IPL 2019 Betting Match 58: Final Chance Up For Grabs

Ed Hawkins

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:06 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019 8:06 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says form could go out of the window in the first eliminator

<div><h2><span style="color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700;">Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam</span></h2><div><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/delhi-capitals-vs-sunrisers-hyderabad-3790189/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Wednesday 8 May, 15.30</a></p><p>As we have consistently warned throughout the IPL league season, the make-up, strategy and ‘personality’ of teams were always likely to change irrevocably because of World Cup call-ups. And only Rajasthan Royals probably suffered more than play-off hopefuls Sunrisers Hyderabad. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/sunrisers-hyderabad-ipl-2019-team-preview/89566/" target="_blank">Sunrisers</a> look to be up against it against a Delhi Capitals team who have had their strongest campaign for years. The loss of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, to Australia and England respectively, have robbed Sunrisers of the only positive characteristic of their team.</p><p>The fast starts those two got them off to kept Sunrisers in the hunt in many a game. But even with them blazing away they still looked short of class after their much-vaunted bowling unit failed to show up. To be frank, many punters will wonder how they have managed to qualify – they have lost four of their last five.</p><p>The 4/5 (1.8) that Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes and William Hill offer about Delhi, then, looks generous. They have won four of their last five. Of course, as ever, things are rarely simple. Just as Sunrisers have been shorn of international class Delhi have lost the only man who rivalled Kolkata’s Andre Russell for MVP. Kagiso Rabada, top wicket-taker in the entire tournament, is injured and won’t play again for them this term.</p><p>A leveller then. The pitch at Vizag also reduces the golf considerably. It’s a bowlers’ paradise with an average first-innings score of 146.</p><p>With that in mind, there is big value on Chris Morris, Rabada’s probable replacement, to be top Delhi wicket-taker. On our numbers, we would have him favourite here because of strike rate. At 15.2 balls per wicket, he is second only to Rabada in terms of potency. It’s also a stat which holds up on career form.</p><p>Rivals like Ishant Sharma need 22.8 balls per wicket, Trent Boult 24, Amit Mishra 21.3 and Axar Patel 28. His greatest threat is Sandeep Lamichhane who has a strike rate of 17. Bizarrely, Lamichhane has played only six games all tournament in what must go down as the big mystery of the last few weeks. We don’t expect Lamichhane to threaten here because he probably won’t play.</p><p><span style="color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700;">Best tips for the match</span></p><p><strong>Chris Morris top Delhi bowler 7/2 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a></strong></p></div></div>
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