It is that time of the year - Royal Challengers Bangalore - take on the Chennai Super Kings in what would be a tense battle in Mumbai. Both sides are coming on the back of impressive streaks, CSK with three and RCB with four but with these three bets, you could have a money streak of your own.
Virat Kohli to score above 34.5 runs @1.85
There is something about this fixture, which interests and thrills Virat Kohli like no other fixture in the Indian Premier League. Against the Chennai Super Kings, Kohli has amassed 901 runs, averaging 41 and striking it at 127.91. Furthermore, Kohli has eight fifties against the Super Kings, with a high score of 90, which only came in the last season off 52 deliveries. This is where the bet really gets its steam from, Kohli’s form against CSK in the past year has been nothing short of exemplary, with scores of 50 and 90 from last season. If that was not enough, at the Wankhede, Virat Kohli is next to none, with 472 runs in 327 deliveries, averaging a colossal 78.7 while still striking it all at 144.3, with just 26% dot deliveries. Forget all of that, Kohli is on the back of a 47-ball 72, where he struck six boundaries and three sixes. Enough reasons to not just earn trust but to earn it lifetime. Go to BetBarter, place your bet on this market and earn 1.85X returns, which at the moment should sound very very easy. Quick money it is.
Royal Challengers Bangalore to score over 49.5 runs in the powerplay @1.75
During the start of the season, there was a bit of doubt over Devdutt Padikkal’s participation in the first part of the tournament. After missing out on the opener against MI, the left-handed opener returned, albeit in scratchy form. However, after that, Devdutt picked up form, with 25 in the clash against KKR before dropping the bombshell with a century against the Royals. Even when Kohli and Padikkal have been scratchy, RCB have managed to put on runs in the powerplay, a phase that they previously struggled to make any sort of impact. Thus far, RCB have scored 46, 47, 45 and 59 in the powerplay. Now that is where it gets exciting, the totals of 46, 47 and 45 have come in slow and tough surfaces in Chennai. When RCB did arrive in Mumbai, for their clash against Rajasthan, the scenario was completely different. In that encounter, the duo of Padikkal-Kohli at the top of the order scored 59 runs on the surface, suggesting that that is exactly how they are going to operate as a side at the venue. Two more things that tilt this bet to a favourable state for you - Kohli’s form against CSK and at the venue - both of which are exemplary. Padikkal in his first appearance at the venue scored a century, which all points out the right direction. Now not just that, with the likes of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers to walk in, when there is an emergency in the batting department, suggests that RCB would well score above 49.5 runs in the powerplay. At 1.75X, it is a given that RCB will most possibly do it. All you have to do is head on to BetBarter, place the bet and have a good night’s sleep.
Harshal Patel to be RCB’s top bowler @3.50
If the last two bets did not sound like a no-brainer to you, this surely must, this is the least risky of bets, especially considering Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling attack. Perennial strugglers in the bowling department, RCB have found a gem in the form of a returning Harshal Patel, who has seamlessly become the franchise’s best bowler, both statistically and literally. Until Saturday, Harshal Patel picked up 12 wickets in the tournament, sealing his fortune as the purple cap-winner, with three more wickets than the second-placed Rahul Chahar. What’s more impressive than the economy rate from the right-arm seamer is the average, which at the moment reads a mighty 9.66, miles and shoulders ahead of the closest competitor. Let’s head on to RCB’s fortunes, their second-best bowler on the list is Kyle Jamieson, who has picked up six wickets, which shows that Harshal is really operating in a league next to none. Now the surface, at the venue, spin bowlers are often the worst kind of bowlers, considering how they have been hit beyond the boundary ropes. However, when it comes to the pacers, they have accounted for most of the wickets, bowling their cutters and variations. Harshal walks right in, with his speciality being those kinds of deliveries, which fetches him wickets. So against CSK, a guy who has picked up 12 wickets surely must be enough to be RCB’s top bowler. Don’t hang on, go to BetBarter, place your trust in the all-rounder to come up with the goods at 3.5X returns.