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We’re just past the hallway mark at the IPL and when looking for the winner, the name of the Chennai Super Kings sticks out like a sore thumb. Seven wins from nine matches, a powerful squad including the brilliant MS Dhoni as captain and the experience of having won it last year. They’re 3.2 on Betfair Exchange when it comes to IPL betting on the outright market.
Mumbai are next best in the betting at 4.8 and their star-studded line-up always deserve respect, especially when it comes to batting. Anyone with De Kock, Rohit Sharma, Pollard, Yuvraj and the Pandya brothers in their team always has one more match-winner to come.
But the IPL betting value at is surely the Delhi Capitals at 5.0 with Betfair Sportsbook. Here’s why.
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Much of the hard work is done
Delhi are already in a good position in second place with five wins from eight games. A win against Mumbai on Friday would create a gap of two points over them and the Kings XI Punjab.
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But in reality a win over the Indians is more like four points because of their net run rate of 0.418. You could go as far as saying that win would almost certainly guarantee a Play-Off place (eight wins is normally enough) and a great chance at a Top 2 finish. Which of course gives them two bites of the cherry.
Top 5 as good as anyone
The Capital’s Top 5 goes something like his: Shikhar Dhawan, PP Shaw, Colin Munro/Colin Ingram, SS Iyer, Rishabh Pant.
All four of the Indian players making up that group who have each played all eight games have over 180 runs and three of them have more than 240 runs.
The conclusion? Whereas other sides like Hyderabad are dependent on one or two players (Warner and Bairstow seeing as you’re asking) they spread the runs around. It means that if one or two fails, there are others in form who can make up for it.
If there’s one criticism it’s that sometimes maybe Shaw or Pant go at it a bit too hard. But hey, this is T20 cricket!
Rabada and others wicket-taking threats
In any form of cricket and in nay conditions, taking wickets trumps economy rates so it’s a good thing that Delhi have in Kasigo Rabada the highest wicket-taker in the competition with 17.
Fellow South African Chris Morris has been no slouch. He has 11, which makes him fifth. Keemo Paul has been excellent since breaking not the side as well and was their hero last time out so wickets are never too far away with those in the side. Could make all the difference.
Youthful exuberance could help them
Chennai’s old timers went all the way last season but the fact Delhi have very few scars from previous play-off campaigns (because they rarely made them!) may just play into their hands. They can just go out and express themselves without remembering what they did last time and let that play on their minds.
It’s also the case that with so little expected of them, they’ll be under less pressure than the other three making the play-offs.