PunterPolls Prediction – Match 4: Daredevils v Royals at Delhi, 6 April

Royals take on depleted Delhi | PunterPolls Prediction

The first couple of matches are always about getting the ball rolling in a long tournament where the teams go through cycles of form and they are important in helping team management take an uncomplicated view. Rajasthan Royals open their season with a clean slate when they take on a depleted home side, Delhi Daredevils, who had an insipid outing in Kolkata in the first match of the tournament.

Royals are without one man who is likely to be a constant in their equation this season - Shane Watson, who is not available for this match - and that opens up a vital spot for them to test one of their imports. In-form Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera is almost certain in the XI but the choice of other three could depend on the surface laid out in Delhi. The other interesting bit for Royals would be how their captain-cum-coach Rahul Dravid copes with his first taste of competitive cricket in almost a year. The longer he takes to find his groove, the more muddled the strategies would get.

Daredevils are still handicapped by the absence of two of their impact players - Virender Sehwag, who is out with back spasms, and Morne Morkel, who is playing domestic Twenty20 in South Africa. But this time, they are playing at home, against a not-so-daunting opponent they have beaten every time at home and the team would hope to put up a better batting performance to get a move on.

PunterPolls Prediction

Yesterday Hydrabad won a stunner, this is called IPL - perfect defination of cricket. Two back to back thrilling games, MI lost with couple of runs and now Pune fall off while chasing 127 with stars batsmen.

Its really been difficult and challenging to predict this format, especially when both teams have mix of international players as well as domestic players. We had already done a mistake in the opener by predicting Delhi before the start of the match and at that day we had decided to predict only when will be confident enough.

So, we didn't predicted anything about yesterday encounter but the poll results itself can explain the story that match went against the punters wish. But will try to post our favourite team for both the matches today. Stay tuned with us, keep visiting this page, members do regular check your emails as we used to notify our members via email about our predictions and do like our facebook page  to stay connected.

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Its second strategic timeout  Rajasthan scored 127/2 in 16 overs. Our experts believe Rajasthan Royals should win this game.

Match 4: Daredevils v Royals, 6 April

  • Rajasthan Royals (39% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (61% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 3: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors at Hyderabad, 5 April

New beginnings in Hyderabad | PunterPolls Prediction

After the top two teams of last year's points table kicked-off the carnival on Wednesday, the bottom two will meet in Hyderabad on Friday. While the host city has a new team - Sunrisers Hyderabad - led by the same captain Kumar Sangakkara, Pune Warriors have a new captain - Angelo Mathews - after Michael Clarke was ruled out of the entire season.

Sunrisers will feel the absence of an in-from Shikhar Dhawan, who was Deccan Chargers' leading run-scorer last season. After retaining 20 players from the Chargers, Sunrisers revamped their leadership, bringing together Tom Moody and Sangakkara, who had worked together as coach and captain for Sri Lanka. They also have overseas pace options in Dale Steyn and Clint McKay, and allrounders Darren Sammy and Thisara Perera, but only Steyn picks himself.

Warriors had an unsettled team last year and the addition of Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Ross Taylor, Abhishek Nayar, and the return of Yuvraj Singh, will bolster their prospects. Steve Smith is more a batsman than allrounder these days and Warriors will be tempted to include Clarke's replacement, Aaron Finch, who scored two fifties and a hundred against England Lions recently. With Marlon Samuels, Luke Wright, Wayne Parnell also in the squad, a right balance might not be easy to find.

PunterPolls Prediction


Yesterday we had predicted that RCB should win this game at the half time and most of the people had missed that as we wrote that we will write our prediction after toss and before the match begins.

But as you guys know, cricket is very unpredictable game and T20 is nearly impossible to predict as the game change within an over. Predicting a game before it start is like head and tail, and our experts try to post their opinion when they are confident enough.

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Match 3: Risers v Warriors, 5 April

  • Pune Warriors (64% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hydrabad (36% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 2: RCB v Mum Indians at Bangalore, 4 April

Star-studded teams step into fray | PunterPolls Prediction

How loyalties and allegiances change in the IPL. Anil Kumble's association with Royal Challengers Bangalore was long and high-profile, as a player, captain, and mentor. He is known to have played a critical role in team strategy, selections, auction picks, all for a team representing his hometown. He is in the opposing camp now, hired by Mumbai Indians as their team mentor, and will have to plot against a side he helped strengthen over five seasons on his home ground.

An immediate problem to address for Kumble's team is the absence of Lasith Malinga from the opening game due to injury. A prized asset of the Mumbai side, Malinga is still recovering from a sore back he suffered during the home series against Bangladesh. His replacement apart, Mumbai can compensate for that loss with runs from a power-packed batting line-up, though it'll be interesting to see if Sachin Tendulkar and his opening partner [there were as many as eight last season] are able to retain their combination for a good part of the season.

The Royal Challengers are among the most passionately followed teams in the IPL and, for a tournament centred on the concept of city loyalties, Bangalore has lapped up its team like no other. But the title has proved elusive, despite twice having made the final. Led by Virat Kohli this season, Royal Challengers have as many as 15 seamers in their squad - though one of them, Zaheer Khan, is ruled out of the opening match with a side strain. It could be said that Kumble's inputs may have made their job easier had he not switched over, but how they manage their personnel is one of several potential challenges this season could throw up.


PunterPolls Prediction

In Yesterday's match we have seen that Sehwag and Morkel didn't play for Delhi Daredevils and this was one of the prime reason of their loss against KKR.

From now onwards, our prediction will be mention in this particular section after the toss and before the match begins. However, please stay in touch with us on Facebook during the match.

Its half time now and Banglore has managed to put decent total on-board 156/5. Betting odds: 70p MUmbai.

Our experts believe that RCB should win this game

Match 2: RCB v Mum Indians, 4 April

  • Mumbai Indians (44% Votes)
  • Royal Challenger Banglore (59% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 1: KKR v Daredevils at Kolkata, 3 April

Tournament opener hit by injuries | PunterPolls Prediction

For much of IPL 2012, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils were the form teams favoured to make it to the summit clash. Knight Riders got there and won it, putting the horrors of seasons past behind them. Daredevils always promised so much, but in 2012 they inexplicably left out top wicket-taker Morne Morkel from the knockout against Chennai Super Kings, a decision that contributed to their heavy defeat.

The pre-season build-up has been bad news for Daredevils, who have had to suffer high-profile pullouts. Kevin Pietersen will miss the entire tournament due to a knee injury sustained in New Zealand, while Jesse Ryder was set to fly to India before being assaulted in Christchurch. The franchise has just replaced him with the Australian batsman Ben Rohrer, but their troubles do not end there.

Virender Sehwag, who captained Daredevils last year, has been ruled out of the opening game on Wednesday after he suffered back spasms and was advised rest. Morkel will miss at least the first game because he is in South Africa representing Titans in the final stages of their domestic T20 competition. Mahela Jayawardene, who took over as full-time captain, will have to deal with a depleted batting line-up. Read more

Stats and trivia

  • Knight Riders have a 5-4 edge in 10 IPL games between these two teams (one match abandoned). In the last five matches between these two teams, Knight Riders have won four and lost one.
  • In IPL 2012, Knight Riders' spinners took the most wickets at the best average and economy rate: 43 at 19.65, conceding 6.34 runs per over. Daredevils' spinners were the least effective, taking 18 wickets at 40.72, with an economy rate of 7.63.
  • The average run-rate for Daredevils' opening partnerships in all IPL matches is 8.87 runs per over, the best among all teams. Knight Riders' opening stands have been far more sedate - they average 7.46 runs per over.

Source: www.espncricinfo.com

PunterPolls Prediction

Delhi

Match 1: KKR v Daredevils, 3 April

  • Delhi Daredevils (49% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (51% Votes)

IPL 2013 – Fixtures and Polls

Match
1st match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils

Match 1: KKR v Daredevils, 3 April

  • Delhi Daredevils (49% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (51% Votes)

2nd match – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians

Match 2: RCB v Mum Indians, 4 April

  • Mumbai Indians (44% Votes)
  • Royal Challenger Banglore (59% Votes)

3rd match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors

Match 3: Risers v Warriors, 5 April

  • Pune Warriors (64% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hydrabad (36% Votes)

4th match – Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals

Match 4: Daredevils v Royals, 6 April

  • Rajasthan Royals (39% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (61% Votes)

5th match – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

Match 5: CSK v Mum Indians, 6 April

  • Mumbai Indians (43% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (57% Votes)

6th match – Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab

Match 6: Warriors v Kings XI, 7 April

  • Kings XI Punjab (45% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (55% Votes)

7th match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 7: Risers v RCB, 7 April

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (67% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (33% Votes)

8th match – Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 8: Royals v KKR, 8 April

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (51% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (49% Votes)

9th match – Royal Challenger Banglore v Sunrisers Hydrabad

Match 9: RCB v Risers, 9 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (33% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (67% Votes)

10th match – Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils

Match 10: Mum Indians v Daredevils, 9 April

  • Delhi Daredevils (43% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (57% Votes)

11th match – Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings

Match 11: Kings XI v CSK, 10 April

  • Chennai Super Kings (57% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (43% Votes)

12th match – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 12: RCB v KKR, 11 April

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (45% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (55% Votes)

13th match – Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals

Match 13: Warriors v Royals, 11 April

  • Rajasthan Royals (55% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (45% Votes)

14th match – Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 14: Daredevils v Risers, 12 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (36% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (64% Votes)

15th match – Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors

Match 15: Mum Indians v Warriors, 13 April

  • Pune Warriors (38% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (62% Votes)

16th match – Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 16: CSK v RCB, 13 April

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (40% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (60% Votes)

17th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 17: KKR v Risers, 14 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (40% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (60% Votes)

18th match – Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab

Match 18: Royals v Kings XI, 14 April

  • Kings XI Punjab (40% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (60% Votes)

19th match – Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors

Match 19: CSK v Warriors, 15 April

  • Pune Warriors (38% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (62% Votes)

20th match – Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 20: Kings XI v KKR, 16 April

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (63% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (37% Votes)

21st match – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils

Match 21: RCB v Daredevils, 16 April

  • Delhi Daredevils (41% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (60% Votes)

22nd match – Pune Warriors v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 22: Warriors v Risers, 17 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (45% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (55% Votes)

23rd match – Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians

Match 23: Royals v Mum Indians, 17 April

  • Mumbai Indians (62% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (38% Votes)

24th match – Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings

Match 24: Daredevils v CSK, 18 April

  • Chennai Super Kings (49% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (51% Votes)

25th match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab

Match 25: Risers v Kings XI, 19 April

  • Kings XI Punjab (42% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (58% Votes)

26th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings

Match 26: KKR v CSK, 20 April

  • Chennai Super Kings (58% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (42% Votes)

27th match – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals

Match 27: RCB v Royals, 20 April

  • Rajasthan Royals (35% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (65% Votes)

28th match – Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians

Match 28: Daredevils v MI, 21 April

  • Mumbai Indians (59% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (41% Votes)

29th match – Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors

Match 29: Kings XI v Warriors, 21 April

  • Pune Warriors (47% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (53% Votes)

30th match – Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals

Match 30: CSK v Royals, 22 April

  • Rajasthan Royals (37% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (63% Votes)

31st match – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors

Match 31: RCB v Warriors, 23 April

  • Pune Warriors (36% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (65% Votes)

32nd match – Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils

Match 32: Kings XI v Daredevils, 23 April

  • Delhi Daredevils (71% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (29% Votes)

33rd match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians

Match 33: KKR v Mum Indians, 24 April

  • Mumbai Indians (54% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (47% Votes)

34th match – Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 34: CSK v Risers, 25 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (43% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (57% Votes)

35th match –Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab

Match 35: KKR v Kings XI, 26 April

  • Kings XI Punjab (35% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (65% Votes)

36th match –  Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 36: Royals v Risers, 27 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (42% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (60% Votes)

37th match – Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 37: Mum Indians v RCB, 27 April

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (56% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (48% Votes)

38th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 38: CSK v KKR, 28 April

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (35% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (65% Votes)

39th match – Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors

Match 39: Daredevils v Warriors, 28 April

  • Pune Warriors (41% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (60% Votes)

40th match – Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 40: Royals v RCB, 29 April

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (59% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (43% Votes)

41st match – Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab

Match 41: Mum Indians v Kings XI, 29 April

  • Kings XI Punjab (27% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (74% Votes)

42nd match – Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings

Match 42: Warriors v CSK, 30 April

  • Chennai Super Kings (69% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (33% Votes)

43rd match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians

Match 43: Risers v Mum Indians, 1 May

  • Mumbai Indians (55% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (46% Votes)

44th match – Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 44: Daredeils v KKR, 1 May

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (61% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (41% Votes)

45th match – Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab

Match 45: CSK v Kings XI, 2 May

  • Kings XI Punjab (42% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (58% Votes)

46th match – Pune Warriors v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 46: Warriors v RCB, 2 May

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (74% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (28% Votes)

47th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Match 47: KKR v Royals, 3 May

  • Rajasthan Royals (54% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (46% Votes)

48th match –Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils

Match 48: Risers v Daredevils, 4 May

  • Delhi Daredevils (40% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (60% Votes)

49th match – Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings

Match 49: Mumbai Indians v CSK, 5 May

  • Mumbai Indians (50% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (50% Votes)

50th match – Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors

Match 50: Royals v Warriors, 5 May

  • Pune Warriors (29% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (71% Votes)

51st match – Kings XI v Royal Challengers Banglore

Match 51: Kings XI v RCB, 6 May

  • Royal Challenger Banglore (67% Votes)
  • Kings XI (33% Votes)

52nd match – Rajasthan Royals v Warriors

Match 52: Royals v Daredevils, 7 May

  • Delhi Daredevils (32% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (68% Votes)

53rd match – Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 53: Mum Indians v KKR, 7 May

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (29% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (71% Votes)

54th match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings

Match 54: Risers v CSK, 8 May

  • Chennai Super Kings (51% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (49% Votes)

55th match – Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Match 55: Kings XI v Royals, 9 May

  • Rajasthan Royals (44% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (56% Votes)

56th match – Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 56: Warriors v KKR, 9 May

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (63% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (37% Votes)

57th match – Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 57: Daredevils v RCB, 10 May

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (76% Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (24% Votes)

58th match – Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians

Match 58: Mum Indians v Warriors, 11 May

  • Pune Warriors (22% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (78% Votes)

59th match – Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 59: Kings XI v Risers, 11 May

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (56% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (45% Votes)

60th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 60: KKR v RCB, 12 May

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (72% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (29% Votes)

61st match – Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

Match 61: Royals v CSK, 12 May

  • Chennai Super Kings (61% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (40% Votes)

62nd match – Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyrdabad

Match 62: Mum Indians v Risers, 13 May

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (36% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (65% Votes)

63rd match – Royal Challenger Banglore v Kings XI

Match 63: RCB v Kings XI, 14 May

  • Kings XI Punjab (31% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (69% Votes)

64th match – Chennai Super Kings v Daredevils

Match 64: CSK v Daredevils, 14 May

  • Delhi Daredevils (25% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (75% Votes)

65th match – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Match 65: KKR v Warriors, 15 May

  • Pune Warriors (24% Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (76% Votes)

66th match – Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Match 66: Mum Indians v Royals, 15 May

  • Rajasthan Royals (47% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (53% Votes)

67th match – Kings XI Punjab v Daredevils

Match 67: Kings XI v Daredevils, 16 May

  • Delhi Daredevils (29% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (71% Votes)

68th match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals

Match 68: Risers v Royals, 17 May

  • Rajasthan Royals (48% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (53% Votes)

69th match – Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians

Match 69: Kings XI v MI, 18 May

  • Mumbai Indians (61% Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (39% Votes)

70th match – Royal Challengers Banglore v Chennai Super Kings

Match 70: RCB v CSK, 18 May

  • Chennai Super Kings (42% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (58% Votes)

71st match – Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils

Match 71: Warriors v Daredevils, 19 May

  • Delhi Daredevils (51% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (49% Votes)

72nd match – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight RidersRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

Match 72: Risers v KKR, 19 May

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (41% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (60% Votes)

Qualifier 1 – TBC v TBC (1st v 2nd)MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Eliminator – TBC v TBC (3rd v 4th)MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Qualifier 2 – TBC v TBC (Winner Eliminator v Loser Qualifier 1)Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Final – TBC v TBCEden Gardens, Kolkata