The temperature is set to soar with two of the biggest names in Indian cricket - Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli lead their respective teams in one of the most anticipated clashes of the 2020 Indian Premier League. Both the teams have won a game each in the tournament so far and lost the other. A win for either side will help them propel as far as the points table is concerned and neither of the sides would be taking this game lightly. Apart from enjoying the exciting contest, we have a great opportunity to win handsome rewards by investing on the best deals from the betting market.
I have already assorted the top three winning bets from the market and listed them for you below. Just go through them and invest accordingly.
Surprised? Yes, we are expecting less than 11 sixes in an IPL game. Afterall, we cannot deny the fact that this is not a normal season, with the matches being played away in the UAE. Coming straight to the point, the number of sixes hit in the last five International matches at the Dubai International Stadium were - 9, 4, 8, 6, 4 - total of 31 sixes, at a rate of 6.2 per match, with no matches registering 11 sixes in a single match. This proves nothing but a simple fact that the venue is not the one where we’ll get raining sixes.
In the four matches played at this ground so far this year, the number of sixes hit were 32 (12, 7, 10, 3), averaging 8 per match. It’s not that the two concerned have been hitting biggies with ease, with the Sunrisers Hyderabad striking 13 maximums in two matches (6.5 hits per match), while Royal Challengers Bangalore registering 7 sixes in the same time frame, at a rate of 3.5 per match. With the conditions unlikely to change much, we are not expecting not more than 10 sixes in the upcoming match. With almost double the investment on offer, we should not ignore this deal.
Historically, Mumbai Indians have possessed clean hitters of the ball and there’s no exception this season too. So far, they’ve hit a total of 28 boundaries in two matches this season, at a rate of 14 per match., while conceding 29 boundaries on the contrary.Comparatively, Royal Challengers Bangalore have struck 24 (12 per innings), in the same time frame, while shipping in 34 boundaries. In the previous season of the IPL, where the teams had similar teams, the Mumbai-based team struck a total of 230 fours in 14 matches, at a rate of 16.4 per innings.
On the flip side, Royal Challengers registered a total of boundaries in 14 matches, averaging 13.2 per match. In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Mumbai Indians have always hit more boundaries than their rivals, having sent deliveries to the ropes, at a rate of 16 per match, compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 59 (11.8 per match), in the same. With the likes of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock in their ranks, Mumbai Indians are likely to swipe away the boundaries count for the night.
Even though both the sides have won a match each so far in the tournament, we cannot deny that Mumbai Indians are outright favourites on paper before the coin is tossed. The defending champions had by far been the best team last season, with them topping the points table with 9 wins and then doing a double over mighty Chennai Super Kings in the qualifier and the final to clinch the title. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore had a contrasting campaign, finishing at the bottom of the points table with just five wins from the entire quota.
Historically, Mumbai Indians have been the better side when it comes to H2H matches between these two sides, with the team winning eight of the last 10 games. The last time Royal Challengers Bangalore won against Mumbai Indians was back in the 2018 edition, with the match being played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru, in front of their home fans. But, this is a different ball game altogether, in alien conditions and empty grounds. Overall, Mumbai Indians have won five of their last six IPL matches, whereas their rivals have done it four times in a similar time frame. I hope you have placed your bets by now.