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If you like a little bet on cricket, especially a bet on T20 cricket, there’s nothing like the Indian Premier League. It brings together the very best in domestic Indian talent with a whole host of international stars. This year, what with one thing and another, it’s being held in the UAE. That means there’s a lack of fans but this hasn’t diminished the cricket talents on display. So let’s take a look at the odds on the 2020 IPL and who you should back at online betting sites in the UAE.
“We did make a few mistakes.” Allowed Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai Indians had, in many ways, failed in their opening game against Chennai. The Super Kings won by 5 wickets after their bowlers decimated the Mumbai batsmen. “Hopefully, we’ll rectify those and come out smarter next game.” Continued Rohit, but didn’t himself seem convinced. His criticism of his team was somewhat harsh. It may be accurate but will do nothing for his team’s odds on the 2020 IPL.
“None of our batsmen carried on like Faf and Rayudu did for CSK.” Bemoaned Sharma. “I think we made 85 in the first ten overs.” Admittedly, that is somewhat woeful. The question is should he not perhaps have kept that complaint for the dressing room? Perhaps so. However, this could be the wake-up call their batting line up needs. Mumbai still retains the shortest odds on the 2020 IPL, so online sportsbook sites in the UAE like Bet365 think they’ll turn things around in time.
Despite Teething Issues Mumbai Remain Favorites This Year
“It’s still early days.” Rohit Sharma made clear. “We all want to start really well. It’s crucial in this tournament where momentum is important.” Just a shame Mumbai didn’t get any. CSK did. “You need a good mix of youngsters and experienced players.” Confided MS Dhoni, CSK captain, as if imparting a state secret. The bookies cut the odds on the 2020 IPL for the Chennai Super Kings after their win. “There are plenty of positives,” said Dhoni, “but still areas we need to improve.”
It was a statement to prove all too prescient as the Super Kings went out and lost their second match by 16 runs. The Rajasthan Royals displayed a bowling tenacity that will serve them well in the tournament ahead. Their captain, Steven Smith, got a creditable 69. Leading by example. Something not all captains feel able to do. Dhoni has been batting No.7 for CSK. Perhaps that’s why the odds on the 2020 IPL don’t make Chennai the best bet on sports in the UAE this autumn.
All The Odds On The 2020 IPL Available At Bet365
So then after all we’ve seen so far, who is the best bet on the 2020 IPL? With both last year’s finalists already having displayed their weaknesses, is this anyone’s trophy to snatch? The bookies like Bet365 aren’t sure. The Rajasthan Royals have shifted up in the odds on the 2020 IPL after their opening victory, but only to 15/2. The issue is depth of talent. Some teams have players to spare, and some have lynchpin personnel without whom they really can’t win.
2020 IPL Winner Odds
- Kings XI Punjab – 10/1
- Rajasthan Royals – 15/2
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 7/1
- Delhi Capitals – 5/1
- Hyderabad Sunrisers – 5/1
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 11/2
- Chennai Super Kings – 11/2
- Mumbai Indians – 9/2
- See more odds at bet365…
This gives teams like Chennai and Mumbai a distinct advantage. They can rest players where necessary. Some teams do not have that luxury. So a bet on the Chennai Super Kings or a bet on the Mumbai Indians is still not a bad idea. The odds on the 2020 IPL haven’t shifted so much to make you think they’re in trouble yet. Backing either one remains a good reason to take advantage of UAE gambling laws. Just which of the two, you ought to pick, however, is up to you.
We take a look at the shifting odds on the 2020 IPL and check out which team you should back at the bookies.