SRH have won the IPL 2 times, and have generally been one of the stronger sides in the tournament over the years. KXIP, in contrast have been among the poorest sides in the tournament historically, and have never won the tournament, with their highest finish being runners-up in 2014. These 2 teams have faced off 14 times in total, with SRH winning 10 of those, and KXIP winning only 4. However it has been pretty equal in recent times, with both teams winning 2 of the last 4 matches they’ve played against each other.
KXIP look to be in incredible batting form. Both their openers, Rahul and Mayank have played two big innings each, including a century each as well. They have scored 200+ runs twice already, although their bowling failed them as RR managed to chase down the highest score in IPL history against them. This disbalance has caused them to lost 3 matches in a row, and they are currently bottom of the table with just 1 win in 5 matches.
SRH lost both their opening 2 matches, and were rock bottom of the table before their clash with Delhi Capitals. However, they regrouped and beat the table toppers with an impressive bowling performance, led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. They followed that up with another impressive victory of Chennai Super Kings, but faltered in their last match against Mumbai Indians.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
Sunrisers are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.80 as per Bet 365,.They had initially also lost 2 out of 2 matches before they showed everyone why they are considered as the best bowling side in the tournament to beat Delhi Capitals. They would be looking to bounce back with a win against a side that hasn’t won in 3 matches now. KXIP are 2.00 as per Bet 365, which is dependent on both their openers firing. .
Top Team Batsman
SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.00. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.60, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 5.00. The consistent Manish Pandey has odds of 5.00, which is an attractive bet.
After his unbelievable form all season, KL Rahul is the favourite to be Punjab’s top batsman, with odds of 3.00. He is followed by his opening partner Mayank Agarwal at 4.50, which is tempting as he has been in equally brilliant form.
Highest Opening Partnership
Both these teams are equally poised at 1.90 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, as both are considered to have in-form opening pairs. Rahul and Mayank have posted some huge individual scores, while Warner and Bairstow can easily destroy any bowling attack.
Top Team Bowler
Rashid Khan is unsurprisingly SRH’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 2.62, followed by Natarajan at 4.50.
Mohammed Shami is the favourite to be the top bowler for Punjab at 3.00, with Cottrel at 4.00 another attractive option.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than 329.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per Bet 365. This is a pretty attractive bet as KXIP’s openers seems to be in red-hot form, while SRH have many emerging young talents in their middle order to support that amazing top order.
Individual Player Betting
- David Warner to score more than 28.5 runs has odds of 1.83, which is tempting considering he’s getting back in form. KL Rahul to score 27.5 runs has odds of 1.83 as well, which is again very tempting as he would like to continue his form from the last game.
- KXIP to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.95, which is likely as Rahul, Mayank, Pooran and Maxwell are big hitters.. SRH to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.15, which depends heavily on Bairstow and Warner primarily.
- Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.10, while Natarajan to take just one wicket has odds of 1.50.
Our Top Betting Picks
- SRH to win the match @1.80
- KXIP to hit the most sixes @1.95
- KXIP to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.90
- Rashid Khan to be SRH’s top wicket-taker @2.62