Two sides who cracked the chase code in Chennai, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals would face each other off at the Chepauk, for one last time in this tournament. Irrespective of who wins in this encounter, there is a prime chance of you swimming back in money with these three bets.
Shikhar Dhawan to score over 24.5 runs @1.85
Let’s get the lowest number on the board away up top, Shikhar Dhawan averages 24.7 against his old franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL but with a strike rate of 123.3. But interestingly, Dhawan also has one of the best records at the venue - Chennai - where the Delhi Capitals are set to face the Sunrisers, which makes this bet really enticing. At the venue, Dhawan has scored 243 runs in 206 deliveries in nine clashes while only being dismissed six times, averaging 40.5, his fourth-best venue in terms of average. Not just that, Dhawan in just his first appearance at the venue this season, scored a 45 against a strong bowling attack in Mumbai Indians. Now the real question, Sunrisers in the absence of Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are staring at the barrel, which suggests that they would be depleted in terms of their new-ball bowling. Plus the fact that he has only been dismissed by Rashid Khan, SRH’s star bowler once in the tournament’s history suggests that he won’t have a tough time on Sunday. Oh, wait, against Sandeep Sharma, who will potentially start, Dhawan has scored 70 runs off just 53 deliveries. Did we mention? The southpaw is on the back of 85, 9, 92 and 45, which suggests that at 1.85X, you will walk away with a steal by just placing your bet on BetHive.
Delhi Capitals to score over 14.5 fours @2.16
On Tuesday, going against Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals narrowly missed out on this market, by scoring just 14 boundaries. But remember, they were chasing a paltry target of 138 set by the Mumbai Indians, which ensured that they couldn’t possibly score more boundaries in Chennai. But more importantly, in the other games this season, Delhi has scored 65 boundaries - 24 against Chennai, 20 against Rajasthan and 21 against Punjab - which suggests that Delhi are quite a powerhouse when it comes to scoring boundaries, be it in the powerplay or in the middle-overs or even finishing an innings with some flurry of boundaries. That’s where this bet really makes a lot of sense, having finished just one short of the market in their clash against Mumbai, Delhi really are in the pole position to cross the barrier this time around. At least, going by their average, the Capitals have scored 19.75 boundaries in the tournament and nothing, quite possibly nothing should be able to stop them on Sunday. So why exactly are you still reading this? Hop on to BetHive, with a 2.16X honey waiting for you in return.
Jonny Bairstow to be Sunrisers Hyderabad’s top batter @3.5
Make no mistake, Sunrisers Hyderabad might have just won their first game in this year’s edition against Punjab but their batting has always clicked at the top of the order. The likes of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and now Kane Williamson really seems to be an enticing top-order setup. Against Punjab, though, Sunrisers made a big change, dropping Manish Pandey from the setup, which put all the more pressure on David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to step up. Bairstow, in his last four IPL games, has scores of 63*, 43, 12 and 55, with the one rare failure coming against RCB, when he walked out late in the contest. Since that game, however, the right-hander has earned himself a promotion in the setup, opening the innings alongside David Warner. Now the pair itself is threatening, they can take away any game from the opposition and more so when there is a bowling attack struggling in the powerplay. Delhi’s leading wicket-taker has been Avesh Khan, who has more often than not, bowled his overs outside the powerplay. Against the Delhi Capitals, Bairstow has 142 runs in just three games, averaging 47.3 and striking it at 132.7, suggesting that this market should be an easy-peasy one for the right-hander. In two of Sunrisers last four clashes, Bairstow has finished as the top-batter for the franchise and in the other, just short of the top-batter, in second. So expect another field day for Bairstow, with BetHive offering you a 3.5X return for such a simple bet.