SRH vs PBKS: Arshdeep Singh bowls 'ball of IPL 2024' to dismiss Travis Head

The left-hander dismissed Head for the second time in the tournament

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
Travis Head watches his stumps. - BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter Travis Head did not have the outing he would have desired in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings (PBKS).

The 69th game of the tournament is currently underway at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad where Pat Cummins' men are chasing 215.

After conceding a total of 214 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to the worst possible start with the bat. The in-form Travis Head, who has been dismantling opposition bowling attacks throughout IPL 2024, fell victim to the brilliance of Arshdeep Singh which is touted by the viewers as the ball of the competition.

Arshdeep dismiss the batter with the first ball of the second innings, giving his team a flying start. The pacer delivered a good length ball that did not move much as Travis Head remained rooted to the crease.

Head was late in bringing his bat down, allowing the ball to skid through and sneak under the bat to hit the off-stump, sending the batster packing.


This was the second time Arshdeep Singh had dismissed Travis Head in the ongoing IPL 2024, having also removed him in their previous encounter.

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.

It must be noted that the four teams have been confirmed that will feature in the IPL 2024 playoffs after Royal Challengers Bengaluru defeated Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs in a virtual knockout fixture.

RCB finished the round stage with 14 points and will now play Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals or Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have been booked to play Qualifier 1 after they bagged 19 points in the 13 games.

RR and SRH will battle for the Qualifier 1 spot on the last day of the league stage. SRH are scheduled to play Punjab Kings in the opening fixture of the day while RR play KKR later in the night.

If SRH win, they will hope RR to lose but if they can’t beat PBKS, Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan will play KKR in Qualifier 1 on May 21.

IPL 2024 Playoffs Schedule

May 21 - Qualifier 1 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals/ Sunrisers Hyderabad - Ahmedabad

May 22 - Eliminator - Rajasthan Royals/ Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru - Ahmedabad

May 24 - Qualifier 2 - Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator - Chennai

May 26 - Final - Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2 - Chennai