Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will cross-paths at the Dubai International Stadium, this Sunday with both the teams needing to win the match to stay alive in the 2020 Indian Premier League. The loser, as obvious, will be eliminated from the tournament on the spot. With virtually a do-or-die match on our hands, there is no doubt the contest would be a one to watch out for. 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 act accordingly to win loads of money by the end of the game.
Do you want guaranteed money? Then this is the deal of the day for you and I have enough evidence to back up my claim. In the last five matches, the number of boundaries hit by Kolkata Knight Riders were - 20, 13, 24, 6, 16, having amassed 79 hits, at a rate of almost 16 strikes per match, with them hitting at least 13 in four of those matches. Overall, in 13 matches, the Knights have hit a total of 182 boundaries, at a rate of 14 hits per match, with them hitting at least 13 in eight of those matches.
In the two matches played at the Dubai International Stadium so far, they have struck a total of 32 boundaries, striking at a rate of 26 hits per match. In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of 68 boundaries (12, 14, 13, 13, 16), at a rate of 13.6 hits per match, with them hitting at least 13 in four of the above-mentioned matches. Meanwhile, Nitish Rana (43 boundaries) and Shubman Gill (38 boundaries) are amongst the top boundary hitters this season, which makes the case more obvious. I hope you have placed the bet by now.
The quality of big hitters in the Rajasthan Royals squad is the only reason to opt for this particular bet. In the 13 matches they have played so far this season, the Royals have hit a total of 93 sixes, at a rate of 7.15 hits per innings, with them hitting at least 6 in nine of those matches. Even though he has hit more than five sixes in just two of the five matches played at the venue so far, the recent trend shows a different tale. Even in the last H2H match between these two sides, the Royals struck 8 nine sixes, incidentally in this venue itself.
In the last three H2H matches against Kolkata Knight Riders, they have hit a total of 18 sixes, at a rate of 6 hits per match, having struck at least 6 in two of those matches. Three of their batsmen - Sanju Samson (26 sixes - the highest by any player this season), Rahul Tewatia (16 sixes) and Jos Buttler (15 sixes), are in the list of the top 15 six hitters this season, which also supports our cause. Rajasthan Royals are bound to hit more than 5 sixes in the upcoming match, so place your bets fast.
Even though the Rajasthan Royals do not have one of the best opening pairs in the Indian Premier League this season, they do have the capability to score just 21 runs before the fall of the first wicket. In the last five matches, their opening partnerships were - 30, 13, 60, 26, 50, 37 having amassed a total of 216 runs, scoring at a rate of 36 runs per innings before the fall of the first wicket, with five stands north of 20 runs. In the last five H2H matches, the Royals' openers have put on a total of 183 runs, at a rate of 36.6 runs per match before the fall of the first wicket, with three of them fetching more than 20 runs.
In the last three matches played at the Dubai International Stadium this season, their opening stands registered - 30, 50, 37 runs respectively, scoring at an average of 117 runs, at a rate of 39 runs per innings with each of them satisfying our criteria. Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes have been consistent at the top of the order for them, which makes them more obvious. With all the above evidence supporting our cause, there is no reason to believe that Rajasthan Royals are going to score less than 21 runs for the opening stand in the upcoming match.
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit over 12.5 fours @ 1.65 (Sportsbet.io)
Rajasthan Royals to hit over 5.5 sixes @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Rajasthan Royals total at 1st dismissal over 20.5 @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)