The first week of the Indian Premier League did not disappoint for entertainment.
The Chennai Super Kings kicked off the tournament by earning a semblance of revenge from last year’s IPL final by defeating the Mumbai Indians.
Jofra Archer made the biggest impact of the week in his match-winning innings against the Super Kings to deliver victory for the Rajasthan Royals.
The England bowler smashed four sixes in an over to set a daunting total that the Royals successfully defended.
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Both teams need to bounce back after suffering defeats in their opening matches. The Kolkata Knight Riders were undone by the Indians in their first game. An onslaught from Rohit Sharma put them on the ropes and chasing a massive 196 to win.
The Knight Riders failed to get going in their chase as the Indians’ bowlers were on point. Pat Cummins top scored with 33, which told the story of their innings.
Sunrisers seemingly had their chase in hand against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jonny Bairstow scored an impressive 61, but once he fell the rest of the line-up collapsed amid outstanding bowling from Yuzvendra Chahal.
Hyderabad have the talent to bounce back in the second game of the competition. Once their batting line-up clicks they will be a difficult side to stop.
The Knight Riders paid a lot of money for Cummins and he needs to produce better bowling figures after he was dispatched for 49-0 in the opener. Go for Sunrisers to take the game and get off the mark.
Sunrisers Hyderabad To Beat Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.80 bet365
Rajasthan made a statement in their opener by beating the Super Kings. Steve Smith scored a half-century, but the damage was performed by Samson Sanju’s brilliant knock of 74 from only 32 balls.
Archer stole the headlines in the last over to propel the Royals to 216, smacking four sixes in the process. The England bowler was then brilliant with the ball, which was the difference in the contest on a difficult day for the bowlers.
Punjab bounced back from their agonising Super Over defeat to the Delhi Capitals to crush Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. Lokesh Rahul scored a brilliant 132 before the bowlers did the rest to skittle RCB.
It will be a close contest according to the odds on all the best cricket betting sites. These are two sides that have the ability to go all the way. We’re backing the Royals just edge this one to secure their second win.
Rajasthan Royals To Beat Kings XI Punjab – 1.95 1XBet
Any good grace that RCB earned from their impressive IPL win over Sunrisers in their opener was lost in their hammering at the hands of Punjab. Virat Kohli and company put forward a horror show and were bowled out for 109.
They now must pick themselves up against the reigning champions. Mumbai were caught cold by the Super Kings in their first game, but they recovered well to defeat the Knight Riders by 49 runs.
Sharma led from the front with an innings of 80, while Trent Boult, James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah were outstanding with the ball. The Indians will be keen to notch their second win of the tournament to take control of the standings.
Mumbai Indians To Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1.73 1XBet