IPL 2019 Betting Matches 34: Morris gives us an edge

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:27 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019 7:27 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) uncovers top bowler value for a fascinating clash in IPL 2019

<h2 style="text-align:center">Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Indians, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/delhi-capitals-vs-mumbai-indians-3753727/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Thursday 18 April, 15.30</a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/delhi-capitals-ipl-2019-team-profile/89571/" target="_blank">Delhi Capitals</a> and <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/mumbai-indians-ipl-2019-team-profile/89567/" target="_blank">Mumbai Indians</a> meet at the Kotla in what promises to be a fascinating clash. On a stodgy wicket the winner will be either the team that adapts quickest or the one the first implodes. Given the chaos and inconsistency of both franchises, it’s anyone’s guess which will happen first.</p><p>We suspect Mumbai have the edge here because they have vast franchise experience thanks to the likes of Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga. It will be their job to curb Mumbai’s attacking enthusiasm. The likes of Quinton de Kock and the Pandya brothers need to be told to take it easy with the bat.</p><p>Batting first, it is more than likely that 150 will be very competitive. That’s because the wicket is slow and low, much to the annoyance of the Capitals who have only one win – and a Super Over success at that – to their name this term on their own soil.</p><p>Coach Ricky Ponting has petitioned for a faster, more true surface, but whether he gets it is difficult to have faith in. Wickets can’t be conjured up over a few days. The character is pretty much set over several months.</p><p>The surfaces have not helped Delhi at all. They are even more gung-ho than Mumbai and it is true that they know how to play only one way: attack with the bat and hope Kagiso Rabada does something special with the ball.</p><p>A good example of how Delhi are blunted at home is the record of Rish Pant. At the Kotla, the ultra-attacker has 41 runs in three outings at a strike rate of 117. On the road he has 204 in five at 174. Useful to know as he’s a popular top-bat bet and we’ll have to swerve him at around 5/1 (6.0).</p><p>Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai skip, could appeal at 5/2 (3.5) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank">William Hill</a>. After a sluggish start Rohit is beginning to find form and he may not be perturbed that he will have to work for his runs. He does have international form on this ground. Unfortunately, though, the price is a smidgen too short for the number of times he cops.</p><p>Chris Morris does not have that problem for top Delhi bowler. He gets a a 7/2 (4.5) quote from betfair and we have him down at a 5/2 shot. Value.</p><p> </p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p><em>Chris Morris top Delhi bowler 7/2 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair</a></em></p>
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