IPL 2019 Betting Tips and Predictions

Ruben Hill
March 22, 2019

The twelfth running of the hard hitting, fast living and supremely lucrative Indian Premier League is here and the cricket world has gone mad.

Each year the IPL gets bigger, the shots get longer, and more zeros start appearing on cheques but that is no bad thing as now the tournament really has become THE signature global cricket event for the hard core and casual fan.

Naturally, betting on the Indian Premier League has become big business too as those looking for a punt are well recommended to try an IPL betting app that allows you to access the action with a simple tap.

So, as eight teams prepare to commence boundary battle across sixty games, which teams should you be keeping a close eye on and who has the potential to take the tournament by storm?

The favourites

Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Sunrisers lost out to CSK in last years final but head the betting for the title in 2019.

The Sunrisers retained the services of David Warner and New Zealander Kane Williamson as two of their star oversea players with both eager to make another big impact.

However, the capture of Englishman Jonny Bairstow is viewed as something of coup as the wicket-keeper has been a star for England over the last 12 months behind the stumps and with the bat.

Chennai Super Kings

Aussie Shane Watson powered the Super Kings to victory over Sunrisers in 2018 thanks to an almighty 117 not out from just 57 deliveries.

It is no surprise to see CSK up there with Sunrisers once again as favourites after Watson was retained for 2019 whilst Englishman Sam Billings looks to have a strong tournament in what is already a formidable outfit seeking a record breaking 4th IPL in 2019.

Star man?

Englishman Sam Curran was the big winner of the 2019 IPL auction after Kings Punjab XI put their faith in the untested 20-year-old and snapped the Kent wicketkeeper/batsman up for a hefty £800,000.

However, if there is one man capable of setting the tournament alight it is the fresh-faced Curran.

During England’s test series against India last year, Curran was named England’s player of the series after contributing 272 runs whilst taking 11 wickets.

This was after the youngster was omitted from the third match despite earning the man of the match in the second test.

On to the shortest form of the game and Curran burst onto the English T20 domestic scene in 2015 at the tender age of just 17.

In 2017/18, Curran played for the Auckland Aces in the Super Smash and his continuous rise to the top prompted Kings Punjab XI to invest heavily in him for this seasons IPL.

Curran begins his IPL adventure with a trip to face the Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

All eyes will be on the Englishman but if his performance so far for England are anything to go by, then India is in for a real treat and the Kings Punjab XI could be patting themselves on the back for snapping up something of a bargain.

 

 

 

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