Both the teams are in identical positions, with 6 wins from 13 matches, securing 12 points from their quota. A win for either win keeps them alive in the 2020 IPL for the time being, while the other will be eliminated out of the tournament altogether. Now, imagine what a contest it is going to be, with both teams aiming no less than a win. So, do not miss out on the action.
To double the fun, I have already handpicked 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 day.
This is the first time that I have backed Nitish Rana to score runs and the way he is playing this season, I am hopeful that he is going to win us money. Even in the last five matches, he scored 197 runs, at a rate of almost 40 runs per innings, with three scores of more than 20 runs in those matches. Overall, in 13 matches this season, the southpaw has amassed a total of 352 runs, at a rate of 27.07 runs per innings, with seven scores of at least 21 runs in the given time frame.
In the last five matches against Rajasthan Royals, Nitish Rana's scores were - 22, 21, 3, 21, 35 n.o, with scoring 102 runs, at a rate of 25.5 runs per innings, with him scoring at least 21 runs in four of those matches. In the two matches played at the Dubai International Stadium this season, he registered scores of 22 and 87, with both scores north of 20. Having played a total of 59 matches in his IPL career, the KKR player has racked up 1437 runs, at a rate of 28.74 runs per innings. I hope you have placed the bet by now, cause we have rewards waiting on the other side.
There is no doubt that Shubman has been the best batsman for Kolkata Knight Riders, while he is a great striker of the ball as well. In the last five matches, the right-hander has hit a total of 14 boundaries (4, 3, 2, 0, 5), at a rate of 2.8 hits per innings, even though he managed to register at least 3 in three of those matches. Overall, in 13 matches this season, the batsman has struck 38 boundaries, at a rate of almost three hits per match, having hit more than 2 in seven of the above-mentioned games.
In the two matches played in Dubai, the youngster scripted 9 boundaries, at a rate of 4.5 hits per innings, with him hitting at least 3 in each of those matches. Even in the last match against Rajasthan Royals, the batsman hit 5 boundaries en-route to his 47-run innings. With the form he is enjoying and his team needing a win desperately, we are quite convinced that Shubman is going to hit at least 3 boundaries in the upcoming match, making this a bet worth investing.
Ben Stokes may have made a late entry into the 2020 IPL, but he is making a statement that is for sure, with him already scoring 267 runs in seven matches, which includes one century and a fifty, scoring at a rate of 44.50 runs per innings, with four scores of more than 22 runs. Moreover, he averages 22.75 runs per innings in the four matches played at this venue so far, which also fulfills our criteria.
Having played 41 matches in his IPL career so far, the left-hander has scored a total of 902 runs, at a rate of 26.52 runs per innings. Overall, in domestic tournaments, his average sky-rockets to 27.61 runs per innings, having scored 2292 runs in 103 matches. With form by his side, scoring a fifty and century in the past couple of matches, he is going to score at least 23 runs in the upcoming match. So, place your bets fast.
Nitish Rana to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Shubman Gill to hit over 2.5 fours @ 1.61 (Bet 365)
Ben Stokes to score over 22.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)