Kings Pay Millions To Shift The Odds On The 2022 IPL

Posted: February 21, 2022

Updated: February 21, 2022

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For those who like to bet on sports in India, and bet on cricket in particular, this will prove a very interesting year. They’ve expanded the Indian Premier League to include two new teams and no one is quite sure what effect that will have. Certainly online bookies in India think they do and reflect their view in their odds on the 2022 IPL. However at the recent player auction Liam Livingstone topped the chart, so does that give the Punjab Kings a better chance? No. Not really.

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Liam Livingstone went for £1.1m, which is fair enough for someone of his skill set. The IPL player auction was the usual mixture of surprise and disappointment. The England one day captain and one of his best batsmen went unsold. Much to the consternation of the tabloids in the UK. No one in India seemed exceedingly surprised. However, it remains debatable if the spending will make much difference to the odds on the 2022 IPL. Teams are much bigger than star players.

Can these stars give you an edge? Definitely, and over the years we’ve seen them do so. However, it takes a little more cohesion than that to win at this level. That’s why the Indians and Capitals still get the best odds on the 2022 IPL. They have a core of players around which they’ve built a side, not hung one from a visiting expert. So whilst the Punjab Kings have gained a great batsmen don’t expect online betting sites in India like Bet365 to suddenly shift their odds on the side.

Indians & Capitals Share The Best 2022 IPL Odds

Right now you can get odds on the Punjab Kings of around 11/2. That places them ahead of most of the rest of the competition. Most, but not all. Both the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians get more chance from the bookies. The same chance. Right now, the odds on the Delhi Capitals mirror the odds on the Mumbai Indians. Both get 9/2. Those who regularly bet on the IPL will recognize this as typical pre-tournament hedging. So the Punjab Kings do have a chance. Kinda. 

IPL Odds 2022 

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad – 12/1
  • Lucknow Super Giants – 12/1
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – 10/1
  • Gujarat Titans – 9/1
  • Rajasthan Royals – 8/1
  • Chennai Super Kings – 8/1
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7/1
  • Punjab Kings – 11/2
  • Delhi Capitals – 9/2
  • Mumbai Indians – 9/2

They don’t have quite the same depth of squad as the other two, and could well fall prey to other sides too. Sure, you probably won’t like the odds on the Royal Challenges Bangalore at 7/1. Who could? But 8/1 odds on the Chennai Super Kings? That’s got to be worth a punt at any online sportsbook sites in India like Bet365. They’re quite capable of surprising sleepy teams. The bookies give the Rajasthan Royals the same price, but they’re not quite as capable methinks.  

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The Kolkata Knight Riders will probably dislike the odds on the 2022 IPL they get online. Sadly you can always bet on T20 to display a certain heartlessness. So at 10/1 they’ve fallen behind even one of the new sides, the Gujarat Titans who get 9/1. Oh dear. Meanwhile the other new team, the Lucknow Super Giants languish alongside the Sunrisers Hyderabad at 12/1. Could the Super Giants become giant slayers? Well no, probably not, but no one can be entirely sure.

The 2022 IPL odds then reflect a harsh truth. Money can buy you players buy can’t buy you victory. Sure, the Punjab Kings can now push their competitors close, but to win over the long haul? That might prove just out of reach. Most taking advantage of Indian gambling laws will back the Mumbai Indians at that not unreasonable 9/2 and most of those who don’t will on the Capitals. They get the best odds on the 2022 IPL for a reason, and quite a good one at that.  

 

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We take a look at the odds on the 2022 IPL as the Punjab Kings splash out the most for an overseas player at auction.

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