Matches this weekend as follows. All prices from Skybet

Saturday 5th May
CSK v RCB

Teenager Shubman Gill blasted 57 not out from 36 deliveries as Kolkata Knight Riders strengthened their grip on an IPL play-off place with a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens.

Gill – part of the victorious India side at the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year – propelled KKR above CSK’s 177-5 with 14 balls in the bank as the hosts moved above Kings XI Punjab into third on net run rate and four points clear of top-four rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.

Chennai – who have dropped to second, behind Sunrisers Hyderabad on run rate – had stuttered from 90-1 at the halfway stage of their innings, scoring just 31 runs between overs 11 to 15, thanks chiefly to Sunil Narine (2-20), and were indebted to MS Dhoni’s late unbeaten 43 from 25 balls.

RCB are in 5th place in the league table with three wins, and on the cusp of play off position
A relieved Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli knows that his team are still in with an outside of making the playoffs after beating Mumbai
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Wins have been hard to come by for the star-studded RCB lineup who have had to make do without their form batsman AB de Villiers for the last two matches.

Kohli was thrilled with the effort of his bowlers who had just 167 runs to defend but were able to pull off a 14 run win.
Here Chennai at 8/11 should bounce back

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils

SRH top the table with 12 points from their 8 games. In their last three games they have defended 118,132 and 151 successfully and are the best bowling attack in the competition, innovatively captained by Kane Williamson
Delhi Daredevils had a lot of things different about them against Rajasthan Royals in their second meeting of the season – the captain had changed, the batting order was different and they’d posted a massive score batting first. It was a rain-curtailed game again, but this time they managed a different result too to rise above Mumbai Indians at the bottom of the table.

Defending 150 in 12 overs, Daredevils came under a brutal attack from the promoted Buttler, whose 18-ball fifty helped Royals smash down more than half the required runs with six overs and ten wickets still in hand. But a middle-order slide engineered by Amit Mishra and Trent Boult saw Daredevils pull things back.

Earlier, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Pant had combined to put up 166 of the 196 runs Daredevils made in 17.1 overs.
Sunrisers are strong favourites here at 4/6 a tag they should justify.

Sunday 6th May
Mumbai Indians v KKR

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma believes that wickets lost in the powerplay cost his team victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.

The visitors lost Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and the skipper himself inside the first six overs of the run chase.
Ishan and Rohit both got first ballers from Tim Southee and Umesh Yadav respectively.

The wicket was sluggish but Hardik and Krunal Pandya showed that runs could be scored with the pair getting the Indians close before falling in the 19th and 20th overs.

Speaking after the defeat Rohit Sharma said: “Disappointing to be on the losing side. Didn’t play smart cricket and losing wickets in the Powerplay doesn’t help.Wasn’t an easy wicket and we failed to keep the scoreboard ticking. Credit to RCB bowlers, kept us guessing all the time.”

Teenager Shubman Gill blasted 57 not out from 36 deliveries as Kolkata Knight Riders strengthened their grip on an IPL play-off place with a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens.

Gill – part of the victorious India side at the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year – propelled KKR above CSK’s 177-5 with 14 balls in the bank as the hosts moved above Kings XI Punjab into third on net run rate and four points clear of top-four rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.

Chennai – who have dropped to second, behind Sunrisers Hyderabad on run rate – had stuttered from 90-1 at the halfway stage of their innings, scoring just 31 runs between overs 11 to 15, thanks chiefly to Sunil Narine (2-20), and were indebted to MS Dhoni’s late unbeaten 43 from 25 balls.

KKR at 10/11 here.

Kings XI Punjab v Rajastan Royals

As far as cricket is concerned, with 252 runs, one hundred, two fifties, fourteen fours and twenty-three sixes in just four games, Gayle has thoroughly dominated IPL this season.

The Feroz Shah Kotla did not provide any relief to the Daredevils they succumbed to another humiliating loss in 2018 IPL.
Kings XI Punjab beat them by 4 runs in match number 22.

Batting first, Kings XI posted only 143/8. However, in response, Delhi could manage 139/8.

Delhi Daredevils had a lot of things different about them against Rajasthan Royals in their second meeting of the season – the captain had changed, the batting order was different and they’d posted a massive score batting first. It was a rain-curtailed game again, but this time they managed a different result too to rise above Mumbai Indians at the bottom of the table.

Defending 150 in 12 overs, Daredevils came under a brutal attack from the promoted Buttler, whose 18-ball fifty helped Royals smash down more than half the required runs with six overs and ten wickets still in hand. But a middle-order slide engineered by Amit Mishra and Trent Boult saw Daredevils pull things back.

Earlier, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Pant had combined to put up 166 of the 196 runs Daredevils made in 17.1 overs.

KXIP here at 5/6.