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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Tips - Big hits expected from the hosts

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Last updated: 18 May 2024
Siddhu Bharadwaj 18 May 2024
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  • Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings IPL match predictions to be played in Hyderabad on Sunday, May 18 at 1:30pm IST
  • SRH hit the most 6s in 8 of their last 12 matches
  • Punjab lost their last 6 matches at this venue against SRH
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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings
Will the openers once again lead Hyerabad's charge? (Getty Images)

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings


A possible top-two push is on the cards for the Sunrisers Hyderabad when they welcome the Punjab Kings in their last match of the league campaign. The match #69 of the IPL 2024 season will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings
  • Head to Head
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Form
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News
  • Punjab Kings Form
  • Punjab Kings Team News

With a playoff spot already guaranteed, Hyderabad will hope they can get to 17 points and leapfrog the Rajasthan Royals into a top-two finish. It is still the sixes market that sounds lucrative, and I am backing the Sunrisers to score more sixes than the Kings.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have hit the most sixes in 8 of their last 12 completed matches (IPL)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have hit the most sixes in their last 4 home completed matches (IPL)
  • Punjab Kings have lost their last 6 matches at this venue against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL)

Head to Head


There have been 22 matches between Hyderabad and Punjab so far, of which 15 have been won by the Sunrisers and seven by the Kings.

The reverse fixture earlier in the season was won by the Sunrisers, who defeated the Kings by two runs in Mullanpur in April. Hyderabad posted 182 for 9 batting first, with Nitish Reddy’s 64 off 37 balls being the top score. Arshdeep took four for 29 for the Kings. Punjab threatened to scale the target as Shashank Singh (46 off 25) and Ashutosh Sharma (33 off 15) nearly took the Kings home.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Form


The Sunrisers Hyderabad are third in the standings with 15 points and are already guaranteed a playoff spot. They now need a win to go above the Royals, although they will need Rajasthan to lose their last match.

Their last game at home was abandoned without a toss, and the Sunrisers will hope they can get back on track. Four wins out of the previous five matches suggest they enjoy these conditions.

For the hosts, it is their opener, Travis Head (533 runs), who holds the key to their fortunes, along with his partner, Abhishek Sharma (401). The bowling charge is led by Natarajan (15 wickets) and Pat Cummins (14).

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News


With playoffs in sight and plans for the matches ahead, Hyderabad may look to rest a few regulars.

Punjab Kings Form


The Punjab Kings are already out of contention and have won five of their 13 matches so far. They are second from bottom and, at best, can finish a place above.

The Kings won their last match by five wickets against the Rajasthan Royals. That was their only win across the last three league matches for Punjab.

The absence of a batting leader has been Punjab’s problem all season long, with Shashank Singh (352), leading their run charts. With the ball, Harshal Patel (22 wickets) and Arshdeep (17) have been their leaders.

Punjab Kings Team News


Sam Curran has left the squad for national duty, which leaves Jitesh Sharma as their new captain.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings FAQs

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What time does Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings start?

This Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings match is being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad at 3:30pm IST on Sunday, May 19.

Verdict

It’s raining in Hyderabad on Saturday, and with Sunday likely to have some rainfall, questions remain about whether this match will go ahead as planned. If it does, it is the Sunrisers who have an edge over the Kings. At least in the sixes count, and I am putting my money on Hyderabad scoring the most sixes of the match.

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