IPL 2019 Betting Match 13: Lamichhane a Solid Option

Ed Hawkins

Monday, April 1, 2019 12:13 AM UTC

Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 12:13 AM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) analyses the IPL 2019 action on Monday and expects big runs and a spin masterclass

<h2 style="text-align:center">Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Capitals</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/kings-xi-punjab-vs-delhi-capitals-3726759/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Monday 1 April, 15.30 IS Bindra International Stadium</strong></a></p><p> </p><p>If there’s one team which is confounding the punters this season, it’s Kings XI Punjab. Fortunate to win their opener against Rajasthan Royals by riding roughshod over what is right and proper <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-update-jos-buttler-dismissal-deemed-legal/89678/" target="_blank" title="IPL Update: Jos Buttler Dismissal Deemed Legal">with regard to mankading</a>, they then got their just desserts against Kolkata Knight Riders, largely due not a pathetic schoolboy error from the same captain, Ravi Ashwin, who had instigated that run out of Jos Buttler.</p><p>But then they thumped Mumbai Indians. Didn’t even break a sweat, in fact, for their highest chase in three years. What Kings XI will turn up against Delhi Capitals?</p><p>If it’s the one which won five of its first six last year, good. If it’s the one which has won five on the bounce in Mohali, even better. That’s because Kings are the outsiders with Betway going 21/20 (2.05). The Capitals are 10/11 (1.90) with Ladbrokes and Coral.</p><p>Kings are a smarter betting prospect if they pick their best team. We know who it is but do they? Mohamamd Shami is going to have to go with Ankit Rajpoot taking over. Rajpoot has been excellent with his economy rate, particularly at the death. Shami has been a major disappointment.</p><p>Delhi come into the match after beating Kolkata in a Super Over. And they seem to have finally struck on their best team. Sandeep Lamichhane got a game and, hey presto, they looked much more threatening. They have also started to drop big Indian pace bowlers – Ishant Sharma – for more effective, unheralded sorts.</p><p>There will be a clamour to win the toss here. In 14 matches since 2015, ten have been won by the side defending. That suits both teams’ modus operandi in truth. They’re going to want to go hard early on.</p><p><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">Lamichhane’s return</a>, however, gives us a chance to bet him for top Delhi bowler. Once price become available we could get as big as 7/2 (4.5). That’s what we wagered him at last time. Only <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> are up at the moment and they make him 11/4 (3.75) favourite.</p><p>It is right he heads the lists. He has a 30% hit rate on this market in franchise leagues so it’s still a bet. But we’d be surprised if 3s (4.0) wasn’t available with the likes of <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top 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="Join William Hill Today!">William Hill</a> or Ladbrokes.</p><p> </p><h2>Best tips for the match:</h2><ul> <li>Sandeep Lamichhane Top Delhi Bowler 3/1 or better</li></ul>
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