IPL Betting Tips (Updated 2020)
In this article, we take a closer look at the cricketing juggernaut that is the IPL. We delve into the history, the format of the tournament and provide you with IPL betting tips on who we think will win the tournament. The IPL betting tips also cover where you can stream the event and what betting sites to use for placing bets on your favourite matches.
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History Of The IPL
The Indian Premier League has been around for 12 years which is a short time when compared to other cricket tournaments such as the World Cup or the Ashes. Despite the event being this young, it has risen to the top of the most watched cricketing events of the year.
It not only attracts cricket stars from all over the world but advertisements and endorsements that make it into a very lucrative affair. It has become an event that is second only to the ICC World Cup in terms of popularity.
Furthermore, it can also be credited for the emergence of other T20 leagues such as the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Big Bash and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
IPL uses what is known as a double round-robin format. Simply put, each team has to play the other twice, once on their home ground and once away. The winner of each game received two points and as expected the loser gets nothing.
Once all the allotted games have been played, the top 4 teams progress to the next stage known as the playoffs. The team with the most amount of points plays against the team with the least (top team vs the bottom team). The second and third place teams place each other.
If there is tie between the teams based on the points scored, then then Net Run Rate will determine who has the higher ranking. The winners of the playoffs march onto the final of the tournament.
IPL Betting Tips | Squads 2020
The IPL consists of 8 teams representing 8 different Indian cities and is usually played during March / April every year. Knowing the composition of the team and their past achievements is a must and is the first IPL betting tip that we can provide you.
It is beneficial to know the players in your team as well as the squad from the other teams. Knowing who is currently ‘in form’ or is being put on the bench for lack of it is crucial.
The teams and their respective squads for the 2020 iteration are as following –
Mumbai Indians Squad (Winner of 2019)
Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn , Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif , Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood ,Kedar Jadhav, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir , Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad
Kings XI Punjab Squad
Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.
Delhi Capitals Squad
Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Anuj Rawat
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi
IPL Betting Tips | Picking A Winner
Now that the IPL 2020 auctions have concluded, we have more insights on the strengths and weaknesses of each squad. A total of 62 players were sold off in the auction with total money spent to the tune of ₹140.32 crore. Australian fast bowler, Pat Cummins was the most expensive player auctioned off to the Kolkata Knight Riders at ₹15.5 crore.
Does this make KKR the best team this year? We don’t think so. In our opinion, the two teams look out for are the defending champions, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.
Mumbai Indians are a no brainer to back this season. They have strong squad bolstered by Rohit Sharma who has been on phenomenal form in the Indian national team along with Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya.
They also played their cards right at the auction and picked up Chris Lynn for just 2 crores. Partner Lynn with Quinton de Kock and you have the two most lethal openers in the history of the IPL.
If the batting line up isn’t enough to back this team then the bowling pair of of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will surely seal the deal for you. Head over to Betway or 10Cric to get the best odds on Mumbai Indians to win the tournament this year.
Delhi Capitals (formerly known as Daredevils) have underachieved to say the least. They have yet to win the tournament and the squad under the guidance of Ricky Ponting will surely be looking to change that.
Delhi Capitals have borrowed heavily from Indian national team taking in players such as Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant, Ravi Ashwin, and Ishant Sharma.
They have also strengthened their squad with overseas players including Jason Roy, Alex Carey and Chris Woakes making for a relatively young team that is eager to win the tournament this year. Keen on placing a bet on Delhi Capitals? Head over to LeoVegas or Royal Panda for the best odds.
IPL Betting Tips | Where To Watch IPL 2020
The 12th season of IPL will be broadcasted by Star Sports in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. Our neighbours in Pakistan will be able to enjoy the event on Geo Super whereas residents of UK, Australia and South Africa can catch the tournament on Sky Sports, Fox Sports and SuperSport. beIN will broadcast the event to the Middle East and North African countries.
If you prefer to stream the event on your laptop or mobile then you can head over to Hotstar, Sky Go, beIN Connect and Foxtel Go. Better yet you can log into your account on bet365 that will allow you to not only watch the matches but also place your cricket bets with ease.
IPL Betting Tips | Which Cricket Betting Site Should I Use?
There are quite a few cricket betting sites that you can use for placing your bets. We would also recommend that you only pick the sites on cricketbettingpro.com as these sites have been thoroughly vetted.
You can also head over to the review section to know more about each individual bookmaker before opening an account with them. If we were to pick the top three betting sites in India then we would recommend you head over to Betway, 10cric and Bet365.
IPL Betting Tips | Which Markets Should I Bet On?
Once you have chosen bookmaker and are all set to place bets on a match of your choice, you will need to decide which outcome you are going to place a bet on. We have listed the most common markets you can place bets on –
As the name suggests, you place a bet on the winner of a particular match. You can either place a pre-bet which means you will lock your selection or go for an in-play bet which means wagering on a team while the match is taking place.
Similar to the match winner bet, this involves placing a bet on who you think will win the tournament outright. The odds of all 8 times are listed with any bookmaker you choose before the start of the tournament. Bear in mind that these odds are subject to change depending on how each team performs as the tournament progresses.
You can place a bet on who you think will be crowned the top batsmen or bowler for an individual match or for the entire tournament. The highest batsmen are given to a player that scores the most runs while the highest bowler is one that takes the most wickets.
You can also be cheeky and place a bet on the outcome of the toss. This requires no skill and gives you 50 – 50 chance of getting it right.
We hope that by reading this article you have a better grasp on India’s favourite cricket event. As always, we encourage you to do as much research as possible when betting on the IPL.
More importantly we would like to emphasize that cricket betting should undertaken in a responsible manner and that you should only bet what you can afford to lose.