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IPL 2020 Match 29 – Chennai Super Kings Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The 29th 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 way more than expected, making this a must-win game. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by LeoVegas India

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • SRH to win the match @2.00
  • CSK to hit the most sixes @1.90
  • SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rashid to be SRH’s top wicket-taker @2.62.
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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 13 times in IPL history, with CSK winning 9 times and Sunrisers winning the other 4. When these two sides met earlier this season, SRH managed to secure a narrow 7-run victory after the top-orders of both these sides collapsed.

Team News

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 were near the bottom of the league table. However a comprehensive victory over KXIP had elevated them to the 5th spot, as their openers completely decimated the opposition. But then, the batting again failed as they failed to chase down a moderate score against KKR. This has become a recurring issue for Chennai as their top-order failed again in the previous match against RCB as well.

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. They followed that up with another impressive victory of Chennai Super Kings, but faltered against Mumbai Indians. After that they scored 200+ against KXIP for a huge win, before throwing away the game from a winning position against RR in their previous match.

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 LeoVegas, which is slightly surprising as they have lost 4 of the last 5 matches they have played, including their previous match against RCB in disappointing fashion. SRH also lost their last match from a winning position, but are generally in better shape 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 4.00. The impressive Rayudu has odds of 4.00, and would be looking bounce back with a solid innings.

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 3.50, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 5.00. The consistent Manish Pandey has odds of 4.50, which is an attractive bet.  

Highest Opening Partnership

SRH are favourites at 1.80 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, and these two have given SRH plenty of brilliant starts this season.

Top Team Bowler

Rashid Khan is unsurprisingly SRH’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 2.62, followed by Natarajan at 5.00 and Khaleel at 4.50.

Sam Curran is the favourite from CSK to be the top bowler at 4.00, followed by experienced leggie Piyush Chawla at 4.33.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 327.5 runs in this match are 1.57, as per Bet 365. This seems highly achievable as both these teams have enough firepower to get some big scores, as only 164 per team is required for this bet.

Individual Player Betting

  • Jonny Bairstow to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to bounce back with a solid innings. Du Plessis to score more than 22.5 runs has odds of 1.57 , which is also a tempting bet as he seems to be in great form and is their primary opening batsman.
  • CSK to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.90, which is understandable as they have Watson and Dhoni, who prefer the aerial route more often than not. SRH have odds of 2.20 to hit the most sixes, which is quite an attractive market as long as their openers fire.
  • Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00 which is a given with his form, while Bravo to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 3.00, which is attractive as he can snap up some death over wickets.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • SRH to win the match @2.00
  • CSK to hit the most sixes @1.90
  • SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rashid to be SRH’s top wicket-taker @2.62.

FAQ

Why should I bet on SRH to win this match at 2.00?
CSK are surprisingly the favourites for this match at 1.80, however we feel SRH have a better chance of winning this match, despite a defeat in their previous match. SRH are the best bowling side in the tournament, and can restrict other teams to low totals, which CSK are anyway struggling to overcome.
Why should I bet on CSK to hit the most sixes at 1.90 ?
CSK have more batsmen capable of clearing the ropes, with both their openers as well as some solid big hitters in the lower middle order such as Curran, Bravo, Dhoni and even Jadeja.
Why should I bet on Rashid Khan to be the top bowler for RCB at 2.62 ?
Rashid Khan is probably the best bowler in the IPL right now, with a remarkable economy rate as well as a wicket-laden tournament so far. He has been their top bowler throughout the tournament and we expect that to continue.

Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is fairly balanced with 2 wicket-keepers, 4 batsmen, 2 all-rounders and 3 bowlers.

Wicket Keeper – Jagadeesan and Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow has been in sublime form of late for SRH, including a 97 recently which established him as a premium opener in this tournament and we have made him our vice-captain. Jagadeesan had a decent debut in the previous match with some fine strokes.

Batsmen

Firstly we have included David Warner, as he is a premium batsman. Faf Du Plessis has been chosen as the captain as he is CSK’s favourite to be the top scorer, and he will give 2x the points. Rayudu and Pandey are 2 very consistent batsmen in the middle-order who guarantee runs, and they complete our batting line-up for this match. 


All-Rounders

We have picked 2-all-rounders for our squad in Sam Curran and Vijay Shankar, who can both bowl 4 decent overs while also handling big-hitting duties.

Bowling

Our bowling line-up is led by Rashid Khan (2.62 to be SRH’s top bowler), who is in exceptional form. We have also chosen two youngsters in Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed, after they showed a lot of promise in their previous matches.

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