For the sports fans loitering in a poker room in India getting bored the 11th season of the Indian Premier League gets underway this Saturday with the first game for the Royal Challengers Bangalore the next day against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The IPL odds being offered by the bookies show the KKR a little ahead, but can that really be right with all the star power that the RCB are bringing to the pitch? We take a look.
- Sunday 8th April
- Eden Garden Stadium
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8/11
- Kolkata Knight Riders – Evens
You have to admit on paper the RCB look like a player wish list come true, and even if you never do any online gambling in India the chances are the familiarity of the names alone will indicate just how special this side is. Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Umesh Yadav, and Quinton de Kock on the same team? If fame were what won you matches they’d already be dusting the series trophy in their pavilion. This means the IPL odds giving them the edge at 8/11 isn’t a huge surprise.
All The IPL Odds Are Available Online
Take advantage of Indian gambling laws and you’ll find the Kolkata Knight Riders garner just evens to win on Sunday because whilst their opponents are star studded they themselves have Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa and the evergreen Sunil Narine all now serving under new captain Dinesh Karthik which could put those IPL odds in the shade, although if you’re going to eschew the tables of a casino in India to do some betting on the cricket, take a tip, back the famous to do well.