Sunday, 25th April, promises to be an exciting day of T20 cricket as Chennai Super Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai. Head-to-head, CSK has the upperhand with 16 wins from 26 matches against RCB.
Match Winner – RCB start as favorites
However, the current form of RCB with both bat and ball makes them favourites with odds of 1.66 in the Match Winner market at Betway.
The 3-time title winners, Chennai Super Kings are off to a good start with 3 wins in 4 games. The batting has been exceptional from CSK. Their pacers have also made a mark with Deepak Chahar being 3rd highest wicket-taker in the season.
While Ruturaj Gaikwad has found his form and looked very confident in his stroke-making against KKR, there is still uncertainty looming in the middle-order. Without a big inning from Faf du Plessis, the chances of CSK ending up with a competitive total are bleak.
And given RCB’s batting form, anything below 190-200 will not be enough to defend at this ground. Whereas, chasing a big total against a hungry RCB bowling attack will also be quite challenging. As a result, the bookmaker indicates a 44.44% win probability for CSK with odds of 2.25.
- The seamers have done quite well on these batting-friendly pitches at Wankhede. Deepak Chahar has bagged two 4-fers here while Harshal Patel, who mostly bowls in the death overs, picked 3 wickets in his last game at Wankhede.
- The betting market, Player to Take 2+ wickets offers 2.00 odds for Deepak Chahar and 2.25 for Harshal Patel.
- Faf du Plessis has hit 4, 2, and 1 sixes in his last 3 innings respectively. As a result, at 1.65 odds, Faf du Plessis is a good bet in the ‘To Hit A Six’ market.
- Other promising bets in this market include AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli at 1.55 odds each.