RC Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans Best Bet: Thursday May 19th
RC Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans IPL Best Bet
Thursday, May 19th, 3pm (UK time)
Royal Challengers Bangalore must win their final league game against Gujarat Titans if they are to keep any hopes of a first IPL title alive.
Faf du Plessis’ side are currently tied on points with the Delhi Capitals, but their inferior run-rate means without a win, they are out.
Meanwhile Gujarat Titans are sitting merry on top of the IPL table, with 10 wins from 13 games and arrive on the back of a low-scoring victory against CSK at the Wankhede Stadium.
I’m reluctant to back either side given the stakes at risk, and instead see value in a runs match bet between Virat Kohli and du Plessis.
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Kohli’s has had a miserable season by his standards and has been lucky to keep his place in the side considering these struggles. The former Indian and RCB captain has registered three golden ducks this season and amassed just 236 runs from 13 innings.
After the second of these three ducks, Kohli openly admitted that felt ‘helpless’ at the crease and seemingly needs a break from cricket to re-focus and get back to scoring runs.
Recent scores of 58 and 30 may suggest he is starting to improve, but he has still not looked at his fluent best. Considering Mohammed Shami will likely test Kohli’s technique early doors, I’m expecting his lean season to end in similar fashion.
On the other hand, Faf du Plessis has been in fine fettle with bat in hand, striking 399 runs at an average of 33. With scores of 96, 88 and 73* to his name, du Plessis has shown he’s not afraid to go big, and I’m banking on him doing so again.
So far this season du Plessis has outscored Kohli on 8/13 occasions and in a top order that has been inconsistent throughout, he has proven the one reliable source of runs.
The South African batsman is a proven big game player – highlighted by his 86 in last years IPL final – and I’m backing him to deliver under pressure.
- Selection: Faf du Plessis to score more runs than Virat Kohli
- Best Odds: 1.90 (Bet365)
- Stake: 7/10
Odds as at 8pm May 86th 2022. Odds may now differ.