IPL 2019 Betting Match 26: Gurney and Morris Value for Top Bowler Bets

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:55 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 7:55 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) thinks the Capitals might be worth a risk but there is pure value on the wicket-taker markets

<h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/delhi-capitals-vs-kolkata-knight-riders-3753719/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Friday 12 April, 15.30</strong></a></p><p>Kolkata Knight Riders get the chance to put a shocking performance behind them against Chennai Super Kings. And they will be grateful it comes against the chaotic and ill-disciplined <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/delhi-capitals-ipl-2019-team-profile/89571/" target="_blank" title="Delhi Capitals: IPL 2019 Team Profile">Delhi Capitals</a>.</p><p>The Knight Riders were well-beaten by the Super Kings last time out and it was a performance that suggested KKR’s hopes of glory this season are nothing but a pipe dream. They were schooled by the wise old heads of IPL after they could post only 108 and were beaten by seven wickets.</p><p>Indeed, it rather exposed Kolkata as a one-man team. The performances of Andre Russell this campaign have been beyond extraordinary. He has redefined hitting in franchise cricket. Three times now he has made the difference between success and failure for KKR. But his strike rate of 260-plus in the tournament has had to be that big. Without it KKR are no way near.</p><p>Still, the bookies rate them as warm orders for this one. They are no better than 4/6 (1.67) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a>, Ladbrokes and Coral. This is one of the skinniest prices we have seen this <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/2019-indian-premier-league-complete-ipl-betting-guide/89535/" target="_blank" title="2019 Indian Premier League: Complete IPL Betting Guide">IPL 2019</a>.</p><p>Ordinarily we would say get involved with Delhi Capitals. But we’ve made a bit of a rod for our own back in that regard, reckoning they’re untrustworthy until they show some brains and nous in the field and at the crease. Their propensity for collapse has been shocking. Still, the 13/10 offered by <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 Today!">Bet365</a>, Betfair and Paddy Power can cover all manner of sins.</p><p>They still look of one of the best-balanced sides in the tournament, largely because Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Sandeep Lamichhane (now they’ve decided to pick him) form a potent and varied bowling partnership. And the all-India front four in the batting still tantalises.</p><p>Morris will do nicely for us as a top-bowler bet here. There’s a decent chunk in our favour at odds of 3/1 (4.0) with Betfair and Paddy Power. He wins on this market at the rate of a 5/2 (3.5) chance</p><p>For Kolkata, Harry Gurney fits the bill with a 22 per cent hit rate and odds of 4/1 (5.0) with the same bookies, superior by a couple of clicks to the 11/4 (3.75) jolly Kuldeep Yadav. Gurney should get death-bowling duties which gives him a chance for cheap, easy wickets.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></p><ul> <li><strong>Harry Gurney top KKR bowler 4/1 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a> and Paddy Power</strong></li> <li><strong>Chris Morris top Delhi bowler 3/1 Betfair and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Paddy Power Today!">Paddy Power</a></strong></li></ul>
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