Destination number four is here as Wednesday will be witness to the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi hosting an IPL game for the first time since 2019. Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad, and this is one of those games which can be outrightly described as a Punter’s Dream.
Faf du Plessis to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.85
From joining the club as a nobody, a decade ago, to now having become the backbone of CSK’s batting, Faf du Plessis’ IPL journey has been nothing short of sensational. Some athletes age like a fine wine but du Plessis has aged so well that, with age, he’s becoming more and more formidable. For the 36-year-old has been nothing short of invincible this season. So far this season, du Plessis has averaged 71.33 with the bat and his last 4 scores read 50, 95*, 33, and 36*. The opener has scored over 24.5 in four of his last five knocks and this tally becomes 6/7 if you include the fag end of IPL 2020. He found this consistency at the start of last season and since hasn’t looked back. Since IPL 2020, du Plessis has averaged and has scored over 24.5 in 61% of his knocks. A major reason for his success has been his versatility, or in other words his ability to adapt. Since IPL 2020, du Plessis has played in 5 different venues in T20 franchise cricket and has averaged over 25 in every single one of them. Delhi will be his sixth, so there’s every reason to believe that he’ll master it instantly. Du Plessis has carried CSK so far, but he could also help you earn a ton of cash - all you need to do is head to Bethive and back him to score over 24.5 runs on Wednesday.
Jonny Bairstow to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.85
If there was any doubt that Jonny Bairstow is one of the greatest white ball cricketers of all time, the first five games of IPL 2021 squashed it. On a Chepauk pitch where batsmen struggled to hit the ball out of the square, Bairstow looked like he was batting at Trent Bridge; such was the effortless ease with which he was cannonading attacks. 55, 12, 43, 63* and 38 read Bairstow’s scores in IPL 2021 and last game, he became the third fastest to 1000 IPL runs; that’s how ridiculously good and consistent he is. Bairstow the IPL batsman has been so consistent that in the 26 times he’s batted in his IPL career, the right-hander has passed 24.5 a staggering 17 times. Why and how he’s managed to be ‘this’ consistent is because of his ludicrous ability to tackle spin. In his IPL career, Bairstow averages 54, 30 and 46 versus the three main spin types (off-spin, leg-spin, left-arm-orthodox) and this season, only once he’s been dismissed by a spinner. This will particularly come handy in Delhi, where spinners will be expected to rule the roost. Bairstow, in fact, has batted once before in Delhi and in that game, he smashed a 28-ball 48. An in-form Jonny Bairstow is unstoppable, and that is precisely why you need to take a punt on him by going to Bethive RIGHT NOW!
Top batter total under 69.5 @ 1.85
This IPL thus far has basically been a tale of two venues. While Mumbai, where each of the Top 6 individual scores has been registered, has been flat and a batsman’s paradise, Chennai has been a graveyard for anyone with a bat in their hand. Ahmedabad, on Monday, proved to be sluggish, but expect Delhi to mirror Chennai more than Mumbai. Before getting to the venue, though, let’s talk about the two teams. SRH, this season, have had no batsmen score over 69.5, while CSK, on the other hand, have had a solitary batsman pass the mark. In other words, across the 10 times these two sides have batted this season, only once (10%) has a batsman managed to score over 69.5. No batsman managed to pass 69.5 in their H2H clashes last season, too, as across four innings, the highest score turned out to be just 57. But this bet becomes a no-brainer when you look at what happened in Delhi in IPL 2019. Remarkably, in 7 games at the venue in IPL 2019, only one batsman, Prithvi Shaw (99), managed to score over 69.5. Across 14 innings, batting sides had a solitary batsman passing the 69.5 mark, indicating the torturously slow nature of the wicket. If history is to be believed, then Wednesday will be different; we trust the past and so should you. Head over to Bethive right now and bet for the Top batter of the game to score under 69.5 runs.