IPL Predictions 2021

The Indian Premier League is the highest-ranking T20 cricket league in India and one of the most prestigious cricket competitions in the world. Our cricket experts are diehard fans of the IPL and follow every match thoroughly, in order to give you the best IPL cricket predictions in the world.

Today’s IPL Predictions

IPL Predictions

Read our detailed IPL match predictions to learn everything about the two teams locking horns days before stepping onto the pitch. Getting as much information about an IPL match before it takes place will help you better predict the outcome, resulting in an excellent opportunity for making a profit.

Apart from analysing the teams, their forms, the matchup history, pitch report, and key players, our team of experts also scans all online sportsbooks for the match in question in search of the most favourable odds and lines. Once you decide which bet you’re going to take, you’ll be just a click away from a betting site that offers the best price.

 

 

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IPL

The Indian Premier League is the highest-ranking T20 cricket league in India and one of the most prestigious cricket competitions in the world. The top eight teams compete over 60 matches in a season that typically spans from late March to early May.

 

Chennai Super Kings are crowned champions during the final of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021

 

Sports betting sites are filled with various IPL markets during the season, allowing you to wager on anything from player props to outright winners. Knowing when and where to place bets and which markets and odds to take advantage of is the key if you plan on making some profit.

 

 

Our cricket experts are diehard fans of the IPL and follow every match thoroughly.

Not only do they watch the games, but they also follow up on any crucial league-wide news and trends that they think might be useful from the perspective of betting.

 

 

You can be sure to find match predictions on every single IPL match here on Crictips. Our analyses include everything you need to extract a knowledgeable bet, including match details, preview, pitch report, probable XIs, key players, and probable winners. What’s more, by reading our reports, you can gain knowledge and predict the outcome of an entire season.

Looking for a cricket betting tips expert? We can tell you we are! We have years of experience in analyzing these games and we have accumulated a range of tips we can share to you. Read our betting tips below.

 

IPL News

Following up on the news around the league is an essential prerequisite for getting an IPL bet right. Whether a team signs a new player, the rumours break out that a given team’s chemistry is off, or a player’s injury report is out saying that he will miss a good chunk of the season, you’ll be the first to read about it on Crictips.

By regularly reading the news on our website, you’ll be in tune with the latest happenings in and around the IPL, which will significantly help you make successful bets. We cover all relevant stories that may affect the outcome of teams’ performances. We always get our information from reliable sources, so you won’t have to worry about our reports being fake or inaccurate.

Even if betting on IPL is not your primary focus, our news section will help you know what’s going on in the league. True IPL fans will get to read exclusive player interviews, important announcements, and complete match reports.

Of course, IPL is only one part of our news section. After the season is over and the players go to their deserved break, we keep working 24/7, bringing you the latest details from the world of cricket.

Nevertheless, there’s always a lot going on before and after the IPL season that affects the league itself, so we will keep an eye out for IPL-related stories throughout the year and prepare them for you promptly.

We understand the time-sensitive nature of news reporting all too well, especially when it can be used as a valuable source of information for IPL betting. An outdated report means squat, as the bookies will pick up on the news and change their odds, leaving you out of the opportunity to find a value bet. That’s why we always aim to issue a quick write-up as soon as we learn about something important that may affect the outcome of the next IPL match.Naturally, a little bit of responsibility falls on you, the reader. If you truly wish to keep yourself informed on everything that’s going on in the IPL and find ways to take our reports and use them to your advantage when betting, you must regularly refresh our news page to see if we got anything new worth your attention.

 

We post several news reports a day, even those that are not as widespread, allowing you to read about stuff from the IPL that you can’t find on other sites.

IPL Match Predictions

Thousands of cricket bettors visit our website daily, and the reason is that we’re pretty good at making accurate IPL predictions. Our analysts take every little thing into account when conducting research, after which they search for sportsbooks that offer the best odds on particular markets.

 

We never base our predictions on a hunch.

Instead, our predictions are made after hours upon hours of looking at advanced data, history matchup, news reports, and anything else that helps us lead you to a successful bet. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at some of the archived predictions we made, and you’ll find that a great majority of them were spot on.

Every one of our prediction reports consists of several segments, including match details, preview, pitch report, weather conditions, probably XIs, key players, and probable winners. Additionally, each prediction page will include links that lead to sportsbooks with the best IPL odds.

Match Details

Under match details, you’ll be able to see which two teams play against each other, the exact date and time (pay attention to the time zone), and the stadium at which the match is taking place.

Note that most sportsbooks take pre-match bets a few minutes before the start of the game. Of course, even if you’re late to make a pre-match bet, you’ll be able to take wagers on that game if the sportsbook features live betting.

Preview

Preview is the longest part of our match prediction reports, but it’s also one of the most important. In this section, you’ll get to familiarise yourself with the two teams and what the matchup means for each side. We also talk about how the two teams performed in the several matches prior and what happened the last time they met.

In other words, a preview serves to help us predict the outcome of the match by looking at each team’s history and form coming into the game. Of course, we also look at the details. For example, the Mumbai Indians may have lost their last match against the Delhi Capitals, but only because they were missing some key players, and the loss didn’t affect their overall standings.

Pitch Report

Beginner IPL punters often disregard the importance of the pitch, but unlike many sports, the pitch in cricket can be a huge factor in determining each team’s chances of winning the match. Depending on the surface, the pitch can suit one team or the other. For example, hard pitches favour spinners, while flat pitches benefit batsmen.

 

Naturally, the home team will design their pitch to benefit their style of play. This is why the advantage of home pitch is rather vital in the IPL, although some good teams have learned how to adjust when playing on the road.

Apart from indicating which teams have a better chance of victory, pitches can also suggest whether the match will have a low or a high score, helping you make the right bet on the over/under market.

Weather Conditions

Weather is a significant factor in the IPL and cricket in general. The wetness of grass and the humidity of air can affect how the ball moves and bounces, ultimately affecting a match’s outcome. Like with pitches, specific teams benefit from certain weather conditions, while others tend to be disadvantaged.

All of this is factored in when we make our IPL predictions. Meteorology is now more accurate than ever, so we can easily collect data that suggests what kind of weather is expected on the day of the match.

Probable Playing XIs and Key Players

While all the factors mentioned above matter in predicting the outcome of an IPL match, the most important thing to look at is the squads. The eleven players that go out on the pitch will ultimately decide the winner, so it’s worth looking at which eleven are most likely to start the match.

 

 

This involves a little bit of speculation on our part, as teams can change their lineups just a day or even a few hours before the match. After all, that’s why we call it probable playing XIs. Still, we always take injury reports and coaches’ decisions into account, so the 22 players we list are almost always going to be the ones you end up seeing on the pitch.

Additionally, we write a paragraph or two about the key players on each squad, listing some of their recent stats and talking about their form and availability status.

Probable Winners

Most people come to our website with plans of making a simple moneyline bet. If you’re just interested in who we think will win the match, you can scroll down to the bottom of each of our predictions pages, where we will tell you which team to back with a wager.

 

Best IPL Odds

Apart from helping you decide what to bet on during every IPL match, we will also suggest a few sportsbooks to take those bets in.

 

 

Each sports betting site has its own odds for IPL matches, and while the differences in odds between sportsbooks can be minor, you should always look for the best possible price, getting the ability to earn a higher profit for the same stake.

We scan several reputable sportsbooks during every round of the IPL season, detecting which sportsbooks offer the best value, so you don’t have to go odds shopping on your own. Our predictions pages will contain links leading you directly to the sportsbook with the best odds, after which it will only take a few clicks for you to complete the wager.

Be sure that all sports betting sites you find on our website are legit, safe, and accept customers from India.

 

 

IPL Schedule

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, following up on when and where the IPL matches take place has started to become difficult. The 2020 season was postponed and held in September through November for the first time, while the 2021 season was divided into two parts, with the first half played in April and May and the second in September and October.

Also, because of the restrictions in India caused by the pandemic, certain teams were forced to play in the bubble away from their country, with all the matches in the 2020 season being played in the United Arab Emirates (which also hosted some of the games in the 2014 IPL season), while both India and the UAE hosted the 2021 season.

Because of all this, the scheduling of IPL matches was prone to sudden changes, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had difficulty organising the seasons. Nevertheless, we hope that things will go back to normal soon and that the future IPL seasons will take place in spring, just like everyone is used to.

For now, however, we must follow the announced schedule closely and promptly react to any changes, so you can know precisely when the next set of matches will be played. As soon as the schedule gets announced, you will find the correct dates and times here on Crictips.

The schedule is another important aspect of predicting the winner of a given IPL match. Certain teams benefit from playing in certain weather conditions and, of course, have an advantage when playing at their home pitch. When being forced to play in a neutral venue with no fans and in weather conditions that they are not used to, their performance can be affected, as can the performance of their opponents.

Every one of our match predictions consists of match details where you’ll be able to see the scheduled date, time, and stadium. This is why you should regularly come back to our website to check whether any changes were made in the meantime.

IPL Scoreboard

Here on Crictips, you’ll be able to find detailed match reports from the IPL after every match, alongside the full scoreboard containing the number of runs, overs, and lost wickets for either team. Our scoreboard also includes detailed stats for every player, the fall of wickets, and match notes.

We have an archive of scores that stretches back to several seasons, allowing you always to come back and remind yourself of how the last match between two teams went down. You can expect the scoreboards to be published on Crictips minutes after the game is over, and we guarantee that all numbers and stats will be 100% correct.

It should go without saying that analysing the results of a played match is very important when predicting future results. You can see how each team and their players performed, combine it with their performance from some of the previous matches and try to identify trends that may help you predict their next performance.

Of course, you don’t have to do this alone, as our team of experts always takes scoreboards into account when issuing future predictions.

Latest IPL News

Latest Predictions

Delhi Capitals VS Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2021 – Match 36 – DC vs. RR: Preview, Playing XI & Predictions25 Sep 2021 - 15:30 pm

DC vs RR Preview

It is match number 36 in IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams won their opening fixture in the second phase of IPL 2021. This is their first match at this venue in IPL 2021. DC won comprehensively against SRH and extended their points at the top of the table. While RR  came back from the jaws of defeat to snatch a last-ball win against PBKS.

DC would look to continue the momentum while RR would like to cause an upset and put themselves in a better position to qualify for playoffs. The positive for RR was death bowling while the negative was death over batting. It promises to be an exciting battle between the teams from the north.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportBroken Clouds

    Temp35.086°C

  • VenueSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average158

    1st Innings165

DC vs RR Probable Playing XI

Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant(c), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje,  Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan.

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson(c), Evin Lewis, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rehman, Chetan Sakariya.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
DC 4 1
RR 1 4

DC vs RR Risky Bet – Parimatch

Shikhar Dhawan to score a 50 – Yes

DC vs RR

Shikhar Dhawan has been in prime form for the last two seasons in IPL.  He is currently the leading run-scorer of IPL 2021 with 422 runs and has 3 half-centuries to his name. Further at this venue, he has scored 3 half-centuries in his last 4 matches. In his last match as well he missed out narrowly on a half-century. We predict that Shikhar Dhawan will score a half-century in this match against RR


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Delhi Capitals
Rajasthan Royals

Our Betting Tip

DC has won 4 of their last 5 matches against RR. The only loss for DC against RR in the last 5 matches came in this season of IPL. Although RR  might have won their last match from the jaws of defeat it was still far from a perfect performance for them. DC are a team to beat in IPL 2021 and it looks like RR would not be able to do that job. We predict DC to win this encounter.

Recent Form (L to R)

DC: W W W L W 

RR: W W L W L

DC vs RR Value Bet – ComeOn

Sanju Samson – Over 24.5 Runs

DC vs RR

Sanju Samson has been in good form in this IPL. He has scored 281 runs at an average of 40.14 and strike rate of 144.5. Although he has been a little inconsistent this season, it should not be a concern for the player of his quality. Further, in the last 2 matches at this venue, he scored 48 and 54 respectively. We predict him to score over 24.5 in this fixture

 

*Updated on 24/09/21

Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2021 – Match 35 – RCB vs. CSK: Preview, Playing XI & Predictions24 Sep 2021 - 19:30 pm

RCB vs CSK Preview

It is match number 35 of IPL 2021 and the first of the second phase at Sharjah. It is a small ground with a pitch suited to batting and we can expect a high scoring thriller here.

RCB had a disappointing outing in their opening fixture of the restart. They got bundled out for 92 and lost by 9 wickets with 10 overs remaining. It is the number 3 in their batting order which needs to be sorted out and maybe a little more depth in batting in the lower middle order.

CSK snatched a victory from the defeat of jaws after losing 4 wickets in the powerplay. They defended a competitive total with some brilliant collective performance with the bowl and a match-winning 88 by the youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad. The main positive for them was the all-around performance of Dwayne Bravo who hit a crucial 23 off 8 balls and also took 3 wickets.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportFew Clouds

    Temp34.64°C

  • VenueSharjah Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBowling

  • Overall Average143

    1st Innings142

RCB vs CSK Probable Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, Ab De Villiers, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Wanindu Hasaranga.

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Raydu/Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran,  Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
RCB 2 3
CSK 3 2

RCB vs CSK Risky Bet – Comeon

Player to score most sixes – AB De Villiers

RCB vs CSK

Both the teams have played 3 matches each and it is Faf Du Plessis who have hit the most sixes at this venue in IPL 2020. Although Mr. 360 – AB De Villiers is not much behind. He has 2 fewer sixes but also has fewer balls faced. Jadeja’s Ball per six ratio is amazing but due to his batting order, it is very risky to consider him for this bet.Our suggestion here is to divide the amount and bet on both as the odds are such that if even 1 of them is successful, you will end up making a profit.


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Royal Challengers
Chennai Super Kings

Our Betting Tip

RCB has only won 2 of their last 5 matches, while CSK has won 4 of their last 5 matches. In terms of venue, it is not a happy hunting ground for both teams. CSK have lost all the 3 matches played at this venue last season, while RCB could only manage 1 win of their 3 matches at this venue. CSK comfortably won their last match against RCB in the first phase of IPL 2021.  We feel CSK has the momentum and team balance needed to win this fixture and predict that CSK will win this one as well.

Recent Form (L to R)

RCB: L L W L W  

CSK: W L W W W

RCB vs CSK Value Bet – ComeOn

Team Top Batsman – Faf Du Plessis (CSK)

RCB vs CSK

Faf Du Plessis has scored 2 half-centuries in his last 3 matches at this venue. Moreover, he also scored a half-century in the last match against RCB in IPL 2021. He might be slightly out of form but we believe he will be back in the form. A change in venue can bring a change in form for the South African. Moreover last match’s man of the match for CSK, Ruturaj Gaikwad do not have the best of records at this venue. He has scored 2 ducks in the 2 matches he played at this venue in IPL 2020.

As a result, we predict Faf Du Plessis to be our top batsman for CSK in this fixture.

*Updated on 22/09/21

Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2021 – Match 34 – MI vs. KKR: Previews, Playing XI & Predictions23 Sep 2021 - 19:30 pm

MI vs KKR Preview

It is Match number 34  in the second phase of IPL 2021 and each team have now played a fixture each before this match.

MI lost their opening encounter against CSK by 20 runs in a match they should have won. MI were without their two very important players Captain Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya who were not available due to fitness and injury.MI fans will be hoping for them to be back into the squad. MI took 4 wickets in the powerplay but were not able to control the flow of runs in the death and some poor batting display cost them the match.

KKR made a statement in their opening encounter of phase 2 of IPL 2021. They won by 9 wickets with 60 balls remaining against RCB. They are now 5th on the table. They made a commendable performance with the ball as they bundled RCB out for 92. Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell picked 3 wickets each.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportClear Sky

    Temp34.95°C

  • VenueSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average158

    1st Innings165

MI vs KKR Probable Playing XI

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton De Kock Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
MI 4 1
KKR 1 4

MI vs KKR Risky Bet – Comeon

Team Top Batsman – Rohit Sharma (MI)

MI vs KKR

Rohit Sharma has been in red hot form in England. Further, it seems like he loves playing at this venue and opposition. He has scored 982 runs against KKR at an average of 46.8 in IPL. Further in the last 5 matches at this venue, he has scored 30+ 4 times. We predict Rohit Sharma to be the top batsman for MI in this fixture. If in case he is unfit and does not play, you can pick SuryaKumar Yadav to be the top batsman for MI.

 


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Mumbai Indians
Kolkata Knight Riders

Our Betting Tip

Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya are expected to be fit against KKR. While KKR has looked dominant in their opening encounter. Further, both the teams have good records in Abu Dhabi. KKR have won 6 of their 9 matches played at Abu Dhabi since IPL 2020. While MI have won 6 out of their 8 matches played at  Abu Dhabi since IPL 2020. In recent times this fixture has been heavily dominated by MI and also both the matches played at this venue in IPL 2020 was won by MI. We predict MI to win this tight encounter.

Recent Form (L to R)

MI: L W W L W

KKR: W L L L W

MI vs KKR Value Bet – PariMatch

Total Runs – Shubman Gill – Over 21.5

MI vs KKR

Shubman Gill scored a blistering 48 in his last match against RCB. He looks back in good touch. Further his record in Abu Dhabi is tremendous. In his last 5 matches at this venue, he has scored 30+ 4 times. We predict Shubman Gill to score more than 21.5  in this fixture.

*Updated on 21/09/21

Delhi Capitals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2021 – Match 33 – DC vs. SRH: Preview, Playing XI and Predictions22 Sep 2021 - 19:30 pm

DC vs SRH Preview

DC will take on SRH in Match Number 33 at Dubai International Stadium. The last time these two teams met it had all the excitement and thrill one can experience in a T20 Match. The match was tied after 20 overs and it was DC who edge past SRH in the super over.

Jonny Bairstow who is one of the key players for SRH will miss out on the second phase of IPL 2021. He has been the epitome of batting for SRH this season. Luckily for SRH they have another explosive opener from England Jason Roy. SRH would have their hopes high on Jason Roy to score some quick runs in the powerplay.

While for DC they look like a lot more balanced side than their opponent. DC will also miss out on one of their key foreign players Chris Woakes. He is replaced by Ben Dwarshuis. A good thing for the DC team and fans is that their former skipper Shreyas Iyer is back from injury and will strengthen the middle order.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportClear Sky

    Temp34.81°C

  • VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average154

    1st Innings166

DC vs SRH Probable Playing XI

Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant(c), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje,  Axar Patel/Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.

SunRisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson(c), Jason Roy, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Wridhhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T. Natarajan.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
DC 3 2
SRH 2 3

DC vs SRH Risky Bet – Comeon

Player to score most sixes – Shreyas Iyer

DC vs SRH

 

Manish Pandey has hit the most sixes among all the players from SRH and DC in IPL 2021. Although looking at his current form there is less probability of him to score more. Further Shreyas Iyer is known for his batting against spin and the ability to hit maximum against spin. With spin expected to play important role in this venue and him being the second-highest six-hitter among the players, we predict him to be the player to score most sixes in this match.


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Delhi Capitals
Sunrisers

Our Betting Tip

DC has won 4 of their last 5 matches while their opponent has been incomplete opposite form. SRH have won only 1 of their last 5 matches. It is always an entertaining fixture when these two teams meet. In recent times DC has had a slight edge towards SRH. Further looking at the current form we predict DC to win the match.

Recent Form (L to R)

DC: W W L W W

SRH: L L L W L

DC vs SRH Value Bet – PariMatch

Total Runs – Shikhar Dhawan – Over 23.5

DC vs SRH

 

Shikhar Dhawan is the top scorer in the IPL 2021. He has scored 380 runs at an average of 54.28. He has scored more than 24 runs in 4 of his last 5 matches. In the form he is in, he has a very high chance of scoring more than 24 runs in this innings as well.

*Updated on 18/09/21

Punjab Kings VS Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2021 – Match 32 – PBKS vs. RR: Preview, Playing XI & Predictions21 Sep 2021 - 19:30 pm

PBKS vs RR Preview

It’s PBKS vs RR in Match number 32 in IPL 2021 at Dubai International Stadium. It was a high scoring thriller where PBKS won the match by just 4 runs when both the teams met last time. Both the teams are in the mid-table with PBKS having played a match more.

PBKS might have a blessing in disguise in terms of overseas replacement as they got Adil Rashid who could be very useful in these turning pitches. Although it seems like a tough task for PBKS boys to qualify for the playoffs. It will be interesting to see if the change in venue brings a change in fortune for Punjab Kings.

RR’s 3 of the top overseas signings are not available for the second phase of IPL 2021. They would be without Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. Although this means that Liam Livingstone should surely find a place in the playing XI with the form he is in. This can be a much-needed batting boost for RR.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportClear Sky

    Temp34.69°C

  • VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBalanced

  • Overall Average149

    1st Innings163

PBKS vs RR Probable Playing XI

Punjab Kings 

KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Aiden Markram/Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Adil Rashid, Arshdeep Singh/Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammad Shami, Nathan Ellis.

Rajasthan Royals 

Sanju Samson(c), Evin Lewis, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rehman/Tabriz Shamsi, Chetan Sakariya.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
PBKS 3 2
RR 2 3

PBKS vs RR Risky Bet – Comeon

Player to score the most sixes – KL Rahul

PBKS vs RR

KL Rahul has hit the most sixes – 16 for PBKS in IPL 2021. Although since there are likes of Chris Gayle involved in the squad it can be a risky bet but also it gives higher returns.

 


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Punjab Kings
Rajasthan Royals

Our Betting Tip

PBKS vs RR has been competitive fixtures in IPL. In the last 5 matches, PBKS have the slightest edge. They have won 3 of their last 5 fixtures against RR.  Although in UAE in IPL 2020, RR came out on top in both the matches. Our bet tip is that in UAE, PBKS will come out on top.

Recent Form (L to R)

PBKS: L W L W L

RR: W L W L L

PBKS vs RR Value Bet – 10Cric

Team Top Batsman – Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings)

PBKS vs RR

Mayank Agarwal has been the top scorer for PBKS in 3 of the last 5 he has played. While in one of them he was the joint-top scorer for them. It seems like there is a good probability for Mayank Agarwal to once again be the top scorer for PBKS and is our value bet for this fixture.

*Odds and Average score updated on 21/09/21

Kolkata Knight Riders VS Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2021 – Match 31 – KKR vs. RCB: Preview, Playing XI and Predictions20 Sep 2021 - 19:30 pm

KKR vs RCB Preview

It’s KKR vs RCB in match number 31 of IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. RCB have as many as 5 overseas player changes in their squad in respect to the first phase of IPL 2021. But a good thing is none of them were a part of the regular playing XI. Moreover, they have got pretty good overseas replacements. 

KKR only have 1 change in their squad, but that change is going to be a big blow for the side that’s second last on the table. Their main bowler Pat Cummins is not available for the second part of IPL 2021. He is replaced by Tim Southee.

The last time both these teams met, RCB won the match comfortably by 38 runs at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportClear Sky

    Temp35.26°C

  • VenueSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average173

    1st Innings182

KKR vs RCB Probable Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Ab De Villiers, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Shabaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Wanindu Hasaranga.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
KKR 1 4
RCB 4 1

KKR vs RCB Risky Bet – Comeon

Team Top Batsman -Eoin Morgan (KKR)

KKR vs RCB

As the title rightly suggests it is a risky bet. But there are reasons behind suggesting this risky bet. He might be out of form for long but he seems to like the venue.  He has scored 156 runs in his last 5 matches at this venue. And who knows change in venue can bring change in fortunes and form for KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.

 


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Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers

Our Betting Tip

It is RCB who have an edge over KKR in the last 5 matches. RCB have won the last 4 of the 5 matches played between these two teams.  In terms of match prediction, we expect Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to win once again. 

Recent Form (L to R)

KKR: L W L L L

KKR have only won 1 of their last 5 matches. 

RCB: L W L W W 

RCB have won 5 out of the 7 matches and are 3rd in the table with 10 points

KKR vs RCB Value Bet – PariMatch

Shubman Gill Total Over 20.5

KKR vs RCB

Shubman Gill has not been in the best form in the first phase of IPL 2021. He has only twice scored more than 20 runs in his last 5 matches. Although Shubman Gill might benefit from the change in venue in this match. He has scored 2 half-centuries in his last 3 matches on this venue in IPL 2020. Our bet is that he shall score more than 20.5 runs in this match

Chennai Super Kings VS Mumbai Indians

IPL 2021 – Match 30 – CSK vs. MI: Preview, Playing XI & Predictions19 Sep 2021 - 19:30 pm

CSK vs MI Preview

It is CSK vs MI in the first match of the second phase of IPL 2021 in UAE. It is match number 30 in IPL 2021 and it will be played in Dubai International Stadium.  When both teams met earlier in the season, it was MI who won the high scoring thriller by 4 wickets. They were chasing 219 in their 20 overs and it was CSK who looked comfortable to win the match.

It was only due to the brilliance of Keiron Pollard who scored 87 of 34 balls that helped them seal the victory. CSK vs MI are always expected to be a thriller and you can expect nothing less in the opening encounter of the second phase of IPL 2021. The good thing for both teams is that there are no changes in the squad from the first phase.

Playing conditions

  • Weather ReportClear sky

    Temp35.53°C

  • VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium

    Pitch ReportBatting

  • Overall Average154

    1st Innings166

CSK vs MI Probable Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Raydu, Sam Curran,  Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton De Kock/Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne.

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
CSK 1 4
MI 4 1

CSK vs MI Risky Bet – ComeOn

Keiron Pollard to score most sixes

CSK vs MI

Kieron Pollard has hit the most number of sixes among the players from MI and CSK in IPL 2021. There are other players who are tied with him in hitting the number of sixes. There is a reason to bet on Pollard to hit most sixes in this match. Pollard also has the most number of sixes from these players at Dubai International Stadium in IPL 2020. To further strengthen his case he has got the best Balls per six ratios in this venue in IPL 2020 among these players.

KKR vs RR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Rinku Singh/Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson.

Bench:

Tom Banton, Rinku Singh/Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Prasidh Krishna.

Rajasthan Royals

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron.

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Shubman Gill:

The pitch is considerably slow and the par score is around 160. If Shubman Gill can get settled, he can play a big knock with his excellent credentials against spin. Also as all the pacers of RR bowl above 140 km/hr, that should help him.

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa has got starts in the recent games and he can play excellently against spin. Also as he plays as an opener, he can use the hard ball for his benefit on the slow surface in KKR vs RR.

Top Bowler:

Varun Chakravarthy

The pitch is expected to help this mystery spinner at Dubai. Also as RR is extremely reliable on their overseas batsmen, Varun Chakravarthy can get better off them.

Shreyas Gopal

Shreyas Gopal hasn’t bowled well in this season but the out of form batting line-up of KKR might help him. Also as the pitch might provide some grip, the wrist-spinner can be effective in KKR vs RR.

Our Betting Tips:

RR has been in terrific form in the recent game and they should continue their winning run.

Predicted Winner:

Rajasthan Royals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 53 – CSK vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 53rd match (CSK vs KXIP) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

CSK vs KXIP has a great significance for the playoffs scenario. It is the last game of the group stage for both the teams and a must-win match for KXIP. Punjab is coming after a major comprehensive defeat against RR and to qualify for the playoffs they have to win this game at any cost. CSK are already eliminated from the tournament but they would want to finish their dismal season with a win. As the game is at Abu Dhabi we can expect an equal contest between bat and ball.

Pitch Condition/Report

Abu Dhabi has assisted both batsmen and bowlers in the past few games and teams have won chasing big totals here as well. The team winning the toss might chase as the chasing has helped both the sides recently. Also as the temperature is going down, fielding first shouldn’t bother anymore in the day games.

Average first innings score: 164 (so far in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 11; Lost – 6; Tie – 1

CSK vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.

Bench

Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, R Sai Kishore, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar.

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.

Bench

Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has started coming up the order he can dictate the terms if he gets settled. KXIP doesn’t have a fiery speedster and that should help Dhoni’s cause. Also as the pitch at Abu Dhabi allows the ball to come onto the bat, Dhoni will find himself in the comfort zone.

Chris Gayle

On the same surface, Chris Gayle scored a brilliant 99 against RR and would want to repeat the same. As CSK doesn’t have a hit-the-deck bowler, Gayle might find it easy to put away loose balls on the batting-friendly pitch of Abu Dhabi in CSK vs KXIP.

Top Bowlers:

Sam Curran

As KXIP is extremely dependent on their top order, Sam Curran might be the key bowler for CSK. The right-handed openers of KXIP might find it difficult to cope with Curran’s left-handed angle.

Mohammed Shami

The pitch at Abu Dhabi has assisted the pacers with the new ball and Shami might enjoy the conditions. Also, the top order of CSK has struggled with pacers against MI and Shami would want to get better off them in CSK vs KXIP.

Our Betting Tips:

CSK are coming after two consecutive wins and they could end their campaign on the winning track.

Predicted Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 52 – RCB vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 52nd match (RCB vs SRH) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

A famous rivalry is going to be recreated in this south Indian derby. RCB vs SRH has an immense impact on the playoffs qualification scenario as well. RCB who are coming from two back to back defeats will be facing SRH to seal their spot in the playoffs, SRH, on the other hand, would want to stay alive with another victory. SRH has got the momentum with them as they comfortably defeated DC in their last game but RCB have played some excellent cricket this season. Considering the venue is Sharjah, a lot of sixes should be expected from both sides.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In the initial games, Sharjah was considered as a paradise for the batsmen considering the size of the boundary but the aspects have changed now. The pitch has become slower as the tournament has progressed and we can expect assistance for the spinners as well. The teams might opt to chase considering the dew factor but it always better to put runs on the board in crucial games.

Average first innings score: 187 (in the last 10 games at Sharjah)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5; Lost – 5; Tie – 0

RCB vs SRH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Joshua Phillipe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench

Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmed, Aaron Finch, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Moeen Ali.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Bench

Jonny Bairstow, Priyam Garg, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman:

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is regarded as one of the most powerful hitters of the game. He played a blinder at Sharjah earlier in the tournament against KKR and we can expect another one from him considering the sluggish pace bowling attack from SRH and short boundaries.

Manish Pandey

The pitch at Sharjah has provided some to grip to the spinners. As Manish Pandey is an excellent player of spin, he can play an important role for SRH. Also, the shorter boundaries should help his cause of hitting big sixes as well.

Top Bowlers:

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has been the go-to bowler of RCB whenever they need wickets and Chahal could continue his role. If the pitch assists spinners like the trend, he can be extremely dangerous in RCB vs SRH.

Rashid Khan

It’s the battle between two of the best wrist spinners in T20 cricket. Rashid Khan is in excellent form and he can be the leading wicket-taker against RCB considering the record of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli against the leg spinners.

Our Betting Tips:

RCB have a better batting line-up than SRH and the conditions at Sharjah should suit them better.

Predicted Winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 51 – DC vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The last DC vs MI contest was to decide who was the best team of the tournament but the time has changed now. DC have lost their last three games and they haven’t sealed their playoffs spot yet. On the other hand, MI became the first team to qualify for the first season and they would want to win this game to make their way in the top two. As the game is in Dubai, spinners are expected to get some assistance. DC have a more experienced spin attack but MI’s batting order is arguably the strongest in the tournament.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Dubai has been slow and it has helped the spinners. However, chasing sides have prospered in the day games. The team winning the toss will be in a conundrum with their decision.

Average first innings score: 173 (in IPL 2020 so far)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 12, Tied – 3

DC vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals

Ajinkya Rahane/Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravi Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje.

Bench

Ajinkya Rahane/Prithvi Shaw, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav.

Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (C), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman:

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is an excellent player of spin and his ability to hit big shots against tweakers in well known. Also as he bats at number three, the DC skipper can play a long knock for his team.

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan is in tremendous form and he is hitting sixes at will. As the southpaw will be batting in the powerplay, he has the best chance to exploit the hardball on this gripping surface in DC vs MI.

Top Bowler:

Ravichandran Ashwin

Mumbai Indians have several left-handers being an off-spinner, Ashwin could be effective against them. Ashwin has bowled well in this season and he can be the leading wicket-taker in DC vs MI.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah has been Mumbai’s go-to bowlers since the last few years. As he has all the variations in his ammunition including the slower ball, Bumrah can be extremely vital for MI.

Our Betting Tips:-

MI is in much better form and their combination is looking balanced.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 50 – KXIP vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 50th match (KXIP vs RR) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

One of the most dramatic games of the first half will be recreated in this rebound game in Abu Dhabi. The last time these two teams met, it was Sharjah and Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes in a single over of Sheldon Cottrell to pull off a stunning victory for RR. However, the time has changed now and KXIP is riding on a streak. They have won five consecutive games and would want to collect two more points to put one step further towards the playoffs qualification. On the other hand, it is a must-win the game for RR and there will be immense pressure on Steve Smith and company in KXIP vs RR.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Abu Dhabi has presented the most sporting pitches in this tournament. Any total is chaseable here considering the true bounce in the surface. The pacers are expected to get assistance in the initial overs.

Average first innings score: 163 (so far in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 10, Lost – 6, Tied – 1

KXIP vs RR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda/Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin.

Bench:

Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Deepak Hooda/Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Simran Singh.

Rajasthan Royals:

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul likes the ball to come onto the bat and the sporting pitch of Abu Dhabi should help his cause. Also if he gets settled, he can be extremely destructive against a bowling line up of RR.

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson played a blistering knock the last time these two teams met. All the pacers of KXIP are hit-the-deck bowlers and that should suit Samson’s style of play in KXIP vs RR.

Top Bowler:

Ravi Bishnoi

As RR’s batting is extremely dependent on their overseas batsmen, Bishnoi can be effective against them. The wrist-spinner has been impressive in this season for his control and variations.

Jofra Archer

The pitch at Abu Dhabi assists the pacers with the new ball. Jofra Archer has bowled in the right areas in this season and his ability to move the ball at a serious pace should be vital in KXIP vs RR.

Our Betting tips:

KXIP is in excellent form in this season and they could continue their winning streak against RR.

Predicted winners:

Kings XI Punjab is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 49 – CSK vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 49th match (CSK vs KKR) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

CSK and KKR will lock horns at Dubai as the tournament is progressing towards its end. CSK is the only team that has been eliminated but KKR is still in the race and will be playing a must-win game. As the trend suggests, Dubai has been a spin-friendly ground and both the teams have reliable spinners in their ranks. It’s a battle between two of the most renowned captains of International cricket as well. KKR will take the field to grab two important points to present a strong case for the playoffs and the yellow army will try to ruin their plans in CSK vs KKR.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has been on the slower side in the recent games here. Batting second can be extremely difficult but only when the team batting first has scored more than 170. As the pitch is difficult, teams might prefer to bat first to put pressure with runs on the board.

Average first innings score: 173 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 12, Tied – 3

CSK vs KKR Today’s Predicted Playing XI:

Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Imran Tahir.

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Santner, R Sai Kishore, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson.

Bench:

Tom Banton, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Kuldeep Yadav.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad was in excellent form in the last game against RCB. As the young batsman is getting a chance to open, he looks comfortable after spending some time in the middle. As the pitch is expected to similar to the one against RCB, he would want to replicate his heroics in CSK vs KKR.

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana is a very good player of spin and he played a phenomenal knock against DC as well. If he gets in early on, he can dominate the CSK spinners who will turn the ball into the left-handers.

Top Bowler:

Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar can swing the ball early on and he has been quite effective in the powerplay. As KKR have young uncapped players in their top order, Chahar can get better off them.

Sunil Narine

The ball gets a grip from the surface at Dubai and the off-spinner is an experienced campaigner can utilize that well. As CSK’s middle order has struggled in IPL 2020, Narine can run through them in CSK vs KKR.

Our Betting Tips:

CSK have nothing to lose while the pressure is mounting on KKR. With the pitches getting slow and the MS Dhoni-led side finding its groove with three spinner, CSK should get two more points.

Predicted Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 48 – MI vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 48th match (MI vs RCB) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

MI vs RCB will be a clash to clinch the top spot on the points table. The winner of the battle will also become the first team to qualify for the playoffs. RCB will be coming into the game after alarming defeat against CSK. MI lost their last encounter as Rajasthan sensationally defeated them. Both the teams would want to seal their spot for the playoffs as the competition is getting extremely intense at the business end. Hence, this is expected to be one of the most competitive battles of the tournament.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Abu Dhabi has the most sporting deck of IPL 2020. Several high scores have been chased on this surface and with the ball coming on the bat nicely, no total is safe here. The team winning the toss might opt to chase considering their failure defend a total in last game as well.

Average first innings score: 162 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 9, Lost – 6, Tied – 1

MI vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson.

Bench:

Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini/Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.

Bench:

Isuru Udana, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini/Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Shahbaz Ahmad, Shivam Dube.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan has played attacking cricket with his tremendous ability while opening the batting in Rohit Sharma’s absence. He scored 99 when these teams met earlier in the tournament as well and he would want to repeat that.

Devdutt Padikkal

As the pitch is quite good to bat on and the Mumbai pacers bowl at a good speed, the conditions could help Devdutt Padikkal in MI vs RCB. The southpaw likes the ball to come onto the bat as he depends majorly on timing.

Top Bowlers:

Trent Boult

The pitch at Abu Dhabi provides some assistance to the bowlers early on. As Boult is a swing bowler, he can get better off the conditions to put RCB batsmen under trouble.

Washington Sundar

In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai will open with two left-handers. Being an off-spinner, Washington Sundar bowls in the powerplay and he can be effective against the southpaws in MI vs RCB.

Our Betting Tips:

MI has a better bowling attack than RCB and they can restrict the batsmen better on this sporting surface.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 47 – SRH vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Hyderabad vs Bangalore

Match Details:

The 47th match (SRH vs DC) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

SRH vs DC has a great importance but different prospects for both the teams. SRH will try to stay alive with a victory and DC would be looking to ascertain their seat in the playoffs. Hyderabad must be disappointed with their performance in the last game as they dug their own grave to lose an important fixture against KXIP. On the other hand, DC has lost their last two matches and they would be hoping to confirm their playoffs spot as soon as possible because they are heading towards two difficult clashes after this game against MI and RCB.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Dubai has been quite confusing in the recent games. SRH failed to chase down 127 and CSK looked extremely comfortable in chasing 146 on the same surface. As both the teams have enjoyed success while batting first in IPL 2020, opting to bat first can be a popular choice.

Average first innings score: 171 (Thus far at this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 11, Tied – 3

SRH vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Bench:

Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Shahbaz Nadeem

Delhi Capitals:

Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje

Bench:

Prithvi Shaw, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey played a scintillating knock against RR to take SRH to a victory. As the pitch is expected to get slower and Manish Pandey is their lead Indian batsman with the best technique against spin, he can be extremely effective against Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant has been a bit uncomfortable against pace bowling and short balls in recent times but he can hit the ball a very long way if he gets in his zone. As SRH pacers don’t have much pace to offer, Rishabh Pant can be extremely dangerous in SRH vs DC.

Top Bowler:

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is regarded as one of the best spinners in T20s. He can turn the ball on any surface and his googly is extremely lethal. As the surface is expected to provide grip, Rashid Khan can be impactful.

Kagiso Rabada

The Protea speedster is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament so far. His performance has been impeccable at the top as well as death. As SRH’s middle order is a bit weak against pace, Rabada has all the ammunition to clean them up in SRH vs DC.

Our Betting Tips:

Delhi Capitals are the much stronger side and their bowling is one of the best in the tournament.

Predicted Winners:

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 46 – KKR vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 46th match (KKR vs KXIP) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

KKR vs KXIP is arguably the most important match of the group stage. Both the teams are in a quest of reaching the playoffs and their remaining games are almost do or die for them. KKR is in a better situation with one extra win in their 11 games but KXIP is coming into the game with immense momentum. They have won four consecutive matches by now and would like to extend their winning run. KKR also won their last encounter as they defeated DC, one of the most settled sides of the tournament in a comfortable manner.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Sharjah has been the most dynamic venue in IPL 2020. As the ground is small in size, it saw some high-scoring encounters early on, however, as the pitch has slowed down, batsmen are finding it difficult to bat on this surface. Also, there is some swing on offer early on like we saw in CSK vs MI clash.

Average first innings score: 191 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

KKR vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Rahul Tripathi/Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson.

Bench:

Tom Banton, Rinku Singh/Rahul Tripathi, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Kuldeep Yadav.

Kings XI Punjab:

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin.

Bench:

Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Simran Singh.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana showed his extraordinary class against Delhi Capitals as he scored a brilliant fifty. He can play a similar knock yet again as he plays spin quite well and both the KXIP spinners turn the ball into the left-handers.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul is the leading run-scorer in the tournament. He loves the ball to come onto the bat at a nice pace and KKR’s pacers can help him with that. Also, the short boundaries can be valuable for this detergent shot-maker.

Top Bowler:

Sunil Narine

In the last encounter involving these two sides, Sunil Narine played the role of a game-changer with the ball. As the wicket is expected to slow down later in the innings, he can play an extremely vital role.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is their strike bowler and his role has been to provide wickets to KXIP. As the pitch might provide some assistance early on, Shami might steal the show in KKR vs KXIP.

Our Betting Tips:

KXIP are is amazing form and they might continue their winning streak in KKR vs KXIP as well.

Predicted Winners:

Kings XI Punjab is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 45 – RR vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Hyderabad vs Bangalore

Match Details:

The 45th match (RR vs MI) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The defending champions will take on the Champions of the inaugural season at Abu Dhabi. It’s a day game and it has a different importance for both the sides. Mumbai would be looking ascertain their playoffs berth with a win here and Rajasthan would be hoping to win it to grab the outside chance of making it to the playoffs. It looks to be a team to beat in this tournament and will enter RR vs MI the firm favourites.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The chasing team has won more games at this venue and batting second could be an easy choice. The ground is large in size and the change in dimensions should bring a change in RR’s approach.

Average first innings score: 158 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 5, Tied – 1

RR vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot/Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat.

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot/Varun Aaron.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c)/Saurabh Tiwary, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench:

Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler has played a couple of confident knocks since coming in the middle order. He is Rajasthan’s most impactful batsman and against a bowling line up like Mumbai, Buttler would be hoping to give his best in RR vs MI.

Suryakumar Yadav

As Rohit Sharma might not play, the other senior batsmen of MI will have a hefty task in hand. Suryakumar Yadav is one of their most reliable batsmen and he can come strongly to decimate Rajasthan’s bowling unit.

Top Bowler:

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer is in red hot form in this season and he has looked dangerous with the ball. As MI’s top order has inexperienced Indian batsmen, Archer can play a significant role in this game.

Rahul Chahar

The size of the ground affects spinners quite a lot and Abu Dhabi’s big ground can be extremely helpful for Rahul Chahar. The leg spinner has been one of the leading wicket-takers for MI and he would want to continue it.

Our Betting Tips:

With a better form and far more balanced side, MI can defeat RR in this match.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 44 – RCB vs CSK – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Chennai vs Bangalore

Match Details:

The 44th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The southern derby of IPL is going to be a mouth-watering encounter yet again. Two of the biggest names of Indian Cricket will be against each other as RCB take on CSK. For RCB, this game can be a ticket to the playoffs as one victory will take them to the magic number of 16 points. On the other hand, CSK will be playing for pride as they have already lost eight games in the tournament. Though the yellow army still has an outside chance they first need to transform their performance for that.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Dubai’s pitch has worn out as the tournament has progressed and spinners should play an important role here. Both the teams are spin heavyweights and batting first could be an obvious choice.

Average first innings score: 175 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 10, Tied – 3

RCB vs CSK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.

Bench:

Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shivam Dube.

Chennai Super Kings:

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, N Jagadeesan, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi/Josh Hazlewood.

Bench:

Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi/Josh Hazlewood, Piyush Chawla, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Kedar Jadhav, KM Asif, Karn Sharma.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the anchor of RCB’s batting unit and his role includes playing low-risk shots and convert ones in twos in the first half of his innings. He played a similar knock in the first encounter between these two sides and stole the show with his magical performance. With a similar pitch on offer, the RCB skipper should be on top of his game.

Sam Curran

Sam Curran has been the biggest gain for CSK in a forgettable season. He is in excellent form and as he is expected to a promotion in the batting order, the Englishman can get better off RCB’s bowling attack.

Top Bowler:

Navdeep Saini

The fast bowler has impressed everyone with his raw pace and handy control this season. As CSK’s batting unit has struggled against fast bowling in IPL 2020, Saini can be extremely valuable in RCB vs CSK.

Deepak Chahar

RCB’s openers haven’t looked comfortable against swing bowling upfront. As Deepak Chahar is a renowned swing bowler, he can get better off RCB openers with the new ball.

Our Betting Tips:

Royal Challengers Bangalore is the much stronger side and their winning run should continue in RCB vs CSK.

Predicted winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 43 – KXIP vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Hyderabad vs Bangalore

Match Details:

The 43rd match (KXIP vs SRH) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

KXIP vs SRH is a do or die encounter for both the teams. As they are coming after convincing victories, this game can see a neck to neck competition. Both the teams are standing with four wins in 10 games and they need to win all of their remaining games. KXIP are looking a different unit since the return of Chris Gayle and they look extremely confident after thwarting the top three sides in their last three encounters. On the other hand, SRH is still struggling with their team combination, however, their win against RR must have given them confidence.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitches at Dubai have worn out as the tournament has progressed and should be slower. However, with the dew factor in the second innings, the latest trend is in favour of batting second.

Average first innings score: 175 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 10, Tied – 3

KXIP vs SRH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin.

Bench:

Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Simran Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem/Abhishek Sharma.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem/Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh, Fabian Allen, Billy Stanlake, Bavanaka Sandeep, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Khaleel Ahmed.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman:

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow’s greatest strength is his attacking approach in the powerplay and same can be extremely vital at Dubai. As the pitch is expected to slow down, he can get the best out of it by attacking upfront in KXIP vs SRH game.

Chris Gayle

As SRH’s spin attack brings the ball into the left-hander, Chris Gayle can be a dangerous customer against them. He is in great form as well and as one of the boundaries is smaller, Gayle can get better of SRH bowling.

Top Bowler:

Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma is one of the best swing bowlers with the new ball and he can be extremely important bowler against KXIP, as the team depends a lot on their top order. If Sandeep can pick early wickets, KXIP can be put under serious pressure.

Ravi Bishnoi

The pitch is expected to assist spinners and that should only increase the value of Ravi Bishnoi. Also, as SRH’s batting depends mainly on their overseas batsmen, Bishnoi’s googly can be a lethal weapon in KXIP vs SRH.

Our Betting Tips:

KXIP is looking in excellent touch with three consecutive wins and they can continue their winning run.

Predicted Winners:

Kings XI Punjab is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 42 – KKR vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Bangalore vs Kolkata

Match Details:

The 42nd match (KKR vs DC) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

KKR vs DC will be contested between two pace bowling heavyweight sides. Both the teams depend on their overseas fast bowlers to make an impact and they have delivered so far as well. However, the routes of these two sides have been quite different. DC are right at top of the points table with seven wins in 10 games. On the other hand, KKR is struggling with their playoffs qualification and they need to win three of their remaining four games to qualify directly. It is quite an interesting fixture for the qualification scenario of other teams as well.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In the last two encounters at this ground, teams have struggled to put on a big total. However, the pitches have been slow and the team that wins the toss might still be tempted to bat first in KKR vs DC.

Average first innings score: 158 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 5, Tied – 1

KKR vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Tom Banton/Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.

Bench:

Andre Russell, Tom Banton/Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Pravin Dubey, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tim Seifert, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna.

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Shubman Gill

As DC has tremendous pace attack and their fast bowlers will test KKR batting upfront. The batsmen with the better technique will be extremely crucial. Shubman Gill has a sound technique and he can be a vital player against a team like Delhi who have two brilliant fast bowlers.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer bats at three and he is an important pillar in DC’s batting order. With Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy expected to grace KKR’s bowling line-up, Iyer can hit big shots against them. Also, Iyer is yet to play a big innings since last few games and the DC skipper would be raring to score a big knock in KKR vs DC.

Top Bowler:

Pat Cummins

One of the best pacers of the world cricket, Pat Cummins can swing the ball early on. As DC’s top order consist only Indian batsmen, Cummins’ lethal pace bowling can be extremely vital.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is an experienced campaigner and the slow wicket will provide a better platform for Ashwin. His off-spin can be extremely dangerous for KKR as they have several left-handers in their team.

Our Betting Tips:

DC is looking more balanced and in better mind space than KKR and they should get better off Eoin Morgan and his men.

Predicted Winners:

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 41 – CSK vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 41st match (CSK vs MI) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

One of the most popular rivalries of IPL history is going to recreate at Sharjah. You may call CSK vs MI as El-Classico of IPL. Though the two most successful teams of IPL history have seen contrasting paths in IPL 2020. While CSK is struggling at the bottom of the table, MI has already won six out of their nine games. As the contest is at Sharjah, we should expect a run-fest. If Mumbai wins, they will reclaim the number one position on the points table and CSK would want to keep their hopes alive with a victory.

Pitch Condition/Report:

As the pitches are getting slower at Sharjah, the average total has come down remarkably in the last two games. However, as no total is safe at a small ground like this, the team batting first would need to score at least 190 on the board.

Average first innings score: 200 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

CSK vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings:

Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, N Jagadeesan, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla/Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.

Bench:

Murali Vijay, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Piyush Chawla/Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Kedar Jadhav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench:

Dhawal Kulkarni, Ishan Kishan/Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni hasn’t been in brilliant form in this season but he can be extremely destructive on his day. As the ground is smaller, it can help the Ranchi stalwart to hit big shots.

Rohit Sharma

CSK’s bowling is looking a bit fragile with the departure of Dwayne Bravo. If Rohit can get his eye in, he can strike big and put CSK’s spinners under tremendous pressure.

Top Bowler:

Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar is the leader of the bowling attack. He is known to pick up wickets early on and with short boundary, the best chance to dismiss the batsmen is upfront. If Chahar can seam the ball early on, he can extremely effective in CSK vs MI game.

Trent Boult

Trent Boult has been the best wicket-taking bowler in the powerplays. As most of the CSK top-order batsmen are right-handers, Boult can be highly effective with his pace and swing.

Our Betting Tips:

MI is in great form and their team is one of the most balanced sides in IPL 2020.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 40 – RR vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 40th match (RR vs SRH) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

RR vs SRH is a contest between two sides who are trying very hard to grab a place in the playoffs. Both the teams are struggling with their middle order as their strength lies in their overseas batsmen. SRH have won three games out of their nine and one more defeat can hamper their dream of playoffs qualification quite heavily. RR have also won only four of their 10 games but their victory against CSK in the last match must have given them confidence.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game will be played in Dubai and like the trend, the pitch is expected to be slow. SRH has a perfect bowling line-up for a slow pitch and RR batsmen need to play cautiously. As the deck is expected to deteriorate in the second innings, batting first could be an easy choice after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 176 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 10, Tied – 3

RR vs SRH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Prithvi Raj Yarra/Basil Thampi.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra/Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh, Fabian Allen, Billy Stanlake, Bavanaka Sandeep, Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Wriddhiman Saha, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is their skipper and he has played promising knocks in the last two games. As he is one of the best batsmen of spin, he can perform exceptionally on a slow wicket.

Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey has got starts in the tournament but his performance hasn’t been miraculous. He has been criticized for his cautious approach as well. However, as the pitch is expected to be slow, Pandey’s style of playing can be vital for SRH.

Top Bowler:

Kartik Tyagi

Kartik Tyagi is a young fast and hit-the-deck bowler. He has impressed a lot with his brilliant run-up and delivery stride. As the humidity is high in Dubai, he can get benefited from the same and can be lethal for RR vs SRH.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is one of the most impressive spin bowlers in the world. His control and variations are outstanding and as the pitch is expected to assist spinner, it will be like adding fuel to the fire. Also, as most of RR’s top-order batsmen are right-handers, wrist spin could be difficult for them to face.

Our Betting Tips:

SRH has a better bowling line up than RR and they can get better of the playing conditions.

Predicted Winners:

Sunrisers Hyderabad is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 39 – KKR vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 39th match (KKR vs RCB) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

KKR vs RCB is an important fixture for the qualification chances of many teams. Both the teams are placed quite close and only two points separate them. RCB would want to win this game to put another step forward towards the playoffs. On the other hand, KKR would want to win this game to increase the gap between them and the bottom four teams. The last time they faced each other, RCB defeated KKR in a one-sided encounter at Sharjah.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Abu Dhabi’s pitch has been the most sporting one and it remains the same throughout the game. It will be a difficult call to decide whether to bat or field first in KKR vs RCB. However, both the teams seem to enjoy batting first in this tournament.

Average first innings score: 164 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 5, Tied – 1

KKR vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell/Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.

Bench:

Andre Russell/Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench:

Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has played brilliantly in some of the matches but he has been inconsistent this year. However, as he is one of the best batsmen against spin and can be quite dangerous against RCB’s bowling unit.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is not a big-time boundary hitter and his strength lies in pacing the innings well with converting ones into twos. As the boundary is large at Abu Dhabi, it should suit his style of play. Also, he is in amazing form in this season and would be looking to continue the same.

Top Bowler:

Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson was the star of KKR’s previous clash. If we include Super Over’s wickets, he picked up 5 wickets in that game. With his pace and control, he can be the trump card for them in KKR vs RCB game.

Washington Sundar

The off-spinner has been extremely effective and economical in this season. KKR has several left-handers in their batting order, he can perform well against them.

Our Betting Tips:

RCB’s team combination is looking more settled than KKR and that should help the Bangalore franchise.

Predicted Winner:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 38 – KXIP vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 38th match (KXIP vs DC) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

KXIP vs DC is a battle between one of the most unpredictable and most consistent sides of IPL 2020. The match will be played at Dubai and as the pitch assists spinners, DC’s experienced tweakers will have their tails up. It is a must-win the game for KXIP who are struggling with 3 wins in nine matches. On the other hand, DC is on the top of the points table with seven triumphs in 9 matches and they would want to continue the tremendous run they are having.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch becomes difficult to bat as the game progresses. Batting first could be an obvious choice considering the record of chasing sides. However, if batsmen settle down, run-scoring becomes easier.

Average first innings score:

176 (Thus far at this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 10, Tied – 3

KXIP vs DC Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham.

Bench:

Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Simran Singh.

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has been in brilliant form in this season. He is the leading run-scorer at the moment and his consistency has been astonishing. If he gets settled in KXIP vs DC, he can score a big knock yet again.

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw has played a couple of impressive knocks in this season. However, his performance hasn’t been consistent. As KXIP’s bowling attack is quite one-dimensional, he can be an attacking force against them.

Top Bowler:

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami impressed everyone with his phenomenal bowling in the Super Over against MI. As he is a hit-the-deck bowler, he can perform well at Dubai’s dry pitch.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2020. As he is the most reliable bowler of DC, he will bowl in the death overs as well. Considering the fragile middle order of KXIP, he can have a successful outing.

Our Betting Tips:

DC have better spinners then KXIP and as their performance has been more consistent, they can get better of Punjab.

Predicted Winner:

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 37 – CSK vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 37th match (CSK vs RR) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

As IPL 2020 is moving towards its business end, the importance of every game is increasing rapidly. CSK vs RR is one of the highly anticipated matches as both the teams are stuck in the playoffs qualification conundrum. The clash will happen at Abu Dhabi, the least spin-friendly ground of all three. This should eliminate CSK’s advantage of having one of the best spin attacks in the tournament. On the other hand, RR would be looking to finally solve their playing combination fiasco to play as per their potential.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Abu Dhabi is a sporting deck. It provides equal support to both bat and ball. As the boundaries are large, running between the wickets will have equal importance as big shots.

Average first innings score: 167 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

CSK vs RR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo/Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, N Jagadeesan, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Kedar Jadhav, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

Rajasthan Royals:

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Jayden Unadkat/Varun Aaron.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman:

Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu has been one of the consistent performers for CSK in this season. As his role is to anchor the innings, he can be a very crucial player on Abu Dhabi’s large ground in CSK vs RR game.

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa showed promise in his first outing as an opener in the last game. As he is back to his regular position, he can be one of the most effective batsmen at the top. Also, as he uses his feet quite well, he can get better off Rajasthan’s two wrist spinners.

Top Bowler:

Sam Curran

Apart from Ben Stokes, RR doesn’t have any left-handers in their top 5 batsmen. As Sam Curran has the angle of a left-hander, he can be extremely productive for CSK. Also, he is in amazing form with the ball in the last few games.

Jofra Archer:

With his rapid pace, Jofra Archer can be lethal at any cricket ground. However, playing at Abu Dhabi gives him an added advantage of longer boundaries and with a sporting pitch, he would be hoping to extract some help out of it.

Our Betting Tips:

CSK’s side looks more settled and experienced even without winning many games. They can get better of unsettled RR.

Predicted Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 36 – MI vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 36th match (MI vs KXIP) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have had different fortunes in IPL 2020. The defending Champions, MI are fighting with DC for the top spot on the points table and KXIP are struggling at the bottom. With six wins in 8 games, Mumbai is all set to qualify for the playoffs where KXIP has won only two of their eight games. As it is a must-win fixture for KXIP, the pressure will be comparatively more on them. As the pitch is expected to get slow, both the teams have enough spin artillery to exploit the conditions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

As per the trend, the pitch deteriorates and becomes difficult for batting in the second innings. There shouldn’t be any doubt in batting first if the team wins the toss as chasing has been a hefty task here.

Average first innings score: 176 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 10, Tied – 2

MI vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench:

Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

Bench:

Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Brar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Sheldon Cottrell, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh.

Top performers:

Top Batsman

Suryakumar Yadav

This dynamic batsman has been in amazing form this season. As he is a great player of spin, he can be one of the most impactful batsmen at Dubai’s pitch.

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle came back in IPL and scored a phenomenal match-winning fifty. As MI have a left-arm spinner and a leg spinner, Gayle can be extremely dangerous.

Top Bowler

Jasprit Bumrah

All the batsmen of KXIP like the ball to come one to the bat with pace. Dubai can offer difficult conditions for them. As Jasprit Bumrah has excellent slower balls, he can be the runaway wicket-taker in MI vs KXIP.

Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi has impressed everyone with his orthodox wrist spin. The youngster is in impeccable form this season and he can be a dangerous bowler for MI.

Our Betting Tips:

Mumbai Indians are in excellent form and their line-up hardly has any loopholes.

Predicted Winner:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 35 – SRH vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 35th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

SRH vs KKR is going to be a mouth-watering contest considering the points table. Both the teams have played eight games each and only two points separate them. SRH would want their top order to fire a bit more as the scoring rate has been a trouble for them. KKR is struggling with their team combination and finding an ideal replacement for Sunil Narine will be on their mind. The result of this game is crucial for both the teams as they would want to add two more points against their name before the business end of the tournament.

Pitch Condition/Report:

As the boundaries are comparatively large at Abu Dhabi, twos and threes are quite important here. The pitch also doesn’t deteriorate in the second innings which provides an equal contest. It will be difficult to call whether to bat first or not considering the chasing record here.

Average first innings score: 167 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

SRH vs KKR Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench:

Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manimaran Siddharth, Sunil Narine.

Top performers:

Top Batsman

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson played a phenomenal knock in the last game and he would look to play a big one again. Considering the fact that the ground is big, Williamson can be effective here as he doesn’t play many dot balls.

Eoin Morgan

As SRH’s bowling line relies massively on Rashid Khan, Eoin Morgan can be quite useful against them. He has a brilliant record against the wrist-spinners and an added responsibility of captaincy can do good for the southpaw.

Top Bowler

T Natarajan

T Natarajan has impressed everyone with his excellent yorkers and change of pace. Considering the ground is large, his slow ball will be difficult to put away.

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has been on the receiving end in IPL 2020. However, the pitch at Abu Dhabi gives equal opportunities to bowlers and the Australian speedster would expect some help from the deck.

Our Betting Tips:

KKR has a better bowling attack than SRH and that can be useful at a ground like Abu Dhabi.

Predicted Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 34 – DC vs CSK – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 34th match (DC vs CSK) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

DC and CSK have had contrasting routes till now in the tournament. DC are sitting comfortably at the top of the points table with 6 wins in 8 games and CSK are somewhere in the bottom with only 3 triumphs till now. As the game is at Sharjah, the dimensions of the ground will be quite crucial and the batsmen might feel more comfortable in the middle. Both the teams have a solid bowling line up and would want to restrict the opposition for a decent total. This game is extremely significant for playoffs chances of CSK as another defeat might hamper their campaign.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has slowed down as the tournament has progressed and the spinners could be useful on this surface. As both the teams have quality spinners, the contest should be mouth-watering. Batting first could be a preference but no total is safe at this small ground.

Average first innings score: 203 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

DC vs CSK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane/Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant/Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Bench:

Rishabh Pant/Alex Carey, Ajinkya Rahane/Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, N Jagadeesan, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Kedar Jadhav, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has scored two consecutive fifties in the last two matches and the southpaw is looking in amazing form. As the short boundaries and CSK’s leg-spinners are expected to assist the left-hander, he can play a big knock in this game.

Shane Watson

Shane Watson has an amazing ability to hit big shots. As the ground is small in size, Watson will find it easier to clear the ropes. If he gets in, a big innings is surely on cards.

Top Bowler:

Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje is breathing fire in IPL 2020 and he bowled the fastest ball of the season in his last outing. If he can get through the defence of CSK’s top order, the middle order is not in great touch and will find it difficult to handle his pace.

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo is one of the best death bowlers of T20 cricket. His prime resources are cutters and slower balls and those weapons can be extremely valuable on a slow pitch like Sharjah.

Our Betting Tips:

DC are struggling with their playing combination as Rishabh Pant is injured. CSK has more options in their spin bowling which can be useful.

Predicted Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 33 – RR vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

It is the battle of Royals, as Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on each other in Dubai. In their first game of the tournament, RCB defeated RR quite comfortably. Both the teams have lost their previous games and they have themselves to blame for that. RCB would want to keep it simple after their questionable decisions against KXIP led them to their third defeat of the season. RR, on the other hand, would want to play better under pressure after their shocking defeat against DC.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Only 1 afternoon game has been played in Dubai thus far. In that match, the team batting second found it easier to bat. However, Dubai’s pitch has usually assisted the team batting first as the deck has slowed down as the tournament has progressed. As it is an important game for both the teams, they would want to bat first.

Average first innings score: 176 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 10, Tied – 2

RR vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Josh Philippe, Parthiv Patel, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes is an excellent player of pace and leg-spin and as he will batting at top, he can be very dangerous against RCB. Also, as the pitch might slow down, Stokes can be extremely useful at the top.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has been in amazing form in this season. He is expected to bat at his favourite position, number 4 in RR vs RCB and if he gets settled, he can be quite destructive.

Top bowler:

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer has been their most successful bowler in this season. The pacer is breathing fire in IPL 2020 and RR would hope for Archer to bowl well against RCB to earn two important points.

Isuru Udana

Isuru Udana’s biggest strength is his cutters and slow balls. If the left-hander can keep the ball in right areas, he can be a match-winner for RCB on a slow pitch like Dubai.

Our Betting tips:

RCB is in better form and with excellent spin-bowling options, they can utilize the conditions better than RR.

Predicted Winners:

RCB are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 32 – MI vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 32nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

MI vs KKR is one of the most important games of IPL 2020, considering the playoffs scenario. As the tournament is moving towards the business end, the competition to reach the playoffs is getting intense. As KKR is one of the teams that are eyeing the fourth spot on the points table, CSK, RR, SRH and KXIP will keep a close watch on this match. For Mumbai it will be about winning another game to keep the winning habit intact, while for KKR, it will be beating a tough competitor to move one step closer to the playoffs.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The toss doesn’t make a massive difference as the pitch doesn’t slow down much at Abu Dhabi. The chasing team has won five and lost the same number of games here. Considering the success both the teams have enjoyed while defending a total, batting first can be on their minds.

Average first innings score: 169 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

MI vs KKR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench:

Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Tom Banton/Chris Green, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench:

Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton/Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manimaran Siddharth, Sunil Narine.

Top performers for MI vs KKR:

Top Batsman:

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma played a scintillating knock in the first MI vs KKR encounter this season. He would want to repeat the same, considering Rohit’s strength against the pace at which KKR pacers bowl.

Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan started well in this tournament and the southpaw is considered as one of the most reliable batsmen of KKR. Because both the spinners of MI bring the ball into the left-handers and he can be quite dangerous in MI vs KKR clash.

Top Bowler

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is a tremendous bowler in white-ball cricket. He is an extremely effective bowler at the death and with the new ball as well. Also, considering that KKR is highly reliable of their finishers, Bumrah can perform well against them.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s pace is his biggest weapon. If he can use that appropriately against MI, he can be a lethal bowler against MI’s Indian batsmen.

Our Betting Tips for MI vs KKR:

Mumbai Indians are in exceptional form and with such a formidable line-up, they can get better off KKR.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 31 – RCB vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 31st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Kings XI Punjab will be playing their eighth game of the season after winning just one game out of the first seven. Interestingly, they are playing against RCB, the only team they have beaten so far. The game will be played at Sharjah and the small ground should help the batsmen. However, both teams would be ready to tackle the spinners, considering the slow pitch. KXIP is expected to play Chris Gayle for the first time and they would hope for a change in fortune in this must-win contest. RCB won their previous match at Sharjah and would be looking to continue the same form.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch gets slower as the game progresses and the captains won’t be having any doubts before opting to bat first. However, with the small ground, the batsmen might still find power-hitting comparatively easy in RCB vs KXIP contest.

Average first innings score: 209 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

RCB vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):

KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda/Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh (wk), Chris Gayle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell/Hardus Viljoen, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.

Bench:

Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda/Mandeep Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Sheldon Cottrell/Hardus Viljoen, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan.

Top performers:

Top batsman

Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch has got starts in IPL 2020 but he is yet to convert them into big innings. The small ground and an average bowling attack of KXIP could help the mighty Victorian to finally score a match-winning knock in RCB vs KXIP.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has been in handsome form in this tournament. He is the highest run-scorer in IPL 2020 so far. Also, with the pitch getting slower in the latter overs, Rahul might get benefited of batting in the powerplay.

Top Bowler:

Chris Morris

Chris Morris has picked 5 wickets in two games that he has played for RCB this season and having him in the team has immensely strengthened their bowling line-up. As he bowls mainly in powerplay and death, he picks more wickets.

Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi is KXIP’s young leg-spinner who has impressed a lot with his amazing skills. As the pitch is expected to help spinners and the record of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers’ against wrist spin, Bishnoi can be their trump card.

Our Betting Tips

RCB are in terrific form and they can repeat their last match’s performance at Sharjah again.

Predicted Winners

Royals Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 30 – DC vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

For Delhi Capitals, DC vs RR clash is about getting back to the winning track which they lost in the last game. Their batting has looked reliable but they would like to accelerate a little better at the end of the innings. Rajasthan Royals are coming into this match after an amazing win against SRH. They must be extremely happy that apart from their strong top order, their inexperienced middle order can also win games for them. A victory here will put RR into a better position and DC would want to grab the top spot again on the points table with a win.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Chasing at Dubai is extremely difficult and both the teams would want to bat first. The strategy could be to score at a brisk rate in the powerplay to compensate for the slower pitch.

Average first innings score: 179 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 8, Tied – 2

DC vs RR Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Bench:

Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler (wk), Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Robin Uthappa, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw bats at the top and with RR’s bowler’s capability of bowling at a rapid pace, he would get benefited with the speed. Also as teams would like to attack early on, Shaw could be given a license to play big shots.

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes came to open the batting in the last game but he could be demoted to his regular finisher role. As Axar Patel is one of the most important bowlers of DC, Stokes can get better off him as his balls could come in Stokes’ hitting zone.

Top Bowler

Ravi Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin has been in excellent form in this season. As the pitch is expected to slow down, his phenomenal craftsmanship with the ball can be extremely effective.

Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat’s biggest weapon in IPL has been his cutters and well-directed slower balls. If the left-hander gets them right, this slow pitch can provide him grip.

Our Betting Tips:

Delhi Capitals is struggling with Rishabh Pant’s injury and they are lacking a finisher. Rajasthan Royals could get better off them at Dubai in DC vs RR game

Predicted Winner:

Rajasthan Royals is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 29 – SRH vs CSK – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

SRH vs CSK is going to be an interesting battle as both the teams have had a similar route so far in IPL 2020 with more losses than wins. However, even though SRH is missing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, they have bowled well in the last few games. In their previous encounter in this season, SRH defeated CSK as MS Dhoni and company failed to chase the total down. As both the teams have lost more games than winning, both the teams would want to start winning from here on.

Pitch Condition/Report:

As the pitch becomes slower, chasing is extremely difficult in Dubai. The role of powerplay will be quite significant as the new ball is easier to hit. Also, batsmen would want to get settled before going for the big shots.

Average first innings score: 179 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 8, Tied – 2

SRH vs CSK Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Kedar Jadhav, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

Top performers:

Top Batsman

David Warner

David Warner is the skipper of SRH and he is one of the most attacking batsmen of IPL as well. As the pitch will get slower in the latter part of the innings, this opener can be impactful in Dubai.

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has been one of the most consistent players of CSK. If he gets going, he can play the spinners extremely well to put up a big inning.

Top Bowler

T Natarajan

T Natarajan’s biggest weapon is his cutters. He bowls brilliant slower deliveries and as he bowls during the death, he can pick up more wickets. Also, as teams try to play Rashid Khan with caution, Natarajan can be the leading wicket-taker.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is one of the most skilled bowlers of CSK. As the pitch is expected to provide grip to the spinners, Jadeja’s finger spin can be quite impactful in SRH vs CSK clash.

Our Betting Tips:

As SRH’s bowling doesn’t give any pace to the batsmen, they can be very useful on this slow pitch and they can get better off CSK batsmen.

Probable Winners:

Sunrisers Hyderabad is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 28 – RCB vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 28th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

RCB and KKR are doing quite good in this season and but this fixture brings in a new picture altogether. Sharjah’s ground is quite smaller and the pitch assists batsmen. However, both the teams have effective bowling line-ups and with more than five options, they would look to restrict the opposition’s batting order. Thus, this RCB vs KKR game looks like a mouth-watering contest and both the teams will strive hard for those two points as they look to inch closer to the playoffs.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Sharjah is popular as a batting paradise, however, none of the teams has been able to score 200+ scores in the last three innings. As the tournament is going forward, pitches are getting slower.

Average first innings score: 212 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

RCB vs KKR, Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench:

Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench:

Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Shivam Mavi.

Top performers for RCB vs KKR

Top Batsman

Devdutt Padikkal

Devdutt Padikkal has been one of the most consistent batsmen of this season. He has scored 3 fifties in six games and if he gets a solid start, he can convert it into a big one.

Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi is an attacking batsman and he has looked in good touch in a couple of games. As the pitch is expected to slow down later, he can utilise the new ball early on.

Top Bolwer

Washington Sundar

KKR’s batting line-up has 3 left-handers and as Washington Sundar is an off-spinner he can be very effective against them. Sundar has also been in amazing form lately and his bowling has been one of the most economical in the whole tournament.

Varun Chakravarthy

Prasidh Krishna bowled an excellent penultimate over in the previous game against KXIP. He is looking confident and has come up as a better bowler than last year. Expect him to deliver the goods.

Our Betting tips:

RCB’s team is looking more balanced than KKR and their power hitters can use the small ground to the good effect.

Probable Winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 27 – MI vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 27th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

MI vs DC is the battle between the top two sides of the points table. The defending champions will take on the most successful side of the season at Abu Dhabi. This clash is expected to be a close fight as both the teams are looking balanced and well settled. MI’s strength is their all-rounders and DC bank on their disciplined bowling and reliable batting. As the most consistent sides of the season will lock horns, the winner of the game will sit at the top of the points table.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Teams batting first have enjoyed more success at this ground than the chasing sides. As the pitch is expected to be a used one, the same trend might follow. The key for the chasing side is to utilise the powerplay and score big runs when the ball is new.

Average first innings score: 171 (in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

MI vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench:

Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh.

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tushar Despande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Top performers:

Top Batsman

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma bats at top and the pitch tends to slow down at the later stage, he can score runs at a rapid rate in the powerplay. Mumbai skipper also likes the ball to come on the bat and Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje’s pace should help him.

Rishabh Pant

Abu Dhabi’s ground is big and Rishabh Pant is known to hit massive sixes. As both the spinners of Mumbai bring the ball into the left-hander, Pant will find it easy to strike the ball.

Top Bowler

Trent Boult

The left-hander will use his angle for the good effect and can be extremely effective against Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan at the top. He has been a vital bowler for Mumbai in this season.

Ravi Ashwin

As the pitch is expected to be slower, Ashwin will find grip and can be a significant beneficiary. Also, he was the Man of the Match of the last game and is going through a terrific form with the ball.

Our Betting Tips:

DC is having a fantastic run and their spinners and powerful top order might get help from the playing conditions.

Probable Winners:

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 26 – SRH vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 26th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

SRH and RR will lock horns in the 26th match of IPL 2020. RR are struggling with four consecutive losses and would be hoping for a much-anticipated return of Ben Stokes. Their team has lacked balance and the English all-rounder is expected to provide the same. SRH found a victory against KXIP in their previous encounter and would want their top order to fire in the same manner. It is an important fixture for RR as another defeat in SRH vs RR encounter can hamper their playoff chances quite heavily.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has helped spinners in the second half and team batting first have won more games. Also, as it is a day game, the team winning the toss would want to bat first considering the heat.

Average first innings score: 181 (during IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 7, Tied – 0

SRH vs RR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Aniruddha Joshi, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa.

Top performers:

Top Batsman

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow looked in phenomenal touch in the last game and missed his hundred by just 3 runs. If he gets in, he can construct massive innings.

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler is the most attacking batsman of Rajasthan Royals. He bats at the top and as SRH’s team doesn’t have any experienced bowler apart from Rashid Khan, Buttler can utilize the opportunity.

Top Bowler

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is their most experienced bowler and he is in exceptional form in this season. As Rajasthan’s top order has more right-handers, Rashid can be very effective.

Shreyas Gopal

Dubai’s pitch assists spinners and Shreyas Gopal’s wrist spin can be extremely useful. As SRH relies on their overseas batsmen, Gopal can use the turning pitch to pick wickets.

Our Betting Tips:

RR’s team balance will get a much-needed boost with the inclusion of Ben Stokes. They can get better off SRH’s weak bowling line up.

Probable Winners:

Rajasthan Royals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 25 – CSK vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 25th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Two of the most celebrated teams of IPL will have a contest in CSK vs RCB match up. CSK is not having an ideal season with four losses in six games for them. On the other hand, RCB is coming into the match with more confidence and a balanced side. However, they lost their last game against DC and would like to go back to the winning track. This South Indian derby becomes more mouth-watering, considering that MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will be facing each other.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This ground gives equal respect to both batsmen and bowlers. However, the team batting first has won all the games except the one when CSK defeated Punjab by 10 wickets. In the last two fixtures, the team batting first has won the encounters with massive margins.

Average first innings score: 181 (during IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 7, Tied – 0

CSK vs RCB Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa/Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dale Steyn, Josh Philippe, Umesh Yadav.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman

Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu was in exceptional form before he missed a few games due to injury. He would be raring to play against RCB and as he is a good player of spin, he can tackle Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar quite effectively.

Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch is an attacking opening batsman and would be looking to exploit the fact that CSK’s powerplay bowlers haven’t been effective in this season. If he gets a start, he can convert that into big innings.

Top Bowler

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has been in great form in this season. He can bowl with the new ball and at the death as well. Till now, he has picked 5 wickets in 3 matches in IPL 2020.

Navdeep Saini

With perfect yorkers and serious pace, Navdeep Saini is one of the most important bowlers of RCB. As CSK has been losing wickets at the death, Saini can be useful with picking wickets in CSK vs RCB contest.

Our Betting Tips:

RCB’s team looks more balanced and confident than CSK. If they start well, they can win this game.

Probable Winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 24 – KXIP vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 24th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

KXIP vs KKR is going to be a scintillating contest between two batting heavy sides. With two of the highest run-scorers of IPL 2020, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in their batting line-up, KXIP has a powerful batting unit. KKR, on the other hand, has the likes of Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill and Andre Russell in their ranks.

However, KXIP is coming after four consecutive defeats and KKR won their last game against CSK with a stunning comeback. Both the skippers, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik would be looking prove their mettle by winning the upcoming match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitches in Abu Dhabi are slightly on the slower side but shotmaking should be easy, considering it’s a day game. Anything up to 170 here can be chased down but considering the heat, both the teams would like to bat first in KXIP vs KKR clash.

Average first-innings total: 171 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 5, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Simran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh/Deepak Hooda, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.

Bench:

Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh/Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishanppa Gowtham, Harpreet Brar.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

Bench:

Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth.

Top Batsman:

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal has performed exceptionally well in this season so far. He has scored 281 runs at an average of 46.83 with one hundred. He is an exceptional player of pace bowling and should feel comfortable against the likes of Pat Cummins and young Indian bowlers of KKR.

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana bats at number three and should be looking to play a long inning this time. KXIP is expected to play two leg-spinners and being a left-hander, Rana should be able to attack them freely.

Top Bowler:

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is a hit-the-deck bowler and he should be quite effective in Abu Dhabi. Also, Kolkata’s top order looks uncomfortable against short balls, especially Sunil Narine and Shami uses the short ball extremely well.

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine bowled a magnificent spell against CSK to restrict their batting order in the death overs. If KKR bats first, he can utilise the slow pitch to grab some extensive turn.

Our Betting Tips:

The KKR team has got a balanced side and this game can go in their favour considering the dismal form KXIP is going through.

Probable Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 23 – RR vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 23rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will have a contest in the 2020 IPL match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. RR are struggling with three defeats in a row since they have moved out of Sharjah. However, they will be back to their favourite stadium where they won two consecutive games early on. They will be facing Delhi Capitals, one of the most successful teams of the season in a mouth-watering clash. If DC wins this encounter, they will climb the points table to reach the top of the chart.

Pitch Condition/Report:

All the teams who have batted first have crossed 200 run mark in Sharjah. It is a batting paradise as smaller boundaries and flat pitch assists the batsmen in all the ways possible. Chasing a big total will add a lot of pressure but the trends suggest that no total is safe at this venue.

Average first-innings total: 220 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith(C), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, David Miller, Robin Uthappa.

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan.

Top Batsman:

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson slammed two match-winning fifties in their first two games at Sharjah. He hasn’t done well and the last three games and would be raring to go. The small boundaries and flat pitch should suit the Rajasthan Royals’ batsman yet again in RR vs DC clash.

Shreyas Iyer

After getting starts in the first few games, Shreyas Iyer slammed 88* runs off 38 balls against RCB. That game was played at Sharjah itself and Delhi Capitals’ skipper should be ready for another big knock this time.

Top Bowler:

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer has been the most successful bowler of Rajasthan Royals in this season. He mostly bowls at death and has the most chances of picking up wickets. He has picked up 5 wickets in 5 games by now.

Kagiso Rabada

Bowling at Sharjah is quite difficult but Kagiso Rabada is known as one of the best bowlers in the world. He has picked up the most wickets (12) in IPL 2020 till now.

Our Betting Tips:

Rajasthan Royals has played two games at Sharjah and has been unbeaten. Their experience of playing at this venue could go in their favour.

Probable Winners:

Rajasthan Royals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 22 – SRH vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The match 22 of the Indian Premier League will see the two struggling teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab lock horns in Dubai. KXIP lost their last match to CSK by 10 wickets while even SRH also lost to the same team. SRH are at the sixth position while KXIP are at the bottom place in the points table. Both the sides need their skippers, David Warner and KL Rahul to click at any cost in this game.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch in Dubai is a decent one while the teams batting first have enjoyed a lot of success. The sides chasing have found it tough at the venue given the fact that the pitch gets slow. Having said that, the dew also plays its part later in the day.

Average first innings score:

179 (At this venue thus far in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 6, Tied – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Kings XI Punjab:

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell/Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi.

Bench:

Glenn Maxwell/Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.

Top Batsman:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has been in great touch with the bat. He has scored 302 runs so far in five matches and once again, a lot will depend on him.

David Warner

David Warner is undoubtedly the best batsman for SRH. He is slowly returning to his best and expect him to play a big knock in this crucial game for the team.

Top Bowler:

Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma swings the new ball well and it benefitted him against the Mumbai Indians (MI) where he picked Rohit Sharma’s wicket. If the ball swings again, Sandeep will surely make the ball talk.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has been at his best this season. He is bowling with menace and can literally run through the opposition batting line-up. Expect him pick wickets today.

Our Betting Tips:

Both the teams are kind of similar this season with their middle-order not performing. However, KXIP are under a lot of pressure and they might put their best foot forward.

Probable Winners:

Kings XI Punjab are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 21 – KKR vs CSK – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 21st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The 3-time champions CSK are fresh of a 10-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab which brought an end to their 3-match losing streak. On the other hand, the 2-time winner KKR also won only two matches thus far. The winner of their clash will jump to No.3 position due to better NRR than the current No.3 team RCB.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitches in Abu Dhabi are slightly on the slower side but short making here isn’t that tough. Anything up to 170 here can be chased down if the chasing team has decent batting line-up.

Average first-innings total: 172 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

Bench:

Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth.

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

Top Batsman:

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill is the leading run-scorer for KKR with 152 runs from 4 matches. However, his strike rate in the tournament is only 118.

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis scored 282 runs in 5 matches at an average of 94 and also remained unbeaten on 87 in the last match.

Top Bowler:

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has been a wicket-taking option for the KKR team and will be expecting to take a couple of them early on.

Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla has been slightly expensive but has been picking up wickets regularly in this tournament.

Our Betting Tips:

The KKR team has got match-ups in their favour which could help them gain an edge over the CSK team.

Probable Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 20 – MI vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions Mumbai Indians are aiming to get back to the top of the points table with their 4th win in six matches while Rajasthan Royals will be searching for their first win of the tournament outside Sharjah. The Royals are boosted by the fact that they have defeated Mumbai in each of their previous four meetings in the league.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The tracks in Abu Dhabi are slightly on the slower side

Average first-innings total: 167 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench:

Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh.

Delhi Capitals:

Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat/Kartik Tyagi.

Bench:

Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa.

Top Batsman:

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer thus far for the Mumbai Indians with 176 runs in 5 games at an average of 35.

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson missed out in the last two matches. Yet, he is the leading run-scorer for RR with 171 runs and has got a strike rate of 199.

Top Bowler:

Trent Boult

Trent Boult has picked up 8 wickets in 5 matches and has an economy rate just over 8.

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer accounted for 4 wickets from 4 games has also a good record in the IPL against MI.

Our Betting Tips:

Jofra Archer has had success against MI batsmen in the IPL and could cause trouble to them once again. He could be a threat to MI’s winning chances once again.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 19 – RCB vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match on Monday night at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Both the teams have six points each from the four matches they played. The winning team on Monday will end up topping the points table while the other spoiling their NRR. Virat Kohli scoring an unbeaten fifty in the previous game gives a big boost to RCB before facing a solid DC line-up.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Only one team batting second won thus far that too on Sunday even though a couple of games ended in a tie. The pitch is good for batting in the first half and tends to slow down slightly during the second innings.

Average first-innings total: 178 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 5, Tied – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa/Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa/Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dale Steyn, Josh Philippe, Umesh Yadav.

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra/Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel/Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan.

Top Batsman:

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, after a slow start in the tournament, bounced back with an unbeaten 72 in the last match and seems to have found his touch and confidence back.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has been the man in form for the Delhi Capitals with 170 runs in 4 games including an unbeaten 88 in the last match.

Top Bowler:

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is amongst the leading wicket-takers in the tournament and has picked up 8 wickets from 4 games and his economy rate is a tad under 8.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the most important bowlers for RCB and has picked up 8 wickets from 4 games. His economy rate is just 7.18.

Our Betting Tips:

Delhi Capitals, this time have got a bowling attack that can trouble the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers who usually score big against the Delhi franchise.

Probable Winners:

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 17 – MI vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview

Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their fifth game of the day in Sharjah where a run-fest is expected. While MI defeated the Kings XI Punjab in their previous outing, the SRH sneaked in a 7-run win against Chennai Super Kings to register their second consecutive win. The David Warner-led side will be keen on making a hat-trick of wins while momentum will be crucial for the defending champions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

There is no respite for the bowlers in Sharjah and they will be bowling in sultry heat on Sunday. A 200+ score is certain and it will be interesting to see how many records will be broken.

Average first innings score: 227 (Last 3 IPL 2020 matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench:

Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Top Batsman

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has been in great form scoring 170 runs in four outings so far and the short boundaries will allow him to hit a lot of sixes in Sharjah. Expect a special knock from the MI skipper.

David Warner

David Warner is finding his groove slowly and the last couple of matches prove the same. Sharjah surface will give him an opportunity to come back in proper form and no better time for him to score than against MI.

Top Bowler

T Natarajan

Natarajan has emerged as one of the better death bowlers of the tournament. He is the only bowler to have nailed in his yorkers consistently so far. And his abilities will be tested on Sunday afternoon.

Jasprit Bumrah

Who better than this man? Bumrah is the best T20 bowler and even he will be tested in Sharjah. He is struggling a bit but he is a champion bowler and expect him to come good when it matters.

Our Betting Tips

Chasing may seem to be the best option for the teams. But two matches are lost by the teams batting second at the venue. Expect the captains to win the toss and bat first to set up the game.

Our Prediction: Irrespective of the result of the toss, expect MI to bear SRH in this game.

 

IPL 2020: Match 16 – DC vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match on Saturday night at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both the teams have won two of the three matches they played but in Sharjah, any team with good batting line-ups get a chance of winning. The winner of the match on Saturday is likely to climb on to the top of the points table as both have got decent NRR due to big wins.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is an absolute belter of a track here that is on offer in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The average first innings score of 220 is an indicator of the quality of this track. Another high-scoring game is on the cards.

Average first-innings total: 220 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

Bench:

Sandeep Warrier, Rahul Tripathi, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth.

Top Batsman:

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant scored 96 runs so far in the tournament. But his strike rate of 119 is quite surprising and he’d fancy playing more aggressive cricket.

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill has been the pick of the batsmen for KKR with 124 runs in three games at an average of 62. However, he would want to improve on his strike rate which is 116 now.Top Bowler:

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is amongst the leading wicket-takers in the tournament and has picked up 7 wickets in just 3 games. His economy rate of 6.25 is fabulous.

Shivam Mavi

Shivam Mavi has been excellent with the ball and has accumulated 4 wickets in three games while having an economy rate under 7.

Our Betting Tips:

The team chasing has got more chances to win this encounter due to the short boundaries of Sharjah.

Probable Winners:

Delhi Capitals are expected to earn an edge over the Knight Riders.

 

IPL 2020: Match 15 – RCB vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This match will be the first of this tournament to be played in the afternoon. Both the teams have got four points in the three matches played thus far. The winner of the match between them will be seen topping the points table surpassing Mumbai Indians. The match will be marked to be the battle between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith as captains.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Abu Dhabi is a good one to bat on. If the batsmen get their eye in, they can go for some big shots. There is assistance on offer for the bowlers as well if they hit the right areas.

Average first-innings total: 170 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench:

Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dale Steyn, Josh Philippe, Umesh Yadav.

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat.

Bench:

Varun Aaron, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Robin Uthappa/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh.

Top Batsman:

Steve Smith

Steve Smith the skipper of Rajasthan Royals, engineered his way to 122 runs in three games while maintaining a strike rate of over 150.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is the leading run-scorer for RCB this season with 134 runs in three games at an average of 67 and a strike rate of 186.

Top Bowler:

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has accounted for 5 wickets in three games and has got an economy rate of 7.58.

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer has been consistent at picking up wickets and can be trusted to pick a couple on Saturday.

Our Betting Tips:

Rajasthan Royals’ bowling is not that strong in the tournament and hence, we can expect them to concede quite a lot of runs.

Probable Winners:

The Rajasthan Royals are predicted to win this encounter.

 

IPL 2020: Match 14 – CSK vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 14th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both CSK and SRH have won one match and lost two games apiece thus far. CSK are currently placed at the bottom of the table and the Sunrisers at No.7. The loser of this match in Dubai will be finding themselves at the bottom and the winner can be seen moving to No.7.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Dubai is the only venue where teams chasing is yet to win a match. The huge boundaries have worked against the chasing teams but the venue is quite a high-scoring one.

Average first-innings total: 179 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 4, Tied – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Murali Vijay/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad/Murali Vijay.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar/Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Top Batsman:

Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu began the IPL 2020 in a bang and is currently owning the orange cap. He could be seen continuing his form against MI.

David Warner

David Warner has an impressive record against the CSK and the form he shown in IPL 2020 thus far should see him getting back to big scores.

Top Bowler:

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo has the ability to pick wickets in the second half and the SRH’s weak middle order could help him to do the same.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is fresh of a 3-wicket haul against Delhi Capitals. He could trouble the CSK batters on Friday in Dubai.

Our Betting Tips:

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling is an interesting one and has got strengths during the powerplay, middle overs and at the death. They will possess a large threat in the match against the Super Kings.

Probable Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to reign supreme in this encounter.

 

IPL 2020: Match 13 – KXIP vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 13th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both KXIP and MI made similar starts to the tournament having won only one of the three matches. Both lost one match in Super over and a close loss while defending a total. The only win of both teams came while batting first that too by a big margin. The winner of the match on Thursday can be seen climbing on to the top of the points table.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Abu Dhabi at times slows down in the second half but dew factor could help the second batting team stay in contention of chasing a big total.

Average first-innings total: 165 (During IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, James Neesham/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.

Bench: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, James Neesham/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: Chris Lynn, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan/James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Saurabh Tiwary.

Top Batsman:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul began the IPL 2020 in a bang and is currently owning the orange cap. He could be seen continuing his form against MI.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma smashed an 80-run knock against KKR in MI’s previous game in Abu Dhabi and will be hoping to continue from there.

Top Bowler:

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has been a wicket-taker for the Kings XI Punjab with two 3-wicket hauls and is expected to take a couple against MI.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is not in best of forms in the IPL 2020 but is likely to bounce back and put Mumbai Indians on the top.

Our Betting Tips:

Mumbai Indians have got a batting line-up which might not find it tough against the Kings XI Punjab’s bowling. They could well get better of the KXIP team if their batting gets going.

Probable Winners:

Kings XI Punjab is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 12 – RR vs KKR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 12th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Rajasthan Royals are closing in top spot due to their thunderous batting in first two matches. They posted 200+ totals including the highest ever IPL chase but things will be different on Wednesday as they play in Dubai for the first time. The Knight Riders are fresh of a comfortable win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad but they will also play their first game in Dubai.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been an interesting venue in IPL 2020. No team has won chasing here but two times, the matches went down to the Super over. The pitch here seems to be very good for batting but boundaries make it tough.

Average first innings score: 180 (At this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tied – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat.

Bench: David Miller, Varun Aaron, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Karthik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

Bench: Rahul Tripathi, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik.

Top Batsman:

Steve Smith

Steve Smith began the IPL 2020 with successive fifties and could continue his streak against KKR in Dubai where strike rotation could be important.

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill smashed an unbeaten 70-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday without mistiming even one delivery.

Top Bowler:

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer will love bowling in Dubai where you get long boundaries and hitting him there won’t be an easy task.

Pat Cummins

The Australian pacer Pat Cummins could be a potential threat to the Rajasthan batsmen after a stunning performance with the ball against SRH.

Our Betting Tips:

Rajasthan Royals might struggle with the bat against KKR as they play in Dubai which is quite big when compared to the Sharjah where they smashed 200+ totals.

Probable Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are predicted to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 11 – DC vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 11th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match on Tuesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Delhi Capitals are currently the table-toppers having won both the matches they played in the tournament. They were quite lucky in getting away with two points against KXIP but made a dominating performance against CSK. On the other hand, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently placed at the bottom of the table having lost both their matches.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Abu Dhabi is quite a decent one for the batting especially while chasing with the dew factor coming in. Spinners do get some assistance while the pacers should look to make the use of new ball under the lights.

Average first innings score: 166 (At this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Bench: Ajinkya Rahane, Avesh Khan, Alex Carey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Wriddhiman Saha/Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench: Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha/Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma.

Top Batsman:

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is expected to make a big performance with the bat against his former team. He is fresh of a 30 odd score against CSK last week.

David Warner

David Warner has unbelievable numbers when it comes to the IPL and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is expected to make a big score against Delhi Capitals.

Top Bowler:

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is current on a 9-match streak in the IPL of taking at least two wickets every match. He has claimed a total of 25 wickets across those nine games.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan has been economical with the ball in the two matches thus far and it is a matter of time he starts picking wickets in a big number.

Our Betting Tips:

Sunrisers Hyderabad will have a chance in this match only if their overseas trio of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Rashid Khan put on special performances.

Probable Winners:

Delhi Capitals are predicted to win this encounter.

 

IPL 2020: Match 10 – RCB vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match on Monday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The defending champions MI are fresh of a huge win against Kolkata Knight Riders which gave them their first points. On the other hand, the RCB team lost to Kings XI Punjab in their previous match by a huge margin. They do have an advantage for playing both their matches at the Dubai Stadium as MI played both matches in Abu Dhabi.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The chasing team failed to get over the line in all matches in this season hosted by Dubai as one of four games ended in a tie and other three won by batting first team. The track here is decent enough for batting and but tends to slow down slightly.

Average first innings score: 175 (At this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Josh Philippe/Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench: Parthiv Patel, Josh Philippe/Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: Chris Lynn, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Top Batsman:

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is fresh of an 80-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders which fetched him the player of the match award.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has been RCB’s most reliable and impactful player with the bat in the tournament and hence will be crucial against MI as well.

Top Bowler:

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah was quite economical in the first three overs he bowled against KKR before he got hit by Pat Cummins for four sixes.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has been easily the best bowler of RCB in the tournament as he took three wickets in the first match against Sunrisers.

Our Betting Tips:

RCB has got a couple of quality leg-spinners in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa who can cause troubles to MI’s batting line-up if played together.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai Indians are predicted to win this encounter.

 

IPL 2020: Match 9 – RR vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 9th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will lock horns in the 2020 IPL match on Sunday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The two teams are fresh of a victory thanks to some big-hitting exploits against CSK and RCB respectively. Rajasthan has played only one match so far and will be happy with the inclusion for the game on Sunday. Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, lost two points in the first match which ended in a Tie and resulted in their defeat in Super over.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Sharjah has got short boundaries and a batting-friendly pitch which means we are in for yet another high-scoring game. Even chase of 180-200 will be possible at this venue given the batting firepower in both teams.

Average first innings score: 216 (At this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat.

Bench: Varun Aaron, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, David Miller.

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle/Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.

Bench: Chris Gayle/Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham.

Top Batsman:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul is fresh of a record-breaking unbeaten 132-run knock against his former IPL team, RCB. He is expected to continue his form on Sunday.

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler will play his first match on Sunday in the IPL 2020. He is averaging over 60 in the IPL as an opener for the Rajasthan Royals.

Top Bowler:

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer was by far the most economical bowler during RR-CSK match where 416 runs were aggregated by both teams.

Mohammad Shami

Mohammad Shami claimed three wickets in the first match against Delhi Capitals and added one more to his tally in the game against RCB.

Our Betting Tips:

Kings XI Punjab’s bowling is comparatively better than Rajasthan Royals and vice versa when it comes to batting department.

Probable Winners:

Rajasthan Royals are predicted to win this encounter.

 

IPL 2020: Match 8 – KKR vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening. The two teams are the only ones without a win in the first week of the tournament. However, they have played only one game each where they ended up on the losing side. The Sunrisers collapsed in the last five overs of the chase against RCB which cost them two points. KKR, on the other hand, cost themselves with some poor bowling in the match against MI.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Abu Dhabi has been quite flat in the tournament but at the same time, it has been on the slower side towards the second half. We can expect yet another high-scoring match at this venue.

Average first innings score: 179 (All the games of IPL 2020 at this venue thus far)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi.

Bench: Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy, Manimaran Siddharth.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

Bench: Virat Singh, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, T Natarajan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav.

Top Batsman:

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is expected to promote himself up the order like in the previous match. Him coming at No.3 could mean a big score to the KKR skipper.

David Warner

David Warner was unlucky to miss out on a big score during the previous match but is expected to continue his good record against KKR and score big.

Top Bowler:

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins conceded quite a lot during the first match against MI but is expected to make a comeback and trouble the SRH middle-order with his pace.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan didn’t let the RCB players to score in his bowling during the previous match but could be seen taking a couple of wickets at least against KKR.

Our Betting Tips:

This match could purely depend on Andre Russell’s performance with the bat as SRH does not have enough resources to stop scoring big. If someone like Rashid Khan steps up, they might cruise through to an easy win.

Probable Winners:

Sunrisers Hyderabad is predicted to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 7 – CSK vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 7th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Chennai Super Kings will play their 3rd match of the IPL 2020 against the Delhi Capitals on Friday. Interestingly, by end of the match, the CSK team would have played at all three venues in space of a week. They are coming off a defeat in the hands of Rajasthan Royals. The Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have played only one match against Kings XI Punjab. They pulled off a victory in the Super Over from a losing position thanks to Marcus Stoinis’ all-round performance.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Dubai has been a sporting one despite staying on the slower side. There is support on offer for both pacers and the spinners but runs can be scored against the hardball early on.

Average first innings score: 175 (First 3 games at this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 2, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma.

Bench: Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra/Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul.

Chennai Super Kings:

N Jagadeesan, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood/Dwayne Bravo.

Bench: Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Murali Vijay, KM Asif, Ambati Rayudu.

Top Batsman:

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has been in phenomenal form this season having scored 130 runs in 2 matches at an average of 130 with help of two fifties.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan got runout without scoring a run in the first match. He is expected to bounce back given his good recent record, especially in the powerplay.

Top Bowler:

Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar can take wickets upfront and trouble the Delhi Capitals’ batsmen. Chahar has a good record, especially against Prithvi Shaw.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada has taken 20 wickets in last eight matches in the IPL and is expected to continue his wicket-taking streak.

Our Betting Tips:

Delhi Capitals’ bowlers possess a good enough threat to the Chennai Super Kings batsmen. If DC’s tactics work as expected, CSK might end up losing their second straight match.

Probable Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 6 – KXIP vs RCB – Match Prediction, Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 6th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The Royal Challengers Bangalore made a good start to the tournament as they clinched a 10-run win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game. AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal struck fifties to guide RCB past 160-run mark before Yuzvendra Chahal turned the match on its head. On the other hand, the Kings XI Punjab had their moments against Delhi Capitals which they failed to seal in. A single-handed effort from Mayank Agarwal couldn’t take them past the winning target.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This track tends to slow down slightly later in the game but the green covering doesn’t give much assistance to the pacers with the new ball.

Average first innings score: 160 (Last two games played at this venue in the tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi.

Bench: Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Parthiv Patel

Top Batsman:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul scored only 21 runs on his captaincy debut. He has been in top form over the last two IPL editions and is expected to produce a big knock against RCB.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has scored four fifties across five IPL innings against Kings XI Punjab since the start of 2017 with help of three unbeaten fifties.

Top Bowler:

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal was the leading wicket-taker for RCB during the 2019 IPL where he took 18 wickets from 14 matches at a strike rate of 16.4.

Sheldon Cottrell

Sheldon Cottrell made solid IPL debut against Delhi Capitals where he picked up two wickets and conceded only 24 runs in his four overs.

Our Betting Tips:

The main players in the RCB line-up are in fine touch which gives them an edge over the Kings XI Punjab who had only a couple of special performances in the first match.

Probable Winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win this game.

 

IPL 2020: Match 5 – KKR vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 5th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Mumbai Indians yet again began their campaign in the IPL with a defeat as they now lost first match of every edition played since the start of 2013. During the tournament opener against CSK, the MI team failed to seal their chances and lost by five wickets. They will now take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their 2nd match at the Abu Dhabbi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Interestingly, this match will be the first of the season for KKR that too after CSK played their second match earlier on Tuesday.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at this venue was pretty decent for batting during the tournament opener. We can expect yet another 160+ total and it to be chased down comfortably.

Average first innings score: 162 (In Dream11 IPL 2020 at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav.

Bench: Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan.

Top Batsmen:

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill scored 296 runs in 13 innings during the 2020 IPL for KKR which came at an average of 32.88 with help of three fifties.

Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock was among the top three run-getters in the 2019 IPL where he scored a total of 529 runs across 16 matches with help of four fifties.

Top Bowler:

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah was the leading run-getter for the Mumbai Indians in the 2019 IPL where he bagged 19 wickets across 16 games.

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins was bought for a huge amount by the Kolkata Knight Riders and is expected to pick a couple of wickets on Wednesday.

Our Betting Tips:

Mumbai Indians have quite a few players in the middle order who enjoy facing spin and they could be in comfort zone playing against Kolkata Knight Riders who will field with at least two specialist spinners.

Probable Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 4 – RR vs CSK – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 4th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Rajasthan Royals begin their campaign in the IPL 2020 on Tuesday when they clash off the 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. This match will be the first game of the tournament to be hosted by Sharjah. The Super Kings began the tournament with a clinical win against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi. The Rajasthan Royals will be missing the services of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in this game.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sharjah is easily the best venue for the batsmen among the three venues hosting the tournament. The short boundaries are expected to improve the chances of the chasing team.

Average first innings score: 155 (Last five PSL 2019 games played in Sharjah)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat.

Bench: Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron.

Chennai Super Kings:

Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

Bench: Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur

Top Batsmen:

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis played a key role in CSK’s victory in the last match as he put on a big partnership with Ambati Rayudu and finished unbeaten on 58 off 44 balls.

Robin Uthappa

The 2019 edition was one of the poorest seasons with the bat for Robin Uthappa who scored only 282 runs in 12 games. He could be seen batting among the top three positions for RR.

Top Bowler:

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer claimed 11 wickets during the 2019 IPL for the Rajasthan Royals that too at an economy rate well under seven.

Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi conceded 29 runs in the first two overs during the match against MI but bounced back with three wickets for only nine runs in his final spell of two overs.

Our Betting Tips:

The batting line-up of Rajasthan Royals could be in for a surprise. They do have enough options to cover up all the batting positions.

Probable Winners:

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this game.

 

IPL 2020: Match 3 – SRH vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 3rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been one of the most consistent team in the IPL recently having finished in top four in each of the previous four editions. The presence of David Warner has done wonders for the SRH team who has at times, carried the team’s batting on his shoulders all alone. But the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey have ensured there will be an assurance for the team even if Warner has a rare failure. On the other hand, the RCB team, like every season, expect themselves to come up with better performances than the previous but seldom succeed.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track here at the Dubai Stadium on Sunday turned out to be a green one and the new ball bowlers enjoyed assistance over it. If same pitch used for Monday’s match, we can expect it to play better into the hands of the batsmen.

Average first innings score: 157 (This tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 0, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad/Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Bench: Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad/Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed/Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana.

Bench: Moeen Ali, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Josh Philippe, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Top Batsman:

David Warner

David Warner played only 12 matches during the 2019 IPL due to International commitments but finished with the Orange Cap having scored 692 runs with eight fifties and an unbeaten century.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli had a decent 2019 IPL where he aggregated 464 runs across 14 games at 33.13 average with help of a century and two fifties.

Top Bowler:

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal was the leading wicket-taker for RCB during the 2019 IPL where he took 18 wickets from 14 matches at a strike rate of 16.4.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan bagged as many as 17 wickets during the 2019 IPL across 15 games while maintaining an economy rate of 6.28.

Our Betting Tips:

The likes of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli have been troubled by the spinners in the recent past. If the pitch assists spinners, we might expect both the guys bagging single digits.

Probable Winners:

Sunrisers Hyderabad is expected to win this game.

 

IPL 2020: Match 2 – DC vs KXIP – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Delhi Capitals and the Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The Delhi Capitals and the Kings XI Punjab will lock horns during the 2nd game of the IPL 2020. The two teams are led by two young captains in form of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul respectively. Moreover, both the teams have a coach in the for of Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble respectively. Delhi Capitals have a perfect line-up of spin bowlers whereas the Kings XI Punjab’s bowling is slightly driven towards the pace.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The numbers during the PSL 2019 matches played here had an average first-innings total of 143 and chasing teams winning 12 out of 14 completed matches then. Hence, we can expect the pitches be decent for providing good totals.

Average first-innings total: 143 (During PSL 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 12, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra.

Bench: Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Tushar Despande, Anrich Nortje.

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell/Chris Jordan.

Bench: Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Tajinder Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Simran Singh, Sheldon Cottrell/Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardus Viljoen.

Top Batsman:

KL Rahul scored 593 runs in 14 innings during the last season at an average of 53.9 and a strike rate of 135.38. He scored those with help of 6 fifties and a century to finish as the 2nd highest run-getter.

Shikhar Dhawan was the only player to aggregate 500+ runs during the last IPL for Delhi Capitals. Dhawan scored 521 runs across 16 games with help of five fifties.

Top Bowler:

Kagiso Rabada finished the 2019 IPL as the 2nd highest wicket-taker by picking up 25 wickets from only 12 matches. Rabada took two 4-wicket hauls in those 12 games and averaged 14.72 with the ball.

Mohammed Shami had a great 2019 IPL personally where he bagged 19 wickets from 14 league matches and finished as the highest wicket-taker for the Kings XI Punjab.

Our Betting Tips:

The MI skippers struggled to grip the ball during the second innings due to the dew factor. Hence, we expect the conditions to be favourable for the chasing team.

Probable Winners:

The Kings XI Punjab are expected to win this game.

 

IPL 2020: Match 1 – MI vs CSK – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

The 1st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is finally getting underway with the match between two most successful teams in the tournament. Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns in the opening game. Some of the top T20 superstars will be in action on the first day of the IPL and it will be a thrilling game for sure.

CSK will miss Suresh Raina as he has pulled out of the IPL while Ruturaj Gaikwad is still in isolation and is recovering from COVID-19. MI, on the other hand, will miss their veteran player Lasith Malinga this season. However, the likes of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson and Kieron Pollard among others will set the stage on fire in this game.

Pitch Condition

The surface in Abu Dhabi is generally known to be tough to bat on. But this is the start of the tournament and the pitch might be a bit better to bat on. The spinners will enjoy bowling definitely.

Average first innings score: 120 (Last three T20Is played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh, James Pattinson, Mohsin Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Mitchell McClenaghan.

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir/Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur.

Bench: Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir/Lungi Ngidi.

Top Batsman

Mumbai Indians – Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is expected to bat at three for MI and is a pretty versatile batsman in the line-up. He will bat according to the situation and has the ability to bat through the innings. Surya can play some different kind of shots surprising the bowlers and having experience of playing on slow pitches, expect him to shine for MI.

Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni

This man is playing after more than 400 days but he is not out of touch at all if the videos going viral on social media are considered. MS Dhoni will bat at four and knows how to take the game deep. He will also be hungry to score runs which will most probably make him a top batsman for his team.

Top Bowler

Mumbai Indians – Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar is a brilliant leg-spinner and has troubled CSK batsmen before. Last season he conceded only 32 runs in six overs he bowled. But he didn’t pick up a wicket. This time around, he will definitely pick a couple.

Chennai Super Kings – Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar will be competing with his brother in this aspect. He was always a good bowler with the new ball but has developed as a death bowler as well in the last 18 months. Expect him to pick wickets when the team needs.

Our Betting Tips

Mumbai Indians lead the Head to Head battle comfortably against the CSK. But they are known to be the slow starters more often and there shouldn’t be a surprise if MS Dhoni marks his return to the field with a win.

Our Prediction: CSK is expected to win this match.

 

Who will win the IPL 2020? IPL Winner Prediction, Betting Odds

The 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) will finally get underway on Saturday when Mumbai Indians face Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The tournament, supposed to begin in the last week of March, had to be postponed due to the wide spread of the COVID-19 around the same time. The pandemic situation in India got worse as the officials had to look towards the United Arab Emirates for getting the tournament done.

While IPL returns to UAE for the first time in six years, it will be only the 2nd instance of a complete edition of IPL being held outside India. The 2009 edition was played in South Africa amidst the General Elections in India. The coming 2020 season in UAE is expected to be played on slightly slower tracks as the pitches in this part of the country have often assisted spinners and slow bowler.

Talking about strengths and weaknesses of the eight teams, all seem to be balanced as per the requirements of the tournament. However, the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad do look like holding an edge over the other teams. Mumbai Indians might look pace-dominant attack but the players they have got are pretty much enough to be strike bowlers on UAE surfaces.

The Sunrisers team is often considered to be a bowling-dominant team but the presence of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and some useful domestic batters is giving them a feel of strong batting unit as well. SRH’s bowling has got enough experience of playing in UAE thanks to the presence of Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan duo have played a lot of bilateral series for the International team.

Delhi Capitals also have a solid bowling attack but the batting order could include players outside their primary positions. The Royal Challengers Bangalore does aim for their maiden title with the inclusion of Mike Hesson as the director of the cricketing operations. The squad doesn’t look interesting with all bases covered like other teams but the tournament is played on the field and not on the paper.

Our Prediction

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians seem to be two balanced teams on paper. So we are backing the two teams, led by David Warner and Rohit Sharma, respectively to come good in this year’s IPL and win the trophy.


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Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians

Our Betting Tip

It is MI that has an edge over CSK. MI have won the last 4 of the 5 matches played between these two teams. Although for CSK fans the good thing is CSK’s only win in the last 5 matches against MI came recently in the IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi. CSK also looked quite strong to win in their last match against MI. We although predict MI to win this match.

Recent Form (L to R)

CSK: L W W W W

MI: W W L L W

CSK vs MI Value Bet – 10Cric

Ruturaj Gaikwad Total Under 20.5

CSK vs MI

 

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s is a talented young cricketer but his IPL 2021 started with a run of poor scores.  He scored only 20 runs in his first 3 matches. Although he seems to have overcome that poor form and repay the faith shown on him by the team management. He scored 2 half-centuries in his last 4 matches. Further the last 2 matches he played in Dubai in 2020 he scored 72 and 65 respectively.

The only concern is his numbers against MI. In the 2 matches he has played against MI he has scored 0 and 4 respectively.  He also seems to have the tendency to take 1 or 2 matches in the tournament to start going.

SRH VS MI Probable Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham/Chris Lynn, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Top performers:

Manish Pandey

Pandey hasn’t had the best of the IPL but has looked good in the last couple of games. It seems that he is more comfortable in the opening slot. He has two good knocks in the previous two games but SRH will need a much bigger inning from him against MI.

Kieron Pollard

Even though he is not very consistent, he is a match-winner on his day as he proved with a 34 ball 87 against CSK. He has bailed Mumbai out of trouble on many occasions in IPL 2021 thus we may see MI promoting him in the batting order.

Top Bowler:

Rashid Khan

The best SRH bowler, Rashid Khan is too good for any batsmen in the world. Even in the last game, when the opposition scored 220, Rashid only went for 24. SRH have a limited number of match-winners and Rashid is one among them.

Jasprit Bumrah

When it comes to bowling in tough situations, there is hardly anyone better than Jasprit Bumrah. At the start, or at death, Bumrah is not easy to play, even in the most batting-friendly conditions. He did had a bad game against CSK but will be eager to bounce back hard.

Our Betting Tips

Sunrisers Hyderabad are struggling with their batting. They do have some good players at the top but there is not much to follow. Their bowling is also over reliant on Rashid Khan. Mumbai, on the other hand, have a very balanced unit and despite not being in the best of form, look too good for this Hyderabad team

Probable Winners

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 30 – KKR vs RCB – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Kolkata vs Bangalore

Match Details

Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Despite having a decent squad, Kolkata Knight Riders have struggled in the tournament. Neither their batsmen nor their bowlers have made any sort of impact. With two wins and five losses, they are in a miserable position at the moment. A couple more losses and their campaign will be in jeopardy. They’ll be up against Virat Kohli’s RCB, who’ve been hot and cold in the season. They have few wonderful wins but a couple of poor losses as well.

RCB are heavily dependent on Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers. In both their losses, they failed to score and RCB’s batting line-up collapsed like a pack of cards. Kohli has not looked himself but De Villiers and Maxwell are in fine form. However, if these three players are dismissed for not much, the opposition will be on top.

Pitch Report

The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The wickets have been good for batting and the teams have consistently put big runs on the board. The upcoming game is also expected to be a high scoring encounter.

PBKS VS DC Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar/Mohammed Azharuddeen, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers has been magnificent in the IPL 2021. He has scored 207 runs at an average of 51.75 and a strike rate of 164. He is someone who can win the game from the most hopeless situations thus RCB rely a lot on him and he never disappoints his franchise.

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana started the tournament with back to back half-centuries but ran out of gas in the previous few games. However, he is a top quality batter and despite his lack of runs, is one of the best batsmen KKR have.

Top Bowler:

Harshal Patel

While many would argue that Harshal Patel has been expensive but one can’t deny that he is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 17 wickets in seven games. He has played a very important role in RCB’s juggernaut this season and will look to continue his golden run with the ball.

Sunil Narine

Narine is not the bowler he used to be but he is still a very capable bowler and is not the easiest to get away. He’ll look to deliver a match winning performance for his team.

Our Betting Tips

KKR’s batting is an issue as none of the batsmen is in any sort of form. RCB, on the other hand, have a very strong batting lineup with the likes of De Villiers and Maxwell in fine form. Looking at the current form of both teams, KKR’s chances are grim.

Probable Winners

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ahead of their second match in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI) fans have been greeted with a piece of good news as it is learned that the South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is ready to take the field on Tuesday, April 13. De Kock arrived late in India after completing his international duties and featuring in the first two One Day Internationals against Pakistan.

As per the SOPs laid out by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Proteas batsman had to serve a mandatory seven-day quarantine period before he was allowed to participate in the matches. Thus, for the same reason, Quinton gave the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) a miss. In de Kock’s absence, Mumbai Indians handed a debut to Chris Lynn who had warmed the bench throughout IPL 2020

Ahead of their second game against KKR, Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan confirmed that De Kock has completed his quarantine period and also participated in the team’s training session on Sunday. Further, the veteran revealed that the Proteas keeper is looking forward to contributing positively for the franchise in IPL 2021 and will be available for selection.

“Quinton is out of his quarantine. He did his practice session yesterday with the team, [he’s] looking forward to the season. So yes, he’s available for tomorrow’s game,” Zaheer was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

In the absence of Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn made his debut for the five-time champion. Though Mumbai lost the game by two wickets against RCB, Lynn was highly impressive with the willow. Opening the innings alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, Chris played a sublime knock of 49 runs off 35 deliveries.

IPL 2021: Match 29 – PBKS vs DC – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Trophy
IPL Trophy. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Match Details

Punjab Kings will be up against Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game which must have given them a lot of confidence. KL Rahul once again was their top scorer and played a brilliant knock of 91. He is now the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 331 runs. Chris Gayle has also looked good in patches. However, apart from them, none of the batsmen has lived up to the expectations.

Punjab must bring in Dawid Malan in place of Nicolas Pooran to add some stability to the batting order. The bowlers have been decent for Punjab and KL Rahul will hope that they can deliver as per expectations in the next game as well.

For Delhi, they have been outstanding in the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have looked class part. Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer have also got some runs under their belt. They have a good spinner in Axar Patel while the pacers are also in top form. Overall, they seem to have all their bases covered.

Pitch Report

The wickets till now have been very good to bat and the bowlers have got little to no help from the surface. We don’t think it will change for the next game and will still be a very good wicket to bat.

PBKS VS DC Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal/Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Dawid Malan, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith/Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has been outstanding for Punjab Kings and is now the Orange Cap holder with 331 runs to his name. He is trying to bat cautiously at the start and then cut loose in the latter part of the innings. The move seems to be working for him at the moment.

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw looks to be in blazing form at the moment. He has been very positive from the start and is one of the main reasons for the Delhi Capitals’ success in the tournament. If he stays at the wicket for a considerable amount of time, Delhi Capitals will be in a very strong position.

Top Bowler:

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has picked up eight wickets for Punjab Kings in seven matches. Yes, the number of wickets are less but he has bowled well. On a flat track, his ability to rush the batsmen will come in very handy.

Avesh Khan

With 13 wickets in 7 games, Avesh Khan is the leading wicket-taker for Delhi Capitals. He has been among the wickets in every game and Delhi will expect another stellar show from him.

Our Betting Tips

Delhi Capitals are flying high and it will be difficult for a depleted Punjab Kings to halt their juggernaut. Punjab at the moment are too reliant on KL Rahul. Once he is gone, there is not much to follow. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of Punjab

Probable Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

Punjab vs Delhi

IPL 2021: Match 28 – RR vs SRH – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Match Details

Rajasthan Royals will be up against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The match is scheduled to get underway at 3:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have been the two worst performers in this season’s IPL. While Rajasthan Royals are placed 7th with two wins and four losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad are ranked 8th with one win and five losses. Rajasthan’s campaign was dented by a series of injuries to their main players. Further, lack of runs from Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson has got their tournament into jeopardy. Their bowling is also not the best thus Rajasthan’s chances are not very bright in the tournament.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have sacked David Warner and have named Kane Williamson as their new skipper. This is also an indication that Warner’s place in the XI is not certain and we expect Jason Roy to replace him in the upcoming game. SRH will need their top order to fire as just like Rajasthan Royals, they do not have much quality in the middle order.

SRH have a far better bowling line up and if Bhuvneshwar Kumar can recover from his injury, it will be a massive boost for the Orange Army. He along with Rashid Khan will give Williamson two genuine wicket-taking options.

Pitch Report

The wickets in Delhi have been very good to bat so far but the surface will get slower as the tournament progresses.

RR VS SRH Probable Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson(C), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul/Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Jos Buttler

Buttler is a valuable player for Rajasthan Royals. He looked good in the last game and played a crisp innings of 41. If he can carry on and play a longer innings, Rajasthan Royals will have plenty of runs in the tank.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson’s inclusion have bolstered the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Williamson has played three games in the IPL 2021 and scored 108 runs without being dismissed.

Top Bowler:

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is a match-winner for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Every time he has a ball in hand, SRH is in the game. Even in the last game, he picked all the three wickets to fall for CSK.

Chris Morris

Though he hasn’t been very consistent, he is the best pacer available. He had a decent outing in the last game against Mumbai Indians and the Royals will expect something similar from him in the next game as well.

Our Betting Tips

Both teams have been the worst performers in the tournament but SRH looks a better team on paper. Also, Williamson, Warner and Manish Pandey scored runs in the last game which is a massive boost. For Rajasthan Royals, neither their batsmen are in form nor they have a bowling to boast about. Their chances in the tournament are grim. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of Hyderabad

Probable Winners

Sunrisers Hyderabad are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 27 – MI vs CSK – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

Match Details

Mumbai Indians will be up against Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi. The highly-anticipated clash will begin at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Two of the best teams in the history of IPL are going to face each other. Chennai Super Kings have been in red hot form and have won their last five games. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, haven’t been themselves and have won three and lost as many games. Despite a comprehensive win over Rajasthan Royals in the last game, Mumbai Indians will be slightly worried going into the match against an in-form CSK as their batsmen have not lived up to the expectations.

Quinton de Kock played well in the last game but his consistency will be in question. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya have also looked out of touch. The bowling, however, is doing good and Rohit will expect his bowlers to restrict CSK to as low as possible.

For CSK, the likes of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top have been fantastic while Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran have been decent down the order. However, the middle order has not done much. It will be interesting to see how they perform when the top order does not score runs.

Pitch Report

Both the matches played at this venue in IPL 2021 have been high scoring games. The wicket looks very good to bat thus we could be in for another high scoring encounter.

MI vs CSK Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has been terrific in the tournament and is the second-highest run-getter with 270 runs in six games. He’s looked very solid and will look to continue his golden run in the next game as well.

Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock scored a solid 70 in the last game thus Mumbai Indians would want him to capitalize on this form and carry the team forward. De Kock is the sort of batsman that will get the scoreboard galloping by the time he is at the wicket. Thus a good performance from him will take MI a long way.

Top Bowler:

Deepak Chahar

Chahar has been very good with the new ball and has got the ball to shape away. Both the MI openers have some issues against the moving ball thus Deepak Chahar can be a real threat for MI.

Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar is the leading wicket-taker for Mumbai with 11 wickets in six games. The wicket in Delhi might get slower in the second inning and if CSK are batting second, Chahar won’t be easy to get away.

Our Betting Tips

Looking at the current form of both teams, Chennai Super Kings are way too ahead of Mumbai Indians. The online cricket betting odds, however, are in favour of Mumbai Indians. If you want to get better odds, you can bet on CSK for more money.

Probable Winners

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 26 – PBKS vs RCB – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Hyderabad vs Delhi

Match Details

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be up against KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 30, Friday. The highly-anticipated clash will begin at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

In the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, both RCB and PBKS have experienced contrasting fortunes. The Bangalore-outfit started their campaign in the tournament with a victory against Mumbai Indians and have been in blistering form since then. The Men in Red and Gold are proudly placed at the second position on the points table with five wins from six matches.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, also started their run in the Championship on a winning note but they failed to keep the momentum going as they are positioned at the sixth position on the points table with just two wins from six matches. Thus, entering the contest, RCB will be buzzing with the confidence while Punjab will be hoping to return to the winning ways.

Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium is expected to provide a balanced pitch that has something to offer to both the batter and the bowlers. The captain winning the toss will fancy bowling first as the dew in the second innings can prove to be a major factor in deciding the course of the game.

PBKS vs RCB Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

KL Rahul

Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is the backbone of the team’s batting line-up. If PBKS wants to make a comeback in the tournament, then it will be important for their skipper to fire with the willow. The 29-year-old is in fine form in the T20 Championship thus far as he is the third-highest run-scorer in the league with 240 runs under his belt from six matches at an average of 48.

Virat Kohli

RCB skipper Virat Kohli isn’t at his fluent best with the willow in IPL 2021 as he has scored just 163 runs in six games. However, the right-hander will be hungry to score runs and give a positive start to the team. Also, the pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to suit the captain as he played five-match T20I series against England at the same venue and was the highest run-scorer.

Top Bowler:

Arshdeep Singh

Punjab Kings’s seamer Arshdeep Singh made headlines with his performance in IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates. The youngster is continuing his good form in IPL 2021 too as he is the joint- highest wicket-taker alongside Mohammed Shami for the Punjab-based franchise. Thus far in six games, the 22-year-old has scalped seven wickets at an average of 21.43.

Harshal Patel

The purple cap holder Harshal Patel has emerged as the new death bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. Though the seamer has leaked runs, he has earned the faith of his captain by scalping crucial wickets. The 30-year-old is expected to live up to his reputation in the game against Punjab Kings too. In six matches, Harshal has picked a stunning 17 wickets including a five-wicket haul at an average of 12.

Our Betting Tips

Punjab Kings are one of the most inconsistent teams in this season and we are backing RCB to roll them over easily in this match.

Probable Winners

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 25 – DC vs KKR – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Delhi vs Kolkata

Match Details

Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. The match is set to get underway at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Delhi Capitals did lose their last game to Royal Challengers Bangalore but they’ll be happy with the way they have played in the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have scored runs at the top. Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer also batted well in the last game. Ishant Sharma came back and immediately hit the right notes. Avesh Khan has been magnificent so as the spinners.

Kolkata Knight Riders will be pleased to see Eoin Morgan score some runs but their batting still looks very shaky. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, all have been very disappointing. A lot was expected from Andre Russell and apart from one innings against CSK, he has not lived up to the expectations. The bowling is performing well but T20 is a batsmen’s game and you can’t win if your willow wielders are not scoring.

Pitch Report

The surface should be flat and the ball should come nicely on to the bat. For the bowlers, they should focus on bowling right lines and that’s their best chance to pick up wickets.

DC vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Eoin Morgan

Having scored runs in the last game, Morgan will be much more confident now. He’ll look to capitalize on this start. An in-form Eoin Morgan will help KKR go a long way.

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw has played some destructive knocks in this season. He is a kind of player that will get the scoreboard galloping by the time he is at the wicket. We’ll back him to have a decent game tomorrow.

 

Top Bowler:

Sunil Narine

Even though he is not at his best, he is a dangerous bowler. He looked like finding his rhythm in the last game and will look to build on that. Even if he is not picking wickets, he won’t give easy runs.

Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan has been a real surprise this season. Among all pacers, he has looked the most threatening and Delhi would want to him continue his form.

Best Betting Tips

Delhi Capitals is a better all round team and most of their players are in fine form. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are struggling with the poor form of their batsmen. It won’t be easy for them to get past Delhi Capitals. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of Delhi Capitals.

Probable Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win the match.

IPL 2021: Match 24 – MI vs RR – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Mumbai vs Rajasthan

Match Details

Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The match is set to get underway at 3:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Mumbai Indians haven’t looked themselves in this season. They have lost three out of their five games and could have lost the other two as well had their bowlers not rose to the occasion. The main issue with Mumbai Indians have been their batting as neither of their batsmen has looked in any sort of form. We are heading toward the halfway mark in the tournament and Mumbai wouldn’t want to be left too far behind.

Talking about the Royals, they too have lost three of their five games and things are not looking promising for them. They do not have a lot of options left as several of their players are either injured or pulled out of the tournament. Their batting looks shaky and the bowling doesn’t look threatening either. They did beat KKR in the last match but MI will be hard to get through.

Pitch Report

The surface in Delhi has traditionally been on the slower side. Run scoring won’t be that easy as the ball is expected to grip and turn. Teams need to make most of the powerplay

MI vs RR Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal/Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya

Rajasthan Royals

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Sanju Samson

Apart from the first game, Sanju Samson has looked completely out of touch in IPL 2021. But few poor performances won’t take away the sheer quality. He is still a top player and as a skipper will be looking to set an example by getting a big score and leading his team to victory.

Rohit Sharma

We’ll say the same for Rohit Sharma. It seemed that Rohit was looking to control his natural instinct and play the sheet anchor role in the earlier matches. Mumbai need him to play his natural game and be a bit more aggressive. His strategy didn’t work in Chennai and he might look to change that in Delhi.

Top Bowler:

Jasprit Bumrah

Can’t argue with Bumrah being the top bowler for Mumbai. He’s been phenomenal for Mumbai throughout his career and has been phenomenal in this season as well. He has a great record against two of the best batsmen from Rajasthan, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. If he can get both of them for not much, it’s job done.

Jaydev Unadkat

Unadkat is not someone who will rip through a batting order but the conditions in Delhi will suit him. He can use his slower deliveries and cutters to trick the batsmen. Actually, he will be not easy to get away.

Best Betting Tips

Both teams are struggling with their batting but on paper, Mumbai is far superior than Rajasthan with plenty of quality in their batting and bowling department. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of Mumbai.

Probable Winners

Mumbai Indians are expected to win the match.

IPL 2021: Match 23 – CSK vs SRH – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Kolkata vs Chennai

Match Details

Chennai Super Kings will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The match is set to get underway at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

What a turnaround this has been for CSK after being left battered and bruised in the previous edition of the IPL. The start in the ongoing season wasn’t good either as Delhi Capitals thrashed them by 7 wickets. However, it’s been a fairytale kind of ride since then as MS Dhoni’s men have won four games on the trot.

Their batsmen have scored runs, the bowlers haven’t allowed their opposition off the hook, it’s just been one hell of a performance from CSK. Only if the likes of Raina, Rayudu and Dhoni can also contribute with the bat, CSK will be very hard to defeat.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have delivered two back to back decent performances. They did lose the last match in the Super Over, but they were quite good in the match. Kane Williamson almost got them over the line, proving that he is a must in the playing XI. SRH lost quite a few close games and they must be ruing the fact that they didn’t play Williamson in the initial matches.

Nevertheless, there is still a lot of time to make amends. SRH will be vary of the fact the Warner, Bairstow and Williamson need to do the bulk of scoring as the middle order is very vulnerable. Also, Warner will hope that Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the last game due to an injury, gets fit and is available for selection in the next game.

Pitch Report

The surface in Delhi has traditionally been on the slower side, with the ball gripping and turning in the second half. Run scoring won’t be that easy and the teams need to make most of the powerplay.

CSK vs SRH Probable Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo/Moeen Ali, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul/Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis is looking in fine touch. He backed up scintillating knock of 95 against KKR with a solid half century against RCB. He was very consistent for CSK in the last season as well. Also, the openers will get the best conditions to bat and we’ll back Du Plessis to carry on his form.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson almost took SRH over the line against DC. It will require a lot of skills to score on a low and slow surface of Delhi, against quality CSK spinners and among all, Williamson arguably has the best technique against the spinners.

Top Bowler:

Rashid Khan

Everytime Rashid Khan has a ball in hand, he gives SRH an opportunity to come back in the match. On a spin friendly surface of Delhi, he will be a big threat for CSK

Ravindra Jadeja

What a cricketer he has been for India and CSK. He single handedly defeated RCB in the last game. Jadeja is known for his wicket to wicket bowling and on a low, slow wicket, he will be Dhoni’s main weapon.

Best Betting Tips

The kind of form CSK are in, it will be very hard for SRH to stop them. SRH are too dependent on Warner, Bairstow and Williamson in their batting and once they fail, there is not much to follow. CSK is a better team in all aspects and will start as favourites. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of CSK

Probable Winners

Chennai Super King are expected to win the match.

IPL 2021: Match 22 – DC vs RCB – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Prediction Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

Match Details

Delhi Capitals will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. The highly-anticipated clash will begin at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

There have been talks about how good CSK have played, how consistent RCB have been, however, one team that has been equally good is Delhi Capitals. Settled at second position in the points table, the Capitals have four wins in five games. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have done the bulk of the scoring while Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan and Ravichandran Ashwin have been doing a decent job with the ball. Despite their dominant run, they have few areas to work on.

The openers have done the job on most occasions but the following batsmen have not lived up to the expectations. Smith has looked rusty, Pant has also struggled to play those quick-fire knocks. Same is the case with Shimron Hetmyer. In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada has not looked at his best.

Talking about RCB, they shouldn’t be too concerned about their performance against CSK. Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell has been batting well while the bowling has also emerged as one of RCB’s biggest strength. Overall, it’s a game between two evenly matched teams and a thrilling game should be on display.

Pitch Report

Ahmedabad is expected to offer a batting friendly surface. During the India-England series, three scores of 180 plus were chased on this ground.

DC vs RCB Probable Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Glenn Maxwell

After a disappointing season last year, Maxwell had a point to prove in IPL 2021 and what a statement he has made. He has already played a couple of match winning knocks and is the highest run getter for RCB. He is expected to have a good game.

Shikhar Dhawan

The Southpaw has been in stellar form and is the current holder of the Orange Cap with 259 runs in five games at an average of 51.80. Even in the matches he hasn’t scored runs, he has looked in fine touch. He can be backed to have another good game against RCB.

Top Bowler:

Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan has been a surprise factor as the youngster has been on fire in the tournament. He is the second highest wicket taker with 11 wickets in 5 games and can be backed to continue his stellar show with the ball against RCB.

Harshal Patel

Another youngster who has been very impressive, Harshal Patel is the leading wicket taker in the tournament with 15 scalps in 5 games. Despite a thrashing by Jadeja in the last game, he can hold his head high after the kind of performance he has delivered in the tournament.

Best Betting Tips

RCB have a very heavy batting lineup with most of them in decent form. On a decent batting track of Ahmedabad, they’ll back themselves to come good with the bat. For Delhi, they are riding on the performance of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. However, other batsmen have looked slightly rusty.

Probable Winners

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win the match.

IPL 2021: Match 21 – PBKS vs KKR – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL Prediction Punjab vs Kolkata

Match Details

The wooden-spooners of IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be up against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 21st match of the ongoing T20 Extravaganza at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. The highly-anticipated clash will begin at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Preview

Thus far in the T20 Championship, the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders have produced a baffling performance. The team is placed at the last position in the points table after winning just one game from five league matches played. The Knight Riders started their campaign in the league with a victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) but since then they have lost their next four matches on the trot.

Punjab Kings (PBKS), on the other hand, is situated at the fifth slot with four points under their belt. Just like KKR, they emerged victorious in their first clash against Rajasthan Royals but lost the winning momentum as the team ended on the wrong side of the result in their next three games. However, the franchise finally registered a second win as they won their last match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Ahmedabad against Mumbai Indians.

Pitch Report

There will be some freshness for both the players and fans in IPL 2021 as after Chennai and Mumbai, the tournament moves to Ahmedabad. The pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to be a balanced one as it is likely to assist both the pacers and spinners. Also, the track has something for the batters too and the viewers can witness a high-scoring thriller.

PBKS vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques/Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

KL Rahul

The Orange Cap holder of IPL 2020 KL Rahul looks in fine touch in the 14th edition of the tournament too. Rahul started his campaign in IPL 2021 with a sublime knock of 91 runs off 50 balls against Rajasthan Royals and backed it with two half-centuries. The 29-year-old is the second-highest run-getter in the ongoing league with 221 runs under his belt from five matches at an average of 55.25.

Nitish Rana

Kolkata Knight Riders’ opening batsman Nitish Rana started his run in IPL 2021 on a blistering note as he scored two consecutive half-centuries in the first two matches against SRH and MI respectively. After that, there was a decline in the form of 27-year-old. However, the Delhi-born is expected to bounce back stronger in the game against PBKS as both Rana and the Knight Riders will be desperate for their second victory.

Top Bowler:

Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh was a revelation for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Singh is continuing his good form in IPL 2021 too and has been the highest wicket-taker for Punjab thus far. In five games, the bowler has scalped six wickets at an average of 20.50.

Varun Chakravarthy

The leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been making headlines with his performance in IPL 2021 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Varun had delivered an impressive performance while bowling with the new ball in the powerplay. In five games, the 29-year-old has picked six wickets at an average of 26.83. Thus, Chakravarthy will be looking forward to continuing his good form.

Best Betting Tips

PBKS and KKR both teams are struggling at the moment. KKR are desperate to win and this could be the game where they might play their best cricket. PBKS is also inconsistent and so we are going with KKR in this encounter.

Probable Winners

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win the match.

IPL 2021: Match 20 – SRH vs DC – Match Preview & Betting Tips

IPL 2021 Prediction Hyderabad vs Delhi

Match Details

The 20th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals have had absolutely contrasting fortunes in this tournament so far. While Delhi has won three of their four matches, Hyderabad started with three consecutive losses, before finally winning their previous match. Delhi arrived from Mumbai after playing their first three matches and ended up beating the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their first match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Hyderabad, on the other hand, have struggled on the same wicket.

They have played their matches at this venue but so far, they have managed to win only one match, against Punjab Kings in their previous game. Sunrisers Hyderabad have taken their time to arrive into the competition, but would hope to continue with the momentum which they have after having the first win.

Pitch Report

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has produced some really low scoring matches in this tournament so far. The scores have got lesser and lesser as the tournament has moved on. There isn’t a lot of chance that the wicket will improve.

SRH vs DC Probable Playing XIs

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul

DELHI CAPITALS

Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya.

Top Performers

TOP BATSMEN

SHIKHAR DHAWAN

The left-handed batsman has looked in complete control of his batting so far in the tournament. He is currently leading the batting charts with 231 runs with an average of 57.75. His strike rate has been close to 149, which is far better than ever. In the previous match, he adjusted well to the pitch and managed to bat patiently through the middle overs.

JONNY BAIRSTOW

The England batsman has been batting pretty well in this tournament so far. He has done his best with the bat, scoring 173 runs at an average of 173 runs. His strike rate has been 132, which is quite impressive considering that he has played all his matches in Chennai, where batsmen have struggled to find their pace.

TOP BOWLERS

RASHID KHAN

Time and again, the Afghanistan spinner has proven why he is one of the best bowlers in the world in the shortest format. He has taken five wickets in this tournament so far from his four matches.

Avesh Khan

The fast-bowler has been mighty impressive in this tournament. The youngster has bowled his heart out by delivering for Delhi in different roles. He has taken eight wickets in this tournament from the four matches with an average of 12.88.

Our Betting Tips

This match is expected to be one-sided considering how Sunrisers have played in this tournament. Delhi Capitals have a pretty solid team, which makes them the clear favourites in this match.

Probable Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 19 – CSK vs RCB – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Chennai vs Bangalore

Match Details

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 19th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 25, Sunday. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

One of the most anticipated clash of IPL 2021 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. It will be a battle between number one and number two of IPL 2021. RCB is the only unbeaten side in the tournament thus far as they have won all their four league games. They kickstarted their campaign with a victory against MI and followed it with wins against SRH, KKR, and RR respectively.

The Virat Kohli-led side is thus proudly placed at the top of the points table with eight points under their belt. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are also dominating the league as they have three out of four matches. Though the franchise started their campaign with a loss against DC, they returned to winning ways with three victories against RR, PBKS, and KKR respectively.

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known as the batting paradise. The batters from both sides will be eager to take the field with the willow and make most of the pace and bounce offered by the surface. The team winning the toss is expected to field first as the dew factor in the second innings can pose a threat to the bowlers.

CSK vs RCB Probable Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Azharuddeen/Shahbaz Ahmed, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Faf du Plessis

CSK’s opening batsman Faf du Plessis is having a decent run in the ongoing T20 Extravaganza thus far as in four matches, he has scored a stunning 164 runs at an average of 82. The former South African captain also went all guns blazing against KKR in their last outing as he played a stunning knock of 95 runs off 60 balls. Thus, the fans can expect another class innings from the 36-year-old.

Virat Kohli

Batting maestro Virat Kohli didn’t have an ideal start to his campaign in IPL 2021 as despite getting good starts, he failed to convert his knocks into something big and substantial. However, playing at the Wankhede Stadium against Rajasthan Royals, the skipper returned back to his brilliant form as he played a sublime knock of 72 runs off just 47 deliveries.

Top Bowler:

Deepak Chahar

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) right-arm seamer Deepak Chahar was managed to impress the who’s who of the cricket fraternity with his impressive performance with the new ball in IPL 2021. In four matches played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Chahar has picked eight wickets including two four-wicket hauls. Playing at the same venue against RCB, the 28-year-old will be hoping to continue his exploits with the willow.

Mohammed Siraj

Pace sensation Mohammed Siraj is living a fairytale ever since the India tour of Australia. The right-arm seamer carried his terrific international form in IPL 2021 too as he has been shining bright with his performance with the ball. In five matches played by Siraj thus far in IPL 2021, the speedster has picked five wickets at an average of 18.20.

Our Betting Tips

It is tough to predict the winner between the two in-form sides. Here we are going by the experience and the Head to Head stats. Having beaten RCB more over the years in IPL, we are going with CSK for this match.

Probable Winners

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 18 – RR vs KKR – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Rajasthan vs Kolkata

Match Details

The 18th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have experienced similar fortunes in the T20 Extravaganza thus far. Both the teams have lost their three matches out of four played in IPL 2021. Royals have played at the Wankhede Stadium since the commencement of IPL 2021 and could register a win against DC only while they lost against PBKS, RCB, and CSK.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders won against Sunrisers Hyderabad but failed to perform against RCB, MI, and CSK. KKR played their three matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai but have now moved to Wankhede Stadium.

Pitch Report

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known as a batting paradise and the batters have received much assistance from the surface. Both RR and KKR boast of having power-hitters on their side and thus the viewers can expect a high-scoring clash.

RR vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna.

Top Performers

Top Batsmen

Jos Buttler

The opening batsman of Rajasthan Royals Jos Buttler is considered as one of the destructive batsmen and can smash any opposition on his day. Though in IPL 2021 thus far, Buttler is yet to essay the role assigned to him, RR will be hoping that the England star regains his form in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. In the four matches, Buttler has registered scores of 25, 2, 49, and 8.

Andre Russell

West Indies power-hitter Andre Russell is an x-factor in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp. Russell didn’t have an ideal start to his campaign in IPL 2021 as he struggled to score runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Mumbai. However, playing against CSK in Mumbai, Russell looked in terrific form as he played a sublime knock of 54 runs off 22 balls.

Top Bowlers

Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya has been a find for the Rajasthan Royals in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the highest wicket-taker for RR with six wickets under his belt from four matches at an average of 22.50.

Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy has been in sublime form in IPL 2021 as he has been a go-to bowler for skipper Eoin Morgan. The 29-year-old has managed to rattle the opposition with his spin and googly. He was also impressive while bowling in Mumbai against CSK as he ended up with one wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad and bowled at an economy rate of 6.8. Thus, the bowler is also expected to perform well against RR too.

Our Betting Tips

This match is expected to be a close one as both teams are struggling to get going in this season. However, KKR have enough big hitters in their XI compared to RR and expected them to win this game.

Probable Winners

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 17 – PBKS vs MI – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Punjab vs Mumbai

Match Details

Mumbai Indians will be playing their last league match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai against Punjab Kings on April 23, Friday. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Just like IPL 2020, Punjab Kings didn’t have an ideal start to their campaign in IPL 2021 too. In the four matches played by the franchise thus far, they have registered victory in just one game against Rajasthan Royals. PBKS have been outplayed by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. One of the main problems for the franchise has been the collapse of their batting line-up. Thus they will be hoping to make amends to register their second win in IPL 2021.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, started their run in the 14th edition of the T20 Championship with a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, they bounced back stronger from the setback and won their next two games against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively. After two victories, the defending champions again faced a defeat from Delhi Capitals (DC).

Pitch Report

The pitch of the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is expected to live up to its reputation as the fans should brace themselves for another low-scoring thriller. While the surface is expected to assist the spinners, the slow and sluggish pitch can make the life of the batsmen difficult.

PBKS vs MI Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings:

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN:

KL Rahul

Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul started his campaign in IPL 2021 on a good note as he slammed 91 runs in the first match against Rajasthan Royals. However, since then, the batsman’s form has witnessed a downfall as in the past two games he has failed to contribute something substantial to the scoreboard. After a setback, the opening batter is expected to bounce back stronger and can be the highest run-getter for PBKS in the game against Mumbai Indians.

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the best batsmen in the white-ball cricket. In the past four matches played by MI at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Rohit got the start he needed but has failed to capitalize it. In the last game against Delhi Capitals, the opener looked in good form as he scored a 44-run knock and is likely to continue it against Punjab Kings too.

TOP BOWLERS:

Arshdeep Singh

The 22-year-old Arshdeep Singh is Punjab Kings’ highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 thus far. In four matches, the seamer has picked five wickets at an average of 19.00. He has emerged as KL Rahul’s go-to bowler and can pose a threat to Mumbai Indians batters in the next game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Rahul Chahar

The MA Chidambaram Stadium is renowned as the spinners paradise and Mumbai Indians’ Rahul Chahar has made the most out of the surface. He is the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians and fourth-highest overall with as many as wickets under his belt from four games at an average of 14.75. As MI will be playing their last game in Chennai, Chahar will be hoping to end the Chennai leg on a good note.

Our Betting Tips

Mumbai Indians are not in great form but Punjab Kings are not looking the strongest unit to even challenge them. We are going with the five-time champions to win this game.

Probable Winners

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 16 – RCB vs RR – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Bangalore vs Rajasthan

Match Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be up against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 16th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 22, Thursday. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are having a dream run in IPL 2021 as they have won all their three league games thus far and are proudly sitting at the top of the points table. They are the only unbeatable side in the T20 Extravaganza thus far. RCB started their campaign with a win against MI and followed it up with victories against SRH and KKR respectively.

Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have experienced contrasting fortunes as they are placed in the sixth position with just one win from three matches. They started their campaign with a loss against PBKS but made a comeback as they emerged victorious against DC. However, in their last outing, RR was outplayed by CSK.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has been a belter for the batters. There can be another high-scoring clash on the cards as both RCB and RR have some good power-hitters in their squad. Meanwhile, RR will have an advantage over RCB as the latter will be playing their first match in Mumbai but RR is already well-versed with the pitch.

RCB vs RR Probable Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian/Rajat Patidar/Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj

Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN:

Glenn Maxwell

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is the highest run-getter for RCB in IPL 2021 thus far. Maxwell has a stunning 176 runs under his belt in three innings and a strike rate of more than 150. The pitch of the Wankhede Stadium is likely to suit the batsman and he can continue his assault on the opposition.

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler didn’t have an ideal start to his campaign in IPL 2021. The batsman looked in decent touch in RR’s third match against Chennai Super Kings as he played a knock of 49 runs off 35 deliveries. Though RR lost the match against the Super Kings, Buttler is expected to continue his form against RCB too.

Top Bowlers:

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel has been a revelation for RCB in IPL 2021. The franchise finally seems to have solved the problem of death bowling as Harshal has looked impressive in the death overs. The 30-year-old is the proud owner of Purple Cap with as many as 9 wickets under his belt from just three games.

Chetan Sakariya

Rajasthan Royals have also found a talented pacer in the form of Chetan Sakariya. The 23-year-old is playing his debut IPL season and has managed to impress the who’s who of the cricket fraternity. Chetan has six wickets from three games and is the highest wicket-taker for the Royals.

Our Betting Tips

A change in venue might halt the winning streak of RCB as they are moving to a venue where they might struggle with the ball, especially while defending a total. RR, on the other hand, have played their three matches in Mumbai and are well-versed with the conditions.

Probable Winners

Rajasthan Royals are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 15 – KKR vs CSK – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Match Details

In the 15th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be up against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the evening clash on April 21, Wednesday. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

After an underwhelming season in IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scripted a stunning comeback in the ongoing T20 Extravaganza. The Super Kings are placed at the second position on the points table with four points under their belt from three matches. CSK’s campaign in IPL 2021 started with a loss against Delhi Capitals but they redeemed themselves by two comfortable wins against Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals respectively.

Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, aren’t experiencing an ideal outing. Though they kick-started their run in the T20 Championship with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Knight Riders faced two consecutive defeats against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has been a belter for the batters. If the pitch behaves in the same way it has in the last two matches, the viewers should brace themselves for another high-scoring clash.

KKR vs CSK Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shakib al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh/Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

Nitish Rana

In IPL 2021, KKR assigned a new role to Nitish Rana as they appointed him as the permanent opening batsman alongside Shubman Gill. Opening the innings, Rana has been in good form since the commencement of IPL 2021 as in three innings, he has scored a stunning 155 at a strike rate of 51.67. Rana is the highest run-getter for the Knight Riders and is expected to continue his good form against CSK too.

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali has been a revelation for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. The Super Kings promoted the spin all-rounder up the order to bat at number three and he has repaid the faith of the management and the captain. Ali provides the required stability to CSK’s batting order and has managed to impress the cricket fraternity with his heroics with the willow. In three matches, Moeen Ali has 108 runs under his belt at a decent average of 36.

Top Bowlers:

Pat Cummins

The most celebrated and costly player of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Pat Cummins is expected to emerge as the team’s highest wicket-taker in the clash against CSK. The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is likely to suit the pacer and he can bowl a match-defining spell for his team. The Australian star hasn’t experienced a good outing thus far as in three matches, he has picked only four wickets at an average of 22.

Deepak Chahar

India’s right-arm speedster Deepak Chahar has played a vital role in CSK’s success in the tournament thus far. Chahar has picked four wickets in the T20 Extravaganza, all of which came against the Punjab Kings. Playing the previous three matches at the same venue has made Chahar well aware of the surface at the Wankhede and he can weave his magic again on the field.

Our Betting Tips

CSK have enjoyed dominating KKR in the overall record. Though KKR won last season, the MS Dhoni-led side has looked their menacing best in the previous two matches. We expect CSK to prevail over KKR this time around.

Probable Winners

CSK are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 14 – PBKS vs SRH – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Punjab vs Hyderabad

Match Details

The 14th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness the Punjab Kings (PBKS) taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on April 21, Monday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will commence from 3:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Two bottom-placed teams will be in search of some momentum as they take on each other in the second doubleheader of the season. David Warner’s SRH is yet to open their account, after having suffered a hat-trick of losses. On the other hand, PBKS managed to win a last-ball thriller by four runs against Rajasthan Royals, but have undergone two consecutive defeats after that.

They suffered a comprehensive 6-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings when they could manage only 106/8. Against Delhi Capitals, despite putting up a better show with the bat, they could not defend 195 runs and went down by the same margin as against CSK.

SRH’s journey has been even more painful, with them losing two games after collapsing dramatically. They lost to RCB in their opening game while chasing 149, despite being in a good position, while the same story unfolded against MI when they failed to chase 150 despite a strong start given by the openers. In their opening game, they fell 10 short of the 188-run target against KKR.

Pitch Report

The Chepauk track has witnessed some dramatic collapse, and twice of those have involved SRH. The track has been assisting spinners but the pacers have also reaped rewards by mixing pace and using variations to good effect. Given that mostly the targets have been defended, teams would want to bat first.

PBKS vs SRH Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

Predicted XI: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh

Predicted XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, (WK), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

JONNY BAIRSTOW

Jonny Bairstow was in blazing hot form against the Mumbai Indians when he smacked 43 from just 22 before getting hit-wicket. He took on Trent Boult in his first over, scoring 18 runs. Given that he got back to his preferred position alongside David Warner, expect him to blast at the top again.

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal was unable to find his form in the first two outings for the Punjab kings, although he was in his elements in the last game, where he smacked a 36-ball 69 including seven fours and four sixes. Though his innings came in a losing cause, he displayed that he has found his rhythm.

Top Bowlers:

ARSHDEEP SINGH

While other bowlers have found it difficult to control runs, Arshdeep Singh has been doing the task for his team with brilliant consistency. More importantly, it is his economy that has been the biggest weapon for his team. He picked one wicket against DC but gave only 22 runs in three overs. He returned with figures of 1/7 in two overs against CSK.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan’s figures in the three matches so far read as 2/24, 2/18, 0/22. There is a reason that he is considered the best in the shortest format, and the 2021 IPL edition has been no different for the leg-spinner. Even though his team has not managed to win a single game, Rashid has ensured to keep his bowling spirits high.

Our Betting Tips

This is the best chance for Sunrisers Hyderabad to register their first win. Punjab Kings bowling has been too weak and nothing is impossible at the Wankhede stadium unless the ball turns significantly in the second innings. We are backing SRH to win this match.

Probable Winners

Sunrisers Hyderabad are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Best Outright Options to bet on for Mumbai Indians in the tournament

IPL Trophy
IPL Trophy. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

We are well into the second week of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Every team has now played three matches each and we have got an idea of the form of different players. The defending champions Mumbai Indians are looking good once again having won two out of three matches so far. They lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game but have come back well to notch up four points.

At the moment, the team is playing in Chennai and they will stay in the city till April 23. The team then has four matches to play in Delhi, three in Bengaluru and two in Kolkata. MI has so far not played any high-scoring games and their batsmen are slowly getting into the groove. However, their bowlers are in great touch and have helped them defend low totals so far.

Here we predict the top batsman and bowler for MI in IPL 2021 and the best odds:

Top MI Batsman in IPL 2021

Rohit Sharma

This might surprise many as Suryakumar Yadav has been in very good form. But Rohit Sharma is opening the innings and looked in some amazing touch in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. A big knock is just around the corner it seems and once he gets into the zone, the MI skipper is expected to tonk the ball at will for the rest of the season. He has so far scored 94 runs in three matches at an average of 31.33 and a strike-rate of 130.55.

Jasprit Bumrah

Rahul Chahar is the current top wicket-taker for MI after three matches. The leggie has accounted for seven wickets in 12 overs he has bowled. But as the venues will change, there is no sure shot possibility of the leg-spinner continuing his merry run in the tournament. But Jasprit Bumrah no doubt is the best death bowler in the world at the moment. And he will definitely win a lot of matches for his team with his bowling. Currently, he has picked three wickets and it is only a matter of time before he adds to his tally.

Note: Odds will change as the tournament will progress and we have given the current odds as on April 19.

IPL 2021: Match 13 – DC vs MI – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Delhi vs Mumbai

Match Details

Delhi Capitals (DC) will be up against Mumbai Indians in the 13th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 20, Tuesday. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have experienced similar fortunes in the T20 Extravaganza thus far. MI and DC have featured in three games in IPL 2021 and have registered victory in two matches to acquire four points under their belt. While DC is placed in the second position, MI is located at the third spot in the points table due to a difference in the net run rate.

MI kick started their campaign in IPL 2021 with a loss as they were defeated by RCB by two wickets in the season opener. This was followed by the team emerging victorious in their next two league games against KKR and SRH respectively. DC, on the other hand, started their run in the tournament with a win over CSK by seven wickets. The team then failed to weave the same magic against RR but they scripted a good comeback to register a six-wicket win over Punjab Kings.

Pitch Report

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is likely to offer a slow and sluggish surface that can make the life of batsmen difficult. The pitch will be providing some assistance to the spinners while the batters will have to play carefully to play some stunning knocks. MI will have a little advantage over DC as Mumbai has played their last three games at the same venue while Delhi will be entering the contest after playing at the Wankhede Stadium, which is known to be a belter for the batting side.

DC vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Lukman Meriwala/Amit Mishra, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan

Bench: Shimron Hetmyer, Shams Mulani, Axar Patel, Tom Curran, Anrich Nortje, Aniruddha Joshi, Vishnu Vinod, Sam Billings, Ripal Patel, Amit Mishra/Lukman Meriwala, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, James Neesham, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Chris Lynn, Marco Jansen

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

Shikhar Dhawan

Delhi Capitals’ opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is in blistering form in the T20 Extravaganza. The swashbuckling batsman is the proud owner of the orange cap with 186 runs in just three innings at an average of 62.00. Also, Dhawan is the only player to receive the Man of the Match award twice in IPL 2021. Thus, the batsman will be hoping to continue his good form at the top of the table.

Rohit Sharma

Though Rohit Sharma is yet to produce big innings from his willow, the MI skipper has looked in decent touch in the T20 Championship thus far. Rohit has scored 94 runs in three matches at an average of 31.33. The opening batsman will be hungry to score runs for his team and convert good starts into some big knocks.

Top Bowlers:

Ravi Ashwin

Ashwin is well versed with the pitch of Chennai and will be hoping to get some assistance from the surface to rattle the opposition batsmen and pick crucial wickets for his team. The ace spinner is yet to have an ideal outing but he was at his fluent best against RR as he gave away just 14 runs in three overs. This was followed by the off-spinner bowling at an economy of 7 against Punjab.

Rahul Chahar

The pitch in Chennai has been a bowling delight for the spinners and MI’s leg-spinner Rahul Chahar has made the most out of the surface thus far. He is the leading wicket-taker for Mumbai leaving behind players like Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. In his last two games against KKR and SRH, the 21-year-old has picked four and three wickets respectively.

Our Betting Tips

MI defeated DC four times last season comfortably and the defending champions are the overwhelming favourites to win this game. But we are going with the Delhi Capitals taking a little bit of risk for this match.

Probable Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 12 – CSK vs RR – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Chennai vs Rajasthan

Match Details

The 12th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on April 19, Monday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Both the teams have winning momentum behind them as the Chennai Super Kings are entering the contest after a comprehensive 6-wicket win over Punjab Kings in their previous encounter, whereas the Rajasthan Royals won a last-over contest against the Delhi Capitals.

CSK dismissed PBKS for only 106 runs before they chased it with 26 balls to spare. On the other hand, RR was in a spot of bother while chasing an under-150 target as their entire top-order fell for single-digit scores. David Miller’s sensational half-century saved them from the trouble, but once he was dismissed, the momentum swung again. It came down to the last over, where Chris Morris slammed two sixes to steal a victory for his side.

Both the teams made a similar start to the season as CSK suffered a massive defeat against Delhi Capitals, while Punjab Kings defeated the Rajasthan Royals by four runs in a last-ball thriller.

Pitch Report

The flat pitch, smaller boundaries, and the dew factor at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai have made its reputation as a high-scoring venue. However, the last two encounters have witnessed absolutely opposite and contrasting results, with bowlers getting assistance off the pitch and in the air. It remains to be seen what kind of a track these two teams get.

CSK vs RR Probable Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings

Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Rajasthan Royals

Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jayadev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

SURESH RAINA

The CSK outfit missed their batting mainstay, Suresh Raina, badly in the 2020 season, when he opted out due to personal reasons. As soon as he came back, CSK’s problem in the middle-overs and getting low scores was solved and they posted a massive 188 against the Delhi Capitals, with Raina scoring 54 off 36. Like Samson, he got dismissed early in the previous game, but given his consistency in the IPL, he should get going again.

SANJU SAMSON

Sanju Samson was at his fluent best in the tournament opener when he became the first player to score a century on his captaincy debut. His stellar knock of 119 from just 63 deliveries might have ended in a losing cause, although Samson once again showed what he is capable of when he gets going. He missed out in the previous game as he was sent back cheaply, but expect him to come good against CSK.

Top Bowlers:

JAYADEV UNADKAT

Jayadev Unadkat was devastating, to say the least, against Delhi Capitals. In a sensational spell with the new ball, he removed three major batsmen in Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, and Prithvi Shaw to push DC completely on the back foot. He was not a part of the first game, but Unadkat proved his inclusion correct with a brilliant spell in his first game.

DEEPAK CHAHAR

After a forgettable outing against the Delhi Capitals, Deepak Chahar was on fire against the Punjab Kings, where he bagged a four-for, giving only 13 runs. His exceptional performance with the new ball even led his skipper, MS Dhoni, to give him four continuous overs, and he went onto bowl a wicket-maiden too.

Our Betting Tips

Chennai Super Kings are suddenly looking a very good team thanks to Deepak Chahar getting back to his best with the new ball. Their batting line-up also looks sorted and expect them to get the better of the Rajasthan Royals in this game.

Probable Winners

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 11 – DC vs PBKS – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Delhi vs Punjab

Match Details

The 11th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness a thrilling affair with Delhi Capitals (DC) locking horns against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 18, Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Entering into the contest, both Delhi Capitals, and Punjab Kings will be low on confidence as they lost their previous games against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings respectively. The Capitals started their campaign in the T20 Extravaganza with a win as they registered a stunning victory over CSK by seven wickets. However, the team succumbed to a defeat in the game against RR by three wickets owing to a collapse.

Meanwhile, Punjab Kings have experienced a similar outing as they won a high-scoring thriller against the Royals by four runs. But a horrific collapse of their batting line-up in the match against Super Kings, resulted in them losing their first game in IPL 2021 by six wickets.

Pitch Report

The flat pitches, smaller boundaries, and the dew factor at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai should have resulted in high-scoring games, however, the past two games have witnessed completely different results. Bowlers were seen getting some assistance from the pitch and the surface is likely to behave in the same manner in the clash between DC and PBKS too.

DC vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tom Curran/Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

Rishabh Pant

Since the commencement of IPL 2021, young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been in stunning form with the willow. Though DC lost their last match against RR, Pant made headlines with his scintillating knock of 51 runs off 32 deliveries including nine boundaries at a strike rate of 159.38. Thus, the 23-year-old is expected to carry his good form in the match against Punjab Kings too.

KL Rahul

Punjab Kings skipper and opening batsman KL Rahul was the winner of the orange cap in IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He continued his form in IPL 2021 too as in the first match against Royals, he played a match-defining knock of 91 runs. Though the 28-year-old didn’t have an ideal outing in the game against CSK, he will be hungry to score runs in the upcoming matches.

Top Bowlers:

Kagiso Rabada

In recent years, South Africa’s right-arm seamer Kagiso Rabada has emerged as the x-factor in Delhi Capitals’ squad. He has played a vital cog in the team’s success in the 2019 and 2020 editions. Rabada played his first match of IPL 2021 against Rajasthan Royals and ended with the figures of 4-0-30-2.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami is the backbone of the PBKS bowling line-up and the pacer is expected to weave his magic again on the cricket field against Delhi Capitals. In the last game against CSK, the Punjab bowlers didn’t have anything substantial to defend as the batsmen put up a low score of 106 on the board. However, Shami tried his best to win the lost battle as he picked two wickets in his four overs while bowling at an economy rate of 5.2.

Our Betting Tips

Delhi Capitals’ bowling is looking extremely good with Nortje expected to be available. Punjab Kings batsmen didn’t fare well in their previous outing and will be low on confidence as well. We are going with Delhi Capitals for this match.

Probable Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 10 – RCB vs KKR – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Bangalore vs Kolkata

Match Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 10th match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 18, Saturday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The match will commence at 3:30 PM IST.

Preview

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in progress in full flow at the moment. The 10th match of the tournament will see RCB and KKR locking horns against each other. The Virat Kohli-led side is the only unbeaten side so far having beaten MI and SRH in close encounters. KKR, on the other hand, put up a dismal show against MI losing the match from a winning position. Expect this to be a close match again.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium is on the slower side. Batting first is always better here and the captains might have understood it now as well. Even if a team is chasing, they will have to play aggressive cricket in the powerplay overs.

RCB vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Top Batsmen

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill looked good in the previous game scoring 33 runs off 24 balls opening the innings against MI. He is known to play big knocks after getting his eye in and will be definitely looking to make amends after throwing his wicket away last time around

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the RCB skipper, has mustered 66 runs so far in two matches opening for his team. Definitely, he is close to playing a match-winning innings and will be itching to do it against KKR as it will be a hattrick of wins for RCB in this season.

Top Bowlers

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel has accounted for 7 scalps thus far in two matches including a five-wicket haul. The pacer has improved his bowling a lot and will more often than not bowl in the death overs only. Expect him to take more wickets especially if RCB are bowling first.

Andre Russell

Like Harshal, even Russell has been bowling at the death. He took a five-wicket haul against MI in just two overs. During overs 15-20, batsmen are trying to play their shots to churn quick runs and in the process, lose their wicket. This is what has benefitted Russell so far. He can repeat the heroics again.

Our Betting Tips

RCB are looking a team with all bases covered this season. They have also identified backups for certain players and are backing their first-choice cricketers as well. With both teams set to play on another slow surface, expect RCB to win this bout against KKR.

Probable Winners

RCB are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 9 – MI vs SRH – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

Mumbai Indians (MI) will be up against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the eighth match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 17, Saturday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has entered its second week and match 9 of the tournament will see Mumbai Indians locking horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The five-time champions are yet to play their best cricket and even then, they have lost and won a game each in the final over. SRH, on the other hand, have come second in both their matches. Their strategy has been confusing and the senior players need to step up for them to register wins.

Pitch Report

Teams have preferred opting to bowl first so far. But the chases are turning out to be tricky with the pitches getting slower as the game progresses. It will be interesting to see if the captains now believe in batting first after winning the toss.

MI vs SRH Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem/Sandeep Sharma.

Top Batsmen

Suryakumar Yadav

In the recent past, top-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav as emerged as Mumbai Indians’ most bankable batsman. In two matches played thus far, the 30-year-old has scored 87 runs at an average of 43.50. Playing at the same venue as the previous two matches will definitely help the right-hander and he will be looking forward to continuing with good form with the willow.

David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner didn’t have an ideal start to his campaign in IPL 2021 as in the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he marched back to the pavilion after just 3 runs off 4 balls. However, Warner scripted a comeback in the next game against RCB as he played a sublime knock of 54 runs off 37 deliveries. Though the runs came in a losing cause, the skipper seemed to have found his rhythm and will be hungry to score runs in the next game.

Top Bowlers

Jasprit Bumrah

There is no doubt that Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in the cricket fraternity and can change the flow of the game at any point in time by taking crucial wickets. Though the speedster went wicketless in the last outing against KKR, he bowled an economical spell by giving just 28 runs in his four overs. Thus, Bumrah can emerge as the highest wicket-taker in the game against SRH.

Rashid Khan

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has been the x-factor in Sunrisers Hyderbad line-up for quite some time now. He has been the go-to bowler for captain David Warner and is likely to deliver another match-defining performance. In addition, the slow and sluggish surface of the MA Chidambaram Stadium will also help Rashid is rattling the opposition batters with his spin and googly.

Our Betting Tips

It is pretty tough to predict a winner in this game. Both the sides haven’t played their best cricket so far. Though many will go with the safe option of MI winning, we are going a bit risky banking on SRH to win their first game of the season.

Probable Winners

Sunrisers Hyderabad are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 8 – PBKS vs CSK – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be up against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the eighth match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 16, Friday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

In the 14th edition of the T20 Extravaganza, both Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings experienced similar outings as they finished at seventh and sixth position respectively on the points table after winning six matches from 14 played. However in IPL 2021 thus far, CSK and PBKS have experienced contrasting fortunes. Punjab won their first game against Rajasthan Royals in a stunning fashion by four runs.

PBKS’ first game was a high-scoring fixture as skipper KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda played sublime knocks of 91 and 64 runs to propel the team towards a massive target of 221 runs. The Super Kings, on the other hand, had a disastrous outing against Delhi Capitals as they lost the game by seven wickets. The only positive for Chennai from their encounter against DC was the stunning form of Suresh Raina, who slammed 54 off 36.

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a belter for the batsmen and the viewers can expect another high-scoring clash. The average T20 score at the stadium is 168. However, the team batting first should make proper use of the flat pitch and shorter boundaries to post a 180+ score so that the bowlers will have something substantial to defend.

PBKS vs CSK Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

Probable XI – Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith/Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

Bench: Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Utkarsh Singh, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith/Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Bench: Robin Uthappa, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

KL Rahul

The Orange cap winner of IPL 2020 is again expected to put a brilliant show with the willow in the 14th edition. KL Rahul made a stunning start to his campaign in IPL 2021 as playing against Rajasthan Royals, the opening batsman smashed 91 runs off just 50 deliveries. His knock included seven boundaries and five maximums at a strike rate of 182.

Suresh Raina

After CSK succumbed to a disastrous outing in IPL 2020, the fans had a lot of hopes from Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina and he didn’t disappoint. Making a comeback in the Indian Premier League, Raina scored a stunning 54 runs off 36 deliveries including three boundaries and four maximums against Delhi Capitals. Raina is one of the most bankable players and the left-hander will be looking forward to capitalizing on his current form.

Top Bowlers:

Mohammed Shami

In the recent year, Mohammed Shami has formed the backbone of Punjab’s bowling line-up and he didn’t disappoint in the match against RR too. Shami gave two major breakthroughs to his team by scalping the wickets of Ben Stokes and Riyan Parag. He was also economical as he conceded 33 runs in his four overs at an economy rate of 8.2.

Shardul Thakur

The right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur didn’t have an ideal outing in his first game of IPL 2021. Though he managed to pick two wickets in the form of Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan, he proved to be very expensive. Shardul leaked as many as 53 runs in his 3.4 overs. However, the seamer is known for his comebacks and will be looking forward to establishing his dominance on the cricket pitch again.

Our Betting Tips

Chennai Super Kings won both the matches against Punjab Kings last season and it was their worst year. Expect them to continue their domination against the KL Rahul-led side and register their third win over them.

Probable Winners

Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 7 – RR vs DC – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Rajasthan vs Delhi

Match Details

Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be locking horns against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the seventh match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The match will take place on Thursday (April 15) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Delhi Capitals will be high on confidence after making a strong start to their campaign in IPL 2021. The beaten finalists of last year hit the ground running as they thrashed Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in their tournament opener. With the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje not playing the first game, DC conceded 188 for 7 in the 20 overs.

Their batsmen, however, made light work of the target as DC crossed the finishing line with eight balls remaining. Openers Shikhar Dhawan (85) and Prithvi Shaw (72) scored blazing fifties to lay the foundation for the convincing win. RR, on the other hand, began their campaign with a narrow 4-run loss to Punjab Kings. Skipper Sanju Samson (119) scored a stunning ton but it was not enough for RR to chase down 222 as they finished on a commendable 217 for 7.

Pitch Report:

The Wankhede Stadium is likely to witness yet another high-scoring encounter. The flat pitch, small boundaries and dew have made things tough for the bowlers. In the first two games, all the four teams scored at least 188 and one can expect yet another run fest at the famous venue.

RR vs DC Probable Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals:

Probable XI – Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), David Miller/ Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Delhi Capitals:

Top performers:

Probable XI – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

TOP BATSMEN

Sanju Samson:

Sanju Samson made a stunning start to his journey as RR captain. He led from the very front and become the first player in the history of the IPL to score a century on his captaincy debut. Samson scored 119 off just 63 balls and nearly took his team over the line. The right-handed batsman will be looking to continue his form against DC.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Delhi’s star man Shikhar Dhawan has also started IPL 2021 on a stunning note. He looked in extremely good touch against CSK as he slammed 85 off just 54 balls with the help of 10 fours and 2 sixes. Dhawan is known for making the most of a good form and he would be looking to capitalise on his current form too.

Top Bowlers:

Chris Woakes:

Making his debut for Delhi Capitals in their first game of IPL 2021, Chris Woakes made an instant impact. The England all-rounder gave DC the early breakthrough by dismissing Ruturaj Gaikwad for 5 before dismissing Sam Curran. He gave away just 18 runs in his 3 overs.

Chetan Sakariya:

Chetan Sakariya was the pick of the bowlers for RR in their game against Punjab Kings. While all the other bowlers were taken to the cleaners, the left-arm pacer proved his class by taking 3 wickets while giving away 31 runs in 4 overs.

Our Betting Tips

Delhi Capitals are looking in good touch at the moment the way they decimated CSK. Rajasthan Royals are without two of their top cricketers and expected Rishabh Pant and his men to win their second consecutive game.

Predicted Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 6 – SRH vs RCB – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be locking horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the sixth match of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 1, Wednesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be buzzing with confidence in the game against SRH as in their previous encounter against MI, the team managed to clinch a nail-biter at the last ball of the game. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, had a disappointing start to their campaign in IPL 2021 as they lost their first game to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Meanwhile, RCB will also be looking forward to taking revenge on the Orange Army for putting their campaign to an end in the previous season. The Bangalore outfit reached the play-offs of IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but they were ruled out of the tournament after losing to SRH in the Elimination round.

Pitch Report

There is no doubt that the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will provide some assistance to the bowlers especially the spinners. However, this doesn’t mean that the surface doesn’t have anything to offer to the batsmen. The batters can also play some stunning knocks if they are careful in their approach as seen in the last three games played on the ground.

SRH vs RCB Probable Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Probable XI – David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi/Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Buhvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Probable XI – Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson,  Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

Jonny Bairstow

The right-handed batsman Jonny Bairstow got off to a stunning start in IPL 2021 as he played a match-defining knock of 55 runs off 40 deliveries against KKR. As they will be playing at the same stadium in Chennai, the 31-year-old is expected to carry his good form forward.

AB de Villiers

The first match of IPL 2021 between MI and RCB was owned by the former South Africa captain AB de Villiers. The batsman lived up to his reputation as he again bailed out the Bangalore outfit and took the team home. De Villiers played a stunning knock of 48 runs off just 27 deliveries. AB is once again expected to work his charm in RCB’s next outing against SRH.

Top Bowlers:

Rashid Khan

One of the most celebrated spinners in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rashid Khan is again expected to rattle the opposition batsmen with his googly and spin. He is one of the very few bowlers who manages to put a full stop to the flow of runs along with scalping wickets irrespective of the opposition he is playing against. In his last match against KKR in Chennai, Rashid was the only player from both teams to bowl at an economy of six.

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel emerged as a surprise package in the game between MI and RCB as he succeeded all the expectations by taking a five-wicket haul. After a stunning performance, the confidence of Harshal will be sky high and he will be looking forward to another stunning outing.

Our Betting Tips

RCB have more variety up their sleeve in their squad to trouble SRH. They will also itching to continue the winning momentum and expect them pull one back over SRH.

Predicted Winners

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 5 – KKR vs MI – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

The 5th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 13, Tuesday. The match is set to get underway at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

The five-time champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns against two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders. While Mumbai experienced an outstanding run in the IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as they lifted the title for the fifth time, KKR had a torrid run as they failed to reach the second stage of the league. However, thus far in IPL 2021, the two teams have experienced contrasting fortunes.

Mumbai is yet to open their account in the points table as they lost the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by two wickets. Kolkata, on the other hand, is placed in the second position after winning their first match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad by ten runs. While Mumbai won’t be much affected by their loss in the first game, the Knight Riders will be hoping to continue the winning momentum.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is expected to assist the spinners. However, the surface has something to offer to the batsman too as seen in the past two games hosted at the venue.

KKR vs MI Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders

Probable XI – Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

Mumbai Indians

Probable XI – Chris Lynn/Quinton De Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marcon Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.

Top performers:

TOP BATSMEN

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar is the one batsman who has been constantly performing for Mumbai Indians. One of the best things about the top-order batsman is his ability to mould his innings as per the requirements of the game.

Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi was a revelation for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020. He delivered a spectacular performance in KKR’s opening game against SRH too with his knock of 53 runs off just 29 deliveries. Though it will be a challenge for Rahul to face MI’s star-studded line-up, he is expected to deliver another good knock.

Top Bowlers:

Jasprit Bumrah

India’s pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah is the backbone of Mumbai Indians bowling attack and has been the go-to bowler for skipper Rohit Sharma. The right-hander looked in good touch in the season opener against RCB as he gave away just 26 runs in his four overs while taking two crucial wickets. Thus, Bumrah is expected to be at his fluent best in the game against KKR too.

Prasidh Krishna

After making his debut for India followed by a splendid run in the three-match ODI series against England, Prasidh Krishna had an ideal start to IPL 2021 too. Playing for KKR in their first game against SRH, Krishna took two wickets. The speedster is expected to continue his good form in the league and can be the highest wicket-taker for the two-time champions.

Our Betting Tips

Mumbai Indians have won 21 out of 27 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders. Even last year they won against them and expect the defending champions to continue their good run against the opposition.

Predicted Winners

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 4 – RR vs PBKS – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

Rajasthan Royals will take on Punjab Kings in the 4th game of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and is set to get underway at 7:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT).

Preview

Despite having a decent squad on paper, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have been disappointing over the years. They’ll hope that they can change their fortunes this time around. Rajasthan Royals have a great overseas contingent with players like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Morris and David Miller available at their disposal. All of them are likely to play in their tournament opener which makes their batting looks really dangerous. Add to that the quality of Sanju Samson. Also, Shivam Dube and Rahul Tewatiya were very impressive in the previous season. The bowling is slightly on the weaker side with Archer injured but the batting more than makes up for it.

For Punjab, they too have some dangerous players in their kitty. KL Rahul, Dawid Malan, Chris Gayle, Nicolas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal are match-winners on their day. The only issue with them is their consistency. If they can perform on a regular basis, Punjab can go the distance. In Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith and Moises Henriques, Punjab have plenty of firepower in their bowling department as well.

Pitch Report

The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The wicket was a belter in the first game and we don’t think it will change for the upcoming game.

RR vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals

Probable XI – Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye/Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Punjab Kings

Probable XI – Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan/Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh/Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan/Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson/Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Ben Stokes

Stokes has been in fine form of late. On his day, he can single handedly with the game for his team. Despite not performing well against India in the T20I series, Stoked is expected to start well on a batting friendly Mumbai wicket

KL Rahul

Rahul won the orange cap in the previous season and boast of a decent record against Punjab Kings. He has scored 390 runs at an average of 55.71 and a strike rate of 125.40 against them.

Top Bowler:

Chris Morris

For Rajasthan, Chris Morris will be their lead pacer. RR invested a hefty amount in Morris and the South African pacer will be looking to justify his price tag.

Jhye Richardson

Richardson’s performance in the Big Bash League should be strong enough to earn him a place in the starting XI. He was the leading wicket taker in the last edition of the BBL and took Perth Scorchers to the final. Punjab will expect a similar performance from him in the IPL.

Our Betting Tips

Both teams boast of a quality batting line up and the match could go either way. However, for us, Punjab looks a far more balanced unit with quality in both their departments. For the first match we would say it’s 60-40 in favour of Punjab Kings. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of Punjab.

Predicted Winners

Punjab Kings are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 3 – SRH vs KKR – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 3rd game of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and is set to get underway at 7:30 PM IST and 02:00 PM GMT.

Preview

Over the years, Sunrisers Hyderabad have relied upon their bowlers to get the job done. This year, it’s going to be no different. With Rashid Khan, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma available at their disposal, SRH have one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament. With the bat, SRH will look up to David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson to do the bulk of the scoring. The middle-order can be a slight cause of concern with Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav not playing much of late. However, the youngsters Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad showed enough promise in the latter stages of the IPL 2020. Other than them, SRH have the likes of Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhishek Sharma to choose from.

Coming to Kolkata, despite having a strong squad, they have plenty to sort out before the match. Shubman Gill played well in the last season but his strike rate was not up to the mark. Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell form a competent middle order, at least on paper, but their recent form has not been that great. KKR would be tempted to go in with Sunil Narine but is he the same force he used to be? Leaving out Shakib al Hasan will be a tough call. Same can be said about Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson. While Pat Cummins is the front runner to feature in tomorrow’s game, can he perform well enough to keep Lockie Ferguson on the bench after his terrific performance in the last edition? Kuldeep Yadav has struggled of late that should keep him on the sidelines for this game while one among Varun Chakravarthy and Harbhajan Singh might make a cut into the team.

SRH vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Probable XI – David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Probable XI – Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine/Shakib al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow was in terrific form in the recently concluded ODI series against India. He’s been in India for a while now and must have got used to conditions. A quick knock from him will take the pressure off David Warner, who can play a sheet anchor role.

Shubman Gill

Earlier, Gill used to get a lot of starts but never converted them into big scores. However, his stint with the Indian team has helped him evolve as a batsman and we could see him playing those big match-winning knocks for KKR.

Top Bowler:

Rashid Khan

Undoubtedly, Rashid Khan is the biggest threat for KKR. On a sluggish wicket, Rashid Khan will be very hard to get away.

Sunil Narine

Considering the conditions, Sunil Narine should be the top bowler for KKR. He bowls with the new ball, bowls in the death, anytime KKR need someone to step up, Narine is always there. Yes, his recent form has not been good but that doesn’t take away the quality he posses.

Our Betting Tips

In terms of quality, both teams are on par but SRH looks a far more settled unit than KKR, who’ll need few games to combine their best playing XI. For the first game, we’d stick with SRH to win. The online cricket betting odds are equally shared between the two teams though.

Predicted Winners

Sunrisers Hyderabad are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 2 – CSK vs DC – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details

Chennai Super Kings will take on Delhi Capitals in the 2nd game of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and is set to get underway at 7:30 PM IST and 02:00 PM GMT.

The thrilling affair between CSK and DC will be telecasted live on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). The fans can also watch the fixture online at the Disney+ Hotstar app.

Preview

After a miserable performance in the 2020 edition, CSK will be hoping for a turn around in the upcoming season. They’ve released few players, added some new faces in the squad and look a much more balanced unit now. Ruturaj Gaikwad showed enough promise in the previous season and is most likely to open with either Faf du Plessis or Robin Uthappa.

The return of Suresh Raina will be a massive boost. MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo form a decent batting order. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur has been in decent form of late while Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran and Jason Behredorff are capable enough to exploit the conditions. For Delhi Capitals, they had their best season as a team and finished as runners up in the previous edition of the IPL.

They were dealt with a massive blow as Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the IPL 2021. However, they still look a formidable side. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan form an explosive opening pair while Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer brings a lot of quality to the team. The bowling also looks stronger than CSK’s with Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra available at their disposal. The participation of Rabada and Nortje, however, is not certain.

CSK vs DC Probable Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI – Robin Uthappa/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali/Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Delhi Capitals

Probable playing XI – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada/ Chris Woakes/Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Prithvi Shaw

Shaw had a horrific last season of the IPL but the opener is coming back from a scintillating performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy where he scored over 800 runs. If he can carry on his form, Delhi will be tough to beat.

Suresh Raina

After missing out in the last season, Suresh Raina is back in the yellow jersey. The southpaw has a prolific record in the tournament and is the second highest run getter in the history of IPL. A decent performance from him will help CSK go a long way

Top Bowler:

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin has been in fine form of late. He is an experienced campaigner in this format of the game. CSK has a few left handers in their team and Ashwin will enjoy bowling against them. He’s expected to start well.

Shardul Thakur

He’s had a phenomenal run in the last few months. He can get the new ball to move and is good with the variations in the latter part of the innings. He will be CSK’s main weapon with the ball.

Our Betting Tips

Delhi Capitals are slightly better in terms of quality and will fancy their chances against CSK, who’ll need few games to fine tune their combination. For CSK, most of their players haven’t played a lot of cricket of late thus they might be slightly rusty as well. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of Delhi Capitals

Predicted Winners

Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021: Match 1 – MI vs RCB – Match Winner Prediction & Betting Tips

Mumbai vs Bangalore

Match Details

The defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the inaugural game of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The match will commence from 7:30 PM IST and 02:00 PM GMT.

The thrilling affair between MI and RCB will be telecasted live on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). The fans can also watch the fixture online at the Disney+ Hotstar app.

Preview

Entering the contest, Mumbai Indians will be buzzing with confidence as they ended the IPL 2020, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by winning their fifth IPL title. RCB, on the other hand, didn’t have a good ending to their campaign as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator. Before the start of the tournament, the two teams have also been dealt with some blows as it is learned that a few players won’t be available for selection in the first game.

RCB will be missing the services of Adam Zampa and Finn Allen as Zampa is busy with his wedding while Allen is completing his mandatory quarantine period and will not be available for the first game. The all-rounder Daniel Sams will also be missing the action as he has contracted the Covid-19 and is under self-isolation. For Mumbai, there is uncertainty over the availability of Quinton de Kock.

MI vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile/Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, James Neesham, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Piyush Chawla/Nathan Coulter Nile, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, Adam Milne, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Quinton de Kock

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby/Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench: Suyash Prabhudessai/Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddeen, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Finn Allen, KS Bharat, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa

Top performers:

Top Batsmen:

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is expected to shine bright in the first game against RCB as the batsman had a stunning debut for India in March and played match-defining knocks in the five-match T20I series against England. Surya also has brilliant IPL records under his belt and is expected to carry his form in IPL 2021 too.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli doesn’t need any introduction and the Indian skipper is expected to weave his magic in the game against Mumbai Indians too. Kohli is coming after a great run in the five-match T20I and three-match ODI series against England and will be hungry to score runs for RCB while opening the innings alongside Devdutt Padikkal.

Top Bowler:

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah can be easily considered as an x-factor in the MI camp as the right-arm pacer has the ability to turn the match at any point by scalping the main wickets of the opposition. He also has splendid records while bowling against RCB in the powerplay and death overs as in 58 overs, the speedster has picked up 19 wickets.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t have an ideal outing in the five-match T20I series against England. However, the leg-spinner is expected to bounce back stronger in IPL 2021 and can be the highest wicket-taker in the game against MI. Also, the pitch in Chennai is a rank-turner and is expected to assist the spinners.

Our Betting Tips

Mumbai Indians are looking like a settled unit compared to RCB and expect them to start the tournament on a high.

Predicted Winners

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

IPL 2021 Player Auction to take place on February 18

IPL Trophy

IPL Trophy. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

After hosting an action-packed 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates from September to November 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to conduct the 2021 edition of the T20 Extravaganza in the month of April and May in India.

Ahead of the IPL 2021, the Indian board will be organizing a mini-auction for all the eight franchises where they can pick players to fill in the loopholes in their squad and give their best to win the coveted IPL trophy.

The Indian board was keen on hosting the mega-auction for IPL 2021 and add two new franchises to expand the tournament. However, in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) hosted on December 24, 2020, the office-bearers decided to postpone the idea of expanding the tournament to IPL 2022. Thus, only a mini-auction will be conducted before IPL 2021 and the 10-team IPL will see light only in the 15th edition of the T20 extravaganza.

After various speculations, the Indian board finally revealed the date and venue of the auctions for IPL 2021 via the official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League. It is learned that BCCI will organize the much-awaited auction on February 18, 2021 in Chennai.

“ALERT: IPL 2021 Player Auction on 18th February. Venue: Chennai. How excited are you for this year’s Player Auction? Set your reminder folks,” they tweeted.

All the teams had shed their extra baggage and had increased the limit of their purse for auctions as they had submitted the final list of retained and released players to the Indian board on January 20.

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IPL 2020: Final – MI vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The Final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. If you are excited to make a sizable parimatch india withdrawal, read on for some of our tips on betting right for this match.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The Final of IPL 2020 will conclude a phenomenal season at Dubai. Exciting action of 59 tough games has come down to the last game to finally find the winner of the 13th season. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have been two of the strongest sides of the season and their several match-winners would be raring to go on the field. DC won a fantastic match against SRH to reach the final for the first time. On the other hand, the defending champions, MI are the favourites to win their fourth trophy.

Pitch Report/Condition:

There hasn’t been a single game here since the Qualifier one between these two sides, five days ago. The wicket is expected to be a fresh one. Though the dew factor has played a major role in this season putting runs on the board is always beneficial in the final.

Average first innings score: 193 (Last six evening IPL 2020 matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 4

MI vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs for The Final

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/Nathan Coulte-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench

Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Praveen Dubey, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada.

Bench

Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Prithvi Shaw

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is in excellent form in this season and he likes the pressure games to perform at best of his ability. His consistency has been a key factor and MI would want him to make big in the final as well.

Shikhar Dhawan

Delhi’s leading run-scorer is known as a big match player. He scored a tremendous fifty in the last game and he would be hoping to repeat the same.

Top Bowler:

Trent Boult:

Trent Boult has been the best bowler of the season in the powerplay. As he has done in the last two games against DC, MI would want him to demolish DC’s top order again.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. As he is their strike bowler, Shreyas Iyer would like to use him in at the crucial stages which increases his wicket-taking opportunities.

Our Betting Tips:

Mumbai Indians have defeated Delhi three in IPL 2020 and will start as the clear favourites. From this fact, we can give you some impressive ipl cricket betting tips. You can trust us, since we have analyzing these games for years. Above we laid out our potential winners, but there are so much more information we can share.  Just read on.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win The Final.

 

IPL 2020: Qualifier 2 – DC vs SRH – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The Qualifier 2 (DC vs SRH) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The second qualifier of IPL 2020 will be played to determine the second finalist. Delhi and Hyderabad will lock horns at Abu Dhabi and both the teams have had contrasting paths till now. SRH is in brilliant form with four consecutive victories. On the other hand, DC have lost five of their last six games after having a blistering start in the tournament. Both the teams have strong bowling line-ups but the way their batting will compose their game on the match day will determine the winner. The winner would play Mumbai Indians in the final and considering MI’s form, both teams would want to snatch a convincing victory.

Pitch report/condition:

The games at Abu Dhabi have been high scoring and 190 has been chased quite easily. However, in the Eliminator between SRH and RCB, the pitch became a bit slow in the second half. Both the teams would want to bat first considering its crunch game and putting runs on the board can be vital.

Average first innings score: 150 (Last six IPL 2020 evening matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 6; Lost – 0

DC vs SRH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer/Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel.

Bench

Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer/Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Wriddhiman Saha/Shreevats Goswami (WK), David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem.

Bench

Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Wriddhiman Saha/Shreevats Goswami.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman:

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer hasn’t fired in the last few games but he is one of the most important batsmen for DC. He can play as a sheet anchor and can change gears if required as well. Considering its a knockout game, Delhi would want their skipper to lead from the front in DC vs SRH.

Manish Pandey

Delhi Capitals’ biggest strength is their two world-class pacers. If Manish Pandey plays a big knock he can dominate Rabada and Nortje to put pressure on DC. Pandey has an impeccable record against pace bowling in IPL.

Top Bowler:

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is their strike bowler and in this important game is can be the vital cog for DC. As SRH lack good finishers, Delhi’s prime death bowler can exploit the lack of depth in their batting.

Sandeep Sharma

In all the recent matches at this venue, the new ball has swung a lot. Sandeep Sharma’s biggest strength is to swing the ball in the powerplay and DC’s openers are not in form. If Sandeep can bowl a decent spell upfront, he will be one of the leading wicket-takers in DC vs SRH.

Our Betting Tips:

SRH is in excellent form and their combination is quite better as compared to Delhi Capitals.

Predicted Winners:

Sunrisers Hyderabad is expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Eliminator – SRH vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The Eliminator (SRH vs RCB) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

SRH vs RCB is a must-win contest as the winner will meet DC in the second qualifier and the loser will get eliminated. Both the teams are standing in the same position but they had contrasting journey till now. RCB was one of the best teams in the first half but they have now lost four consecutive games. SRH, on the other hand, had a dismal start but they are riding on a three-match winning streak. As the venue is Abu Dhabi it is going to be a mouth-watering contest between two star-studded batting line-ups.

Pitch report/conditions:

The captain winning the toss would want to bowl first without any second thought. The surface has been firm and big totals of near 190 have been chased here quite easily. However, the pacers are expected to get help early on as this is the same venue where RCB restricted KKR to 84.

Average first innings score: 154 (Last five IPL 2020 evening matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 5; Lost – 0

SRH vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Bench

Jonny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Abhishek Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmed/Navdeep Saini, Chris Morris/Adam Zampa/Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.

Bench

Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn/Chris Morris/Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed.

Top performers:

Top Batsman:

Kane Williamson

Considering that the ball comes on the bat quite nicely, Kane Williamson can be extremely valuable here. He is an excellent batsman of pace bowling and his experience can be vital in this big game.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has struggled to score at a brisk rate this season but his class as a batsman can’t be denied. He likes the ball to come onto the bat and if RCB is chasing, he can be the game-changer for them in SRH vs RCB.

Top Bowler:

Sandeep Sharma

He has an impeccable record against Virat Kohli and his ability to swing the new ball is well known. As the conditions are expected to help him, he can be a lethal weapon for SRH early on.

Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB’s match-winning bowler can turn out to be their trump card in this must-win game. SRH batsmen play pacer quite well but their middle-order is not as strong as their top order and Chahal can exploit that in SRH vs RCB.

Our Betting Tips:

RCB’s pace bowlers can utilize Abu Dhabi’s conditions better than SRH’s comparatively slow bowlers.

Predicted Winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Qualifier 1 – MI vs DC – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The first qualifier match (MI vs DC) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The first qualifier of IPL 2020 is going to be a mouth-watering contest. Both the sides are looking confident and nothing separates them at all. Mumbai has been the side to beat in this tournament with everything going their way. Delhi on the other hand have looked a bit off-colour in the recent games but a victory against RCB in their last match must have given them confidence. As a ticket to final of IPL 2020 is up for grab, the contest is MI vs DC is going to be a tremendous one.

Pitch report/condition:

Dubai’s pitch looks worn out due to the large number of games being played here. Although both the sides have great spin bowling and the surface might be slow, dew can be an extremely important factor in the decision after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 192 (Last five evening matches in IPL 2020 at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 3

MI vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/Nathan Coulte-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench

Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada.

Bench

Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer.

Top Performers:

Top Batsman

Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock has shown terrific class in this tournament as he has scored match-winning three fifties. The southpaw is a vital cog and his consistency has been a key for Mumbai. If he gets going in MI vs DC, he can finish the game single-handedly.

Shikhar Dhawan

One of the most successful batsmen of the tournament, Shikhar Dhawan saw both ups and downs in this season. However, his match-winning knock in the last match must have given them a lot of confidence and as he is a big match player, he must be ready for the game against DC.

Top Bowlers:

Trent Boult

The new ball has found a hint of swing here and Trent Boult would look to utilize that. He is a world-class bowler and thus can exploit the out of form top order of Delhi quite easily.

Ravi Ashwin

Mumbai have several left-handers in their batting order and Ravi Ashwin can be a vital cog against them. He has been in great form this season and his experience can be valuable in a pressure game like MI vs DC qualifier 1.

Our Betting Tips:

Mumbai Indians are looking extremely confident and their side is quite stronger than Delhi Capitals.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 56 – SRH vs MI – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 56th match (SRH vs MI) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Preview:

SRH vs MI is the last match of the league stage and an extremely important one for the qualification scenario. Mumbai Indians are sitting comfortably at the top of the table and have confirmed their spot in the first qualifier. SRH, on the other hand, have a do or die encounter in front of them as a victory will ascertain their qualification and a defeat would take them to elimination. Both the teams are in excellent form ahead of this game as both of them have won their last two games quite comfortably.

Pitch Condition/Report

The par score at Sharjah is quite tricky to find out. Teams can also opt to play an extra bowler to cope up with the challenges of short boundaries. As the pitch has played better in the second innings, the teams would want to field first. Also, the dew factor can play a major role as well.

Average first innings score: 181 (so far in IPL 2020)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 6; Lost – 5; Tie – 0

SRH vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Bench

Vijay Shankar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Jonny Bairstow, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Priyam Garg, Prithvi Raj Yarra

Mumbai Indians

Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya/Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard (C), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult/Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench

Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, James Pattinson, Hardik Pandya/Jayant Yadav

Top Performers:

Top Batsman:

David Warner

In this must-win fixture, Captain David Warner can take the responsibility to score big. The shorter boundaries might help him and the fact that MI doesn’t have an off-spinner in their side should be a relief for him in SRH vs MI.

Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock has played some excellent knocks in this season and his form can continue at Sharjah as well. Rashid Khan’s threat should reduce for him considering that he is a left-hander. Also as he likes to time the ball more than power-hitting, Sharjah’s ground should suit him.

Top Bowler:

Rashid Khan

The Afghani tweaker is one of the greatest T20 bowlers. He has been extremely miser in this tournament but as Mumbai batsmen are known for their big-hitting, Rashid can pick wickets against them.

Trent Boult

The pacers have bowled well with the new ball at Sharjah. The pitch has the shine and the ball should come out faster. As Trent Boult has an impeccable ability to move the ball upfront, he can be effective in SRH vs MI.

Our Betting Tips:

Mumbai Indians are in tremendous form and they would want to continue their winning run while going into the playoffs.

Predicted Winners:

Mumbai Indians are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 55 – DC vs RCB – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Delhi vs Bangalore

Match Details:

The 54th match (DC vs RCB) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

DC vs RCB is an almost knockout game for the qualifier one. The winner will join Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier and the losing side’s position will depend on the game between SRH and MI. Both the teams are going through a losing streak after dominating the first half of the tournament. RCB would be looking to find a proper balance as their batting is extremely unreliable if Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers fail to deliver. On the other hand, DC would be hoping their players to come back in form and like the way they played in the first half of IPL 2020.

Pitch Condition/Report

Abu Dhabi has been the best batting surface of the tournament as the pitch has remained same and total near 180 have been chased down here. Both the teams have decent batting artillery but as the pitch assists pacers in the early overs, DC might find the conditions favourable.

Average first innings score: 164 (so far in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 11; Lost – 6; Tie – 1

DC vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Bench

Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Gurkeerat Singh/Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench

Shivam Dube/Gurkeerat Singh, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed

Top Performers:

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has scored two centuries in this tournament and he has looked in great form. However, Dhawan has scored runs in the last three games but the batting-friendly conditions at Abu Dhabi can be really helpful for the southpaw in DC vs RCB.

Virat Kohli

DC’s speedsters and the pace of Abu Dhabi’s pitch can be extremely vital in Virat Kohli’s success here. He has looked played some great innings and if the RCB skipper gets going, he can take his team home single-handedly.

Top Bowler:

Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje is their specialist new ball bowler. As there is some help available for the pacers, in the beginning, Nortje can be extremely useful with the new ball.

Chris Morris

Chris Morris has been their leading wicket-taker among the pacers. He bowls in the powerplay and at the death as well. If Morris can swing the ball early he can create trouble for Delhi’s out of form top order in DC vs RCB.

Our Betting Tips:

RCB’s batsmen can utilize the conditions better than DC batsmen and that should be the key for them.

Predicted Winners:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.

 

IPL 2020: Match 54 – KKR vs RR – Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Match Details:

The 54th match (KKR vs RR) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

An absolute shoot out for the playoffs between KKR and RR will happen at Dubai. Both the teams have played well in patches but in the games that they haven’t have hurt them bad. Rajasthan and Kolkata both are struggling with the net run rate as well and thus apart from winning, they need to keep in mind the winning margin as well. RR is coming two consecutive confident wins and they would be looking to add one more to their winning streak but the change in venue from Abu Dhabi to Dubai could ruin their plans. KKR lost their last game against CSK in a last-ball thriller but they would want to change their fortunes with a win in KKR vs RR match.

Pitch condition/report:

The conditions at Dubai have been spin-friendly as the pitches have dried considerably. The chasing team have found trouble with at Dubai but considering the dew factor teams still might want to chase here.

Average first innings score: 173 (so far in IPL 2020)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 12, Tied – 3

 

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