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IPL Betting: Bangalore v Delhi

Match Previews RSS / / 06 April 2012 / 1

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Chris Gayle is arguably the most destructive batsman in the world

Chris Gayle is arguably the most destructive batsman in the world

Bangalore should be too strong for Delhi, who seem short of one class bowler and one class batsman

Ed Hawkins, SJA Betting Writer of the Year, previews the latest action in the IPL


Bangalore
Bangalore are our outright tip for IPL glory and they look a strong unit. Chris Gayle, who was the top runscorer in the last tournament, and Virat Kohli form a dangerous opening pair at the top of the order.

If they are reliant on hitters at the top, they will turn to tweak with the ball. Daniel Vettori, the captain, and Muttiah Muralitharan, form a potent partnership. There is, of course, no Tillakaratne Dilshan as he is playing for Sri Lanka.


Delhi
Delhi enjoyed a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening game. KKR were restricted to 97 for nine with Morne Morkel taking three for eighteen. Led by Virender Sehwag, who they trust to get their runs, Delhi, unfortunately, look to have one of the weakest squads around.


Venue and conditions
One of the best batting wickets in last year's IPL, although that might have had something to do with Gayle's hitting. The average first-innings score in ten matches was 163.


Match Odds
Bangalore should be too strong for Delhi, who seem short of one class bowler and one class batsman. The home side are available at [1.68] and that looks a good price.


Team Bangalore batsman market
All eyes on Gayle, of course. He will go off as favourite at around [3.50]. Kohli is a [4.00] shot and AB De Villiers at [5.00].



Team Delhi batsman market

Sehwag at [3.50] will be as hot a favourite as Gayle but he does not have as many rivals as the West Indian for honours. Aaron Finch, Sehwag's opening partner is [4.00]. Other than that, Delhi have only Irfan Pathan who catches the eye.


Any other featured market
Playing the innings runs for 160 or more could be smart if Bangalore bat first.


Best Bet
Bangalore at [1.68]
Other recommended bet
Bangalore to score more than 160 if they bat first at around [2.00]

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  1. SAHIL | 07 April 2012

    here MR. ED hawkins comes with the safe bet ..... GO WITH RCB