IPL Betting Matches Two and Three: Spinners to the Fore

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:28 PM UTC

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 3:28 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) peruses IPL betting odds 2019 and comes up with some big-priced tips for Sunday’s double header

<h2>Kolkata Knight Riders v Hyderabad Sunrisers, Eden Gardens</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/kolkata-knight-riders-vs-sunrisers-hyderabad-3726748/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Cricket Odds">Sunday 24 March 11.00, Eden Gardens</a></p><p>Whenever <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/sunrisers-hyderabad-ipl-2019-team-preview/89566/" target="_blank">Sunrisers</a> are in action the first port of call for punters is always the same: the man of the match market to check the price for spin wizard Rashid Khan.</p><p>We can report good news. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" target="_blank">Betway</a> go a whopping 12/1 (13.0) about the Afghan genius taking the gong. We have him rated about four points shorter than that given how often he cops. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18">Bet365</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07">Ladbrokes</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829">Coral</a> agree going as shorts as 7s. There’s even 6/1 available in a couple of spots.</p><p>Eden Gardens should be ideal for him, too, with the home side expected to produce a turning wicket with their army of spinners to the fore. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kolkata-knight-riders-ipl-2019-team-profile/89573/" target="_blank">Kolkata</a> have had to shift strategy late after an injury crisis the like of which rarely seen. They lost two outstanding Indian pace prospects and Anrich Nortje, the South African.</p><p>They have little choice, then, but to pick three spinners – Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla. It’s a tremendously exciting line-up but the trio could well take wickets off each other. Rashid is the standout performer for Sunrisers.</p><p>On the match odds, the layers can’t split them. We think that’s unfair on Sunrisers who topped the league in 2018. IPL 2019 should be as good so the even money (2.0) with Bet365, who have got it more wrong than most, is a wager.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match:</strong> <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/kolkata-knight-riders-vs-sunrisers-hyderabad-3726748/?mtgid=311&amp;mtid=455" target="_blank" title="Man of the Match Odds">Back Rashid Khan man of match 12/1 Betway</a></p><h2>Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/mumbai-indians-vs-delhi-capitals-3726749/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Cricket Odds">Sunday 24 March 14.30, Wankhede Stadium</a></p><p>This is a tough start for the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/delhi-capitals-ipl-2019-team-profile/89571/" target="_blank">Delhi Capitals</a> who could take the tournament by storm or sink without a trace. We think we have them taped, though, reckoning they’re one of the most powerful batting line-ups. The less said about leaky pace bowling the better, though. Expect them to chase well, but not defend.</p><p>The man who could propel them to their first play-offs since 2012 is Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane. Like Sunrisers’ Rashid, he is a magician. But the layers are slow to recognise his emerging brilliance and we can start cashing in now on inflated man of the match award prices.</p><p>Lamichhane, who was sensational for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash, is 16/1 (17.0) with Betfair, Betway, Coral, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a> and Ladbrokes. It won’t be long before he’s in the top three for this market.</p><p>If you’re put off by such a crowded market place (not to mention the irritating bias for batters) then make sure you nab the 7/2 (4.5) that Betfair offer about him being top Delhi wicket-taker in the match. He has a better strike rate (wickets per 100 balls) than all of his team-mates and it’s crazy that he’s joint-fourth favourite.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match:</strong> <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank" title="Top Delhi Bowler">Back Sandeep Lamichhane top Delhi bowler 7/2 (4.5) Betfair</a></p><p><strong>Read More:</strong> <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/2019-indian-premier-league-complete-ipl-betting-guide/89535/" target="_blank" title="Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide">Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide</a></p>
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