We are slowly approaching the midstage of the tournament and as it stands, a loss for either team in the upcoming match would prove detrimental to thrift title hopes. While, Chennai Super Kings can be virtually out of contention if they end up losing, Sunrisers Hyderabad would find themselves in a vulnerable position to say the least. Moreover, the cricketers will play out of their skins in the upcoming match at the Dubai International Stadium this Tuesday evening. We, as viewers are the real winners - with an exciting match on offer and we should not dare to miss out on the action.
To make your Tuesday more memorable, I have handpicked the top three bets for you from the market and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest strategically to win lucrative rewards by the end of the game.
This might actually turn out to be a lucrative deal for punters like us - so keep reading. In seven matches played so far, Chennai Super Kings have hit a total of 35 sixes, at a rate of five hits per match, which is not impressive at all. What is more alarming? They have hit more than 5 sixes in just one of those games. The maximum they struck was 16 in the match against Rajasthan Royals, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium - which is definitely not the venue for the upcoming match.
To reiterate, the match would be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, a venue where the team has played four matches so far, having struck only 11 sixes (1, 5, 4, 1), at a rate of 2.75 hits per match, having failed to strike more than 5 in any of those matches so far. Even in the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Chennai Super Kings have struck a total of 31 sixes (5, 8, 3, 10, 5), which may average 6.2 per match, but they have hit more than 5 sixes in just two of those matches. With evidence stacked against them, there is no reason to believe why this bet would not fetch us money.
With David Warner and Jonny Bairstow in their ranks as the opening pair, there is hardly any doubt which way this bet is going to end up. In seven matches played this season so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad had the better opening stand in five of those games, having stitched up 337 runs, at a rate of 48.14 runs per match before the fall of the first wicket, while conceding just 126 runs on the contrary, shipping in at a rate of 18 runs per match. That goes without saying, the lopsided nature with respect to this bet will give us a lot of confidence.
On the flip side, Chennai Super Kings, in their seven matches have had the better opening stand in four of those matches, having scored a total of 318 runs, averaging 45.42 runs per innings, while conceding 263 runs, averaging 37.57 runs per innings. Meanwhile, the Sunrisers' openers - David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. averages 39.28 and 36.71 per match this season so far, while Chennai Super Kings have tried out different combinations at the top. In the past two matches at the venue, Sunrisers Hyderabad have had the better opening stand each time. With odds of 1.95 on offer, we should definitely go for this bet.
When it comes to hitting boundaries between these two sides, Chennai Super Kings is by far ahead in the count. In the seven matches so far, the IPL side has hit a total of 100 boundaries, at a rate of 14.28 hits per match, with them being outnumbered in just two of those matches. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have struck a total of 85 boundaries this season, in seven matches, at a rate of 12.14 hits per match, with them hitting more than their opponents in just three of those matches, while conceding 86 boundaries in the same time frame.
In the four matches played at the venue till now, Chennai Super Kings have hit a total of 60 boundaries, at a rate of 15 hits per match, with them having the upper hand in the last two matches. Even in the last four H2H matches, Chennai Super Kings have hit more boundaries in two of those matches. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson, having hit 29 and 23 boundaries respectively this season, are at the fourth and fifth spot in the overall list in this season so far. It would be foolish to miss out on this bet.
Chennai Super Kings to hit under 5.5 sixes @ 1.83 (Bet 365)
Sunrisers Hyderabad to have the highest opening stand @ 1.95 (10 Cric)
Chennai Super Kings to hit more boundaries @ 1.94 (Sportsbet.io)