Punjab have two wins in two games
- SRH have batting issues to address.
- Punjab banking on dynamic batting unit.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are in desperate need of a win after losing both of their two previous matches. Worryingly, they appeared listless with their tactics last match and have big amends to make to revive the season. SRH have odds of 2.10 to beat Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings, with a strong batting line-up, have been one of the best teams so far on display. They have added the sharp Nathan Ellis to bolster the attack and overall appear solid on paper. Punjab Kings have odds of 1.71 to win this match against SRH.
Head-to-head record, SRH v PBKS
SRH hold the aces in head-to-head records with 13 wins as against seven by Punjab Kings. However, since 2018, each team has won one game apiece in every single season in head-to-head contests.
Both teams would prefer to bat first and put a good total on the board, but given the chasing trend at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the team winning the toss may opt to field first.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have a well-balanced team with experienced players and match-winners, but their form has been a cause of concern. They, however, have the players needed to win this game, the odds of which are at 2.10
The average score at the stadium this season and the one before has been around 150-160, with the pitch favouring spin bowlers later on in the second half.
Pitch and conditions
The conditions are likely to be hot and humid, which could test the players’ fitness. The pitch could aid spin in the latter half, but should be decent for batting first up, especially in a day game.
Players to keep an eye on…
SRH Predicted playing XI:
Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Adil Rashid
PBKS Predicted playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Prabhsimran Singh: The young India opener has shown glimpses of his evident talent and could make a rapid start here against this Sunrisers attack.
Aiden Markram: Markram made a first-ball duck on his SRH captaincy debut, but remains one of their best batters in this format.
IPL 2023, Match 14 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Sunrisers Hyderabad will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
SRH v PBKS Betting tips
Apart from betting on SRH to win the match, check our other recommended bet about SRH’s top bowler:
Adil Rashid has been impressive with his middle-overs bowling so far and he’ll be a crucial factor against right-handed heavy PBKS side. Back Rashid at 4.67 to be SRH’s top bowler!