Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back PK to win @ 2.15 with Casumo
There’s no doubt Delhi have started the season much better and that’s why they’re favourites.
But there were some serious signs of improvement in their last match for the Kings. Brar won’t always return bowling figures like that but he did bowl extremely well and gives the team an extra option with the bat and good energy. They also look much better with Riley Meredith back in the side. He bowled beautifully and very quick on occasion against RCB.
Of course, they can’t expect Rahul to bat out of his skin every match but he is very consistent.
Add in that head to head record favouring Punjab and the fact Delhi have out-of-form overseas players and you can see why this is a good chance to side with the outsiders.
PBKS Top Bowler: Riley Meredith
Recommended Bet: Riley Meredith Top PK Bowler @ 5.00 with 10CRIC
Harpreet Brar was brilliant on Friday but he did admittedly come on to bowl when the RCB batsmen knew they had to take lots of risks. He may yet repeat the trick and Mohammad Shami and Chris Jordan are threats too, but I’d rather go with Riley Meredith.
The Aussie paceman bowled rapid the other day and that’s going to have any batsman in trouble. He’s a death bowler of course so will have the chance to bowl at the end when opposition batters are taking more risks. That 5.0 is a big price for someone with that sort of raw pace.
Today’s PBKS v DC Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: R Pant to be DC Top Batsman @ 4.5 with 10CRIC
The two openers got all the plaudits last time because they got the bulk of the runs in an easy chase but don’t forget about Rishabh Pant.
He’s promoted himself to number three on quite a few occasions this season and that obviously increases his chances of getting more runs. But even from number four, he’s classy and aggressive enough to go on and get 50 from 30-odd balls.
Unless one of the openers hangs around for a long time, Pant could really take his chance and odds of 4.5 are decent enough.