A rivalry like no other, Chennai Super Kings would be facing cross-state rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore in a cruciating fixture in Mumbai. But behold, there can only be one winner and that is you, with an opportunity to land riches from the clash with our simple prediction.
Chennai Super Kings to score above 25.5 runs for first-wicket @1.86
CSK’s opening wicket-partnership : 7, 24, 25, 115
During the first match of the season, in conditions where there was something on offer for the bowlers, the Chennai Super Kings opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis failed. However, since then, a lot has changed, RCB have found themselves at the top of the table, CSK have won three games on the trot and more importantly, their openers have found momentum. Last season in the same fixture, Ruturaj and du Plessis forged their partnership in steel, with a 46-run partnership in the powerplay, which culminated in a CSK win over the rivals Bangalore. Now this season, they have started it slow, with scores of 7 and 24 in their first two games but ever since MS Dhoni came out in support of the youngster, the performance has become better. In the third clash, Gaikwad picked up a boundary before being dismissed trying another boundary. Against KKR, he turned his entire fortune around, as the duo put on a 115-run opening stand, where Gaikwad scored 64 off the 115 runs. If history is suggestive of anything, Chennai Super Kings will definitely score above 25.5 runs for the first wicket partnership, in Mumbai, against an RCB pace attack, which has picked up wickets in the death overs. So head on to IndiBet, place your trust in the market and earn 1.86X returns instantly.
Chennai Super Kings to score 7.5 sixes @1.86
The Chennai Super Kings of last season were notorious in their approach, where clearing the boundaries were not up to their alley. However, this season, the return of Suresh Raina and the purchase of Moeen Ali have really made the franchise a force to be reckoned with, especially in the six-hitting department. This season, Chennai have hit 8.5 sixes on average, with just one encounter where they have cleared the boundary less than ten times. That fixture was against Punjab Kings, where they were chasing a meagre total of 107 for a win, in which they scored just two sixes. However, in all the other fixtures, the franchise has rather successfully picked up sixes with ease, scoring 10, 10 and 12 at the same venue. Last game, the franchise smashed the Kolkata bowlers to all parts of the ground, with 12 sixes, suggesting that this year, with a rather long-batting unit, Chennai have adopted an all-out attack approach with the bat, which could make this market an easy win for you and for them. You know the drill, IndiBet, Chennai Super Kings to score 7.5 sixes for a 1.86X return.
Deepak Chahar to be CSK’s top bowler @3.95
Shardul Thakur’s dipping form has had the Chennai Super Kings really worried but given Deepak Chahar’s brilliant form with the ball, the franchise has got themselves off to a rollicking start this season. Despite blowing cold in two games, Deepak Chahar has picked up eight wickets in the tournament, suggestive of the damage he could do in the powerplay overs. In both the encounters, Chahar picked up all of his wickets in the powerplay, a phase that is important for wickets at Wankhede, a venue usually favourable to the batsmen. In fact, the gap between Deepak and the other Chennai bowlers is massive, with eight wickets in comparison to the four from the others. Last season too, against the opposition, Chahar picked up three wickets across two games in difficult conditions for the pacers. However, with the wickets in Wankhede supporting good swing bowling, Deepak Chahar should ideally end up as CSK’s top bowler, as he has done in 50% of their clashes thus far in the tournament. So hang on, what should you do? Nothing drastic, jump the bandwagon and place your trust with IndiBet for 3.95X returns.