Things are getting a bit hectic at the Indian Premier League. There are two matches today as well.
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hyderbad Sunrisers
- Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab
All the teams in action today – except for Delhi Daredevils – are the early gainers of this year’s IPL. They have four points each from three matches. Daredevils have played just two matches, winning one and losing the other. In all aspects, both the matches of the day will be battles of equals, which will make cricket betting that much tougher. But let us help you with our previews.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hyderbad Sunrisers
The match is held at Kolkata where the hosts easily overpowered Kings XI Punjab the previous night. Gautam Gambhir is in flowing rhythm. And the return of Umesh Yadav has made KKR’s am awesome bowling group with plenty of variety. They have unearthed a new bang-bang opener in Sunil Narine as well. They will be hard to beat at home. They are winning matches by performing at the second gear.
Perhaps Hyderabad Sunrisers, with their classy bowling unit and powerful batting line-up, will be the best bet to beat KKR at Kolkata. They were beaten by the six-hitting youngsters of Mumbai Indians. Still, they have enough depth and class in their squad to challenge KKR.
Prediction for cricket betting: Both the teams are evenly matches. But Sunrisers will be hungrier for a win (Check odds now) and is likely to edge out the hosts.
Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab
Delhi Daredevils played like champion in their last match, against Rising Pune Supergiant. If they can get their batting going, they will be unstoppable. Sanju Samson or others like Rishabh Pant and Sam Billings have to play a defining innings like Samson did against Pune. Their bowling is always good. It is really perplexing that they are keeping Kagiso Rabada in the dug-out and opting for the so-called all-rounders like Carlos Braithwaite and Corey Anderson. If Rabada too comes in, it would be hard to post a huge total against them.
Kings XI Punjab are going to be a mercurial side of IPL 2017. Some days, they will be world beaters. Some other days they will be also-rans. Which Kings XI will be playing this particular day is nobody’s guess. Perhaps, one thing can be safely said: they will be better off chasing. When batting first, they look a bit aimless, as was evident when they spoilt a good start against KKR the other night.
Prediction for cricket betting: Delhi Daredevils look a solid side (check odds on DD now) with all-round competency. They will be the winning side of this contest.