Kings XI Punjab Punjab are rock bottom right now and this won’t come as a surprise to many. This is a franchise that has struggled in most season when it comes to forming a well-balanced team and getting positive results and this IPL has been no different, with just one win in five. We have given SRH vs KXIP T20 prediction at the end, so stay tuned!
The Sunrisers Hyderabad haven’t fared too much better with just two wins in five, and this team is one of the pre-tournament favourites we’re talking about. So, they’ll be a little disappointed with their own efforts so far.
Having said that, this is a side captained by the highly competitive and determined David Warner who won’t give up. A win here and they’ll shoot right up the table and become a real contender to go all the way.
The two teams will meet in Dubai on Thursday (October 8) and there’s plenty to play for. You can place your IPL satta ahead of this one.
SRH vs KXIP T20 Prediction: IPL Satta Tips
The Sunrisers are 10-4 up on the head-to-head over the years, which is hardly surprising. They’ve been one of the strongest and most consistent IPL sides over the years. Kings XI Punjab have arguably been the weakest side of any since the IPL started. SRH’s dominance has been even greater since 2015 with Hyderabad winning eight times to Punjab winning just two.
No wonder the bookmakers are making Warner’s men favourites but at 1.8 on Betway, maybe they’re not short enough. The Sunrisers look the better side both individually and collectively so it should pay to side with the favourites here. You can place your IPL satta on SRH in this game.
SRH Players To Watch Out For
Part of the Sunrisers’ problems is that Warner isn’t scoring quite as many runs as normal. The same can be said for opening partner Jonny Bairstow. This is normally the partnership that does a lot of the hard work in the batting department. But there’s still a long way to go and for these two to really pile on the runs. Warner scored his first fifty of the tournament last time out so maybe that’s a sign of things to come.
With the ball, it’s all about Rashid Khan, as per usual. Five wickets from five games is solid rather than spectacular but that’s somewhat missing the point. He’s been going at just over 5 an over, which is absolutely exceptional by T20 standards.
They will however have to do without Bhuvi Kumar who has been ruled out of IPL 2020 with an injury, a huge blow to the side.
KXIP Players To Watch Out For
If this edition of IPL ends in failure once again, it certainly won’t be the fault of openers KL Rahul (302 runs) or Mayank Agarwal (272), who are ranked first and third for most runs this IPL. There have been some decent contributions from Nicholas Pooran. But everyone else, especially Glenn Maxwell, has been really poor with the bat.
The bowlers have been no better. Mohammed Shami has been superb, with eight wickets and an economy rate of just over 8. But everyone else has been expensive, particularly in the death overs. They should think about bringing in Mujeeb Ur Rahman for Chris Jordan. A world-class spinner could make a big difference, especially one who can bowl in the powerplay overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab T20: Weather and Pitch Report
No rain is the forecast, and teams may just have to re-think the whole dew factor. Plenty of sides have chosen to chase for fear of dew in the second innings, but it hasn’t really affected things too much and sides are starting to realise that batting first tends to be the way to go.
157, 163, 206, 175, 201, 174, 164, 178, 194 – These are the first innings scores so far, an average of 179 which is very healthy indeed. Of those nine games, six were won by the side batting first. Two resulted in Super Overs and just the one was won by the chasing side, Chennai against Kings XI Punjab last Sunday. It’s not rocket science: win the toss, bat first.
SRH vs KXIP T20 Prediction
The Sunrisers are a confident selection to win but another value satta is to go with Mayank Agarwal to top score for the Kings XI Punjab. He’s been neck and neck with skipper KL Rahul in IPL 2020 to be the Kings’ main man. Even though he’s now a few runs short of him, he’s also a considerably bigger price at 4.0 to Rahul’s 3.25, in what is surely a two-horse race.
SRH vs KXIP T20: Recommended Bets
- Back Sunrisers Hyderabad to win @ 1.8 with Betway
2. Back Mayank Agarwal to be Kings XI Punjab Top Batsman @ 4.0 with 10CRIC.