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IPL 2024: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants Best Bets

Wednesday’s IPL match is a massive one as two teams with playoff aspirations square off. Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome Lucknow Super Giants to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Match 57 of IPL 2024.


Wednesday’s IPL match is a massive one as two teams with playoff aspirations square off. Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome Lucknow Super Giants to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Match 57 of IPL 2024. Both teams are level on 12 points, with SRH playing their last three games at home, while LSG are on the road. Let’s look at the best bets for this encounter.

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

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Monday’s matches left three teams tied with 12 points, just shy of the top two spots. Delhi Capitals could join this group by beating Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad faces a slim margin for error after dropping three of their last four games, though they managed a narrow win against Rajasthan by one run in their most recent victory.

This crucial win unfolded at their current home venue, where Hyderabad has clinched three of their last four games this season. They’ll remain here for their final three league matches, with speculation around team changes and the potential inclusion of Aiden Markram, whose absence has paralleled a dip in their performance.

Just behind the Sunrisers by Net Run Rate, Lucknow was recently dealt a severe blow by Kolkata Knight Riders, suffering a 98-run defeat, their largest in IPL history. They now face an uphill battle with their remaining three matches on the road, urgently needing to recover form to stay in playoff contention.

Lucknow, holding a balanced 2/2 away record this season and winning all three previous head-to-heads against their upcoming opponent, sees this match as a key opportunity to correct their course. With recent matches favoring the chasing teams, and six of Lucknow’s last seven games won by the side batting second, they might opt to chase again, especially since captain KL Rahul has expressed a preference for chasing.

Sunrisers Hyderabad team has its own set of problems, but they have performed comparatively better than the Lucknow Super Giants this season. SRH have batted aggressively in the powerplay. This will help them, particularly on home ground, and their ability to excel under pressure makes them the preferred choice over LSG in a must-win scenario.

We predict Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the game and eliminate Lucknow from the tournament. 

Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win at 1.71.

Players to Watch: Starting this season as an obscure player from a small Ranji team in South India, Nitish Kumar Reddy has made a name for himself with his strong hitting in the IPL to quickly earn a regular place in the Hyderabad playing XI. He has top-scored for his side twice in his last six bats and has scored at least 20 in four of those. Lucknow’s ‘Hulk’ Marcus Stoinis has directed his anger at missing a place in the Australian T20 World Cup squad towards flaying IPL bowling attacks. He has topped Lucknow’s batting charts in three of their last four matches, scoring at least 36.

Key Stats

Four of the last five matches at this venue have seen a first innings score of 182 or more.

The average first innings score since the start of 2023 in Hyderabad is 188.

Conversely, Delhi struck the highest powerplay score in just one of their last four matches.

Brace for strong starts, as seven of the last nine powerplays at this venue have been 60 or above.

Batting first seems to bring the best out of Travis Head, who has scored at least 48 in five of seven such innings for the Sunrisers this edition.

Five of Head’s eight dismissals in this tournament have come against spin and he’s been dismissed by Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi in one of the two H2Hs against each.

Lucknow averaged 6.73 sixes per game in this campaign, with only the Gujarat Titans averaging fewer sixes per match.

Owing to this, the Super Giants have conceded the most match 6s in four of their last six matches, tying the count in one another.

Best Bets

Best Bets: Sunrisers Hyderabad To Score Most Sixes and Win The Match at 2.15

Value Bet: Abhishek Sharma to score 50+ runs at 3.50.

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