The highly-anticipated clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is here and even though the teams are almost on either end of the points table, we are still expecting a cliffhanger. Mumbai Indians will be aiming to claim three points and replace Delhi Capitals at the top of the points table, while Chennai Super Kings would be pushing hard to better their position in the league table, with them already eliminated from the tournament. Either way, the match will be worth watching.
To make the evening even more memorable for you, I have assorted the top three bets for you and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest strategically to win loads of money by the end of the game.
The Australian has been one of the few positives in a rather disappointing season for Chennai Super Kings, probably the worst in their IPL history. In the past five matches, Shane Watson's scores read - 8, 36, 42, 14, 50, having scored 150 runs, at a rate of 30 runs per innings, having registered at least 24 runs in three of those matches. In the 10 matches played so far this season, the opening batsman has scored 285 runs, averaging 31.66 runs per innings, with five scores of 24 or above.
Having played two matches at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium this season, Watson has put up scores of 33 and 36 respectively, which also supports our cause. What really gives us assurance in the record which posses in the IPL, having scored 3860 runs in 144 matches, maintaining an average of 31.12 runs per innings, which is not ordinary by any standards. With almost double the investment on offer, investing on this bet would be a very wise idea it seems.
This apparently looks like a guaranteed bet and with odds of 1.90 on offer, there is no option but to grab the opportunity with wide arms. In the last five matches, Quinton de Kock has struck a total of 23 boundaries (3, 9, 4, 3, 4), at a rate of 4.6 hits per innings, with him hitting at least 3 in each of the above-mentioned games. Overall, in nine matches this season, the Protean has registered 29 boundaries, at an average of 3.2 hits per innings, having struck more than 2 in six of those matches.
Mumbai Indians have played only one match in Sharjah this season, in which Quinton de Kock played a splendid 67-run knock, hitting four boundaries along the way. Even in the season opener against Chennai Super Kings, earlier this season, the southpaw managed to send the ball to the ropes a total of 5 times. In 59 matches played in his IPL career, the player has mustered 184 boundaries, at a rate of 3.11 hits per match, which also fulfils our criteria. We are expecting him to hit at least 3 boundaries in the match, which is quite likely. I have already placed my bets. What about you?
Even though he missed a couple matches earlier in the tournament, Ambati Rayudu has made his mark once again in the Indian Premier League. In the 8 matches played in the season so far, the Indian has scored 250 runs, at a rate of 41.66 runs per innings, having made at least 24 runs in five of those matches. Having played just one match at the venue this season, Rayudu managed to put up 45 runs on the board and remained unbeaten till the end of the innings. Most importantly, he is one of the few players from the Chennai Super Kings line-up, who has played well this season.
Having played seven matches against Mumbai Indians in his IPL career, the right-hander has scored 182 runs, at a rate of 30.33 runs per innings. Overall, in 155 matches played so far in his IPL career, the International cricketer has piled up 3550 runs, maintaining an average of almost 30 runs per innings. Even in the last match against Mumbai Indians earlier this season, Rayudu played a match-winning 71 run knock. With all the facts backing him to score runs, we have no option but to invest money on this particular deal.
Shane Watson to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Quinton de Kock to hit over 2.5 fours @ 1.90 (Bet 365)
Ambati Rayudu to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)