Both teams would walk into the encounter on the back of impressive wins, Delhi against Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings against Royals Challengers Bangalore. But for you, it shouldn’t matter too much as you are going to be the winner in their clash tomorrow, with these three bets.
Prithvi Shaw to score above 22.5 runs @1.85
Barring their loss against RCB, which too they lost by just one run, Delhi Capitals have been one of the in-form teams in the IPL this season, with 10 points already on the board, with their NRR at +0.466. But what’s this got to do with the market, you may ask? Well, the men behind Delhi’s success - Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw - the openers who have got the side off to stunning starts in the season thus far. In the powerplay, this season, Shaw has scored 184 runs off just 98 deliveries, averaging 61.33 with the bat with a strike rate of 187.76. Apart from the powerplay scores, Shaw has also added 85 runs to his run tally, taking it to 269 runs for the season. Now, he might have had a terrific start to the season, which could be the possible explanation behind this market, right? Well, he has been brilliant this season but since his debut, the right-hander has averaged 25 with the bat, which suggests that he is well beyond the 22.5 run market. Again, against PBKS, the right-hander scored a 32 earlier this season, which should be well above the market. Going by his form this season, at 1.85X, you should not think too much about the decision to invest in the market. So head on to BetHive and show your trust in Shaw to come up with the goods.
Delhi Capitals to score over 14.5 boundaries @1.98
DC boundaries count - 24, 20, 21, 13, 17, 16, 18
So you read the title, right? Delhi-cious, it read and in this market, Delhi have been nothing short of that, with the boundaries blowing through the blades with ease. Thus far, in the tournament, Delhi topped the batting charts, with 1112 runs in the season, averaging 37.07 runs every wicket at a strike rate of 139.70. Let’s just cut to the chase, Delhi have scored 130 boundaries this season, which accounts for 18.57 boundaries every game. Only once this season, yes once, have the Delhi Capitals managed to have a scoreboard, which reads a boundary count of less than 14.5, which shows their consistency. Shockingly, Delhi have the least sixes in the tournament but the fact that they compromise on the power with timing makes this bet a favourable one. At this venue, Ahmedabad, the Delhi Capitals have scored 16 and 18 boundaries in their two encounters, averaging 17 boundaries at the venue. With Punjab’s bowling unit, who have conceded 1,045 runs this season, ranked sixth-best in the league, the boundary-toppers in Delhi can easily score over 14.5 boundaries at the venue. So BetHive is where you should be heading to, with an opportunity to win 1.98X returns.
Delhi Capitals with the highest score at 1st dismissal @1.86
DC - 138, 5, 59, 11, 81, 23, 132 @64.14 runs per wicket
PBKS - 22, 1, 122, 15, 53, 36, 19 @38.28 runs per wicket
They say the first impression is often the best one, right? It is true, ask Delhi Capitals, thus far in the season, their opening partnership has really made amends with their scores in the powerplay. Top that off with consistency in the run-making, game after game, Delhi has become the strongest batting side in the tournament, even without their skipper Shreyas Iyer. The secret behind their incredible rise to the top of the table - Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Thus far in the tournament, the duo have combined to score 449 runs, at an average of 64.14 runs on the board. In fact, forget that Punjab in their last three games have had opening partnerships of 19, 36 and 53, in comparison to Delhi’s 132, 23 and 81. At the same venue, in their previous clash against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Delhi openers showcased a game of brilliance, with an opening partnership of 132 runs, which shows that they have adapted to the conditions better than Punjab have in their last two clashes. So you know which side the grass is greener, so head to the right side. BetHive, 1.86X and Delhi with the highest scores at 1st dismissal.