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With a double game day on Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad host Punjab Kings in the second match of the day. With odds of 4/5 (1.80), Punjab Kings are favourites to win with Sunrisers Hyderabad’s odds at 1/1 (2.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, Match 14
- April 9, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
- Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal Hyderabad
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
This is a good batting wicket and we expect a par score to be at least 195 on this pitch. Spinners can be successful at this venue but the best bowlers are likely to be those who disguise their variations in the best way.
We expect consistent conditions across this game so there will be no advantage of fielding in heavier dew in the second innings for example. The temperature will be in the high 20s throughout.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings – Match Predictions
With one team looking for their first win and the other hoping to retain their 100% record, the teams could not be coming into this match in different form. Punjab Kings have found a way to get over the finish line in both fixtures so far and we expect them to win again in this match.
Punjab Kings to hit most sixes
Nathan Ellis to be Punjab Kings' Top Bowler
It is widely acknowledged by fans and commentators that Punjab Kings have the most attacking batting approach of all the teams in this year’s IPL. Their opening due of Prabhsimran Singh and Shikhar Dhawan struck 22 boundaries alone against Rajasthan Royals with Singh particularly expansive early on. With the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Sam Curran waiting to come in, we are backing Punjab Kings to clear the ropes the most in this match.
Our prediction: Punjab Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 8/13 (1.62).
There is no lack of talent in the bowling line-up for Punjab Kings but it is the intelligence and competitiveness of Nathan Ellis which really stands out. He has picked up five wickets in the tournament so far and combines variation with tight and accurate lines which means he is always in the hunt for dismissals. He is our tip for taking the most wickets for Punjab Kings in this game.
Our prediction: Nathan Ellis to be Punjab Kings’ highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).
Man of the Match
With 126 runs (40 and 86*) it has been an excellent start to another IPL campaign for Shikhar Dhawan, the Punjab Kings skipper. Although he took a while to get going against Rajasthan Royals, he never doubted his ability and was only overlooked for the Man of the Match Award in that game due to some exceptional bowling from Nathan Ellis.
Our prediction: Shikhar Dhawan to be the Man of the Match at 8/1 (9.00).
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Preview
Leading 13-7 from 20 head to heads, Sunrisers Hyderabad have had the better of Punjab Kings overall in this fixture. However, Punjab Kings have come out on top in two of the last three meetings between the teams.
Although Sunrisers had their skipper, Aiden Markram, leading the side in the last game, they were easily beaten for the second successive match. There is plenty of talent across their team and we expect to see the same XI chosen for this game although the patience of the team management is already running thin.
Predicted XI: Anmolpreet Singh (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Harry Brook, Washington Sundar, Abdul Samad, Adil Rashid, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan
Winning matches is the name of the game in the IPL and Punjab Kings will not be concerned by their narrow winning margins in both matches so far. We expect Kagiso Rabada to come into the side for this game with Sam Curran or Sikandar Raza likely to drop out.
Predicted XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
Easter Sunday is always a great day for sport on TV and this game can be watched from start to finish on Sky Sports Cricket. You can also stream the action via the Sky Go App.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- Sky Go (Streaming)
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