Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab have lost two of their previous matches in the 2020 Indian Premier League and another loss might be detrimental for their title aspirations this season. Even though Chennai Super Kings have owned the fixture so far in the history of the tournament, but this year is not an ordinary one, with the matches being played in front empty stands and at neutral venues. So, when the players take the field, both the teams have an equal chance of claiming the bragging rights.
To double the fun this Sunday evening, I have assorted the top three winning bets from the market and listed them for you below. Just go through the analysis and invest accordingly to get richer by the end of the day.
The opening pair of Kings XI Punjab has by far been the best in this edition of the Indian Premier League so far and with odds of 1.80 offered by Leo Vegas, we should definitely invest on this deal. In the past four matches, Kings XI Punjab has always had the better opening stand, with them scoring a total of 308 runs, averaging 77 runs before the fall of the first wicket, while conceding just 17 runs (4.25 per match) in the same time frame. Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, averages 79.88 and 61.50 runs per innings on average respectively.
On the flip side, Chennai Super Kings have been outscored in two of their four matches this season, with their openers scoring 88 runs, at a rate of 22 runs per innings, while letting in 152 runs (38 runs per match) in the contrary. Faf du Plessis has been performing well this season, but no one has been able to provide him the much needed support. In the past five H2H matches between these two sides, Kings XI Punjab have had the better opening stand in four of those games, with the team scoring 243 runs (60.75n runs per innings), compared to Chennai Super Kings'; 108 (27 runs per innings). I hope you have placed the bet by now.
I was quite surprised with odds of 1.98 listed for Kings XI Punjab to hit more boundaries, but that's good news for us, isn't it? The team from North India has hit a total of 63 boundaries this season, having hit a total of 15.75 per match, hitting more than their rivals in two of those games. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have hit a total of 51 boundaries (12.75 hit per innings), with them hitting more than their opponents in just one of those matches. Even in the previous edition of the IPL, Kings XI Punjab registered 196 boundaries in 14 matches (14 per match), compared to Chennai Super Kings'; 205 in 17 matches (12.05 per match).
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, Kings XI Punjab's top two batsmen have hit 24 boundaries each this season, joint top in the list this season. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis is Chennai Super Kings'; top batsman with 15 hits, while their second best in MS Dhoni with 6 boundaries to his name. In the last four H2H matches, Kings XI Punjab have registered 50 boundaries, but managed to have the upper hand just once. That's hardly going to have any effect, cause the IPL is being played at neutral venues this season. Just place your bets quickly.
This is actually a safe bet, according to the recent trend, so let's dive straight to the point. Chennai Super Kings have hit a total of 27 sixes, at a rate of 6.75 per match, with 16 of those sixes coming in the match against Rajasthan Royals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Meanwhile, only one of the above-mentioned matches have had more than 11 sixes. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab have hit a total of 27 sixes (6.75 per match), with them hitting 11 sixes in their match against Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah.
But, the upcoming match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium - one of the bigger grounds used in the 2020 Indian Premier League. Overall, six matches have been played at the venue, a total of 65 sixes (10.8 per match) have been hit, with just two matches registering more than 11 sixes, which does give us a hint. With the ground dimensions remaining the same and not enough big hitters in either of the squads, we are not expecting more than 11 sixes in the upcoming match.
Kings XI Punjab to have the highest opening stand @ 1.80 (Leo Vegas)
Kings XI Punjab to hit more boundaries @ 1.98 (Leo Vegas)
Total sixes to be hit under 11.5 @ 1.83 (Bet 365)