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Three bets from the Bangalore-Punjab clash that would allow you to finish April on a high

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Expect the Big Show from Maxwell and AB de Villiers


Three bets from the Bangalore-Punjab clash that would allow you to finish April on a high

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Royal Challengers Bangalore have started this season with aplomb, with four wins out of five games, only second behind Chennai Super Kings, who raced past them after their win over Hyderabad yesterday. But one thing is certain, like Bangalore, you too could finish April on a high with these bets.

Glenn Maxwell to score over 22.5 runs @1.85

Maxwell’s score this IPL season - 25, 22, 78, 59, 39

Maxwell to score over 22.5 runs @1.85 © BetBarter</span>

Last season, Glenn Maxwell was a failure, of the highest order, turning every other day for the then Kings XI Punjab without much success. To be fair, he tried his level best but the pressure of being Maxwell himself cost Punjab the season. However, Maxwell turned the past into history, with a start to a season never seen before. Thus far, the Australian all-rounder has scores of 25, 22, 78, 59 and 39 in this year’s IPL, averaging 44.6 with the bat. Not just that, the franchise has primarily played its games on slow venues, Chennai and Ahmedabad. In just his first encounter at the venue, the all-rounder has scored 25, against Delhi Capitals before holing the ball to the deep fielder. While he hasn’t played a whole lot against Punjab, because of the obvious reasons, it would be a real contest for him to go against his former sides. To prove a definite point, that is. So log on to BetBarter to get your returns today!!!

ABD to be RCB's best batter @4 © BetBarter

AB de Villiers is an alien, yes we just checked it with his family. At the age of 37, the right-hander is showing why and what exactly South Africa are missing in his absence. Forget that, he is the only batsman thus far to have cracked the venue, in Ahmedabad, with a knock-never-seen-before this season. RCB looked scratchy on that surface but not de Villiers, who propelled them to a win against Delhi. In that innings, he scored a 42-ball 75, at a strike rate of 178.6. Now, if that’s not enough, hear me out. Against Punjab Kings, then KXIP, de Villiers has scored 710 runs off just 446 deliveries, averaging 47.3 while striking it at 159.2, with a high score of 89. Across his last five innings against the opposition, de Villiers has scores of 57, 59, 82, 28 and 2. Given that Virat Kohli has been suffering a low in the IPL thus far and Devdutt Padikkal and Glenn Maxwell are the other options, this should be a no-brainer. Blindly, trust AB de Villiers, he is not a man, not a cricketer but an alien, who has come to invade our planet. Hop on to BetBarter for a delicious 4X return. 

RCB to score under 13.5 boundaries @2.12

RCB to score under 13.5 boundaries © BetBarter

RCB thus far in the tournament have been a revelation, the runs have flown, the wickets have come and suddenly Virat Kohli has emerged as one of the best skippers in the competition. That’s just a stunning turnaround from the franchise, who has finished in the bottom half more than the top one in the last five seasons. And we have really talked about how AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell have been impressive for them but this is where it gets tricky. Despite scoring plenty of runs, RCB average just 14 boundaries every game, having played in Chennai for the major part of the tournament. In that, thrice have they not crossed the 13.5 boundaries-mark, with the franchise not having surpassed the ten boundary mark in their last two encounters. In their last clash against Delhi Capitals, at the same venue, RCB have scored just nine boundaries, which suggests that ‘boundaries’ haven’t been their cup of tea. Forget that, look at the venue, focus on that, despite games in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi thus far, Ahmedabad has proved itself to be a real tricky customer. At this venue, across two games, the average boundary count stands 23.5. In that as well, RCB have just scored nine, which suggests that the 13.5 mark would be far from breached, on Friday. Go on, BetBarter, 2.12X returns is the way forward!

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