The Indian Premier League returns on September 20 with the defending champion Mumbai Indians chasing back-to-back titles. Here are the best bets in the futures markets prior to the start of the new season.
IPL Winner Tips & Odds 2020: Outright Winner 🏆
Some of the world’s best Twenty20 cricketers will compete in the 2020 Indian Premier League between September through to November. All eight squads are strong this year, but it is hard to look past the Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Indian superstar Virat Kohli. Last year, Kohli scored 464 runs from 14 matches at an average of 33.14 and a strike rate of 141.46. In 2018, Kohli dominated with 530 runs at 48.18. Expect the likes of AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch and Gurkeerat Singh to compile runs alongside the skipper. Pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Kane Richardson are sure to trouble rival batsman in the competition, while Moeen Ali can contribute with both bat and ball. The Challengers have match winners in all departments and can win it all.
IPL Winner Tips & Odds 2020: Top Four 4️⃣
The Rajasthan Royals have a squad that should perform well together. England’s Ben Stokes was always going to be a strong inclusion for any squad and the Royals should reap plenty of reward from the World Cup winner. His past two IPL seasons haven’t been great by his standards, but he is in the best form of his career. He scored 196 at 16.33 and 123 at 20.50 in his past two seasons in the competition and will be looking to score more than 200 runs this season. Australia’s Steve Smith captains the Royals and is considered the best batsman in the world by many cricket fans. He averages 37.44 in his IPL career from 81 matches and will be a key to success with Stokes. Jos Buttler can score quickly and will be another vital player in the team. Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron and Ankit Rajpoot will look to take wickets at crucial times with Stokes being a crucial part of the bowling outfit too.
IPL Winner Tips & Odds 2020: To Finish Bottom 🥄
Trying to select the team that will finish last is not easy, but our tip is Kings XI Punjab. They have some excellent players in the squad, but most of their rivals look to have between squads in the tournament. Chris Gayle is a devastating batsman at his best, but he can always be quiet for a few games also. His past two seasons have seen 490 runs at 40.83 and 368 at 40.88 which is excellent. Before that, he had a couple of lean seasons with 200 at 22.22 and 227 at 22.7. Looking at the bowling attack, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami are capable wicket-takers, but their consistency in this upcoming tournament is a query.
- Mumbai Indians $5
- Sunrisers Hyderabad $5.50
- Chennai Super Kings $6
- Delhi Capitals $7
- RC Bangalore $8
- Kolkota KR $8
- Kings XI Punjab $10
- Rajasthan Royals $10