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IPL betting: Royals’ bowling could prove downfall against Super Kings

| 23.04.2014

After bouncing back from a shock opening defeat to Kings XI to record their biggest win in IPL history over the Delhi Daredevils, Chennai will be hopeful of recording back-to-back IPL victories when they face Rajasthan.

The Royals have also suffered at the hands of the Kings XI power hitting and will be bidding to recover from the 7-wicket defeat against the two-time winners.

MS Dhoni’s Super Kings are the 4/7 favourites with Ladbrokes to follow up their record breaking victory over Delhi with a win, while the Royals are 11/8 to pick up a second win of the campaign.

CSK put in the perfect performance against the Daredevils after posting 177/7 in their 20 overs with Indian batsman Suresh Raina marking his 101st match for the team with a stylish half-century.

The 27-year-old showed some excellent form during his knock of 50 from 36 balls and he is 5/2 for a repeat in Dubai against a toothless Rajasthan bowling attack, featuring an out of form James Faulkner.

The left-hander is 5/6 with the bookmaker to score over 23.5 but with conditions in Dubai likely to offer a bit more to the bowlers he is the same odds to score under 23.5 runs.

Once against Dwayne Smith and Brendan McCullum should open the batting for Dhoni’s men and after their 100 run opening stand against the Kings XI they can be backed at 5/6 to have the highest opening stand with a -1.5 handicap.

Despite their frailties with the ball, the Royals have had plenty of success with the bat with Sanju Samson leading from the front.

The wicket-keeper batsman hit 52 off just 34 balls against the Kings XI and he is 4/1 with Ladbrokes to win the batsman handicap market with a six-run advantage over the likes Smith, McCullum, Raina, Abhishek Nayar and Ajinkya Rahane.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Oliver Yew