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IPL 2020 Match 14 – Chennai Super Kings Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The 14th match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between last year’s runners up and 3-time winners Chennai Super Kings and 2-time winners Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both these teams were joint second-favourites to win the tournament before it began, however both have struggled considerably, making this a must-win game. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by Bet 365 India.

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • CSK to win the match @1.80
  • CSK to hit the most sixes @1.85
  • SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.72
  • Rashid Khan to be SRH’s top wicket-taker @3.00
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History

Chennai Super Kings are one of the most dominant teams in IPL history, having reached the final 8 times, and winning it 3 times. SRH won the title twice before, first as Deccan Chargers in 2009 and then under David Warner in 2016. These two sides have met 12 times in IPL history, with CSK winning 9 times and Sunrisers winning the other 3.

Team News

SRH lost both their opening 2 matches, and were rock bottom of the table before their clash with Delhi Capitals. However, they regrouped and beat the table toppers with an impressive bowling performance, led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. David Warner and Bairstow showed that they are finally getting their golden touch back, and would like that to continue.

CSK started the IPL in great fashion, by beating the favourites Mumbai Indians, however they have struggled massively ever since. Missing key players, they lost back to back matches against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, and really need to bounce back if they want to progress further in the tournament. Rayudu will hopefully be back for them, and so will Dwayne Bravo, which is a huge boost.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Chennai Super Kings are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.80 as per Bet 365, which is slightly surprising as they have lost 2 out of the 3 matches they have played so far, including their previous match against Delhi Capitals in disappointing fashion. SRH had also lost 2 out of 2 matches before they showed everyone why they are considered as the best bowling side in the tournament to beat Delhi Capitals, and have odds of 2.00 to win, as per Bet 365, which is attractive as their bowlers can take them to victory on their day.

Top Team Batsman

Faf Du Plessis is the favourite from CSK to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.50, while his fellow opener Shane Watson, who has struggled so far, has odds of 4.33. The impressive Rayudu has odds of 4.50, and would be looking to make a comeback to the team.

SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.00. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.60, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 5.00. The consistent Manish Pandey has odds of 5.00, which is an attractive bet.  

Highest Opening Partnership

SRH are favourites at 1.72 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, as they are widely considered to have the best opening pair in the tournament, in Warner and Bairstow. An explosive start could be a game-changer in this match.

Top Team Bowler

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi is the favourite from CSK to be the top bowler at 3.75, followed by all-rounder Sam Curran at 4.00.

Rashid Khan is unsurprisingly SRH’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 3.00, followed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at 4.50.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 322.5 runs in this match are 1.66, as per Bet 365. This is a pretty attractive bet as SRH’s top order seems to be in form, while Chennai will have Rayudu back, which will be a huge boost to their batting.

Individual Player Betting

  • Shane Watson to score more than 23.5 runs has odds of 2.00 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to finally make a big innings. David Warner to score more than 28.5 runs has odds of 1.83, which is again very tempting as he would like to continue his form from the last game.
  • CSK to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.85, which is likely as Watson and Du Plessis are big hitters, and Dhoni at his best can be fairly destructive as well. SRH to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.30, which depends on both their openers exploding again.
  • Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.10, while Ngidi to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25, which is likely.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • CSK to win the match @1.80
  • CSK to hit the most sixes @1.85
  • SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.72
  • Rashid Khan to be SRH’s top wicket-taker @3.00
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Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is fairly balanced, with 4 batsmen, 3 all-rounders and 3 bowlers.

Wicket Keeper – Johnny Bairstow

MS Dhoni hasn’t been in great form so far and bats way too low down the order, hence we go for Johnny Bairstow as our wicket-keeper, as the opener is also the second-favourite at 3.60 to be SRH’s top scorer.

Batsmen

David Warner is the favourite to be SRH’s top scorer at 3.00, hence we have chosen him as our captain to give double the points, while Faf Du Plessis has been choses as the Vice Captan as he is CSK’s favourite to be the top scorer, and he will give 1.5x the points. Rayudu and Williamson are 2 very consistent batsmen in the middle-order who guarantee runs, and they complete our batting lineup for this match.

All-Rounders

Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja are 2 brilliant wicket-taking options in Chennai Super Kings, and both are very handy with the bat as well. Each wicket in Dream XI can fetch 25 points, so these 2 are very valuable as they can give points both ways. From SRH we have picked Abhishek Sharma, the spinner who was their fifth bowler in the previous match, and hence bowled his full quota of 4 overs.

Bowling

Our bowling lineup is undoubtedly led by Rashid Khan, who is almost impossible to score against, and picks up a couple of wickets every game, and has odds of 2.10 to take 2 or more wickets in this game. He is joined by Piyush Chawla of the CSK, who is their most important spinner, and has the tendency to take quick wickets. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar completes our bowling lineup, though he isn’t in great form, but managed to get his wicket-taking touch back in the previous match.

Akshay Malhotra

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