In the 30th match of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Daredevils tomorrow at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Daredevils are trying to stage a mid-tournament turnaround under the new captain Shreyas Iyer, while Super Kings will be looking forward to re-start their winning streak following the defeat against Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
Conventional wisdom suggests Chennai Super Kings are going to win. They have been playing better, and they are playing at home. The problem with this line of thinking is that it does not take into account the game-altering potential of individual performances. Delhi Daredevils have a number of game-changers in their line-up, such as Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Colin Munro, Jason Roy and Glenn Maxwell.
Whom should you back for online betting? The best cricket betting odds are here: 2.38 for a DD win and 1.68 for a CSK win. It means bookmakers too are favouring Chennai Super Kings. If you are new to betting, register @ 12BET here.
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They are relying on individual performances. Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu have been fairly consistent. Ravindra Jadeja too has been consistent – in that he has struggled in all the matches. Deepak Chahar, who has provided them with regular initial breakthroughs, will not be available because of injury. They will have to re-think their team strategy.
Back them for cricket betting? Well, they usually find the way to victory, irrespective of the match situation.
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Shreyas Iyer had a dream start as captain. He played a brilliant knock and led the team to victory. But that should not mask the short-comings of the side. The batting depends too much on a couple of players. The arrival of Prithvi Shaw must ease the burden on Iyer and Pant. Still, they need to get their bowling in order.
It will be a tough task against CSK. The onus is again on Delhi Daredevils batsmen. If they deliver, Daredevils are in with a chance – a very slight chance.
Prediction for cricket betting: Chennai Super Kings have the edge.