As the IPL seems to be closing in, the odds are also being set by several bookmakers. Of course, these odds are not set in stone. After the auctions and the team structures, the odds will alter. However, the statistics and current team performance have contributed to the odds that are currently displayed.
There are many favorites that are coming up this IPL season. The first, definitely, is the previous season’s champion, Mumbai Indians. Along with them, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to hold some edge too. Here are the probable odds breakdown:
Mumbai Indians – Odds: 5.00
Mumbai Indians won the previous season and the team has managed to win the IPL 5 times. Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan scored amazing runs and Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah were unstoppable when it came to taking wickets. Overall, this side still shows a lot of potential.
Delhi Capitals – Odds: 5.50
While Delhi Capitals may not have won the IPL trophy before, they have definitely got close to the trophy. In the previous season, they went Second and that means, the men are desperate for the Trophy this time. The capable hands of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada will be leading the team. Rabada had been the top name in 2020 in the wicket-takers list. So, the attention of the audience and bookies are glued to the screen for DC.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Odds: 6.00
Royal Challengers Bangalore – the name may just be cemented in history as the underachievers in the previous IPL season. They were not able to get past the playoffs, which was truly tragic. It is clear that consistency is the problem with the RCB squad since they do not have a dearth of big names. With the capable captain Virat Kohli leading the squad, RCB can stand strong if they can reignite their consistency.
Chennai Super Kings – Odds: 7.00
CSK finished second and it is clear that they are one of the favorites in 2021. They got the prizes in 2010, 2011, and also in 2018. Dhoni may have retired from all forms of cricket but he is going to lead CSK in this IPL season as well. So, people are really looking to see how Dhoni will stand tall in his form and how he would lead the squad of CSK towards a probable win.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Odds: 7.00
Sunrisers are known as the team that won their maiden season with the IPL trophy. Warner is the top runner in all of the history of IPL. So, if we look at Sunrisers, you will realize that the team has Rashid Khan (the top bowler in T20) and Warner as batsmen, all looking to make the most out of this IPL season.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Odds: 7.50
KKR has won the title two times and that has been long ago – back in 2014. They had a painful journey last season, losing out the playoffs. However, KKR may be coming strong this time around. Hopefully, they will make changes in their team structure. Eoin Morgan and Shubman Gill are famous names who can lead the team forward. Big name Andre Russell may have failed to make a difference with the bat and he remains a formidable player. It all depends on the form of the team if they are to make a mark in 2021 IPL.
Kings XI Punjab – Odds: 10.00
This unfortunate team had not been able to make a mark in the entire IPL history. Punjab has never won the title and bookies do not put high hopes on them. KL Rahul happens to be the leader in runs in last season but even then, the weakness of Punjab remained their inability to take wickets. Hopefully, they can synchronize their good batting with an equivalent bowling power.
Rajasthan Royals – Odds: 10.00
RR won the first-ever IPL match but there hasn’t been much change after that. They stood at the bottom of the table last season and hence, not many hopes are staying with this team. They do have Steve Smith in their squad but other than that, their form is lackluster.
It is not possible to predict who will win this season’s IPL. MI is looking bright at this stage but much of it would depend on the auction and the team structures. These odds would likely change a lot. So, keep your eyes peeled.