What are the hot tips and best bets as the race for the tournament playoffs heats up in the UAE?
<div><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Round Eight matches</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Friday 25 October 2019</strong></p><p> </p><p>Patience is a virtue, they say, and there will be plenty of punters who have been drumming their fingers and humming incessantly, waiting for Rakep Patel to cop for top Kenya runscorer in the ICC World T20 qualifiers.</p><p>Rakep came into the competition with a reputation as the Kenyan Mr Reliable. He had a career win rate approaching 40 per cent in the top bat market. So far? He has had four outings and not returned with a winner.</p><p>Indeed, he hasn’t really landed a blow in either of his four innings. Well, maybe that’s a bit harsh. His 26 off 20 against the Netherlands was a sign of form but, in a poor Kenya batting display, it was no way near enough.</p><p>Rakep is batting at No 5 which means that we need to be considering big num-bers with the bookmakers for their vital clash against Namibia on Friday. We’re looking at around the [7.0] mark at least. Collins Obuya, who goes in one place ahead, has one winner and those with long memories from World Cups long ago may blink their eyes in disbelief that he’s still around. But he’s only 38. There have also been runs for opener Irfan Karim, who topped against Singapore and his partner Aman Gandhi.</p><p>For Singapore’s clash against Papua New Guinea we have statistical edges on two top bat wagers. For Singapore, Surendran Chandramohan top scored in defeat by Kenya last time. He is averaging nearly 40 in T20 international and we should ex-pect to get around 3.2 about the opener taking top-bat honours. Although that may seem short, he has an insane career win rate of more than 65 per cent so he’s not one to miss out on.</p><p>For PNG, Tony Ura is as solid as they come. He has scores of 33, 71 and 17 so far in the tournament and we expect him to build on a win rate of 33.3 per cent. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/" target="_blank" title="Cricket betting odds">We’ll be looking for similar odds of 3.2</a> but don’t take any shorter than 3.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&f=3"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p></div>