Two teams from North India will cross paths at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, this Friday evening, with everything to play for. On the side, Delhi Capitals will try to make it five win out their six matches, while Rajasthan Royals will aim to register their third win this season and get their title hunt back on track. While Delhi Capitals are firm favourites to win the match, Rajasthan Royals would play out of their skins to avert the same, making the contest worth watching.
To double the fun, I have handpicked the top three winning bets for you from the upcoming match and listed them below. Just go through them minutely and invest strategically to win loads of money by the end of the day.
It is not that the pair Delhi Capitals' opening pair have been the best in the tournament so far, but they have been better than Rajasthan Royals for sure. In the five matches played this season, Delhi Capitals have had the better opening stand in three matches, having scored 226 runs, at a rate of 45.2 runs per match before the fall of the first wicket, while conceding 158 runs (31.6 runs per match) in the same time frame. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are doing a commendable job so far at the top, boasting averages of 25.40 and 35.80 this season so far.
On the flip side, Rajasthan have had the better opening stand in just of their five matches this season, having scored just 72 runs before the fall of the first wicket, scoring at a rate of just 14.4 runs before the fall of the first wicket, while shipping in 349 runs (almost 70 runs per match). In the past five H2H matches between these two sides, Delhi Capitals have had the upper hand on three occasions. Having played one match at the venue, Delhi Capitals scored 56 runs and conceded 8 runs for the opening stand, while Rajasthan Royals, playing two matches at the venue, have never registered a better opening stand. I hope you have placed your bets by now.
This is a safer bet, compared to the previous one, with the Delhi Capitals batsmen already making a mark in the IPL so far. In the five matches played so far, the team has hit a total of 77 boundaries, at a rate of 15.4 strikes per match, while conceding just 58 in the same, with them hitting more than their opponents in four of those matches. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis are in the list of top 15 highest boundary hitters this season, with 19, 18 and 15 hits.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have hit 47 boundaries this season, striking at a rate of 9.4 per match, while shipping in 75 in the same, averaging 15 per match. Most importantly, they have never outnumbered their opponents in terms of the number of boundaries hit. The only match Delhi Capitals have played at Sharjah, they've struck 18 boundaries and conceded 12. Rajasthan Royals, having played two matches at the venue, have never had a better record. With all the evidence pointing to one direction, there is no way we can ignore this bet.
I was literally taken aback after coming across the odds for this market - 2.25, it is just a gift too good not to be taken. Delhi Capitals have hit a total of 34 sixes this season, at a rate of almost 7 hits per match, while letting in 27 in the same, with the team never being outnumbered by their opponents. Meanwhile, Rajasthan, even though struck 57 sixes in their five matches (11.4 per match) and conceded 46 sixes (9.2 per match), they have had the better record in just three of those matches.
In the previous edition of the IPL, Delhi Capitals ended up with 87 sixes in 16 matches, at a rate of 5.43 per match, compared to Rajasthan Royals 66 hits in 14 matches, averaging 4.71 per match. In the last five completed H2H matches between these two sides, Delhi Capitals have always hit more sixes than their IPL rivals, having registered 47 maximums, at a rate of 9.4 per match, while conceding just 31 on the contrary. What are you waiting for? Place your bets now.
Delhi Capitals to have the highest opening stand @ 1.92 (Sportsbet.io)
Delhi Capitals to hit more boundaries @ 1.80 (Bet 365)
Delhi Capitals to hit more sixes @ 2.25 (10 Cric)