2019 Indian Premier League: Complete IPL Betting Guide

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:24 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 8:24 PM UTC

The IPL is the glitziest and most dramatic cricket event of the year. It's also a massive betting event. We mark your card to make sure you're prepped for profits. 

<p> </p><p></p><h2>Daily Updates and Tips:</h2><p></p><p> </p><p><br /><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/" title="IPL 2019 Betting Odds">Complete Daily IPL 2019 Cricket Betting odds</a></strong></p><p> </p><p></p><h2><br />Indian Premier League History</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>The Indian Premier League is 12 years-old this year. As it approaches its teenage years’ it is comfortable in its skin having suffered a fractious beginning when it pretty much upset everyone with its demands, hissy fits and throwing its toys in the corner if it didn’t get its way. By tempting players from every Test playing nation with big bucks there was a stand off as cricketers were asked to chose a newly-formed franchise over their country. Over time a happy medium has been reached.</p><p>It is arguably now the dominant force in the world game. International teams plan their schedule around it, the world’s best players ensure they’re fit for it and a television audience of 700 million can’t wait for it.</p><p>Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural tournament – it was a major shock as they were the bookies’ rags - but haven’t won it since. This year’s holders are Chennai Super Kings, who have dominated the tournament with Mumbai Indians. They both have three titles each.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Players to look out for</h2><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ab-de-villiers-cricket-player-profile/89596/" target="_blank" title="AB De Villiers: Cricket Player Profile">AB De Villiers: Cricket Player Profile</a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ms-dhoni-cricket-player-profile/89595/" target="_blank" title="MS Dhoni: Cricket Player Profile">MS Dhoni: Cricket Player Profile</a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chris-gayle-cricket-player-profile/89594/" target="_blank" title="Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile">Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile</a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-cricket-player-profile/89593/" target="_blank" title="Virat Kohli: Cricket Player Profile">Virat Kohli: Cricket Player Profile</a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/david-warner-cricket-player-profile/89597/" target="_blank" title="David Warner">David Warner: Cricket Player Profile</a></p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><h2>Indian Premier League Facts and Stats</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>The IPL’s international flavor is best summed up by the fact only two Indians have ever won the player of the series – Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 and Virat Kohli in 2016.</p><p>Chennai Super Kings, in 2010 and 2011, are the only team to have won back-to-back titles.</p><p>Rupert Murdoch’s Star India paid $2.55billion for five-year Tv rights making it one of the richest sports events in the world</p><p>Suresh Raina, of Chennai, is the highest runscorer in IPL history with 4,985 runs</p><p>West Indian Chris Gayle, who plays for Kings XI Punjab, has hit the most sixes - an astonishing 292 in 111 innings. He also holds the record for most sixes (11) in an innings and the fastest century (33 balls).</p><p>Lasith Malinga, of Mumbai, has the most wickets with 154. He didn’t even play last year.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2>IPL 2019 Team Profiles</h2><p></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/sunrisers-hyderabad-ipl-2019-team-preview/89566/" target="_blank" title="Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/mumbai-indians-ipl-2019-team-profile/89567/" target="_blank" title="Mumbai Indians: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Mumbai Indians: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/royal-challengers-bangalore-ipl-2019-team-profile/89569/" target="_blank" title="Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chennai-super-kings-ipl-2019-team-profile/89574/" target="_blank" title="Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kolkata-knight-riders-ipl-2019-team-profile/89573/" target="_blank" title="Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/rajasthan-royals-ipl-2019-team-profile/89570" target="_blank" title="Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/delhi-capitals-ipl-2019-team-profile/89571/" target="_blank" title="Delhi Capitals: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Delhi Capitals: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kings-xi-punjab-ipl-2019-team-profile/89572/" target="_blank" title="Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2019 Team Profile"><font face="arial, sans, sans-serif">Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2019 Team Profile</font></a></p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Tournament Breakdown</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>The IPL is a Twenty20 over competition, meaning each team has the chance to bat for 20 six-ball overs. It is the shortest and most thrilling of cricket’s three formats (one-day international of 50 overs each and five-day Test matches).</p><p>Eight teams will battle it out for glory playing each other home and away.</p><p>The city-based teams are: Sunrisers Hyderabad 9/2 (5.5) Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Betway, Betfred; Chennai Super Kings 11/2 (6.5) Bet365; Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/1 (7.0) Bet365, Betfair, Paddy Power; Mumbai Indians 6/1 (7.0) Bet365; Kolkata Knight Riders 6/1 (7.0) Bet365; Rajasthan Royals 6/1 (7.0) Betfair, Delhi Capitals 8/1 (9.0) Bet365, William Hill, Betway, Betfred, Betfair, Paddy Power; Kings XI Punjab 10/1 (11.0) Betfred.</p><p>In a league format, two points are awarded for a win and one for a no result. The top four teams progress to the play-offs but there is an advantage to winning the league and finishing second. These two play in what is known as a qualifier with the winner automatically going through to the final. The loser survives, meeting the winner of a play-off between the third and fourth-best teams.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><h2>Indian Premier League Records</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>Chennai have the highest win percentage of 61. Not surprising when you consider that they have never failed to make it to the play-offs. No-one comes close to matching their consistency, not even big-city rivals Mumbai who have had a habit of following one good year with a stinker. After each victory they have failed to qualify the next year.</p><p>The coming force are Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by their talisman Rashid Khan. Rashid’s ability to turn average franchise teams into world beaters is well-known now after his emergence from Afghanistan as the world’s best spinner.</p><p>After their 2014 title win they have finished fourth and were runners-up to Chennai last time out. It is right that they are the bookies’ favourites.</p><p>Kolkata are often the punter’s friend. They are remarkably consistent and at good odds always give a good account. The Knight Riders have made the top four in five of the last seven seasons, winning the title twice.</p><p>The punter’s enemy is Royal Challengers Bangalore. For almost every tournament they have been prohibitively priced – often going off as favourites – because they have splurged on batting talent. Yet they have been slow to learn that it is bowlers who win the thing. They remain without a title and finished a lowly sixth in 2018.</p><p>The Delhi and Kings XI Punjab teams are the only other two not to have tasted success. Delhi are so desperate they thought a change of nickname might help – they now play as the Capitals instead of the Daredevils.</p><p>It is seven years since Delhi even qualified for the play-offs. Punjab haven’t made it since 2014.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c80386a7074f50b4e3615ee/original-Chennai-Super-Kings" style="width:600px;height:450px;" /></h2><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p></p><h2>Indian Premier League 2018 Winner</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>It is fair to say that Chennai’s win last year was a shock. After a two-year ban for corruption, the franchise stuck with the old guard and picked one of the oldest squads ever seen. MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo were great in their heyday but T20 is a young man’s game right? Wrong. Chennai won nine of their 14 group games and then beat Sunrisers twice in the play-offs for a sensational comeback.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><h2>IPL Main Betting Markets</h2><p></p><p> </p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-2019-tournament-winner-guide-can-anyone-topple-super-kings/89631/" target="_blank" title="IPL Outrights">Outrights:</a></strong><br />Betting on the IPL is big business with European bookies notching it down comfortably as cricket’s largest annual event. On India’s illegal market, total bets for the tournament are expected to total several hundred million.</p><p>The outright is everyone’s best play whether that be because a punters has a favourite international star or a carefully honed strategy – as we said picking the team who has paid most attention to bowling economy rates instead of batting strike rates (runs per 100 balls) has paid off in the past.<br /><br /><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-top-bowler-guide-come-alive-at-the-death/89611/" target="_blank" title="IPL Top Bowler">Top Bowler</a></strong></p><p>Sunriser Rashid will no doubt convince many to bet on his team again, alternatively punters will flock to bet him for top tournament wicket-taker. He finished joint runner-up last year on this market alongside team-mate Sidd Kaul with 21 wickets. AJ Tye, the Australian, was top with 24 wickets and he lines up once again for Kings XI.</p><p>Tye is a fancy because he has an opportunity to bowl at the start and end of an innings when wickets are easier to come by because batters are taking more risks. Rashid and Kaul likewise. Names to look out for this year are Chennai’s South Africa import Lungi Ngidi and Bangalore’s Aussie Nathan Coulter-Nile.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c8036777074f50b4e3615ed/original-Rohit-Sharma" style="width:600px;height:337px;" /></h2><p></p><p> </p><p><br /><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-top-batsman-guide-kohli-favourite-to-be-top-dog/89605/" target="_blank" title="IPL Top Batsman"><strong>Top Batsman</strong></a><br /><br />Just behind the outright as most popular market, though, is the top tournament runscorer. It pays here to stick solely to those who open the batting, instead of being wowed by big names like Virat Kohli. Why? It’s common sense. An opener (batting at No 1 or 2) will have the chance to bat in the powerplay overs where the field is up and runs easier to come by and, of course, have the chance to bat for the full 20 overs. No-one else in the team is guaranteed to bat apart from the openers.</p><p>So those who fit the bill are Rohit Sharma of Mumbai. Rohit is a machine and is arguably the best in the world. His India team-mate KL Rahul finished third last year and is expected to go close. Kane Williamson of Sunrisers topped last year but we think that was something of a fluke and we don’t expect him to repeat.</p><p>As for Kohli, it is true he is the best batter in the world but he could manage only a seventh-placed finish last term.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><p></p><p> </p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/" target="_blank" title="IPL Match Betting Odds">Match Betting Odds</a></strong><br /><br />The day-by-day punting action is frenzied. That’s because with teams able to field four international players as well as India superstars the matches are ferociously contested. Often they are better betting heats than the international matches themselves.</p><p>Betfair is an excellent port of call for the side markets. The sportsbook will offer individual player runs quotes and sixes match bets while the top bowler markets – pay attention to the strike rate statistics – offer plenty of value.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><h2>Indian Premier League News</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>Steve Smith, the sacked Australia captain after the ball-tampering scandal, is expected to be fit to start the tournament with Rajasthan Royals. His co-conspirator, David Warner, is also geared up for a return with Sunrisers but he will have to wait until the second week of the tournament. Both were discarded by their teams last season after the scandal broke.</p><p>Chris Gayle’s slaying of England’s bowlers in the 50-over series in the Caribbean will give renewed hope that Kings XI Punjab can end their drought. Gayle is a man possessed and his six-hitting shows no sign of slowing down. The veteran is tuning up nicely.</p><p>Rumours from the Sunrisers camp suggest that Rashid Khan, the Afghan leggie genius, might be asked to pinch-hit at the top of the order. His price will be huge for top tournament runscorer and although he has nowhere near enough quality to win long term, he will be early-bird value to top score for his team in their first match of the season against Kolkata on March 24.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><h2>2019 ICC Cricket World Cup</h2><p></p><p> </p><p>For once the IPL does not take centre stage in the cricket calendar. 2019 is a World Cup year and the world’s best will be desperate to show their best form to impress their national teams ahead of the tournament in England from May 30. Faf Du Plessis, the South Africa captain, has suggested that pace bowlers set to compete in the global showpiece will be taking their feet off the gas in the IPL as the tournament approaches.</p><p style="text-align:center;">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;8 teams, 1 motto - 1 trophy 🏆 &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The countdown to the 2019 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/VIVOIPL?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#VIVOIPL&lt;/a&gt; begins 🧮⌛️😍😎&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;ARE YOU READY? &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/rk9h1gd8ng\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/rk9h1gd8ng&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/IPL/status/1102937251477184513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 5, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p>
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