Here are our tips for upcoming IPL matches.
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The Indian Premier League is well underway and there’s a double header of action on Wednesday as Punjab Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders face the Chennai Super Kings. Here are our top tips for the games.
Punjab Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad
It’s too early to say this is a must win game, but given the poor starts these franchises have made, this is the biggest game of the season so far. For both sides, middle order runs have been the big problem. Punjab’s five bowler approach has left them very short of hitters in the final overs, whilst the Sunrisers have suffered agonizing collapses in their first three games.
A low scoring game could be on the cards, so 3.2 on no player making a fifty in the first innings looks a great price.
As for the man of the match award, it seems sensible to look at the spin bowling departments given the way games in Chennai have gone so far. There are a number of good spinners on show here and naturally the world class Rashid Khan appeals at 11. However, if you fancy a longer odds bet then Muragan Ashwin at 26 looks a good value punt.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings
The bookies have this as a coin flip game with both teams at around 1.9 to win. There’s certainly little value to be had from betting on the match winner, so instead concentrate on the player markets.
Runs have been a problem for CSK so far and despite the array of talent in their ranks, they’ve only registered one fifty so far. If you’re looking at a CSK batter to be top run scorer, Suresh Raina at 11 - the score of the aforementioned fifty - looks the value bet.
As for KKR, their top order completely flopped against RCB last time out, and compared to some of the other IPL sides, their batting lineup isn’t especially destructive or full of big names. The value bet could be in picking a middle order hit like the explosive Andre Russell (11), he top scored in KKR’s last outing and is a good price to do the same again here.
In terms of the man of the match award, Russell at 17 offers good value, especially given his six wickets in three games so far. An even longer odds bet is Shakib Al Hasan at 19. The Bangladesh all rounder rarely has a bad game and can provide match winning contributions with both bat and ball.
It promises to be a fantastic day of IPL action. Enjoy the games, gamble responsibly and look out for more free cricket betting tips in the next few weeks.