This is the final day of the league phase of the IPL. We have two matches for the day:
- Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab
- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils
The first match is absolutely crucial – it could be a direct knock-out fight for the playoffs. The second match is a dead rubber. It does not affect the playoffs situation. All eyes of Cricket betting will be on the first match.
Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab – Preview
Supergiant have 16 points and Kings XI have 14 points. If Supergiant win, they will go through. Kings XI will go out. If Kings XI win, they will go through. Supergiant may go out. If Hyderabad Sunrisers lose in today’ match, Supergiant will go through to the playoffs even if they lose this match. The good thing is that Steven Smith, MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes and company will know what they have to do after today’s results. Smith and Dhoni raise their games in such do or die situations. This could be tailor-made for them.
Kings XI Punjab have scored two straight wins to keep their playoffs hopes alive. They are playing as if it is a matter of life and death. The intensity they show is unmistakable. Their big hitters are in good form: Martin Guptill, Glen Maxwell and Axar Patel. No target seems safe when Maxwell is in full flow.
Our Prediction: Kings XI Punjab’s late momentum will see them through to a win (check Match Odds now).
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils – Preview
This match is of academic interest. RCB is going to finish at the bottom of the table, irrespective of they win or lose. That much is confirmed. That is a sad fate for star-studded team. Daredevils have won hearts even though they miss out on playoffs. They are the only side which gave prominence to young Indian players. And they are the only side that has gone to matches with just three foreign players. With some luck, they could have reached the playoffs too. This will be their chance to finish with a flourishing win.
Our Prediction: The fearless young batters of Delhi Daredevils will take them to a win (check Match Odds now).