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Sunrisers Hyderabad v Bangalore Royal Challengers
S Dhawan Under 21.5 runs @ 1.90 (Bet365) – 3 points (#INPLAYMAGIC)
M Starc – 31 & Over Performance Points @ 1.83 (Bet365) – 2.5 points
Mitchell Starc is coming into the game the tournament as the 3rd lead wicket taker in this tournament despite not playing 3 games less than most of the other players in the team. He has so far taken 17 wickets out of 9 games which is almost 2 a game. Out of which, 2 games were shortened by rain, so he did not get an opportunity to bowl the full 4 overs.
He has the ability to take wickets up front, due to his ability to swing the ball a lot in the opening spell, and especially on the slightly slower Hyderabad wicket he can get the ball to go much quicker than many batsman might expect. Starc also knows how to bowl to the batsman with firepower like David Warner, who is his state team mate. He also loves bowling to left handers like Dhawan who he could get the bowl to jag off a length.
Starc also has now got a reputation of being one of the best death bowlers in the game, and one would expect him to pick up wickets towards the end of the innings, especially if the tail enders on are on strike. Starc also fields a lot of the time at square leg, where a lot of catches tend to land up; so this should give him plenty of chances to sow up this performance points market in a must win game for his team Bangalore.
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