PBKS v SRH Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Punjab Kings to win @ 1.71 with Pure Win
There are convincing arguments to be made for both sides of the PBKS vs SRH betting coin, but the main reason I am going with the PBKS to win is down to the form of their batsmen.
There isn’t one batter standing out – the PBKS don’t have a presence in the top five of the race for the Orange Cap – rather, everyone is contributing at some stage with the blade. It suggests great depth, which is more important than individual brilliance over the course of a season.
Make no mistake – the Sunrisers will prove dangerous opponents. Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Thangarasu Natarajan are two of the most wily bowlers in the IPL, while Rahul Tripathi was in frightening touch in their win over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
However, I’m sticking with the PBKS.I picked the PBKS to win the IPL 22 in my pre-season predictions because of the success of their IPL Mega Auction – they are showing enough promise in the early stages for me to remain sweet on their chances of lifting the trophy.
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Today’s PBKS vs SRH Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Mayank Agarwal to be PBKS’ top batsman @ 4.33 with 10CRIC
The PBKS skipper is beginning to click into gear. After an inauspicious start to his campaign, last year’s second-top scorer for his franchise hit 52 runs from 32 balls to set his side on their way to 198/5 against the Mumbai Indians.
It’s strange to think of the youthful-looking Agarwal as an experienced campaigner, but he is now 10+ years into his IPL career and his innings on Wednesday means he is ahead of Rahul Dravid in the all-time run-getters of the IPL with 2,224 runs.
He oozes quality when he finds his groove and is such a dangerous prospect at the top of the order.
At 4.33 to top score for his side against the SRH, I feel the bookmakers have the odds slightly too long. I am going to back him at 10CRIC – a leading Indian online betting site that offers sensational odds on individual player markets. They also have hundreds of alternative PBKS vs SRH betting markets. Read our review of 10CRIC here.