Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Prediction - IPL 2022 Match 70: Who Will Win?

SRH vs PBKS Betting Prediction – IPL 2022 – Match 70
Tournament2022 IPL Prediction
Timetable22st May 2022 1930 IST
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We have reached the 70th and final match of the IPL 2022, and we now know the four teams that will be taking part in the Play-Offs - It is not the Punjab Kings or the Sunrisers Hyderabad since the most points either team can get is 14, and 16 was needed to make it through. While this is a dead rubber, both teams will be wanting to finish their tournament on a high, so do not expect either to take it easy. Who will go on to win this final Group Stage match of the Indian Premier League? Well, have a look at our prediction of who will win the game, and all will be revealed.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Preview

The Sunrisers Hyderabad went on a run of five wins in a row at one stage in this competition, but a run of poor results have knocked them out of the reckoning for a Play-Off spot. So, to say that they will be leaving after this game with plenty of disappointment is a big understatement. After 13 matches, they have 12 points and are sitting in 8th place, but a win here will at least take them to a more respectable 6th place.

Their last match of this tournament was against the Mumbai Indians, and the latter won the toss and opted to bowl first. This meant that the SRH were tasked with putting a sizeable total on the board, and this is what they did thanks to a 76 from 44 by Rahul Tripathi, a 42 off 26 by Priyam Garg, and a 38 off 22 by Nicholas Pooran. Once they had faced all of their 20 overs, they had a very decent score of 193 on the board.

As you can see above, the pick of the batsmen in the last match for the SRH was Tripathi, but if you feel like doing some online cricket betting and want to bet on the Top Batsman for the SRH against the PBKS, then who would we suggest you put your money on? Well, Aiden Markram has had a fine tournament, scoring 360 from 11 matches and averaging 51.43, so we would be happy to put our money on him being the top scorer for the SRH in their final match of this year's IPL.

With 193 runs on the board, the SRH would have been quite confident of getting a win to keep their faint hopes of a Play-Off spot alive, but they probably did not expect a MI batting unit, who have struggled all tournament, to get as close as they did. Rohit Sharma, who scored 48 from 36 balls, and Ishan Kishan, who scored 43 from 34, got their team off to a great start, and then Tim David smashed 46 from 18 to take his team to the brink of victory. However, he decided to run himself out with one of the most ridiculous attempts at a single that you will ever see, and the Mumbai Indians ended up falling three runs short.

The pick of the bowlers for the SRH was Umran Malik, who has been the find of the competition for his franchise. He picked up 3 wickets for 23 runs from 3 overs, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Washington Sundar picked up a wicket each and only conceded 62 runs from the 8 overs that they bowled. T. Natarajan was the bowled that David took a liking to, and he conceded 60 runs from his 4 overs.

If you want to do some IPL betting on the top bowler for the SRH against the PBKS, then who would we recommend you put your hard-earned cash on? Well, there is one bowler that we really like the look of, and that is Malik. In the 13 matches that he has played in, he has picked up 21 wickets at an average of 20.00 and has caused batsmen a lot of issues with his extreme pace. You definitely will not be throwing your money down the drain if you bet on him to be the top wicket-taker.

What about the playing XI for the SRH in this game? Do we think that they will make any changes? Well, we feel that the selectors will give the same playing XI one more chance to win another match and give their fans something to cheer, so we are not expecting any changes unless they have some injuries or sickness in the camp.

Punjab Kings Team Preview

The Punjab Kings are sitting in 7th place in the table, and cannot qualify for the Paly-Offs as they are four points adrift with just this match remaining. Like the SRH, the best that they can hope for is a 6th place finish, but they will try their best to achieve this so that their fans can at least go home with some sort of smile on their faces.

The last match that they played was against the Delhi Capitals, and they needed to win it in order to keep their hopes of a Play-Off alive. However, they went on to lose by 17 runs, and their dreams were over. The PBKS won the toss and decided to field first, meaning that they would have been aiming to restrict the DC to a score of around 160.

They managed to do this thanks to a fine bowling performance from Liam Livingstone, who picked up 3 wickets for 27 from the 4 overs that he bowled. Arshdeep Singh also put in a quality bowling performance, collecting 3 wickets for 37 from his 4 overs, while Kagiso Rabada bowled 3 overs for 24 and picked up a wicket.

If you are going to do a bit of betting on your favourite IPL betting sites and want to put your money on the top bowler for the PBKS, then who would we suggest you bet on? Well, Singh has been bowling really well as of late, and we do not see Livingstone picking up another flurry of wickets, so we would be tempted to put our money on him to be their top bowler against the SRH.

With 160 needed to win, the PBKS batsmen would have been quite confident that they could chase it down. However, after reaching 53/1 after 5.3 overs, they then went on to lose 4 wickets for just 14 runs, and come the end of their 20 overs, they had only managed to score 142, meaning that they lost the match by 17 runs.

The pick of the batsmen for the PBKS was Jitesh Sharma, who collected 44 runs from 34 balls, while Jonny Bairstow scored 28 from 15, and Rahul Chahar chipped in with 25 from 24 further down the order. However, none of the other batsman showed up, and this will be a big disappointment for the PBKS.

If you want to make an IPL prediction on the top batsman for the PBKS versus the SRH, then who would we wager on? Well, we like the look of Livingstone for this type of bet, so would put our money on him to top score. In the 13 matches that he has played, he has scored 388 at an average of 32.33. Thus, we would not be surprised if he ended up being their top scorer in this final match of the competition.

Do we think that the PBKS will make any changes to their playing XI for this match? Well, like the selectors for the SRH, we reckon that the PBKS selectors will allow the same playing XI that played against the DC to send their fans away with a win.

Toss Prediction

At the start of the 2022 Indian Premier League, winning the toss was seen as vital as the team that won the coin toss was winning around 70% of the time. This was due to dewy conditions which meant that the team that fielded second had to bowl and field with a wet ball.

However, at the business end of the tournament, the dew does not seem to be an issue, and it has not had that much of an impact on proceedings. In fact, lately, it has been better to not win the toss since from the last 10 matches, 80% of them have been won by the team that lost the coin toss.

Therefore, it is not easy to make a toss prediction for this game, but we will not sit on the fence since we do not like to do that. Thus, we are going to say that the team that wins the toss will decide to bat first.

Pitch Conditions

This final game of the Group Stage will take place at the Wankhede Stadium, where the average score batting first has stood at 166. The average score that has been needed to win when batting first is 188, and the team that has batted first has been victorious 41% of the time. Despite this, we still believe that the captain that wins the coin toss will opt to bat first.

The team that does bat first will look to score about 175 runs. Yes, we know that this is fewer than the average number that has been needed to win when batting first at this stadium, but the wickets have slowed down a bit and scoring is harder, meaning not as many runs should be needed to win.

Our SRH vs PBKS Betting Tips

Since this is practically a dead rubber, it is not easy to make a match prediction today for it. These two teams are quite evenly matched with think, but the team that we are backing to win this match today is the Punjab Kings. Why is this the franchise that we predict will win? Well, we just think that the PBKS batsman will put in a better performance than their SRH counterparts, and this will see them over the line.

IPL Match Prediction

Punjab Kings to win