Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
8/10/20, 3pm (BST), Dubai
After a stuttering start to the campaign, Sunrisers Hyderabad have shown signs of returning to form with key players getting back to their best, but came unstuck against a powerful Mumbai Indians performance last time out.
Kings XI Punjab find themselves bottom of the pile despite possessing two of the top three run-scorers, due to the weaknesses in their bowling attack. They were exposed against CSK last time out and the top four of Sunrisers will be licking their lips at the prospect of a few runs.
With that in mind, David Warner’s side are favourites at 4/5 while Kings XI are 1/1 to win.
Jonny Bairstow to score a fifty – 5/2
With the struggles of the Kings XI bowling attack – they went wicketless against CSK – and the renowned power of the Sunrisers top order, we are backing Warner and Bairstow to make hay.
It was Warner’s turn last time out so Bairstow is due a score and will be looking to go big with a third half-century of the tournament.
Elsewhere, Mayank Agarwal to hit over 2.5 boundaries is good value at 10/11 and under 10.5 sixes in the match at 1/1 is also a good bet, due to the larger boundaries at Dubai.
|David Warner – 175||KL Rahul – 302|
|Manish Pandey – 147||Mayank Agarwal – 272|
|Jonny Bairstow – 144||Nicholas Pooran – 119|
|Priyam Garg – 71||Krishnappa Gowtham – 53|
|Rashid Khan – 5||Mohammad Shami – 8|
|T Natarajan – 5||Sheldon Cottrell – 6|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 3||Ravid Bishnoi – 4|
|Sharma, Ahmed, Kaul – 2||Murugan Ashwin – 4|