The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi will be witness to an all-to-play-for contest on Sunday as 7th-placed Rajasthan Royals will take on bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad. For the Sunrisers, at least, it has been a season to forget, but for you, the punter, Sunday can be a day to remember.
Rajasthan to hit over 6.5 sixes @ 2.06
We remember Sharjah 2020. We remember Samson. We remember the good ol’ Buttler and we remember Tewatia. The point is, Rajasthan have always been synonymous with six-hitting and this season has been no different. In IPL 2021, they’ve averaged 6.66 sixes per game and have hit a total of 40 sixes in just six matches. In their last encounter, which was in Delhi, they hit 7 sixes, and it was just a mere extension of what they did in their first few games of the season. RR have in fact hit more than 6.5 sixes in four of their six matches this season and have hit 7 sixes in two of their last three matches. 7, 2, 7, 6, 7 and 11 read their six-count this season and barring the KKR game (where they played conservatively and hit just two sixes, chasing a low target), the Royals have averaged 7.6 sixes per game. From Samson to Buttler to Dube to Morris to Tewatia, RR have a plethora of six hitters, so it will only be fair to expect the Blues to go big once again on a flat Delhi wicket that has thus far been a paradise for batting. Be wise and head to BetHive to capitalize on this market and earn big.
Rajasthan to hit more fours than Sunrisers @ 1.86
We said that RR have always been synonymous with six-hitting, but what about striking fours? Well, it turns out that they are very, very good. Good enough to be a much superior four-hitting side than an SRH team that includes the likes of Warner, Bairstow, Williamson and Pandey. In six matches this season, RR have hit 89 fours. This number is great, but what’s incredible is how far ahead they are, in comparison with SRH. In the same number of matches, SRH have hit just 61 fours, which is 28 fewer than the Royals. What this basically means is that while RR have averaged close to 15 fours per game (14.83), SRH have managed to strike just 10.16 on average, almost 5 fewer than their opponents. Both teams hit 14 fours each in their last respective matches in Delhi, but here’s the catch: while RR conceded just 13, SRH ended up conceding a staggering 25 fours. Incredibly, in every single match this season, SRH’s opponents have scored more fours than them. Yes, even in the games they’ve won. RR, on the other hand, have hit more fours than their opponents in each of their last three games and will be hoping to keep the streak going on Sunday. This is a no contest, so you should blindly trust your instinct and capitalize on this bet by going to BetHive.
Shivam Dube to score over 16.5 runs @ 1.85
We told you to lay your faith in Dube against Mumbai - he delivered, by the way - and we’re asking you to do it again. There’s this preconceived notion amongst many that Dube is not a very good batsman, which is partly true, but he is, on any day, good enough to be able to score over 16.5 runs. In his new-found #4 role, Dube has been pretty good by his standards. This season, the Mumbaikar has averaged 24.16, by far his best tally in the IPL. 35, 22, 46 and 17 read his last four scores and in six innings this season, only once has he failed to score over 16.5. Even if you consider extensive data, going back to the second half of last season, Dube has passed the 16.5 mark in 9 of his last 13 knocks. Express pace has troubled Dube this season but on Sunday, there’ll be none of that. Instead, his biggest challenge will be to handle the SRH spinners, and against the slower-bowlers this season, the southpaw has averaged almost 35.00. 35 was also what the all-rounder struck in his last encounter, so don’t be surprised if he puts up a decent showing yet again. This market on Bethive is open - all you need to do is visit the site and place a bet.