How to bet on The IPL online
When the IPL (Indian Premier League) is in full flow, there is no better cricket tournament to watch. The best short-format players from around the globe converge in India for over a month of hitting sixes, spectacular catches and wicket-shattering deliveries. The IPL launched in 2008 and is now the undisputed leading T20 competition in the world. It is popular with fans from all four corners of the globe who love the constant stream of superstars on display.
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Chennai Super Kings
After Mumbai Indians had won successive tournaments in 2019 and 2020, Chennai Super Kings secured their fourth IPL title with a 27-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 final. But for a late wobble, CSK were very consistent throughout the group stage of the tournament, and turned on the style again in the play-off stage to win the competition.
Player of the Series
The medium-fast seam bowler put five seasons of minimal appearances and wickets behind him to run away with the leading wicket taker award in the 2021 season. His exploits saw him called up to the India squad and he made his international debut in an IT20 match against New Zealand in late November.
The young opener had an excellent debut IPL season in 2020 when he hit 204 runs and finished with a batting average of 51.00. Many would have struggled to back-up those figures, but Gaikwad kicked on to register his first IPL century and finished with 635 runs in 2021.
Harshal Patel was the only bowler in last season’s tournament to register four wickets and five wickets in separate IPL games. He finished the competition with 32 dismissals, eight ahead of his nearest challenger and 11 ahead of Jasprit Bumrah, India’s premier pace bowler. Patel was a constant threat and averaged a wicket every 10.56 balls.
Holders Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most consistent sides across the duration of the IPL and will be the team to beat in this tournament. They will be targeting their fifth IPL title to bring them level with Mumbai Indians.
Kolkata Knight Riders had an incredible second half to last season after beginning with five defeats in their opening seven games. They recovered to go all the way to the final under the leadership of England captain Eoin Morgan.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore both threatened to win their first IPL in 2021 but neither were able to take their group stage form into the play-offs. Both will be looking to build on their showings this time around.
There are two new IPL teams in the competition this year with Ahmedabad Renegades and Lucknow Scorchers bringing the total number of sides to 10. Although it is not impossible, it would be a major surprise if either team were to go all the way in their debut season.
The IPL attracts the world’s best batters, bowlers and all-rounders and you are never short of top-quality players to back if you want to bet on IPL cricket.
You have to go back to 2016 to find the last time that a batter received the Player of the Series award. Since Virat Kohli took the title, Ben Stokes (2017), Sunil Narine (2018), Andre Russell (2019), Jofra Archer (2020) and Harshal Patel (2021) have all won the prize. Batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell could be worth backing when betting in IPL after taking his batting average from 15.42 in 2020 up to 42.75 in 2021.
The bowlers have had possession of the Player of the Series award over the last two seasons and there will be plenty of willing recipients again this year. Leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been one of the most consistent IPL bowlers since his debut in 2017 and could well go up a level with his performances after leaving Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chennai Super Kings’ openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (635 runs) and Faf du Plessis (633) finished the tournament in first and second position in the run scorers chart. The only other player to hit over 600 runs was Punjab Kings’ captain KL Rahul who made 626 from three fewer matches. Rahul has been in fantastic form in recent times and has re-established himself back in the India national team
Gaikwad, du Plessis and Rahul will be strong IPL betting tips to be in the mix at the top of the run scorers chart again. We also expect to see Virat Kohli, who made 405 runs in 2021, to be competing for the top spot again after relinquishing the captaincy at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
An outside tip to be the highest run scorer is Venkatesh Iyer who hit four half-centuries and averaged 41.11 in his debut IPL season last year.
After taking only 16 wickets across the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 IPL tournaments, Harshal Patel responded with 32 dismissals in 2021. If he can start this competition among the wickets again, then few will bet against him ending as the top wicket taker for a second successive season. The top five wicket takers in the 2021 IPL were all pace bowlers with Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy the leading spin bowler with 18 wickets from 17 matches. As with previous IPL tournaments, expect to see some of the top fast bowlers from Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies on display in this tournament. Not all players get permission from their national sides to play the entire competition, so keep this in mind when placing a bet on the leading wicket taker or any similar bet.
Even when the action has got under way, you can still take part in IPL match betting and more. Just because the game has started, the betting doesn’t have to stop.
IPL cricket betting sites update their odds instantly to reflect the quickly changing state of the match and that allows betting to continue throughout.
In-play betting on the IPL is incredibly popular. If you are watching the game and think a particular outcome is likely, you can bet on it.
For instance, if the Mumbai Indians lose two wickets in the first over of their innings, you can still bet on them to win that match.
Before doing any IPL match betting, always take a look at the recent form. As the tournament is non-stop, teams often get on winning or losing streaks which they struggle to get out of. For example, during the 2021 IPL, no team managed to avoid losing successive games. Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad were the only sides to not string together two victories in a row.
There are plenty of IPL cricket betting sites all offering a wide range of markets. These can be very useful in the time from the toss to the game beginning. In such a long tournament, teams regularly rest and rotate their best players so being on top of the XIs is important.
Online IPL betting is excellent for when games suddenly take a change of direction. A team may be cruising to victory before a strike bowler dismisses two set batters in the same over. By checking the in-play markets you can find some excellent value bets.
The statistics of the highest run scorers are worth studying. For example, Shikhar Dhawan hit only 20% of his boundaries for six in 2021. This compares to 38% for KL Rahul. Therefore, don’t assume that a batter hits plenty of sixes just because he scores lots of runs.
Betting in IPL markets follows the same principles as betting on any form of cricket, or indeed any sport. A sportsbook will offer odds on various outcomes, you select which you think will happen, then decide on your stake and place your bet accordingly.
Good question. Betting is not legal in most of India. However, there is no law that specifically makes online betting an illegal activity. This anomaly has allowed many offshore sportsbooks to enable people in India, a nation where cricket is followed passionately, to take part in IPL online betting.
Yes, you can. Many IPL cricket betting sites now have state-of-the-art apps that enable you to bet quickly and easily. As long as you are in a territory where betting is legal, and you are using a sportsbook with a license to carry out wagering, you can bet on the IPL using your mobile.
There are a host of options available to you when it comes to IPL match betting. You may want to bet on outrights such as the result of a match or the tournament. You may also want to try more complex bets such as over/unders on the number of sixes in a match.
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