A professional Twenty20 cricket league established in 2008, there have been twelve seasons of the IPL tournament to date. The 2020 Indian Premier League, otherwise known as IPL 13, will be a 53-day tournament involving 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST, and evening matches starting at 19:30 IST. The current champions, Mumbai Indians, defeated Chennai Super Kings by a single run in the final of the 2019 season to secure their fourth title, becoming the most successful team in IPL history. 2020 Indian Premier League betting tips looks at the favourites to take the crown this year, and what betting markets will be available once the action starts.
This year’s IPL will begin on 19th September, the final being played on 10th November 2020. The tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with matches being played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi – subject to the necessary clearances from the Government of India.
Mumbai Indians the current champions
The league comprises eight teams representing eight different cities. And in the league phase, teams play each other twice in a home-and-away round-robin format. After this, the top two teams play one another in the first Qualifier, the winner going straight to the final. The third and fourth place teams face off in the second, the winner playing the loser from the first. The winner of that second Qualifier then also moves on to the Final, where the winners are crowned Indian Premier League champions.
The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, having defeated Chennai Super Kings – currently with 2020 Indian Premier League betting tips shortest odds for the coming season – at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. After winning the toss, Mumbai elected to bat first, scoring 149 runs for eight wickets. Kieron Pollard top-scored with 41 runs, with Chennai bowler Deepak Chahar taking three wickets. In response, Chennai fell one run short with 148. Mumbai player Jasprit Bumrah was awarded Player of the Match for his spell of two for 14 in four overs.
Indian Premier League champions to date:
|2008||Rajasthan Royals 164–7||Chennai Super Kings 163–5|
|2009||Deccan Chargers 143–6||Royal Challengers Bangalore 137–9|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings 168–5||Mumbai Indians 146–9|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings 205–5||Royal Challengers Bangalore 147–8|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders 192–5||Chennai Super Kings 190–3|
|2013||Mumbai Indians 148–9||Chennai Super Kings 125–9|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders 200–7||Kings XI Punjab 199–4|
|2015||Mumbai Indians 202–5||Chennai Super Kings 161–8|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad 208–7||Royal Challengers Bangalore 200–7|
|2017||Mumbai Indians 129–8||Rising Pune Supergiant 128 – 6|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings 181–2||Sunrisers Hyderabad 178–6|
|2019||Mumbai Indians 149–8||Chennai Super Kings 148–7|
How popular is the IPL?
With the IPL, T20 has become the epitome of sports entertainment. With cheerleaders and Bollywood stars, the IPL has taken T20 cricket and made it something marketable. And It’s something that has caught on all around the world. From Australia’s Big Bash to the Caribbean Premier League, almost every single cricket board in the world have realised that their domestic T20 tournament is their biggest money spinner, from crowd attendances to revenues generated by TV rights.
In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. And by 2019, the brand value was reportedly worth US$6.8 billion, a staggering 92% increase from its 2015 valuation of $3.55 billion. It is the most-attended cricket league in the world, boasting some of the highest salaries of any sports players. For a competition which only spans seven weeks, and is in only its thirteenth year, the figures are certainly impressive. At a little over $5 million, the average IPL salary ranks No. 2 behind only the NBA, but well ahead of MLB, EPL, NFL, La Liga, NHL and others.
IPL 2019 had a total prize purse of $7.2 million, the winner receiving $2.9 million, the runner-up $1.8 million. And IPL rules dictate that half of the prize money must be distributed among the players. So perhaps unsurprisingly, some of the best cricketers to have played the game—Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, to name a few—have starred in the Indian Premier League. It should also come as no surprise, therefore, that 2020 Indian Premier League betting tips and odds are attracting bettors who want to wager more and more on the cricket, and bookmakers are only too glad to oblige.
2020 Indian Premier League betting tips – the favourites
If you are already looking for betting action on the tournament, outright winner markets are open at good bookmakers such as DoubleBet Sportsbook. When it comes to betting on the outright winner this coming season, 2020 Indian Premier League betting tips show not just one but three possible contenders to take the title – Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad, so expect an exciting championship. And once the action starts, online gambling sites in India will also provide betting action over a wide range of live markets. You can also check out How To Bet On IPL Without Understanding Cricket.
Outright market at DoubleBet Sportsbook:
|Chennai Super Kings||5.15|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.5|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||8|
|Kings XI Punjab||10|
Chennai Super Kings 5.15 are a superb outfit, with three titles to their name. They have experienced players in MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, and Dwayne Bravo, among others.
Four time winners Mumbai Indians 5.4 have retained their core players, and boast arguably the best T20 batsman, and bowler, in Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah respectively. They can also back these two up with explosive batting all-rounders, including Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya, who should be fit to play the IPL 2020.
Completing the group is Sunrisers Hyderabad 5.45, one time IPL winners. They have evolved into one of the most consistent teams in the IPL over the last few years with the third best win-loss ratio in the competition’s history, behind Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. They have talented players in the form of David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, and Manish Pandey, among others, all of whom are in excellent form going into the IPL 2020.
2020 Indian Premier League betting tips – popular markets
Other popular and potentially profitable futures bets include predicting the winner of the Orange Cap – top-run scorer of the Championship. Here you should watch out for players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner. And for the Purple Cap – top wicket-taker – Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan, and Kasigo Rabada. But good sportsbooks such as Bet365 Sportsbook will also offer plenty of live betting once the tournament begins. Typical examples of what you can find include:
Race to 10 Runs. Look to punt on batsmen coming to the crease after the 15th over, or playing in the first six overs. These batsmen are likely to score quick runs, in an effort to get their team either off to a flier, or up to a respectable total.
Most Match Sixes. Look at the number of players in both teams who rely on scoring runs by hitting boundaries. Back the team which has a larger number of pinch hitters.
A Fifty Scored in the Match. Matches involving Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, or Sunrisers Hyderabad have a good chance of ending with a fifty scored in the match.
Top Team Batsman. A little research goes a long way. But for the three times mentioned previously, Suresh Raina and Shane Watson for Chennai Super Kings, Rohit Sharma for Mumbai Indians, and David Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad are definitely players to watch.
Wagers also include Match Winner, Total Runs, Total Fours/Sixes, Total Wickets, Top Bowler, Man Of The Match, Total Ducks, Total Maidens, and even Winner of the Coin Toss. So, with so many bets available, check out online sportsbooks in India between now and September to find 2020 Indian Premier League betting tips on your preferred market.