IPL 2019 Betting Match 25: The Buttler did it

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:28 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019 8:28 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) has been nailing top-bat winners and he has another pick for this IPL 2019 clash

<h2 style="text-align:center">Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, Sawai Mansingh Stadium</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/rajasthan-royals-vs-chennai-super-kings-3753718/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Thursday 11 April, 15.30</a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/rajasthan-royals-ipl-2019-team-profile/89570/" target="_blank">Rajasthan Royals</a> clash with <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chennai-super-kings-ipl-2019-team-profile/89574/" target="_blank">Chennai Super Kings</a> in Jaipur. For the hosts it is a bad time to be meeting the team which are head and shoulders above the rest at the moment. They desperately need a win to save their season.</p><p>They are second-bottom with one win in five. Only Royal Challengers Bangalore are keeping them from the bottom spot and they have lost all six. Unfortunately for the Royals life is about to get much harder.</p><p>By the start of next month four of their top overseas stars could be absent. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith and Ashton Turner are all expected to depart for World Cup duty. It leaves an enormous hole for Royals to fill and highlights the catastrophic recruitment strategy.</p><p>Of players who make a difference to whether we bet them, or not, only Jofra Archer will remain. But there is even a small chance that he could be called up by England for the global tournament.</p><p>The smart thing for Royals to do would be to cut their losses and start making plans without them. Liam Livingstone, for example, will be worth more in the long run than persisting with Stokes, for example, or Smith. But they won’t do that. Naturally they are trying to squeeze every last drop.</p><p>Chennai, by contrast, are settled and supreme despite upset. They have lost Dwayne Bravo to a niggle and Lungi Ngidi and David Willey for the whole tournament. No sweat. It is no surprise that the bookies rate this a mismatch. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank">William Hill</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" target="_blank">Coral</a> go 8/11 (1.73). <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank">Bet365</a> go 6/5 (2.2) Rajasthan.</p><p>We will once again play the top-bat market. KL Rahul gave us another winner in Wednesday’s match between Kings XI and Mumbai Indians. He is part of a triumvirate in this tournament who we consistently trust at underrated odds. David Warner and Buttler are the others.</p><p>Buttler, then, gets the nod at 13/5 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a> on the basis that we rate him shorter than that on the number of times he has copped in IPL from the opening berth.</p><p> </p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p><em>Jos Buttler top Royals bat 13/5 Betfair and Paddy Power</em></p>
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