Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kings XI Punjab in the match 18 of the 2016 Indian Premier League on Saturday, April 23. The latest Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are coming in this fixture after putting up what is undoubtedly their best performance in the IPL so far. After losing a couple of matches back to back, they stepped up their game and have been rewarded brilliantly.
They visited Gujarat Lions on Thursday evening, who hadn’t lost a game up until that point. Having won the toss and choosing to bowl first, Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved his worth to the team by taking four wickets for 29 runs. In the end, Sunrisers Hyderabad got a target of 136 to win.
When they came to bat, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner played out a brilliant partnership, and won the match by 10 wickets. The Aussie batsman scored 74 off 48 deliveries, while Dhawan scored a humbling half century. With their batting under scrutiny over the last few matches, they have certainly silenced the critics now.
As for their opponent Kings XI Punjab, they are at the bottom of the table with just two points, having lost three matches. Following their victory against Rising Pune Supergiants, they failed to play with the same spirit against Kolkata Knight Riders and lost to them six wickets.
Their star studded batting line up once again failed to rise and the team crumbled for 138 runs, losing eight wickets.
Despite the injury woes which trouble Sunrisers Hyderabad, they have managed to find their momentum and some traction over the last few games. Same hasn’t been the case for their adversaries, who despite having an impressive team on paper, are failing to get wins. Glenn Maxwell hasn’t been that impressive for the side, and neither has been David Miller or Mitchell Johnson.
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab head-to-head
In the six times that they have met, Kings XI Punjab have won just twice while lost on the other four occasions. They will be the underdogs here.
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab betting tips for the IPL2016 match one:
Sunrisers Hyderabad to win with bet365: 8/11
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Saturday, April 23.