You almost forgot, didn’t you? But after that unscheduled hiatus the contest returns, albeit in a different country. With the United Arab Emirates hosting the players are back at the crease and raring to go. But don’t think they’re just going through the motions. Chennai and Kolkata have already come out blasting setting the tone for the rest of the series. So, if you haven’t yet bet on the 2021 IPL at any of the online betting sites in India, say Bet365, now’s the time to do it.
They’ve squeezed the tournament into an already massively busy schedule mostly thanks to the UAE. Providing alternative hosting they’re massively accommodating and have allowed the series to continue. Sure, the break was irksome, but necessity brooked no debate. They’ve got a fair few matches still to play, and with some line-up changes, it’s not quite the same tournament. So whatever else happens you can bet on the 2021 IPL throwing up a few surprises as it climaxes.
We’ve already seen the energy return. Chennai burst back with a blazing win over Mumbai. Sure, they didn’t win by a massive margin but they’ll have gained a huge psychological advantage moving forward. The defending champions on the other hand will have to battle back from this defeat. Indeed if you bet on the 2021 IPL seeing Mumbai win again you might want to reconsider. Mumbai have seen their odds on the IPL slip at online sportsbook sites in India.
Bet365 Has Your Bet On The 2021 IPL
Likewise, the RCB, Royal Challengers Bangalore, have also seen their fortunes slide. Online bookies in India are now barely giving them 11/2, and there are various reasons for this. The first and most obvious is that in their first match after the return the KKR battered them. Kolkata won by nine wickets, and you can bet on T20 cricket fans to remember that defeat. A team led by Virat Kohli should be a great bet on the 2021 IPL. They shouldn’t get thrashed quite this badly.
Bet On The 2021 IPL
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – 50/1
- Kings XI Punjab – 14/1
- Rajasthan Royals – 14/1
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 14/1
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 11/2
- Mumbai Indians – 7/2
- Delhi Capitals – 11/4
- Chennai Super Kings – 9/4
- See more odds at bet365…
Of course, Virat Kohli is not what he was and he knows it. He’s already stepped down as Captain of India’s T20 team. You can bet on the T20 World Cup as his last hurrah there. However, he has now also announced he won’t continue to captain the RCB either. So you can bet on the 2021 IPL seeming like the end of an era. After that KKR you can understand his decision, but it will mean fewer people will take advantage of Indian gambling laws to back the RCB in future iterations.
Virat Kohli Steps Down As RCB And Indian T20 Captain
“It is something that was on my mind for a while,” Explained Kohli. “I recently announced stepping down from T20 captaincy to manage my workload.” Which is entirely understandable. He probably does. “I want to be able to be committed to the responsibilities I am fulfilling. I felt I needed the space to refresh and regroup.” He probably does. But don’t rush off and bet on the 2021 IPL closing out his T20 captaincy career with a win. The 2021 IPL odds at Bet365 don’t give that a hope.
“I will continue to be an RCB player until I play my last game in the IPL.”
- Virat Kohli – RCB Captain
Right now you can pretty much bet on the 2021 IPL coming down to an interesting battle between Chennai and Dehli. The Capitals and Super Kings share the points lead at present and don’t seem to have fallen off over the break. Sure, the Mumbai Indians could recover some form and beat their way back into it, but as things stand this is a two-team race. Then again, with these odds on T20 cricket there’s still something for everyone who likes to bet on sports in India.
We take a look at how whilst you can bet on the 2021 IPL finishing with a flourish backing Virat Kohli’s side might be a tactical error.