Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

The IPL fever this time goes north to Punjab where Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host their first match of IPL 6 and that too against the mighty Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The match 11 of IPL 6 will be played at KXIP’ home-ground Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 8 PM IST.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KXIP had a pretty easy outing in their first match against Pune Warriors India where they registered a cool 8-wicket victory with some superb all round performances. The most impressive among the lot was the young 19-year old Manan Vohra who batted superbly and sensibly to help his team win over PWI. The skipper Adam Gilchrist also looks to be in great touch and is very much capable of playing big and destructive innings. Another important player is David Hussey who is one of the most experienced players in T20 format with 199 matches and more than 4,800 runs under his belt. The bowlers Pravin Kumar and Azhar Mahmood bowled superbly taking two wickets each to restrict PWI to just 99 which is the lowest team score till now in the current IPL.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK was a bit unlucky to lose the first match against Mumbai Indians with a narrow margin of just 9 runs and that too at their home ground. However the biggest positive for the side was the innings of the skipper MS Dhoni. He continued his form and did some superb big hitting to single handedly take the match closer to the victory. He smashed 51 in just 26 balls at a strike rate of 196 and hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes. However the other batsmen failed to make any impact and players such as Raina, Bravo, Vijay fell pretty cheaply which put pressure on Dhoni and the lower order. In terms of bowling, Bravo took 2 wickets but was very expensive giving away 44 runs in 4 overs and other bowlers like Dirk Nannes, Jadeja and R.Ashwin bowled economically but need to take more wickets. The good news is that Albie Morkel will be available for this match and that will strengthen their bowling and batting both.

Our Prediction

KXIP would be high on confidence after the winning start to the tournament which is infact history in itself as the team had never started the tournament on the winning note before this. Also they are playing at their home and have some real hard hitting batsmen who can take the team to victory on their day. CSK are the slow starters of the tournament but the fact is that they are the two time champions and have some big names in their side. You will look at them several times this IPL if you are betting cricket online. The value has often lied with Chennai, which seems to be undervalued by the bookmakers.

They lost their first game and now they would like to open the account with not-so-strong team of the IPL and hence would go all out to win this match. In terms of playing against each other, total 10 matches have been played and CSK has won six and KXIP has won 3 and one ended in a tie which was won by KXIP in a super over. According to us, CSK have a slight advantage over KXIP and they would be our favorite to win this match.

Winner: Chennai Super Kings, 1.61 @ William Hill