Matches over the second half of the week as follows

Thursday 28th March
RCB v Mumbai Indians

RCB were soundly beaten at Chennai in their first match, scoring only 70 on a sharply turning used wicket and going into the match with two spin options opposed to CSK with 4. Normally we could put that down to a fluke result on a very atypical wicket but RCB have a long history of disappointing bettors notwithstanding the huge talent in their side

Mumbai lost their first game, at home to the Delhi Capitals by 37 runs having conceded a big total of 213 to their visitors which always looked an unlikely chase. Only YuVraj threatened sufficiently with the bat.

Mumbai marginal underdogs at 6/5 with Skybet and are slight value here.

Friday 29th March
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals

Sunrisers compiled 181 in their innings against KKR in their first game but this was some way short of the target they would have expected half way through the innings when Warner, who ended on 85, was in full flow.. KKR chased the total to win by six wickets.

Rajasthan opened their campaign at home to Kings XI Punjab and looked well on course to chase over 180 until Buttler was controversially dismissed and their middle to lower order collapsed.

Sunrisers are 4/6 to win here, Rajasthan 11/8 and this is a no bet game, Sunrisers I think will win but no betting value.

Saturday 30th March
Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians

Chris Gayle and Sarfaraz Khan pushed KXIP to over 180 having been put into bat in Rajasthan and eventually they defended this total with good bowling in the second part of the hosts innings to get off the mark with an opening win.

Mumbai lost their first game, at home to the Delhi Capitals by 37 runs having conceded a big total of 213 to their visitors which always looked an unlikely chase.

KingsXI are 5/4 home underdogs against the well fancied Mumbai team and are the value with Skybet.

Delhi Capitals v KKR

Delhi had an excellent win in Mumbai to open their campaign compiling 213 and winning by 37 runs. Risbabh Pant confirmed his huge talent with 78* off only 27 balls to take Delhi to their winning total supported by Ingram and Dhawan.

KKR chased 181 to beat Sunrisers in their first game comfortably enough with Andre Russell’s 49* off 19 balls propelling them to victory.

KKR should be backed at 10/11

Sunday 31st March
Sunrisers Hyderabad v RCB

Sunrisers compiled 181 in their innings against KKR in their first game but this was some way short of the target they would have expected half way through the innings. KKR chased the total to win by six wickets.

RCB were soundly beaten at Chennai in their first match, scoring only 70 on a sharply turning used wicket and going into the match with two spin options opposed to CSK with 4. Normally we could put that down to a fluke result on a very atypical wicket but RCB have a long history of disappointing bettors notwithstanding the huge talent in their side.

Sunrisers should be backed at 5/6

CSK v Rajasthan Royals

CSK return home presumably to another used pitch and the opportunity to use lots os spin bowling against a competitor that cannot match their depth of resource sin the area

Rajasthan opened their campaign at home to Kings XI Punjab and looked well on course to chase over 180 until Buttler was controversially dismissed and their middle to lower order collapsed.

CSK are 4/7 to win, too short to back in a game they should win.