Two teams, with contrasting campaigns so far, find themselves on opposite sides of the points table, with Delhi Capitals in the pole position, while Chennai Super Kings are at the sixth spot. Surprisingly, neither the Capitals have qualified for the knock-outs, nor have Chennai Super Kings been eliminated from the tournament. So, there is everything to play for, making the upcoming contest a one to watch out for. So, don not miss out on the action this Saturday evening.
To double the fun, I have already assorted the top three player bets for you from the market and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest strategically to win loads of money by the end of the day.
The man in forn for Delhi Capitals, Shikhar Dhawan is ageing like fine wine it seems, with him already scoring 258 runs in seven matches this season, at a rate of 36.86 runs per innings, having scored at least 27 runs in five of those matches. His H2H record against Chennai Super Kings has been impressive too, with the batsman scoring a total of 724 runs in 23 matches, averaging 36.20 runs per innings. Even in the previous encounter between these two teams earlier this season, the opener scored 35 runs.
Dhawan has been one of the most successful players in the history of the Indian Premier League, with the batsman even scoring 521 runs in the previous edition in 16 matches, averaging 34.73 per innings, which is impressive. Overall, in 167 matches in his IPL career, the batsman has amassed a total of 4837 runs, at a rate of 33.59 runs per game, which also supports our cause. With odds of 1.83 on offer, there is no doubt we should invest on this particular bet.
The old warhorse is back in action once again and the way he has started the campaign so far, it is bad news for other teams in the tournament. In the eight matches Shane Watson played this season, he scored 241 runs, at a rate of 34.42 runs per innings, having scored at least 25 runs in four of those matches. In the last four matches against Delhi Capitals, the Aussies' scores were - 14, 50, 0, 44, having scored 108 runs, at a rate of 27 runs per innings, with two scores of over 24 runs.
Overall, in 17 matches against Delhi Capitals, the right-hander has racked up a total of 495 runs, maintaining an average of 35.36 runs per innings. Having played just one match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium this season, Shane Watson scored 33 runs in the game. Overall, in 142 matches he has played in his IPL career so far, the Australian has amassed a total of 3816 runs, scoring at a rate of 31.27 runs per innings. We are expecting at least 25 runs from his blade in the upcoming match.
By far the best batsman for Delhi Capitals this season, Shreyas Iyer is promising much more in the upcoming matches. In eight matches he has played so far this season, the skipper has scored a total of 298 runs, averaging 42.57 runs per innings, having scored at least 28 runs in three of the last five matches. Overall, in eight matches against Chennai Super Kings, the right-hander has racked up 210 runs, at a rate of 30 runs per innings, which is not ordinary by any standards.
Iyer is a consistent performer in the IPL, at least his past records suggest so, with the right-hander scoring 463 runs in 16 matches in the previous edition, at a rate of 30.86 runs per innings. Moreover, his International stats also look impressive, with players featuring in seven T20Is in 2020, scoring 191 runs, at a rate of 31.83 runs per innings, having scored at least 28 runs in four of those games. Overall, in 70 matches he has played in his IPL career so far, the batsman has racked up 1979 runs, scoring at a rate of 31.91 runs per innings, which also supports our case. I have already placed my bet. What about you?
Shikhar Dhawan to score over 26.5 runs @ 1.83 (Sportsbet.io)
Shane Watson to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.83 (Sportsbet.io)
Shreyas Iyer to score over 27.5 runs @ 1.83 (Sportsbet.io)