The second of Sunday’s doubleheader features yet another two teams with mixed form. The Kings XI Punjab take on the Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Stadium. The match starts at 7 pm India time.
KXIP have played 4 IPL matches so far and if fans are honest, they have been more than disappointing. One solitary victory sits between 3 losses and that just simply isn’t good enough.
To take any positives from their opening games, Punjab could quite easily have snatched victory against Delhi Capitals in their opening match, losing the match in the super over. As expected KXIP dominated RCB, clinching victory by a huge 97 runs. They were once again discouraging against the Rajasthan Royals, who won by 4 wickets and were swept aside by the Mumbai Indians in their last match.
KXIP need KL Rahul to find some consistency. He was in inspired form against RCB; smashing 132 from 69 balls. His experience is key to if the likes of Agarwal and Pooran are to step up to the plate to work alongside him.
Last years champions the Chennai Super Kings have also featured in 4 IPL matches so far this tournament. If we’re completely honest we expected a lot better. An opening day win against the Mumbai Indians seemed to set up a familiar pattern however a surprising loss against the Rajasthan Royals by 16 runs was followed up by another loss against a very good Delhi Capitals side.
The Chennai Superkings have got their work cut out if they are to match last years consistency, which we all know is the key to success in the Indian Premier League.
It’s difficult to pinpoint what CSK need to focus on. MS Dhoni commented after the DC match that all the CSK batsmen need to apply themselves, which is probably about right. They simply didn’t look good against the Sunrisers and if they’re not on their game, the KXIP will look to cause an upset.
Latest IPL Betting Odds
- Kings XI Punjab 2.00
- Chennai Superkings 1.80
KXIP v CSK Betting Tips
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TIP ONE – MATCH WINNERS
It’s clear to see with the odds who the bookmakers think will win this match and probable on the balance of probability we’d go along with that.
The Chennai Superkings have much the better squad and should see this contest out. Faf Du Plessis has dominated with the bat and there has been encouraging performances from elsewhere on the lineup. Consistency is the issue, which has been their downfall so far in this years IPL.
KXIP really need to start firing, otherwise, their tournament is over. It could be possible CSK have another bad day at the crease and Punjab take advantage. Unfortunately for them, we just can’t see that happening.
TIP TWO – KL RAHUL OVER 27.5 RUNS (odds 1.83)
The KXIP captain has taken the bull by the horns and been in inspired form this year. IPL fans have been treated to some scintillating batting performances during this tournament, amassing 239 runs from four matches. In fact, his stats are very impressive. One century, one Fifty. 24 fours and 9 sixes. Outstanding in anyone’s book.
KL is a superb batsman, if only his teammates pitched in to help out, Punjab would be in a much better place. We can see some really good value here and fancy KL Rahul to smash over 27.5 runs. If so we’ll see a nice return on our stake.
TIP THREE – MOHAMMED SHAMI TOTAL WICKETS OVER 1.5 (odds 2.30)
Shami has been in great form. Last years highest wicket-taker for Punjab has started this year’s tournament with a bang. 8 wickets already from the right-handed paceman will give confidence to those around him. Mohammed Shami took a solitary wicket in their last game against RCB however the game before against the Royals, Shami’s attack was simply stunning. 3 wickets including that of in-form Sanju Samson made life very difficult for the Royals. With these odds, we once again can see some potentially nice returns on our initial outlay.
Thanks for reading our tips. Be sure to come back to see where the potential value odds and markets could be in all of this years IPL.