The Delhi Capitals are on a roll this season, with them at the pole position in the points table at the moment. On the other side of the spectrum, Chennai Super Kings find themselves in a vulnerable situation, where a loss can derail them from the title race. Can Dhoni and Co make a comeback against the mighty Delhi Capitals side? Well, we have to keep an eye on our flatscreens, this Saturday evening.
To make the experience memorable, I have handpicked the top three bets for you from the market and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest accordingly to win some easy cash by the end of the day.
Might apparently look like a bet which could go both ways, but with the way Delhi Capitals have played so far this season, we ought to take the risk. In eight matches played so far this season, the Capitals have struck a total of 51 sixes, at a rate of 6.37 per match, with them hitting less than their opponents in just those matches. On the flip side, Chennai Super Kings have registered a total of 44 sixes in 8 matches, striking at a rate of 5.5 sixes per innings, with them hitting more than their rivals in just three of those matches.
Delhi Capitals have played two matches at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in this season so far, with them striking a total of 25 sixes, averaging 12.5 sixes per match, having never struck fewer than the other team. The only match Chennai Super Kings played at the venue, where they hit 16 sixes, compared to Rajasthan Royals' 17. Even in the last H2H match played between these two teams earlier this season, Delhi Capitals had the upper hand, with 2 sixes, compared to Chennai Super Kings single strike from Shane Watson. With all the evidence pointing to one direction, there is no way we should ignore this bet.
Similar to one above, this is also a bet which is not entirely a guaranteed one, but has the potential to bring us money for several reasons. In the eight matches played so far this season, Delhi Capitals have had the better opening stand on just three occasions, with them scoring 242 runs in total before the fall of the first wicket, at a rate of 30.25 runs per match. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have had the better opening stand in five of their eight matches played so far, with them accumulating 328 runs, averaging 41 runs per match.
In the only match played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium this season, Chennai Super Kings had put up 56 runs for the opening stand, while conceded just 11 runs for the same. Overall, Chennai Super Kings' top order looks pretty solid, with Shane Watson scoring heavily, while Faf du Plessis, even though out of form in the past couple of games, has the knack of making great comebacks. Meanwhile, for the Delhi Capitals, Shikhar Dhawan has been playing sensationally for them, even though the other opener - Prithvi Shaw has failed miserably in the past three matches, with scores of 0, 4, 19, having scored just 23 runs, at a rate of 7.66 runs per innings. I hope you have placed your bets by now.
This has been another hallmark of Delhi Capitals batting this season, with them boasting of great strikers of the ball and seeing them deliver big-time the 2020 IPL so far. In eight matches played so far this season, the IPL side has mustered a total of 116 boundaries in 16 matches, striking at a rate of 14.5 hits per match, with them hitting at least 14 boundaries in four of those matches. In the two matches played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium this season, they have hit a total of 29 boundaries, at a rate of 14.5 fours per match, which also fulfills our criteria.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have conceded a total of 111 boundaries in their eight games so far, having shipped in 13.87 hits per innings, having let in at least 14 boundaries in five of those matches. Shikhar Dhawan (25), Shreyas Iyer (23), Prithvi Shaw (22) - all from Delhi Capitals side, are in the list of top 15 boundary hitters this season, while Chennai Super Kings have just in the list - Faf du Plessis (29) and Shane Watson (24). I have already placed my bet. What about you?
Delhi Capitals to hit more sixes @ 2.05 (Leo Vegas)
Chennai Super Kings to have the highest opening partnership @ 2.0 (Leo Vegas)
Delhi Capitals to hit over 13.5 fours @ 1.90 (Bet 365)