It’s not the IPL season that cricket fans in India, and around the world, were expecting, but the 13th season of the Indian Premier League is set to begin this Saturday, September 19th in the United Arab Emirates with all the best bookmakers backing the Mumbai Indians to win their 5th IPL title.
The 2020 IPL season was originally scheduled to start on the 29th of March in India, but due to the global coronavirus pandemic, it was delayed, and then rescheduled to begin this September.
Since the 2020 IPL season was rescheduled, the top international bookmakers have been offering outright odds for bets on which IPL team will win the tournament.
These odds differ between betting sites, and teams, but one thing is clear – bookmakers are backing the Mumbai Indians to win the 2020 IPL Championship.
If you want to place a bet on the 2020 IPL season you will find all the best cricket betting sites here. With IPL odds from top international bookmakers like Betway, 888sport, Bet365 and LeoVegas, cricket bettors from India, the UK and New Zealand are more than spoilt for choice.
Best odds: 5.00 (Betway, 888sport, Bet365)
Worst odds: 4.75 (LeoVegas)
The Mumbai Indians are looking to win their first-ever back-to-back IPL title and they are favourites to do so with all the top international bookmakers.
The Indians boast a team full of talented international cricketers including captain Rohit Sharma, Australian batsman Chris Lynn and West Indian all-rounder Kerion Pollard.
The Indians take on the Chennai Super Kings, one of the other IPL favourites, in their opening match so this game should be a great indicator of the season to come.
Best odds: 7.00 (Betway)
Worst odds: 5.50 (Bet365, LeoVegas)
The Sunrisers Hyderabad only have one IPL championship to their name but this hasn’t stopped some bookmakers from pricing them as the second-favourites to take the 2020 IPL crown.
The Sunrisers made the IPL playoffs in 2020 and with a new coach, former England boss Trevor Bayliss, they will be looking to build on this momentum for the 2020 season.
Kiwi BLACKCAPS captain Kane Williamson will be one to watch and the Hyderabad-based team will also be relying on their opening batsmen David Warner and Jonny Bairstow for crucial early runs.
Chennai Super Kings
Best odds: 6.50 (LeoVegas)
Worst odds: 5.50 (Betway)
The Chennai Super Kings are a formidable force in the IPL and after coming 2nd in last year’s tournament, they will be hoping to go all the way this year to add a fourth IPL trophy to their cabinet.
Depending on the bookie you choose, the Super Kings are one of the other favourites to win the 2020 IPL Championship and rightly so being one of the most formidable bowling sides.
The Super Kings welcome the return of bowler Imran Tahir and they also have top all-rounders from around the world including Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja and Shane Watson.
The Super Kings are led by Indian cricketing great MS Dhoni who will be excited to make waves in the UAE after recently retiring from international cricket.
Best odds: 7.00 (888sport, Bet365)
Worst odds: 6.50 (Betway, LeoVegas)
The Delhi Capitals may not be the #1 favourite to win the IPL this year but after a strong 2019 season that ended with a playoff appearance, the Delhi side will be looking to build on last year’s momentum.
The Capitals are coached by Australian cricketing great, Ricky Ponting, and have several talented local and international cricketers that they will be relying upon throughout the season including Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes and Kagiso Rabada.
The Capitals play the Kings XI Punjab in their opening match in Dubai and will be aiming to make a strong statement against a team that not many are predicting to win the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Best odds: 8.00 (Bet365)
Worst odds: 6.50 (888sport)
The Knight Riders have the IPL’s most expensive player, Pat Cummins but whether he and England Captain Eoin Morgan will be able to help KKR to claim the 2020 IPL title is anybody’s guess.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Best odds: 8.00 (LeoVegas, Bet365)
Worst odds: 7.00 (Betway, 888sport)
The Royal Challengers might be a good bet for anybody looking to back an outsider to win the 2020 IPL tournament. With a top three of Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Aaron Finch the Bangalore-based side will be looking to improve on recent years of underperformance.
Kings XI Punjab
Best odds: 10.00 (LeoVegas, Bet365)
Worst odds: 9.00 (Betway, 888sport)
The Kings XI boast top T20 cricketers in Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Jordan but with a team full of young Indian talent no bookie is predicting anything special from the Kings XI this year.
Best odds: 12.00 (Betway)
Worst odds: 10.00 (LeoVegas, Bet365)
The Royals haven’t won an IPL competition since the inaugural IPL season back in 2008 and with a disappointing 7th place finish in 2019 the Royals come in as the IPL underdog for the 2020 season. The Royals will be relying on talents such as Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler to get the job done but few are predicting such will happen.