The Indian Premier League is underway and we can’t keep calm, especially after so many months without cricket action. And what better way to kick-off your week than watching players like Virat Kohli, David Warner, AB De Villiers and Jonny Bairstow cross paths in what is expected to be a cliffhanger between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium. Do turn on your flatscreens to enjoy the riveting contest.
To double the fun, I have already assorted the top three winning bets for you from the market, so that you become richer by the end of the day.
With players like Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers in the batting line-up, we have ought to have raining sixes throughout the game. In the last five matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore have hit a total of 47 sixes (8, 8, 12, 7, 12), at a rate of 9.4 per match, which speaks a lot regarding their hitting abilities. Even in the last five H2H matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad, they have struck 35 maximums (8, 4, 12, 3, 8), averaging 7 per match, with them hitting at least six in three of those games.
Overall, in 14 matches in the 2019 IPL, their batsmen have hit a total of 93 sixes, at a rate of 6.6 per innings, which also supports our cause. Moreover, Sunrisers Hyderabad have conceded 37 sixes (9, 8, 6, 9, 5), averaging 7.4 per innings, which also hints at which way this bet might turn out. The side boasts of having big hitters like AB De Villers , Moeen Ali and Virat Kohli who have hit 26, 17 and 13 maximums respectively in the previous edition of the IPL. This deal is a no brainer, just place your money as soon as possible.
One of the safest deals in the market and it would be foolish not to cash in on the opportunity. In the past four matches, Sunrisers have had the better opening stand in three of those games, having scored 195 runs, averaging 48.75 per innings while conceding just 114 runs on the contrary. Royal Challengers also boasts an identical record in the same time frame, with their openers scoring 115 runs in the past four games, wearing 38.75 runs per innings, while letting in just 84 runs. Then why should we vouch for Sunrisers Hyderabad?
One simple reason. Sunrisers Hyderabad will have the likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow at the top of the batting order. The duo have opened 10 times together in the previous edition of the IPL, with their stands registering - 118, 110, 185, 64, 33, 7, 72, 66, 131, 5, having stitched up 791 runs, at a rate of almost 80 runs per match, which is insane. They have had the better opening stand in eight of those games, with their bowlers conceding just 223 runs (22.3 per match). Even in the last three H2H matches, the men from Hyderabad have had the better opening stand each time, scoring 278 runs (92.6 per innings) while letting in just 20 runs! I hope you have placed the bet already.
With the stats already stated above, there's no doubt we are going to have at least 11 sixes in the upcoming match. For instance, Sunrisers Hyderabad have hit a total of 29 sixes (almost 6 per match), with four matches registering more than 11 sixes overall. Meanwhile Royal Challengers Bangalore have struck 47 (9.4 per match) in the same time frame, with each of the games registering more than 10 sixes per match. Overall, the men from Hyderabad have struck 81 sixes (5.4 per match) in the previous edition of the IPL, while their rivals mustered 93 maximums 6.6 per match).
Moreover, the past five H2H matches between these two sides, a total of 81 sixes were hit between the two slides, at a rate of over 16 per match, with four matches registering at least 11 maximums. The top four batsman from these two sides - David Warner (21 sixes), Jonny Bairstow (18 sixes), AB De Villiers (26 sixes) and Moeen Ali (17 sixes), have hit 82 maximums amongst themselves, which speaks volumes of what they are capable of. There’s no other option but to invest on this particular bet.
Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit over 5.5 sixes @ 1.83 (Bet 365)
Sunrisers to have the highest opening stand @ 1.80 (Bet 365)
Total match sixes to be over 10.5 @ 1.83 (Bet 365)