With the 2020 Indian Premier League entering its latter half, each point will have a drastic effect on the league table and subsequently, in the context of the championship. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are no way near to qualifying for the knock-outs, nor they are out of the title race, even though the Knight Riders are adrift of their rivals by a couple of points. Moreover, both the teams need a win, which makes this game so important for both of them. For us - the contest is going to be a treat for the eyes. So do not miss out on the action.
To make the Sunday more profitable for you, I have assorted the top three winning bets for you from the market and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest strategically to get richer by the end of the day.
Hardly anybody would disagree with this pick for sure, with the mighty pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow opening the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the eight matches played this season so far, they have had the better opening stand in six of those matches, with them stitching up 360 runs, at a rate of 45 runs per match, which is impressive. In the two matches played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi this season, the men from Hyderabad have had the better opening stand in each of those games, amassing 101 runs, at a rate of 50.5 runs per match.
In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Sunrisers Hyderabad have had the better opening stand in each of those matches, having stitched up a total of 408 runs, at a rate of 81.6 runs per match, including a couple of century stands from the same pair. On the flip side, Kolkata Knight Riders have had the upper hand in just three of the eight matches played so far, with them putting up just 154 runs overall before the fall of the first wicket, while conceding 409 runs in the same time frame (51.12 runs per match). I hope you placed your bet by now.
Even though the Kolkata Knight Riders are not in a very comfortable position as far as the points table is concerned, yet they can bring us money this Sunday evening. In the eight matches played so far, the IPL side has struck a total of 103 boundaries, at a rate of 12.87 hits per match, having hit at least 13 boundaries in five of those matches. In the five matches played in Abu Dhabi, the men from Kolkata have registered a total of 71 boundaries (13, 14, 14, 17, 13), striking at a rate of 14.2 hits per match, having struck at least 13 in each of the above-mentioned games.
Even in the last five matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the IPL side has mustered a total of 69 boundaries (14, 11, 15, 15, 14), at a rate of 13.8 boundaries per match, having struck more than 12 in four of those games. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have conceded a total of 98 boundaries in this season, shipping in at a rate of 12.25 runs per innings, having let in at least 13 boundaries in four of those matches. You already know where to place the bet. Then what are you waiting for?
This is another safe bet, with Kolkata Knight Riders having better luck as far as this market is concerned, even though both the sides have been average when it comes to hitting sixes. Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of 48 sixes in the eight matches they have played so far, hitting at a rate of 6 sixes per match, with them being outnumbered just twice in those matches. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad have struck a total of 40 sixes, hitting at a rate of five hits per innings, with them having the upper hand in just two of those matches.
In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of 38 sixes (4, 8, 11, 7, 8), at a rate of 7.6 hits per match, while they conceded 32 sixes(4, 9, 6, 7, 6), with them being outnumbered in just one of the above-mentioned matches. Having played five matches at the venue, Kolkata Knight Riders have struck a total of 24 sixes, at a rate of almost 5 hits per match, which includes only one game where they have been outnumbered. I have already placed my bet. What about you?
Sunrisers to have the highest opening partnership @ 1.67 (Leo Vegas)
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit over 12.5 boundaries @ 1.71 (Sportsbet.io)
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit more sixes @ 1.75 (Leo Vegas)