SRH on a high after three wins in a row
- Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi carrying middle-order
- Jonny Bairstow needs to step up for Punjab Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad have three wins on the trot and are on a high as they found their perfect middle-order combination to silence teams. The bowling still remains a tad dodgy, though, and it gives them odds of just 2.12 to beat Punjab Kings when the teams play in the afternoon game on Sunday.
Punjab Kings’ exciting batting approach is still winning them games, but they are also losing ones they shouldn’t be losing. With odds of 1.69 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings are favourites to win the clash, but it will require them to be on top of their game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad hold the edge in overall record
Sunrisers Hyderabad won eight of the first ten matches between Punjab Kings and SRH, but in the last four seasons, the wins have been shared. Overall, SRH have 12 wins and Punjab Kings six wins in head to head contests.
PBKS are favourites to win this game with their strong batting coming up against a SRH bowling that lacks a quality spin option.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The contest this game could be between SRH’s bowlers and Punjab Kings’ batters. With Washington Sundar still injured, SRH might struggle to fill in the overs of the spinner, something which could play right into the hands of Punjab Kings’ destructive batting line-up.
Keep an eye on…
Shikhar Dhawan: Dhawan has batted deep and looked to lay the platform for the big hitters down the order and the template has worked well for Punjab Kings. Last game, the PBKS openers put on 97 for the opening wicket and they’ll hope for something similar this match.
Rahul Tripathi: A very underrated T20 batter, Rahul Tripathi’s intent in the middle overs is making SRH’s batting look impressive. Alongside Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran, Tripathi stands out as SRH’s best bet in the batting department.
TIP: Aiden Markram has two fifties this season. Back him at 5.64 to be the top batter this game!