Rising Pune Supergiant v Sunrisers Hyderabad is the first game on Saturday 22nd April and Shruti Chopra has her prediction in place. Have a listen to her here, or as always, you can continue to read below.
Pune’s previous game was against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore, which Pune managed to win by a healthy 27 runs. Now the team is back home and are facing the current champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad. Looking at their cards, it seems as if they’re going to get stuck in a rut – especially with their batting. They may just have no answers to Hyderabad’s strong bowling line up who may end up breaking Pune’s back. Just a little blessing could be those overs in the end in which some respite may be offered. Pune’s bowling appears a little patchy, but then so does Hyderabad’s batting. It appears as if the Sunrisers don’t know how best to pace their innings, so although they may start well, their middle overs could slow down to the extent of Hyderabad needing to take some risks in the end.
As for my prediction, it’s tarot advantage: Sunrisers Hyderabad.