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IPL 2024: Punjab Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad Best Bets

The new MY Singh International Cricket Stadium will play host to Match 23 of IPL 2024 as Punjab Kings square off against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.


The new MY Singh International Cricket Stadium will play host to Match 23 of IPL 2024 as Punjab Kings square off against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. Both teams will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce after registering victories over the weekend. Have a look at our best bets for this encounter.

Venue: MY Singh International Cricket Stadium.

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On the anniversary of their 2023 clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad, where Shikhar Dhawan’s 99* couldn’t prevent a Punjab loss with just 143 runs and two wickets, Punjab Kings find themselves with mid-table stats this IPL season. They’ve shown strength in the powerplay overs, with Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, and Sam Curran securing six wickets in this phase.

A recent victory over Gujarat highlighted by Shashank Singh’s explosive 61* from 29 balls marked a high point, despite past confusion over his auction bid. Liam Livingstone’s return from a hamstring injury remains uncertain, after missing the Gujarat game. His replacement, Sikandar Raza, had a mixed performance but may retain his spot for extra bowling options.

Facing Sunrisers Hyderabad, known for their rapid scoring, pose a challenge for Punjab’s bowlers. Sunrisers boast a formidable batting lineup with Travis Head and ​​Abhishek Sharma’s impressive run rates in the powerplay. The Sunrisers have however struggled with their bowling, taking the least wickets post their victory over Chennai. Turning around their poor record as favourites will be crucial for Sunrisers as they face higher expectations.

Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win at 1.76.

Key battle: Sunrisers captain Pat Cummins has given himself only three powerplay overs this season, but with Bhuvneshwar Kumar holding ineffective powerplay figures of 1-78 this season, Cummins may want first crack at Punjab opener Jonny Bairstow. That’s because Cummins has all-T20 figures of 3-20 from 29 balls bowled to his English opponent.

Key Stats

Sunrisers’ already formidable 14-7 IPL record against Punjab Kings improves even further to 13-4 in games played on Indian soil.

Punjab were outscored during the powerplay overs in six of their last seven home games.

Sunrisers struck the most sixes of the game in four of their last five away matches.

The last six games between these franchises had alternating winners, despite SRH winning the coin toss on every occasion.

Shikhar Dhawan and Heinrich Klaasen are the only two players to have top scored for their teams twice already this season, whilst Pat Cummins is the only bowler of either squad to return their team’s best figures (wickets followed by economy rate) twice.

Aiden Markram averages 51 in all T20s against the six bowlers Punjab used in their last match (155/3 at 8.16rpo), whilst Heinrich Klaasen averages just 11 (77/7).

Best Bets

Best Bet: SRH to score the most runs in the 1st 6 overs at 1.80.

Value Bet: Aiden Markram to be Surisers’ top batter at 4.25.

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