Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 16 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah, on October 3, on Saturday evening.
Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have been two top teams so far in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Both teams have won two and lost one respectively and will be looking to claim that top spot on that points table provided Kings XI Punjab lose against Mumbai Indians. Delhi Capitals will be wary of the strength that Kolkata Knight Riders possess and they will take a note of the fact that the two-time champions have now won two on the bounce to put themselves in a good position. Dinesh Karthk and co. too will be aware of the kind of havoc this Delhi Capitals side can create. While we let these two sides prepare for this crucial fixture, let me take you through three of the best team markets I have gathered for you to bet on.
We will start off with a really interesting market where the risk involved is a bit on the higher side and we all know there is no fun without a little bit of risk in cricket betting. Now, here we are looking to back the two-time Indian Premier League champions, Kolkata Knight Riders for this forthcoming fixture. The two teams have collided 24 times in the previous seasons of the Indian Premier League and Kolkata Knight Riders have won on 13 occasions and left 11 victories for Delhi Capitals. Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals played just one match in the United Arab Emirates and the latter emerged victorious in that game 6 years ago but remember, that was played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Kolkata Knight Riders have won 7 out of the last 11 head-to-head matches against Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals are coming into this match on the back of a loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad and, on the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have won two in a row and are in very good form. 10Cric is offering odds of 2.00 for a Kolkata Knight Riders victory and I am definitely going all in for this market!
We have had a run fest in this season of the Indian Premier League and the wagon will once again shift to Sharjah for this encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab. Irrespective of the ground shape, size and dimensions, the batsmen have scored ridiculous amounts of runs. Believe it or not, The average 1st innings total at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in this ongoing season of the IPL is a whopping 218.0! Both the matches at this venue have produced more than 210 runs in the first innings of the respective games. Both the games between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have produced totals of more than 200 runs in the first innings. Both Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have plenty of batsmen who can stick around and put on those big totals. On top of everything, the dimensions of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah are way too small compared to the other two grounds, therefore the run scoring at this particular venue becomes so much easier. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.72 for the 1st innings total to be over 192.5 and if you look at the odds, you must have already figured it out so as to why it is relatively lower.
As I have already mentioned in the previous section, batsmen have scored quite a lot of runs in this current edition of the Indian Premier League. Therefore, scoring more than 66 runs should be quite easy for the batsmen from Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. We have witnessed 13* scores of more than 66 runs in 13 matches so far in the Indian Premier League 2020 edition so far. Yet another astonishing piece of statistics that could surprise you - 6 of those 13 scores of more than 66 runs have been registered at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in just two matches! In the last five head-to-head matches between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders four scores of more than 66 runs have been registered as well. There are a number of batsmen in these two squads who are expected to showcase individual brilliance with their respective willows like Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer, Eoin Morgan and the list is quite long. Therefore, head over to the 10Cric website as it is offering odds of 1.86 for the highest individual score to be over 66.5 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders to win - @ 2.00 (10 Cric)
1st innings score to be over 192.5 runs - @ 1.72 (Bet 365)
Highest individual score over 66.5 runs - @ 1.86 (10 Cric)