It’s weekend and it’s double-header time in the Indian Premier League 2017. The two matches on Saturday are
- Hyderabad Sunrisers vs Pune Supergiants
- Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians
Both the matches will witness explosive batsmen and canny bowling. All the four teams are in the playoffs reckoning. You can expect hard fighting in both the matches. Expect last minute swings and drama in both the fixtures and consequently in cricket bettings.
Hyderabad Sunrisers vs Pune Supergiants – Preview
This is a direct fight for the top-two positions in the playoffs. Sunrisers have 13 points from 11 matches and are at the fourth position. Supergiants, on the other hand, have 14 points from 11 matches and are at the fourth position. The winner could leapfrog into the second position. Plus, a win will almost confirm their playoffs berth as well.
Supergiant are the most improved side in the IPL at this point. They have won six of their last seven matches. Apart from Mumbai Indians, no team have a similar record. However, Sunrisers have the firepower in both batting and bowling to tame the Pune side. If David Warner, Kane Williamson or Yuvaraj gets going, that could turn the match decisively in Sunrisers’ favour.
Prediction for cricket betting? Hard to tell. It’s going to be Sunrisers’ all-round superiority vs Supergiant’s individual brilliance. Hyderabad Sunrisers, who are playing at home, have an edge.(check match odds)
Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians – Preview
The way Delhi Daredevils batted in the last two games could give sleepless nights for the opposition bowlers. The Delhi team’s young batsmen – Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer – produced sparkling stroke-play of supreme quality to take their side to win in the last two matches. However, if any side could look at it and think we can handle them, it is going to be Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh are not easy to hit – not even for Rishabh Pant. Also, even if Delhi’s young brigade manage to post a huge total, Mumbai Indians have the batting might to overhaul it.
One factor that will go with Delhi Daredevils is desperation. They cannot afford to lose a match. That will fire up their performance. Mumbai Indians can afford to lose, as they have qualified for all practical purposes. They need a couple of wins more in their next four matches to guarantee a top-two finish though.
Our Prediction : Delhi Daredevils to win and keep their playoffs hopes alive.(check match odds)