Hyderabad rain prediction today: What are the chances of rain during the SRH vs PBKS match in IPL 2024?

Punjab Kings cricketers celebrate a win. (Credit: BCCI)

The 69th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will see the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) lock horns with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday, May 19. This is the second-last group game of IPL 2024.

SRH will have a chance of finishing in the top two if they beat Punjab. They are currently placed third in the standings with 15 points from 13 games. The SunRisers' last game at home against the Gujarat Titans was abandoned due to incessant rain.

PBKS, meanwhile, have already been knocked out of the tournament. They currently find themselves in the ninth spot with five wins and eight defeats from 13 matches. Punjab will play for pride and look to finish their campaign on a winning note.

Speaking of the weather conditions, there is no forecast for rain on Sunday afternoon in Hyderabad. Skies will likely be clear, meaning a full 40 overs of the contest is on the cards. The temperatures will be on the higher side, hovering around 33 degrees Celsius, while the humidity is expected to be in the 60s.

Jitesh Sharma to lead PBKS in their last game of IPL 2024

Young wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh Sharma will lead the Punjab Kings in their last game of this season. Jitesh will take over the reins from Sam Curran who has returned home to unite with the England side for the T20I series against Pakistan and the ensuing T20 World Cup. Curran led the side in the absence of regular skipper Shikhar Dhawan who is struggling with a shoulder injury.

"Punjab Kings on Saturday announced Jitesh Sharma as the Captain for their final game of the ongoing Indian Premier League season, He will lead the Kings in their game against the SunRisers Hyderabad, set to take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday, May 19th. Jitesh will take charge from Sam Curran, who has returned to England for international duty," the franchise said in an official release.

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