The onset of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, sports bettors and bookers are all set to hit the betting market. With all the knowledge and information about previous years’ performances and the 2019-20 IPL auction, the odds have become clearer. Since this season is hosted in UAE amid the pandemic lockdown and some players have backed off from the match, it will be quite a league for witnessing new strategies in teams and placing bets on blind odds.
Before the ball is bowled, it is best to analyze the odds and place your bets in the market before the season starts and odds change ridiculously.
Here are some insights to IPL 2020 betting odds which might be helpful in placing high-value bets!
Favorites of IPL 2020
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 5.50
- Mumbai Indians (MI): 5.50
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): 5.50
- Delhi Capitals (DC): 7.00
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): 7.50
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 8.00
- Kings XI Punjab (KKIP): 10.00
- Rajasthan Royals (RR): 11.00
As seen in the list, previous year’s winners Mumbai Indians, first runner up Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad are listed as top picks for 2020 at odds of 5.50. Rajasthan Royals has been placed at the bottom based on the previous performances at 11.00 odds.
Betting for Highest Odds
The highest odds are based on the history and current state of these teams in IPL tournaments. Let’s delve into the details of why these can be your best picks for this year’s bets!
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings has been the most consistent team in IPL. Out of the 11 editions they participated in, they made it to the finals of 9. This testifies their ability to stay consistent and be prepared to be competitive in any situation.
CSK has a unique mix of talent that ticks all the boxes of winning the trophy. Batsmen like Shane Watson and Kedar Jhadav and players like Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu know when to take the charge and keep the score escalating throughout the time they are on the pitch. UAE, where the pitch is most likely to be slower, spinners like Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, and Ravindra Jadeja will be the powerhouse of the team. On the backfoot, the team has Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, and Lungi Ngidi to keep the ball rolling.
MS Dhoni is undoubtedly the power and ulterior protection cover of the team. With his captaincy and the team organization, it is the safest bet to slide.
Previous year’s winner Mumbai Indians have their guns blazing this year again. Last season, they defeated CSK by one run and became the most successful IPL franchise with 4 trophies. This year, they spent INR 11.1 crores in the auction to bag six prestigious players, making the team stronger.
Rohit Sharma, presently T20’s greatest batsman, will be heading the team again. The new players include Australia’s fast bowler Nathan Coulter Nile, Chris Lynn, and retained their best performers as last year.
For starters, David Warner is back as their captain of the team, the person who led SRH to win their first and only IPL trophy. The team participated in 7 seasons and reached the playoffs in 5, winning one. Based on their exquisite performance last year, it is safe to say that under the old, perfected leadership, they can bag the trophy in IPL2020.
The franchise has also spent an exorbitant amount in purchasing players including Fabien Allen, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, along with some hidden gems like Virat Singh, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, and Abdul Samad. The team already had a top-notch batting layout which has now strengthened with the new faces in the team.
The middle tier is great to take a punt and lower odds are risky bets for this season but for finishing last, you have yourself a safe call with them. Sportsbooks are now open for cricket betting. The season is due to start shortly and it is about time to offer your bets. Make sure to choose a legal, safe, and reliable platform to play your bets and enjoy some great income this year with your favorite teams!