IPL Betting Match Five: Tahir Too Tricky

Ed Hawkins

Monday, March 25, 2019 9:13 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 9:13 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says amid the chaos Imran Tahir should emerge at a good price for top CSK bowler in Delhi on Tuesday

<h2>Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/delhi-capitals-vs-chennai-super-kings-3726751/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Tuesday 26 March 14.30, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium</strong></a></p><p>The Indian Premier League is never dull, eh? It has been a rip-roaring start to the most eagerly-anticipated franchise tournament and two teams who lit the blue touch paper face off at the Kotla. It promises to be a fascinating affair.</p><p>The Super Kings, the most successful franchise in history, showed just why they are such a fancy on the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-2019-tournament-winner-guide-can-anyone-topple-super-kings/89631/" target="_blank" title="IPL 2019 Tournament Winner Guide: Can Anyone Topple Super Kings?">IPL 2019 odds list</a> by nailing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener. They bowled RCB out for just 70 to send a clear warning to the rest of the IPL rosters: we’re still the team to beat.</p><p>Delhi were listening and laid down a marker of their own, schooling second-jollies the Mumbai Indians on their own turf by pasting their bowlers to all parts with 213.</p><p>After such a raucous start, the layers are struggling to split the two teams. Delhi, the hosts for this one, are even money (2.0) 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>, Betfair, Paddy Power, Coral and Bet365. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Betfred!">Betfred</a> go 10/11 (1.91) Chennai and that is a view which could come back to bite them considering the historic form of the two sides, not to mention head-to-heads. Chennai have won ten of the last 14 meets.</p><p>Mind you, those with good memories will recall <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</a> inflicted defeat upon <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chennai-super-kings-ipl-2019-team-profile/89574/" target="_blank" title="Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2019 Team Profile">Chennai</a> just before the play-offs last year with Rish Pant to the fore.</p><p>Unlike Chennai’s outing against RCB, it could be the turn of the batters to dominate on what is a belter of a track at the Kotla. The first-innings average is 174 in the last three years. Therefore, Betfair’s 9/1 (10.0) that a century is scored has us interested. We reckon both teams, despite RCB’s aberration, have stronger batting line-ups than bowling as they have consistently over the last three years.</p><p>Pant, who demolished Mumbai, will be all the rage for top Delhi bat at 10/3 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betfair Today!">Betfair</a> and Paddy Power but, frankly, if he’s going to get a score you may as well be on the 11/1 (12.0) with the same firm that he outscores everyone in the match. He is more rapid than anyone else on show.</p><p>One genuine rick from the layers is the 4/1 (5.0) that <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>, Betfair and Paddy Power offer about Imran Tahir winning top Chennai bowler. He should be favourite on strike rate, which is the only number that counts</p><p> </p><p><strong>Best tip for the match</strong></p><ul> <li>Imran Tahir top Chennai bowler 4/1 Bet365, Betfair, Paddy Power</li></ul>
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