CSK Betting Underdogs Against RCB Game On Sunday
To say the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is having a poor IPL 2020 is to make an understatement. CSK have won three IPL Championships in the history of the competition and made the IPL finals more often than any other team.
However, due to challenges both on and off the field, CSK has lost 4 out of their 6 games and now sit in 6th place on the points table. Their next game is on October 11 when they take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bookmakers currently have CSK as the underdogs with betting odds of 2 while RCB are the slight favorites with odds of 1.80. We look at the key players who will determine whether CSK can bounce back and upset the odds makers.
CSK Need Foreign Players To Fire
CSK need their foreign players to fire if they are going to win against RCB. It is as simple as that because the Indian players have just not hit their straps in the IPL so far. MSD has chosen to go with Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis as the overseas batsmen and relied on all-rounders Sam Curran and Dwayne Bravo to deliver with the ball.
Betting Tip: If you want to play it safe, we suggest you look at in-play betting or live betting on the CSK vs. RCB game. Have a look and see if CSK are going with the same four overseas players and whether Watson and du Plessis are in form. If you find them playing well, you can go ahead and put your money on CSK as both are match winners.
Alternatively, if you find the overseas duo getting out cheaply, then you might want to bet on RCB as CSK have generally struggled to get any momentum going after losing their overseas players.
Can CSK Negate The Kohli and Devilliers Factor
RCB currently sit in 5th place on the IPL points table ahead of CSK. RCB have played a lot better in this IPL than previous IPL editions. RCB will take confidence from this and will definitely be in a better frame of mind than CSK.
One of the main reasons RCB has done so well is because their batsmen have clicked. The likes of Virat Kohli, AB Devilliers and young Devdutt Padikkal will be key players that CSK need to get out.
Betting Tip: Batsmen dominate the T20 format and based on the current batting strengths of CSK and RCB, a betting man will go with RCB because they have a better batting line-up on paper as well as on current form. However, if you think CSK has the bowlers who can get the better of these three key players for RCB, go ahead and put your money on the men in yellow.
Can MS Dhoni Outfox Virat Kohli?
One of the main reasons CSK has been so successful in the IPL was because of the captaincy prowess of MS Dhoni. Even the most hardcore MS Dhoni fans will admit that Dhoni the batsmen has lost that X factor as he is no longer able to finish games like he has so often in the past. He has also struggled to clear the boundaries and score quickly in the T20 format.
The big question is whether MS Dhoni is still as sharp as he used to be with his leadership abilities or whether MSD has fallen behind.
Betting Tip: Virat Kohli came into this IPL with his IPL captaincy skills under fire. If Kohli can get the better of MSD and CSK in this game, it will silence some of those critics who questioned his captaincy skills. If you are going to bet on an outright winner before the start of the game, make a decision as to who you think is the better captain in this game.
CSK Need A Win Desperately
MS Dhoni is a proud man and is not happy at the way his team has played. He will be irked with the criticism on social media as he knows some of it is justified. His former colleague V Sehwag lashed out as CSK and said their players think playing for CSK is a government job because no matter how badly you perform, you still get your salary.
CSK has shown in previous editions of the IPL that they can bounce back after having a few bad games. However, this time around their key players are older and also don’t have a full camp under their belts due to the COVID-19 situation. It will be up to MS Dhoni to see if he can salvage this sinking ship as it looks like this could be the last IPL that MS Dhoni leads the Chennai Super Kings.