBKS, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

The match will begin at 3.30 pm IST.

RR vs KKR, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

The match will begin at 3.30 pm IST.

SRH vs PBKS, RR vs KKR: Toss updates

SRH vs PBKS: PBKS won the toss and chose to bat first.

RR vs KKR: KKR won the toss and chose to field first.

SRH vs PBKS, RR vs KKR: Playing XIs

SRH: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth. Impact players: Umran Malik, Jaydev Unadkat, Travis Head, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar.

PBKS: Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Shivam Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Jitesh Sharma (c & wk), Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar. Impact players: Arshdeep Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Vidwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Bhatia.

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Nandre Burger, Avesh Khan. Impact players: Donovan Ferreira, Keshav Maharaj.

KKR: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Anukul Roy, Varun Chakravarthy. Impact players: Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, KS Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford.

SRH vs PBKS, RR vs KKR: IPL 2024 team news

Kolkata Knight Riders are guaranteed to play in the Qualifier 1, while Punjab Kings, now ninth, can leapfrog Gujarat Titans to finish eighth if they win. However, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, having made it to the playoffs, will be eyeing a Qualifier 1 berth.

SRH have not been hit by the pre-World Cup exodus of overseas cricketers. They should have Cummins, Head, Klaasen, and even Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Viyaskanth until the end of the league. Tonight, they may retain Viyaskanth, but they may also swap him for one of Jansen and Markram depending on the conditions as well as who bats first.

Punjab’s overseas contingent is now down to only Rossouw and Ellis. Both should play, while the likes of Taide and Rishi Dhawan may get a look-in. They may also opt to begin with Ashutosh, whom they have often used as Impact Player.

There is still little update on Hetmyer’s fitness. If he plays, it may be as an Impact Player, and RR may start with three overseas cricketers and may bring in one of Hetmyer (or Powell), Burger, and Maharaj as the Impact Player depending on the conditions.

Without Salt, KKR will draft in Gurbaz as Narine’s opening partner. They have a stable starting XI otherwise.

IPL 2024: Upcoming match

Qualifier 1, KKR vs TBD – May 21, 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024: Yesterday’s IPL match

RCB vs CSK, Match 68 – RCB won by 5 wickets with 7 balls to spare

SRH vs PBKS, RR vs KKR: Prediction for today’s IPL match

A full-strength SRH at home should be favourites against a depleted Punjab. RR, on the other hand, have lost four matches on the trot, and KKR seem the superior side.