SunRisers Hyderabad(SRH) are set to take on Punjab Kings(PBKS) in the 70th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Sunday, May 22 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
SunRisers Hyderabad had won a close encounter against Mumbai Indians but they will not have the services of skipper Kane Williamson who has returned to New Zealand for the birth of his child. Glenn Phillips is expected to replace him in the playing XI. SRH have won 6 out of 13 matches and have accumulated 12 points.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings have had an on-and-off season and a win here might just push them to the sixth spot in the points table. Mayank Agarwal in particular did not have the spark as he strived for runs and dropping himself to the middle order hasn’t helped the cause as well. His captaincy has been impressive at times, but there is a case for his form as well. Shahrukh Khan might also get a look in for the final game in place of struggling Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
WAGING ODDS: SRH (2.00) Vs PBKS (1.83)
PBKS are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
SRH are the underdogs and priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
Both teams are out of contention for the playoffs, however, they will be looking to end the season with a win. The Wankhede Stadium has favored the batters in the season and it has been proved in the last two games. The bowlers will have to be quite accurate with their lengths and lines. As the odds suggest, PBKS are likely to clinch a win in the contest.
Prediction: PBKS to win