IPL Betting 2020 – Complete Guide

If you’re interested in IPL betting 2020, you’ve come to the right place.

Our expert cricket betting team kept a close eye on the IPL auction. We have all the important dates, player information, IPL history and even free bets so you don’t miss out.

In this guide you’ll find:

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IPL Auction 2020

The glamorous IPL auction for the 2020 season took place on the 19th December 2019. As ever there were some big money signings made and plenty to consider after an intense bidding session in Kolkata. The auction is often the first thing to consider when you are IPL betting as it is an opportunity for each team to strengthen their squad.

The biggest story for the 2020 season was Pat Cummins becoming the most expensive overseas player in the history of IPL auctions. The Kolkata Knight Riders paid ₹15.5 crore ($2.2 million) for the Australian quick who is currently ranked #1 test bowler in the world. KKR will be hoping this can propel them into the playoff picture this year.

Big fees were paid for other overseas players too as Kings XI Punjab spent ₹10.75 crore ($1.5 million) on Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, Royal Challengers Bangalore paid ₹10 crore ($1.4 million) for Chris Morris and Mumbai Indians splashed out ₹8 crore ($1.1 million) for Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Piyush Chawla ₹6.7 crore ($950,000) was the most expensive homegrown player while big names that remained unsold included Tim Southee and Carlos Brathwaite.

Players to Watch

MS Dhoni
Wicket-keeper batsman
Dhoni has seen and done it all before. His experience and big batting power are key.
Chennai Super Kings
Chris Woakes
All-rounder
World Cup winning all-rounder Woakes can impact games with both bat and ball.
Delhi Capitals
Chris Gayle
Batsman
There are always fireworks when the Universe Boss is at the crease in t20 cricket.
Kings XI Punjab
Pat Cummins
Bowler
The most expensive overseas player ever will be looking to take key wickets in 2020.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Rohit Sharma
Batsman
Last year’s winning captain will look to provide more solidity at the top of the order.
Mumbai Indians
Ben Stokes
All-rounder
World class all-rounder Stokes will look to dominate both bowlers and batsmen.
Rajasthan Royals
Virat Kohli
Batsman
Royal Chargers Bangalore
The RCB Captain is an inspiration to all teams he leads and the best batsman in the world.
David Warner
Batsman
2019 Orange Cap winner will look to score heavily again at the top of the Sunrisers order.
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Which IPL Team Will Win the 2020 Indian Premier League?

There are a few teams that stand out from the rest of the pack as we head into the Indian Premier League 2020 season. They are Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings. If you’re interested in IPL betting 2020, it’s hard to look past these franchises.

Unsurprisingly, these are the bookmaker’s favourites as all 3 of them made the playoffs last year, with Mumbai beating Chennai in an extremely close final.

We expect a similarly close tournament this year but we’re backing MS Dhoni’s men to go 1 better than their 2019 performance and claim the 2020 IPL crown. Their squad is extremely strong, and they have an excellent record in the competition.

They didn’t make too many headlines in the 2020 auction but added good experience to their bowling attack in Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood and all-rounder Sam Curran. They’ve got the perfect blend of youth, experience, Indian and overseas players and with Dhoni’s leadership, they can go all the way.

Which IPL Team Will Reach the 2020 Playoffs?

All of the teams will fancy their chances of reaching the playoffs as they enter this season. Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai are expected to take the top 3 spots but there will be huge competition for the remaining place.

Virat Kohli’s RCB will be looking to improve on their abysmal bottom of the table finish last year however many pundits felt their auction was disappointing. Last year’s semi-finalists Delhi Capitals will be looking to repeat their achievements while the Rajasthan Royals will look to break into the top 4 after missing out by just a point last year.

However, if you’re looking to make an IPL bet on a team reaching the playoffs this year, our tip is Kolkata Knight Riders. They had a very good auction and added some world-class talent to an already powerful line-up.

Which Players Will Win the Orange Cap, Purple Cap & MVP?

IPL betting doesn’t just cover teams, you can bet on the achievements of players too.

Each year the league awards an orange cap to the batter who scores the most runs, the bowler who takes the most wickets and an MVP award for the best player overall. The winners of each of these prizes earn ₹10 lakhs ($14,000).

But it’s not just the players who can cash in with these awards, punters can get involved too. Although it’s difficult to pick a winner because of the number of talented players on show, IPL betting on these markets can be lucrative as odds offered by bookmakers are usually high.

Our cricket betting tip for the 2020 orange cap is Aaron Finch. The current Australian limited-overs captain is aggressive and powerful at the top of the order. We expect him to get on the front foot and dominate in most matches.

Finch also holds the record for the 2nd highest individual t20 knock in International cricket when he hit 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018.

For the purple cap, we are going with Rashid Khan. The no.1 ranked t20 bowler in the world finished 2nd in the purple cap standings in 2018 but is still just 21 years old. He continues to improve and is a regular match winner for the Sunrisers, so we expect him to be challenging for this individual honour in 2020.

As for the MVP, it’s a tough call, but given the year he’s had, it’s hard to look past Ben Stokes. Although his last 2 seasons in IPL cricket have been average, his performances for England have been nothing short of heroic.

He almost single-handedly won the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final at Lords and then followed that up with an unbeaten 135 in the 3rd test of the Ashes to win the match. Both innings were watched with awe by pundits and fellow players from around the world. Many regard the Ashes innings as the best test innings ever.

Stokes is on top of the world and can impact matches in every way imaginable. He’s a brilliant fielder, takes wickets and can explode with the bat like few others. He’s our IPL betting 2020 tip for the MVP.

Indian Premier League History

History of Indian Premier League

If you want to make an IPL bet, it’s always a good idea to know the history of the competition. Undoubtedly the most consistent franchise across the history of the Indian Premier League is Chennai Super Kings.

Chennai have never failed to reach the playoffs (except when suspended in 2016/17), have the 2nd most wins ever (3) and the most runner up positions (5). Mumbai are also a team that has performed well historically in the IPL and have the most overall wins (4).

When you look at the full table below, it’s easy to see why these 2 teams are favourites with the bookies again this year.

Year Winner Runner Up
2019 Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
2018 Chennai Super Kings Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017 Mumbai Indians Rising Pune Supergiants
2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore
2015 Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab
2013 Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings
2011 Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore
2010 Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians
2009 Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore
2008 Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2020 Trends and Statistics

Below we have listed the performance of every IPL team in every season since the tournament began, as well as the overall leaders for runs and wickets.

Season 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
(No. of teams) 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 8 8 8
Rajasthan Royals 7th 4th Suspended 4th 5th 3rd 7th 6th 7th 6th 1st
Chennai Super Kings 2nd 1st Suspended 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st SF 2nd
Kolkata Knight Riders 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 1st 7th 1st 4th 6th 8th 6th
Mumbai Indians 1st 5th 1st 5th 1st 4th 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 7th 5th
Delhi Capitals 3rd 8th 6th 6th 7th 8th 9th 3rd 10th 5th SF SF
Kings XI Punjab 6th 7th 5th 8th 8th 2nd 6th 6th 5th 8th 5th SF
Royal Challengers Bangalore 8th 6th 8th 2nd 3rd 7th 5th 5th 2nd 3rd 2nd 7th
Sunrisers Hyderabad 4th 2nd 4th 1st 6th 6th 4th **
Deccan Chargers† * 8th 7th 4th 1st 8th
Pune Warriors India† * 8th 9th 9th **
Kochi Tuskers Kerala† * 8th **
Rising Pune Supergiant† * 2nd 7th **
Gujarat Lions† * 7th 3rd **

* Team defunct.

** Team did not exist.

No longer exists.

 

Most IPL Runs

Batsman Innings Runs Span
Virat Kohli (RCB) 169 5412 2008–2019
Suresh Raina (CSK, GL) 189 5368 2008-2019
Rohit Sharma (DEC, MI) 183 4898 2008-2019
David Warner (DD, SRH) 126 4706 2008-2019
Shikhar Dhawan (DC, MI, SRH) 158 4579 2008-2019

Most IPL Wickets

Bowler Innings Wickets Span
Lasith Malinga (MI) 122 170 2009–2017, 2019
 Amit Mishra (DEC, DC, SRH) 147 157 2008–2019
 Piyush Chawla (KXIP, KKR) 156 150 2008–2019
 Harbhajan Singh (MI, CSK) 157 150 2008–2019
 Dwayne Bravo (MI, CSK), GL) 131 147 2008–2019

IPL 2020 Tickets and Venues

IPL 2020 tickets will be available both online and from the stadium. Although demand is high, there are usually lots of opportunities to see your team of choice as most stadiums are large and each team plays at least 14 times. There’s nothing quite like making an IPL bet and then watching the action unfold, live in the stadium.

IPL 2020 tickets prices will vary greatly from venue to venue and each section of the stadium. On average, the cheapest tickets available range between ₹4-600 and the most expensive can be as much as ₹9-12,000.

IPL 2020 Match Venues

Team City Venue(s)
Chennai Super Kings Chennai, Tamil Nadu M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
Delhi Capitals Delhi, NCR Arun Jaitley Stadium
Kings XI Punjab Mohali (Chandigarh), Punjab PCA Stadium, Mohali
Holkar Stadium, Indore
Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata, West Bengal Eden Gardens
Mumbai Indians Mumbai, Maharashtra Wankhede Stadium
Rajasthan Royals Jaipur, Rajasthan Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telengana Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

IPL’s Greatest Moments

One of the great things about cricket betting is that the game can change so quickly. Over the years there have been some incredible moments in the Indian Premier League that have transformed a match in just a few overs. From amazing feats of batting and bowling, records and near misses. Here are a few of our favourites:

1 – Chris Gayle 175 not out off 66

Chris Gayle is the most dominant power batsman in the history of t20 cricket and holds the record for the most sixes in IPL history – by some distance. On April 23, 2013, the Universe Boss wrote his name into the cricketing history books once again when he smashed 13 fours and 17 sixes in an innings against Pune Warriors. A moment that will live long in the memory of IPL fans.

2 – Malinga 5 Wickets for 13 Runs

Another IPL legend, Lasith Malinga also gets a mention on our list. His 5 wickets for 13 runs in 3.4 overs was one of the most memorable bowling spells in the history of the IPL. He was simply unplayable and cut through the Delhi Daredevils batting order like a knife through butter.

3 – Kieron Pollard’s Hat Trick of Drops

One of the reasons we love the Indian Premier League is because you never know what is going to happen. Often we see brilliance from the world-class cricketers on display. Sometimes not…

West Indian all-rounder, Pollard dropped 3 catches in 3 balls from David Hussey whilst playing for the Mumbai Indians in 2013. It was surely a moment Pollard wanted to forget but it won’t be leaving our minds any time soon.

These are just a few examples of the sporting drama the IPL has thrown up over the years. The unpredictability of the league is what makes IPL betting so interesting. Sports betting in India is a well-loved pastime and it’s a great way to enhance your watching experience. So, get closer to the action and bet on the IPL now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our IPL betting tip for the winner of the 2020 tournament is the Chennai Super Kings. Runners up last year, Chennai did good business in the auction and we expect them to win this year.

The Indian Premier League starts this year on 29 March 2020 and runs until 24 May 2020. The first match is a repeat of last year’s final between Mumbai and Chennai.

Yes, the IPL auction was on 19th December 2019. Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas player ever when Kolkata Knight Riders paid ₹15.5 crore ($2.2 million) for his services.

No, Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2019 and was released by Mumbai Indians in November of the same year.

Yes, Dhoni will once again captain the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in 2020. His side will look to improve on their runners up finish from 2019.

IPL 2020 will have 8 teams. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The bookmaker’s favourites for the 2020 IPL season are last year’s finalists, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. They have both had very strong teams over the past few years.