Group games continue this midweek

Wednesday 11th April

Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their opening game of the 2018 Indian Premier League on Monday. After being asked to bat, RR lost wickets at regular intervals and could only manage 125/9. Sanju Samson scored 49 while Shakib Al Hasan and Siddarth Kaul took two wickets each. In reply, the hosts rode on Shikhar Dhawan’s blistering knock (57-ball 77) to seal the deal with 25 balls to spare.

KL Rahul’s 14-ball half-century, an IPL record, led Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils.

After Delhi were restricted to 166-7, 17-year-old Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-28) impressing on his IPL debut, Rahul came out and smashed six fours and four sixes in a remarkable innings to put Kings XI in a dominant position.

After being put in to bat, Delhi lost wickets at regular intervals throughout their innings, starting with Colin Munro (four), who was trapped lbw by Mujeeb’s third ball in IPL cricket.

Gautam Gambhir held the innings together with a knock of 55 from 42 balls before he was run out by Mujeeb, who also removed Rishabh Pant (28 off 13 balls) just as he was threatening to cut loose.

Chris Morris’ quickfire 28 gave the Daredevils a decent total to defend but within four overs it was clear that it would not be sufficient as Rahul came flying out of the blocks.

Here Rajasthan are even money and Delhi 19/20 with Bet365 and my preference is for the visitors

Thursday 12th April

Sunrisers v Mumbai Indians

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their opening game of the 2018 Indian Premier League. After being asked to bat, RR lost wickets at regular intervals and could only manage 125/9. Sanju Samson scored 49 while Shakib Al Hasan and Siddarth Kaul took two wickets each. In reply, the hosts rode on Shikhar Dhawan’s blistering knock (57-ball 77) to seal the deal with 25 balls to spare.

Dwayne Bravo blasted 68 from 30 balls to lead the Chennai Super Kings to an incredible comeback win over the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the 2018 Indian Premier League.

At 119-8, needing 47 from the final three overs, the Super Kings were limping to a lame defeat before some inspired six-hitting from Bravo took them to the brink of victory.

Bravo smashed two sixes and a four from Mitchell McClenaghan’s 18th over, then tonked three more maximums in Jasprit Bumrah’s 19th. But, then with only seven runs required, rather than keep the strike with a single off Bumrah’s final ball, Bravo sliced a catch to mid-off when attempting another big hit.

That brought Kedar Jadhav (24no) back to the crease after he’d earlier retired hurt with a hamstring injury and, adding to the drama, he first failed to score from his first three deliveries before incredibly hitting Mustafizur Rahman for six and then a four, off one leg, for the winning runs.

A fine all-round effort from Mumbai’s Pandya brothers had looked to have propelled the Indians to an opening win, with Krunal smashing an unbeaten 41 off 22 ball

Here prices are Sunrisers 10/11 and Mumbai 11/10. At the prices,Mumbai should be backed to bounce back

Friday 13th April

RCB v Kings XI Punjab

Sunil Narine’s 17-ball half-century and Nitish Rana’s all-round display helped Kolkata Knight Riders win their season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets. Asked to bat under cloudy skies, Royal Challengers posted 176, a middling total on a good batting pitch, and just as he did last season against the same opponents, Narine blasted away a significant chunk of the target in very little time. The middle-order built on his efforts to steer Knight Riders home with seven balls to spare.

RCB could have made much more than their eventual total of 176 for 7, especially after being positioned at 127 for 2 after 14.1 overs, but a one-over special from part-time offspinner Rana, who took out AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli with consecutive balls, swung the momentum Knight Riders’ way.

KL Rahul’s 14-ball half-century, an IPL record, led Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils.

After Delhi were restricted to 166-7, 17-year-old Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-28) impressing on his IPL debut, Rahul came out and smashed six fours and four sixes in a remarkable innings to put Kings XI in a dominant position.

Here RCB are 4/6 KXIP 6/4. RCB athome but routinely overbet again,Kings XI is the bet