Kings XI Punjab clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 16 of Indian Premier League on Thursday and the visitors are looking to make it four wins from four outings.
In the tournament outright winner betting at the time of writing Kings XI can be backed at around 6/1 and the Sunrisers are priced at around 7/2. We also have a whole host of other outright markets which can be viewed here.
Kings XI have made an encouraging start with 2 wins and 1 defeat so far. They are unbeaten at home, winning both matches in front of their own supporters, against the Daredevils by 6 wickets and the Super Kings by 4 runs. Against Delhi, KXP chased down 167 needed for victory and on Sunday the Super Kings match was a different conundrum with Kings XI posting 197/7 (Gayle 63) batting first and they hung on to win.
Lokesh Rahul is top KXP run scorer with 135 in 3 knocks and Ravi Ashwin has 4 wickets at an economy rate of less than a run a ball.
The Sunrisers are the only unbeaten side in the tournament having won all 3 of their matches so far. They won their first 2 matches on home soil, a comfortable 9 wicket victory at home to the Rajasthan Royals and a 1 wicket victory against Mumbai Indians. Most recently they proved they can win away from home as well, restricting a powerful KKR batting unit to 138/8 and finishing the job with an over to spare for a 5 wicket victory.
Dhawan is top run scorer with 129 in 3 innings; Siddarth Kaul, Shakib al Hasan and Billy Stanlake each have 5 wickets and the Sunrisers have used just 6 bowlers with the majority proving to be very economical thus far.
Head to Head
IPL Matches 10, Kings XI wins 2, Sunrisers wins 8
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Kings XI Punjab 9/10
Sunrisers Hyderabad 9/10
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
The Sunrisers have an excellent record against this opposition although the early signs are that KXP can be more competitive this season. The log leaders bowling has been excellent so far but I think there is scope for 13 or more sixes in total.
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