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The Indian Premier League (IPL), is an absolute cricket betting extravaganza held every year.

IPL Betting

It consists of 8 franchise teams, with all 8 teams playing consecutive round robin matches against each other.

The 2021 IPL tournament starts on Friday 9th April.

The defending Champions are Mumbai Indians, who are looking for their third title in a row.

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Who plays in the Indian Premier League?

Eight franchise teams play in the Indian Premier League, they are:-

2021 IPL Betting Guide

The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) gets under way on 9th April 2021, you can find a list of all 60 IPL fixtures here.

The competition kicks off with defending Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.

This year’s competition sees a break with the norm, as all 56 Round Robin (group) matched will be played at neutral venues.

As well as being an exciting new initiative, the neutral venues also mean matches can be held in the same places in clusters. This lessens the need for endless travel across India.

In total, six venues are being used for the 2021 IPL. They are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

2021 IPL Squads

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni (C), Narayan Jagadeesabn, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran (Josh Hazlewood withdrawn).

Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer (out injured).

Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Lockie Ferguson.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Andrew Tye.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat, Kane Richardson, Finn Allen.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Roy, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Yadav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow.

Popular IPL Betting Markets

  • Outright IPL Winner Betting – Which of the franchises you think will win the competition.
  • IPL Match Betting – Daily Match Betting markets every day.
  • Top IPL Batsman Betting – Who will be the tournaments top runs scorer, also known as The Orange Cap winner.
  • Top IPL Bowler Betting – Who will be the tournaments top wicket taker, also known as the Purple Cap winner.

Indian Premier League Live Betting

Betfair Trading
Betfair New Customers Offer

You can bet on all IPL games live in-running.

And as we alluded to, the liquidity on the betting exchanges is excellent. This makes for plenty of opportunities for trading cricket on Betfair.

All in all there is so many IPL betting opportunities available. The amount of matches and markets for punters to choose from, are second to none.

I believe there are more cricket betting options at the IPL than at any other cricket event.

IPL Spread Betting

A popular betting option for the Indian Premier League is Spread Betting. This is a popular alternative to conventional betting.

The most popular spread betting company is Sporting Index.

Spread betting isn’t daunting, and if you do think it complicated, have a read of our Cricket Spread Betting Explained page. This will make IPL spread betting far easier for you to understand.

IPL History

The IPL started in 2008 and immediately took domestic T20 to a new level.

Before the beginning of the IPL, there was a general feeling that T20 (at domestic level) was nothing more than a bit of jolly up.

It seemed to be a bit of light relief for the players, a chance to let their hair down, and throw the bat a bit without any real pressure. Or if a bowler, and you went round the park, so what, it was only a bit of fun.

The IPL changed all of this. For want of a better expression, it professionalised domestic T20. The money that was invested into the IPL has ensured that all of the world’s best cricketers are present every year.

The IPL soon developed into the premier domestic T20 event, and as such it is a cricket betting paradise.

The participation of all of the world’s best players and the intensity that the competition is played in, has seen the IPL become a premier betting event. Taking betting on cricket in India to a new level.

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The first ever winners of the competition back in 2008 were the Rajasthan Royals, captained by Shane Warne, they defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets at the DY Patil Sports Stadium.

IPL List of Winners

  • 2011 Chennai Super Kings
  • 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 2013 Mumbai Indians
  • 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 2015 Mumbai Indians
  • 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • 2017 Mumbai Indians
  • 2018 Chennai Super Kings
  • 2019 Mumbai Indians
  • 2020 Mumbai Indians
  • 2021 TBC

IPL Betting FAQs

When is the IPL 2021 Auction?

The IPL 2021 Auction took place in Chennai on 18th February 2021. Registrations for the auction closed on 4th February. In total, 1097 players registered. The breakdown was 814 Indians, and 283 overseas players.

Who won the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL)?

The Mumbai Indians won the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). They defeated Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the final on 10th November 2020.

Who are the favourites to win the IPL 2021?

The favourites to win the Indian Premier League in 2021 are the Mumbai Indians. MI are the defending champions.

Can I bet on the IPL 2021 in India?

Yes, you can bet on the IPL in India. You need to be over 18, and have an account with a bookmaker possessing a valid licence.

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