The Indian Premier League (IPL), is an absolute cricket betting extravaganza held every year.
It consists of 8 franchise teams, with all 8 teams playing consecutive round robin matches against each other.
The 2021 IPL tournament is expected to get under way in early April. To date, the BCCI haven’t announced dates, venues or fixtures.
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2021 IPL Betting Guide
The dates for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) have yet to be announced by the BCCI.
The Indian national team are hosting England early in 2021, with the tour ending on 28th March. The IPL will likely start around 7 to 10 days after that.
We will bring you that news as soon as it breaks!
2021 IPL Betting - Latest Indian Premier League Odds
Who Plays in the Indian Premier League?
Eight franchise teams play in the Indian Premier League, they are:-
- Chennai Super Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Kings XI Punjab
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Mumbai Indians
- Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Trading IPL On Betfair
The liquidity on the betting exchanges is excellent for trading the IPL. The main betting markets are as follows…..
- 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
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
Another 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.
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. Due to the participation of all of the world’s best players and the intensity that the competition is played in, the IPL has now also become a premier betting event, taking betting on cricket in India to a new level.
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.