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Tyler

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  1. Re: Indian Premier League Usual IPL so far for me. 3 wins followed by four losses, followed by three wins, followed by two losses. But so we progress: - 6pts Kolkata vs Rajasthan | Total Sixes: Under 8.5 @ 5/6 via Stan James Simple one for me here and I'm shooting unders on this very high sixes line. I think we've all pretty much gathered that a Glenn Maxwell assault aside, these pitches seem to be playing very difficult to score on. Unders on runs and unders on sixes have been the way to go here and I'm finally catching on with this bet. KKR don't hit very many boundaries. Their key players don't really score many runs and their bowling is good enough to ensure the other team don't either. There have been eight night games here at Abu Dhabi, the highest amount of sixes seen has been 7. It would be just my luck to get gubbed here in this game but I can't see it happening. I'm shooting unders and letting this one play out.
  2. Re: Indian Premier League I seem to pop up every season for the IPL and then vanish into obscurity for the rest of the year. But alas here I am. Now I don't want to regurgitate everything that I have said HERE but I'll summarise my main thoughts ahead of this years competition. I can't look past Chennai for the overall tournament. Their side to me is the most balanced, they have the best skipper in the business and they've been there and done it before which counts for a lot in this format of the game. I really do not like RCB. They're bowling is futile. Neither Mumbai too. Chennai for me. I seem to always back kKR in some shape or form for this tournament and you might think I'm mad for doing so this year but I can't have this price for them. Their bowling this year has stepped up massively. In the same way that Steyn/Sharma/Mishra led a terrible Hyderabad side to an impressive season last year I really think the additions of Vinay Kumar (very handy seamer), Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel and Pat Cummins can help Narine for KKR this year. I venture more into trading than backing outright nowadays, I really can't see that price on them sticking around for much longer. I'll back them tentatively with a few to trade later on for sure. As for Top Batters. I like Hussey again this year. He won the whole thing last year, I'm pretty sure he'll play every match for Mumbai Indians and I'm sure he'll be as solid as ever. Virat Kohli needs absolutely no introduction. He's the worlds best batsman for me at the moment and again, at Number 3 he'll get time at the crease and is almost guaranteed runs at the Road over in Bangalore. Skinny odds, but fuck it, that'll get smaller as well. Narine, top KKR bowler is an easy one. Not sure how that is 15/8. Similarly, I like Mitchell Johnson for KXIP. My only concern with that is his fitness levels not holding up but even still, dude is arguably the best pace bowler in the world right now. He took the most wickets in the whole competition last year and really and truly, he can afford to miss a few games and still take more wickets than anyone over at Kings' franchise. Speaking of the Aussies, I really really want to back Glenn Maxwell in some style but I'm tentative. He had a very questionnable IPL last year and I'm not sure how much to read into that. I feel in the past 12 months he's come into his own as a player and really found out who he is. Due to him potentially not playing high enough up the order, I don't want to take him on in the Top Runscorer market. I don't fancy him for his Top Franchise runscorer either. I like him in Most Sixes though. My guy deals in 6's and not 4's. He can really hit that thing when he wants to and at 6/1 I like him to rival Gayle who is unbackable at odds-against. Especially with Gayle's new tactic of blocking everything until getting to 30 and then getting out. I haven't decided on pulling the trigger on that yet but I'm keen on Maxwell running the big guy close. – Back Chennai Super Kings at 5.6 – Back Kolkata Knight Riders at 13.0 – Back Virat Kohli at 6.0 – Back Michael Hussey at 19.5 – Back Sunil Narine to be KKR’s Top Wicket Taker at 15/8 @ Stan James. – Back Mitchell Johsnon to be KXIP's Top Wicket Taker at 6/4 @ Stan James. To conclude then, the following are my bets for this years tournament. I seem to have a lot more luck trading t20 games than betting on them outright so you may not see that many posts in here from me as the tournament goes on. As a rule of thumb though, hold fire on opposing Rajasthan Royals at home and be wary of backing the side batting FIRST at RCB. That's fucked me major in the past. Good luck and god-speed my brothers.
  3. Re: Indian Premier League 2013 Nice start Kev. Didn't get time to write my tip yesterday before the start yesterday but as I said in my preview I always like to get on Unders in the Runs market whenever KKR bowl first at Eden Gardens. Stan James had their line set at UNDER 152. Wasn't even close. Today will be something similar. The Chinnaswamy is a pitch prone to high scores and both sides are equally capable of doing so. There is no Malinga for Mumbai today, neither Zaheer for Bangalore beaning both sides two premier bowlers miss out. I will back any side to post a decent score here so as soon as the markets become available I will look for overs on the runs. If any bookmakers go as low as Over 160, I'll bite. Good luck to anyone having a go.
  4. Re: Indian Premier League 2013 Good luck everyone getting involved in this years IPL. I am not entirely sure what just happened to auto-save but I just lost a 500-plus word post with my tips ahead of this years competition. I really can't bring myself to do all the formatting and re-typing again so if you fancy a gander at my tips, head here. Let's hope Wednesday is the start of a great few weeks of cricket. Fingers crossed this is another profitable tournament from everyone.
  5. Re: ICC World T20 2012 An up-and-and down sees me at -0.72 so far. Hoping New Zealand win today to bring in that outright. One for the afternoon game: - 5pts England to beat India @ 11/10 [bet365] I honestly feel like England can take advantage today and go through this group stage 2/2. Dhoni has hinted at rotating his side today after already picking up a win in their first game and an un-balanced Indian side with some players who haven't played competitively in a while could come unstuck against a pretty solid England. The opening position has been a problem for India for a while. If they play five bowlers it'll make the batting lighter too so I fancy England to handle them today at odds against.
  6. Re: ICC World T20 2012 Bit too greedy yesterday, negated the decent start I had. Going to definitely swerve the early game. Good luck to you Sri Lanka backers. One for the afternoon: - 5pts Total Boundaries: Over 34.5 (Australia vs. West Indies) @ 5/6 [WillHill] This pitch at the Premadarsa can produce high scores. The boundaries aren't the longest, the outfield isn't the quickest and with the explosive talent on show here, overs has to be fancied. There were 31 boundaries when Ireland played Australia. In that match 123 played 125. England yesterday against Afghanistan had 36 and that is with Afghanistan getting skittled out for 80. There were also 34 when India played Afghanistan too and to be honest, neither of those games featured the all round firepower expected to line up today. Both teams are good enough to post decent scores here so the threat of a complete collapse isn't that great. Both teams (West Indies especially) will be looking for the win too so I see a potential high scorer and a slew of boundaries. Overs for me.
  7. Re: ICC World T20 2012 Three I like for England's first match too. - 5pts Player Performance: Craig Kieswetter 40&Over @ 5/6 [bet365] Like Mushfiqur Rahim, I see favourable returns for Craig Kieswetter. I won't go into too much detail as it's pretty much the same as above but Finn, Dernbach and Broad should provide enough pace to get the edges appropriate for Craig whilst Patel, Briggs and Swann provide stumping opportunites. He can feast on the modest bowling at the top of the order too to bring in the single pointers. Overs here. - 4pts Highest Individual Score: 50-74 @ 11/10 [bluesq] Decent pitch here at Colombo, it's conducive to some decent scores. Ireland bombed out to the Aussies but India posted 159 here two days ago and I think England can do the same here if they bat first. The scare here is if Afghanistan bat first and get skittled out cheaply but as we (agonisingly) saw earlier, even if that's the case, there is still scope for a 50. Afghanistan surprised many with their performance against India too so they should be filled with confidence to at least make this match competitive tomorrow. I reckon we'll see a top score closer to the Half ton than a full ton so I'll play here tomorrow. - 4pts Total Sixes: Over 6.5 @ 5/6 [WillHill] The boundaries here are clearable. India hit four here two days ago, Afghanistan themselves hit four too. England have players in their ranks to do the same. Hales, Morgan, Kieswetter, Wright and Buttler can all clear this with ease and with the modest bowling offered, I reckon there will be some about tomorrow. There hasn't been that many in the tournament so far admittedly but tomorrow could open the floodgates, I'll play overs here with clearable boundaries and big hitters expected to line up.
  8. Re: ICC World T20 2012 Levi finished on 50* would you believe. Robbed me of a nice full house. Kallis took the MOTM though and Ashwin did me good the other day so it's been a good start. Two to begin with tomorrow: - 2pts Bangladesh (vs. New Zealand) @ 2/1 [bet365] I have New Zealand to win the group in an outright which might negate this bet a touch but the odds here have drawn me in. I've been reading that the New Zealand camp have come down with a Sri Lankan remix of Delhi belly which has run through a few key players. This has obviously hampered their preparation and a few might not be match fit for tomorrow. On top of this, there is rain about. Now rain may reduce the number of overs available tomorrow which turns this into a bit of a lottery. In an even shortened game, anything can happen so at 2/1, I'll play and see if Bangladesh can exploit the Kiwis early up. - 4pts Player Performance: Mushfiqur Rahim 26&Over @ 5/6 [bet365] Mushfiqur Rahim has been one of Bangladesh's best players for a few years now. Skipper of the national side and arguably their most reliable batsman to go with it. He can honestly bring this line in with the bat alone but it's his keeping which attracts me here. I've been surprised with the bounce and the carry so far in these Sri Lankan pitches so keepers are always been in the action. Bangladesh have a few spinners in their ranks too so a stumping isn't too far away either especially in a potentially shortened game where batsman seek quick runs. Overs for me.
  9. Re: ICC World T20 2012 Two for today's match. - 3pts Highest Individual Score: 25-49 @ 11/4 [bluesq] I was going to shoot Under 55 in this highest individual score for this match but I saw this and thought it'd be more suitable. If Zimbabwe bat first I honestly cannot see them clearing 130. If that's the case then this should be calm. As Sri Lanka showed earlier in the tournament though, they can bat first, put up 182 and still not have any player hit a fifty. I really can't see a Zimbabwe player hitting a fifty and despite not being that great, I don't think theyre useless enough to not keep taking SA wickets if that needed to be the case. I'll shoot unders here and see what happens. - 1pt Man of the Match: Jacques Kallis @ 7/1 [bet365] If Zimbabwe bat first and get skittled out cheaply, it puts SA's top three in the firing line to top score and thus be MOTM. SA bat first and Kallis' mix of batting and bowling puts him right up there. If he stays within 10-15 runs of the top batsman but snags a wicket or two with the ball, he'll be right in the mix for this 7/1 shout. I'll play.
  10. Re: ICC World T20 2012 Not even I am tempted by the 18/1 on Afghanistan here! One for the second match: - 7pts Player Performance: Ravi Ashwin 32&Over @ 5/6 [bet365] I wanted to take Ravi Ashwin as the top bowler here but as far as I'm aware, the market isn't available in t20 cricket. Just like Mendis earlier on today I feel that the Afghanistani team will be mesmerised by his spin. They won't have played anything like that before competitively and I see an easy chance for two wickets later today. I am not that bothered about him making up points with the bat, I'm genuinely confident he'll do the business with the ball and I am willing to play fairly strongly early doors. Ashwin to take two wickets at Ladbrokes is 4/6. I'll play him at 5/6 here with him maybe only needing one. Confidently too.
  11. Re: ICC World T20 2012 Not heavily involved with the first of tomorrow's matches. - 1pt Ireland to beat Australia @ 7/1 [bet365] Limasiere tempted me into this bet I can't lie. He has outlined a much more detailed post earlier in the thread about this bet and I can only concur. I really can't be having any side at 7/1 in any T20, especially a side CAPABLE of a shock like Ireland are. Ireland are not useless by any stretch. They will go into this match completely carefree and with no pressure whatsoever. They will go out on that pitch and express themselves freely without the prospect of scrutiny or expectation. That alone is enough for me to take them against an Australian side that doesn't convince me. Bailey as a captain? Dan Christian? Brad Hogg? Really? These are good players but to me they're not world-beaters. They're a genuine batsman short in the middle order and Starc and Cummins are raw bowlers. Capable of great things but highly inexperienced. I will throw away a point to see what Ireland do here. Definitely. - 2pts Paul Sterling Sixes: Over 0.5 @ 7/4 [Ladbrokes] I mentioned before that Ireland will come into this match completely carefree and will express themselves however they please. This is something I expect Sterling to do and he only knows one way how. Less than three days ago he hit 71 off 41 including five sixes against a competent Bangladesh side so I think he can clear the ropes at least once against a raw pacey Australian side. They should offer at least one loose ball for him to get his teeth into. At nearly 2/1 I'll play he continues his hot streak with the bat with an early maximum.
  12. Re: ICC World T20 2012 I'm going to swerve the first match. I was ready to pull the plug on Under 6.5 sixes but as with any mismatch, the thought of the stronger side batting first and running riot scared me. I'll go safe and see how this pitch plays out. Best of luck to anyone who decides to play. Let's make this a profitable tournament.
  13. Re: ICC World T20 2012 - 2pts Top Afghanistan Batsman: Mohammad Shahzad @ 7/2 [WillHill] I only expect Afghanistan to play two matches in this competition. The batsman at the Top of the Order will more than likely get more time than the others to shine and that’s where Mohammad Shahzad comes right into my line of sight. He hit two fifties against England earlier on in the year for an ICC Associates XI. He also noasts a decent t20 average of 31 which trumps every other Afghanistani player. If he tees off in one match, he should take this market. I’ll play on his side. - 1pt Top Australian Batsman: Mike Hussey @ 5/1 [bet365] I already have a bet on Warner but if that fails then I think this will succeed. Hussey is effectively the Kallis of Australia. He’ll play every match, has a wealth of sub-continent T20 experience and has the ability of scoring steady 30s and beyond which is key to top tournament scoring. He looked good in his warm up match too, I think he’ll lead this suspect Australian middle-order and thus the whole Australian squad. - 1pt Top Bangladesh Batsman: Shakib al Hasan @ 4/1 [stan James] Shakib has been Bangladesh’s best player for a long time now. Tamim Iqbal will probably get the favourite tag for this market but he’s far too inconsistent for me. Shakib genuinely always produces the goods. He bats high enough to get the time needed to excel and he has the temperament to bat at 100.00 or 130.00. Wealth of sub-continent T20 experience at the highest level too. Shakib is my man for Bangladesh at 4/1.
  14. Re: ICC World T20 2012 - 1pt Top Tournament Batsman: David Warner @ 25/1 each-way [Paddy Power] - 1pt Top Tournament Batsman: Jacques Kallis @ 25/1 each-way [Paddy Power] Okay so my criteria for my Top Batsmen selections were as follows: Has to play in a team with a strong chance of being present in the Semi Finals. Has to Bat in the Top 3. Has to be able to score runs relatively quickly Will more than likely play every match. A player with decent T20 experience To be honest, quite a few players fit those criteria but I whittled it down to the two I liked the most. I cant see either team winning the whole thing but Australia should be good for a decent Super 8s run and SA might turn it on and make the semi’s. Warner we all know can turn this tournament upside down if he wants to. I can’t really see a him going all tournament long without hitting a score of above 70 which will put him in decent stead. Kallis should bat three for SA and his everpresence and his ability to score steady 30s again will put him up there with the leaders in this market. They should reach the semi’s too so I see 6 games for both players at the very minimum. - 1pt Top Tournament Bowler: Lasith Malinga @ 10/1 each-way [stanJames] - 1pt Top Tournament Bowler: Sunil Narine @ 16/1 each-way [skybet] These two almost pick themselves. Malinga on home turf should wreak havoc at least once in this tournament. Narine on these slow, low turners should provide some problems for a lot of batsment too. He has been around for some time now but he hasn’t played against every single country, especially in this format. He looked a fine bowler at the IPL this year for Kolkata so the experience gained there should see him go well here. I already have said that I exepct the Windies to go well here so he should get a decent amount of games in. The same goes for Sri Lanka.
  15. Re: ICC World T20 2012 I'm back for this World T20. I'll outline my outrights in a few posts. - 1pt West Indies to win the World T20 @ 13/2 each-way [Paddy Power] Probably reaching a bit here with the Windies but I honestly feel like this could be their time. When you look through their starting XI, you see a lot of talent. Twenty20 cricket is one of those games where one person having a stormer can really turn the game in your favour and when you pack Gayle, pollard, Samuels, Sammy, Narine, Rampaul, Russell and the Bravo Brothers you feel like that day may come moreoften than not. They should beat Ireland in their group and that should see them through to the Super 8’s. Man for man, they aren’t better than some other nations here but if they get off to a good start, the confidence should see them perform well. I wouldn’t write them off so I am going with the Windies over the next fortnight. - 2pts New Zealand to win Group D @ 11/4 [stanJames] I was researching these a few days ago and I liked the look of it. New Zealand really aren’t that bad of a side. They’re always one of those teams that are never really threaten to win but are steady quarter-final/super8 contenders. Their group consists of Bangladesh and Pakistan with Bangladesh being their first match. If they win that, which I wouldn’t put it past them doing, they should be sweet going into the last match against Pakistan. They have the players in their ranks to secure a decent NRR too so I am siding with NZ to take Group D. Decent price too.
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