Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings in match number 44 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai, on October 25, on Sunday afternoon.
Calling spade a spade, Royal Challengers Bangalore just needs one win to book a place in the IPL 2020 Playoffs and with a win against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday afternoon, they will even reach the summit of the points table. MS Dhoni and co. on the other hand, will be looking to spoil the party of Virat Kohli's Men in Red and Gold. Chennai Super Kings'; torrid time has continued in this season and they will only be looking to salvage some pride. With a cracker of a n encounter in our hands, I am bringing you three of the best player markets to bet on from this game.
There are very few things in life that are guaranteed. Death, Taxes, and Aaron FInch choking. After all the expectation before the season started, the Aussie skipper has not delivered upto the standard. In ten games this season, 221 runs is not a return that fans who had been starved of a proper opener since the days of Chris Gayle had expected. To make it simpler he has averaged 22.1 which is less than our target. What makes things even better is that his form over the last seven games has been even worse with the Aussie scoring 120 runs at an average of 17.14.
Even while playing for his country in the UAE, he averages TWO runs in five matches. It gets even better for punters though as at the Dubai International Stadium Finch has scored a mere 130 runs in just six matches. This means that an average of 21.66 is still better than the score that we have to target. Anyone who wants to go for it, Sportsbet.io is offering odds for 1.85 for Finchy to score less than 25.5 runs.
Let's take the most basic stat there is out there. In nine matches that the CSK man has played this season so far, he has scored nine sixes which averages to a six a game. In a season that has gone horribly wrong for Chennai, Rayudu is the third highest scorer for his side despite playing two innings less than his two teammates above him on the scorer's list behind Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson.
What makes things even better is the fact that he has been exceptional against his Southern rivals. In his last five matches that he has played, he has scored 12 sixes against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Out of these five matches, he missed out on clearing the ropes just once. On the other side, RCB have conceded 72 sixes this season in just ten games. If there is anyone who can exploit this in the Chennai team, it is Rayudu and when LeoVegas offers odds of 1.87 for him to score one six, you just go for it.
If there is one thing that has made all fans happy, it has been the re-emergence of Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. The South African has been absolutely sensational so far this season with 285 runs in just nine innings. What is even more impressive is the fact that he has scored four half centuries in his nine innings. In his last three innings, he has two half centuries which is an indicator of the great run of form the South African is in.
Even at the venue, the former Proteas skipper has played six matches so far and has scored three half centuries. He has been so impressive in Dubai that he averages 49.5 runs. Against CSK, a team that has struggled to be consistent with either bat or ball, one can easily, as RCB have, bet on AB to deliver. With odds of 3.2, Sportsbet.io is offering a great opportunity for punters to make a big profit in the game.
Aaron Finch to score less than 25.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Ambati Rayudu to hit at least one six - @ 1.87 (LeoVegas)
AB de Villiers to score a 50 - @ 3.20 (Sportsbet.io)