Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match prediction: SRH to win
  • Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad toss prediction: SRH to win the toss and field first

Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad prediction

  • PBKS vs SRH date and time: April 9, 7:30 PM IST
  • PBKS vs SRH venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh

SRH vs PBKS head-to-head IPL record

PBKS vs SRH match preview

Punjab Kings (LSG) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (GT) will lock horns in the 23rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow will host the contest.

Both the Kings and the Sunrisers need to be a tad more consistent to find themselves in the top four. Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have dominated thus far in the tournament. SRH struggled in the last few seasons, but under Pat Cummins, they have looked a completely different unit.

Punjab, on the other hand, made the record for the team with most successful 200-plus chases when they faced the Gujarat Titans.

PBKS vs SRH: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad prediction IPL 2024
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PBKS and SRH have faced each other 21 times. Out of them, the Sunrisers have won 14 games while the Punjab team finished on the winning side 7 times. SRH beat PBKS by 8 wickets when the two teams last met on April 9 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

The upcoming PBKS vs SRH prediction is expected to be a close one since both teams will go into the match after wins in their previous match.

Punjab Kings

The Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, have won 2 games in the tournament, but they are yet to show consistency. In their last game, PBKS chased down a huge target of 200 against Gujarat Titans (GT) after Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma’s heroics in the death overs.

But it is their bowling that remains a tad concerning. Having not qualified for the playoffs since playing in the final of the 2014 edition, the Kings will be desperate to prove the naysayers wrong.

The PBKS vs SRH prediction will depend a lot on how the Kings’ bowlers get their act together and support the batters.  

Punjab Kings Possible 11: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Sunrisers have come out all guns blazing in the tournament. Although they have lost 2 out of 4 matches, their players have shown positive intent on the ground. They are hanging in the middle and need a few wins on the trot to break into the top four. Heinrich Klaasen, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma have been among their standout performers thus far.

Pat Cummins has led the Sunrisers from the front as he is their top wicket-taker with 5 scalps at an economy rate of 7.75.

The outcome of the PBKS vs SRH prediction will depend on how the Sunrisers batters manage to put the Punjab bowlers under the pump.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Possible 11: Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the venue in Mullanpur is expected to be a decent one for the batters. The only game played between the Kings and Delhi Capitals was a fairly high-scoring one. The track will be a sporting one where bowlers can also extract something out of the surface.

Playing conditions will be cloudy, but there is no chance of rain for the time being. Temperatures will be around the 31-degree Celsius mark. The humidity will be less than 20. Wind gusts of 15 km/h will be there.

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PBKS vs SRH Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS vs SRH Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jonny Bairstow, Heinrich Klaasen
  • Batter(s): Shikhar Dhawan, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma
  • All-rounder(s): Sikandar Raza, Aiden Markram, Sam Curran
  • Bowler(s): Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar
  • Recommended captain: Sam Curran
  • Recommended vice-captain: Abhishek Sharma

We have picked Sam Curran as the skipper as he is an all-rounder. He bats in the top order and mostly completes his quota of 4 overs. In 4 matches thus far, he scored 91 runs at an average of 22.75 and a strike-rate of 124.65 with a top score of 63 to his name. Having also taken 4 wickets at an economy rate of 8.60, Curran has been chipping in with useful performances.

Abhishek Sharma has simply been outstanding for the Sunrisers as he is currently the leading run-scorer for them this season. In 4 matches, the left-handed batter has racked up 161 runs at an average of 40.25 and a strike-rate of 217.56. He also holds the record for the fastest fifty by an SRH batter in the history of the IPL.

PBKS vs SRH match prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win

As per the PBKS vs SRH match prediction, the Sunrisers will go into the match as favourites. Although both teams won their last games, it is SRH, who will have the upper hand going into the next game of the tournament.

PBKS vs SRH toss prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the toss and field first

As per the PBKS vs SRH toss prediction, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss. Punjab would not mind chasing after how they played against the Titans. If SRH bat second, the hosts need around 190 to be on the safer side.

Player of the Match prediction: Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma is one of the strongest contenders to win the Player of the Match award yet another time in the tournament. He has been in destructive form. The fact that he also bowls handy left-arm spin adds to his value. Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen can also win the award.

Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad betting odds

  • Punjab Kings odds: 2.025
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad odds: 1.785

The PBKS vs SRH betting odds is tilted towards the Sunrisers as they have been in brilliant form. SRH will be brimming with confidence after taking down the Chennai Super Kings.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India