Mumbai Indians have a golden chance to leapfrog the Royal Challengers Bangalore as the defending champs take on a completely deflated Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi on Tuesday. The contest, sadly, promises to be a one-sided one, but don’t worry, there’s still a huge opportunity to earn money!
Sunrisers to score over 46.5 in the powerplay @ 1.86
Okay. We know that SRH have been pretty bad this season. Really, really bad. But there’s still, surprisingly, one facet of the game in which they’ve thrived, and it is powerplay batting. This season, SRH have boasted a SR of 130.16 in the first six overs, a tally which is the second best in the entire competition. They’ve maintained the score through hitting sixes - they’ve hit 17 of them in the first 6 overs, six more than any other franchise in the competition. 57, 39, 56, 50, 57, 50 and 35 have been their scores this season, remarkably scoring under 50 just twice all season. The average stands at a healthy 46.85, more than what they need to achieve in this bet. SRH will, of course, take on Mumbai tomorrow, and for some reason the Orange Army turn into monsters when they face the Blues. SRH have scored 56, 56 and 57 in their last 3 H2H matches vs Mumbai and scored 57 in their H2H encounter earlier this season. They scored 57 in the first six overs, even without Warner, in their last game in Delhi, so expect the same to transpire on Tuesday.
Rashid Khan to be SRH’s Top Bowler @ 3.2
It says a lot about Rashid Khan that despite SRH languishing at the very bottom of the table, he has been as good as he ever has. This season, the SRH ace has taken 10 wickets, the most by any Sunrisers bowler. What’s funny is that he is comfortably clear of the rest of the pack, with no other bowler even managing to take 5 wickets. Rashid has been the top bowler for SRH in 4 games this season, and he has also achieved this feat in each of the side’s last two games. In Delhi, in fact, he’s taken 4 wickets in just 2 games, and no spinner has taken as many wickets as him at this particular venue. With all of Rohit, Pollard and QDK vulnerable against leg-spin, expect the Afghan magician to wreak havoc on Tuesday.
Mumbai to hit over 14.5 fours @ 1.83
It has been a hard season for the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, with the bat, but things are slowly getting better and they have really looked like a champion team on the good batting surfaces in Delhi. They have hit just 12.5 fours on average per game this season, but this tally has instantly increased to 14.5 in games at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. They, in fact, hit a staggering 16 fours in their last game vs CSK but as much as hitting fours in abundance is about their own quality, it is also about the venue they play in. For Delhi, by far, has been the best ground for four-hitting this year. A remarkable 126 fours have been hit in 8 innings at this venue so far this season, and this equates to an average of 15.75 per game. As if this isn’t enough reason to bet on Mumbai, SRH’s wretched record at the venue pretty much makes this a must-place bet. The Sunrisers have conceded a staggering 42 fours in two games at this venue, 17 of which came in their last encounter vs Rajasthan. SRH, at least in Delhi, are four-leakers, and that is precisely you need to be backing Mumbai here.