Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — Focus on Gaikwad as winless, pointless strugglers meet

April 8, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Betting Tips for IPL Match 17
Indian Premier League 2022
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
April 9, 2022 3:30pm

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Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad

Two teams that have a combined total of zero points to their name meet in this Indian Premier League fixture at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on April 9 (Saturday). The match is to begin at 3:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Chennai Super Kings

Three matches and three defeats — the title defence for Chennai Super Kings is going horribly wrong. When the batting has clicked the bowling has been below-par, and vice versa.

On the opening night they were routed by Kolkata, then lost a high scoring game to newcomers Lucknow before being thrashed by Punjab Kings.

Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has returned scores of 0, 1 and 1 in his three outings so far and is easily the biggest liability in their line-up. 

The burden of captaincy hasn’t been taken well by Ravindra Jadeja, who has taken just a single wicket in three matches. 

It’s clear that something needs to change, and quickly.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Like Chennai, Hyderabad are also winless so far, having lost both their games. That said, panic in their camp will be markedly less as Hyderabad weren’t world beaters anyway, and besides their last defeat was close.

Chasing 170 against Lucknow, Hyderabad were 143-4 with Nicholas Pooran and Washington Sundar at the crease. 27 off 15 was gettable but then Avesh Khan and Jason Holder took over for Lucknow and Hyderabad can only manage 157.

Captain Kane Williamson has yet to start firing while bowlers Umran Malik and Washington Sundar have leaked big runs. These are the main folks who need to do better.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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In this battle of struggling outfits, Chennai have been installed as the favourites. Parimatch has CSK priced at 1.67 and Hyderabad at 2.16. Paripesa has CSK available for 1.712 and Hyderabad for 2.272. Lastly, Sportsbet has CSK priced at 1.69 and Hyderabad at 2.18.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Ruturaj Gaikwad to score under 24.5 runs @ 1.87

Gaikwad is clearly short of confidence, which is evident in his total of two runs in three games. For someone caught in such a rut, scoring runs or more becomes a gargantuan task. We don’t see him doing it just yet. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Moeen Ali to score more than 21.5 runs @ 1.87

Moeen Ali was out for a duck in the last game but he was unlucky as he was playing a drive and an inside edge knocked off his stumps. Prior to that game, he had scored a 35. The man was obviously unlucky in the last game. For someone like Moeen, 21.5 runs isn’t that big a deal, especially since he is somewhat of a calculated risk taken and bats at one down. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


The sum total of Chennai’s talent might even be more than Hyderabad’s but the kind of form they are in, we wouldn’t want to back them. We’ll sit this one out.

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