Match 40 in the IPL takes place on Tuesday when Rising Pune Supergiants take on the in form Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam
The Supergiants have lost 7 of their 10 matches so far, the most recent defeat being a 7 wicket thrashing off RCB at the weekend. They have won just 1 of their last 4 outings, beating the Daredevils in Delhi and now face the prospect of being foot perfect from here onwards to stand any chance of reaching the play offs.
The Sunrisers continue to roll and after crushing the Mumbai Indians at this venue on Sunday they now have 6 wins from 9 games. Although they trail log leaders Gujrata Lions by 2 points, they have played 2 games fewer and hence they look genuine contenders for top spot. The Sunrisers have won 6 of the last 7 and Sunday’s win over Mumbai saw them post 177/3 batting first, Warner added another 48 runs to his tally and Dhawan was unbeaten on 82. The Sunrisers bowlers then tore into Mumbai who were bowled out for just 92 (Nehra 3/15, Rahman 3/16).
Head to Head
The only previous meeting between the sides came in Deccan in Match 22 and it saw the Supergiants come out on top by 34 runs (D/L).
Betting – Click here for all markets
Rising Pune Supergiants evens
Sunrisers Hyderabad 8/10
Bet: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win at 8/10
The Sunrisers know conditions at this venue well and they were mightily impressive in thrashing Mumbai here on Sunday. Although they have lost to RPS earlier in the tournament, the Sunrisers have more than recovered and they get our vote to chalk up another win.