IPL 2019 Betting Match 22: Rely on Warner

Ed Hawkins

Sunday, April 7, 2019 7:31 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 7:31 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) previews the clash from Mohali and reckons the Aussie opener is the closest thing you’ll get to reliability in IPL 2019

<h2 style="text-align:center">Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IS Bindra International Stadium</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/sunrisers-hyderabad-vs-kings-xi-punjab-3753715/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Monday 8 April, 15.30</strong></a></p><p>Kings XI and Sunrisers Hyderabad clash in Chandigarh. Both teams come into the game on the back of nonsensical performances in their last outing. So this contest is rather a neat snapshot of the chaotic and confusing IPL 2019 so far.</p><p>Kings looked on course for a win last time out against Chennai Super Kings. After doing well to restrict the champions to a par 160 at the Chidambarram, they showed little aptitude for the chase. They lost two wickets for ten up front but KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan then dropped anchor. They put on 107. Now, ordinarily that would mean game, set and match to the chaser.</p><p>But Rahul and Sarfarz were so slow that by the time Rahul was out in the 18th over, they had little hope. Eventually they went down with a whimper, losing by 22 runs and not one player managing to strike at more than 120.</p><p>Sunrisers produced a similar effort against Mumbai Indians. Their bowlers, the best in the business, had it wrapped by the break. Mumbai were stifled for just 136. Incredibly, they managed only 96 in reply. It was a bizarre collapse.</p><p>After two such untrustworthy efforts, the match odds market seems a guessing game again. William Hill, out on their own, may have it about right going 4/5 (1.80) Sunrisers and even money (2.0) Kings. The hosts are best at 11/10 (2.1) with Bet365, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a>, Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes 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>.</p><p>Ordinarily we’d plump for Sunrisers. They are rated as the better outfit and have consistent form over two years now. But we’re not going to. Amid the chaos, a bet on <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/david-warner-cricket-player-profile/89597/" target="_blank" title="David Warner: Cricket Player Profile">David Warner</a> to top score for Sunrisers provides solace. He seems to be one of the few consistent elements in IPL so far. The 9/4 (3.25) with Bet365 and William Hill remains value. He cops at a rate of slightly less than a 13/8 chance.</p><p>Ankit Rajpoot remains a fancy for top Kings bowler at 9/2 (5.5) with Bet365. He is their most consistent pace bowler. Yet, guess what? Kings don’t pick him. Go figure.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></p><ul> <li><strong>David Warner top Sunrisers bat 9/4 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></strong></li></ul>
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