In the northern hemisphere, the Cricket season may well have drawn to a close, but in the southern hemisphere, where we are heading into the warmer summer months, things are starting to really gather pace. Not only do we have a number of international test match tours set to go ahead, with England travelling to South Africa for one, but the hugely popular Indian Premier League is providing us with plenty of dramatic cricket right now.
We have already seen some incredible matches, with four games decided by the need for a Super Over, while we have seen a number of games decided by ten runs or fewer, as well as the usual smattering of convincing wins for some teams, including the Mumbai Indians gaining revenge for their opening week loss to Chennai Super Kings by defeating them by 10 wickets with 46 balls left of their innings last Friday evening.
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Let’s now take a look at how things stand in the Indian Premier League ahead of this week’s games in the tournament.
Indian Premier League Table
- Mumbai Indians – 7-4 – 14 pts
- Delhi Capitals – 7-4 – 14 pts
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7-4 – 14 pts
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 6-5 – 12 pts
- Kings XI Punjab – 5-6 – 10 pts
- Rajasthan Royals – 5-7 – 10 pts
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – 4-7 – 8 pts
- Chennai Super Kings – 4-8 – 8 pts
- Mon 26th October – Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
- Tue 27th October – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Capitals
- Wed 28th October – Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Thu 29th October – Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders
- Fri 30th October – Kings XI Punjab v Rajastan Royals
- Sat 31st October – Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Indians
- Sat 31st October – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Sunday 1st November – Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab
- Sunday 1st November – Kolkata Knight Risers v Rajasthan Royals
- Monday 2nd November – Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Tuesday 3rd November – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians
Once these final games in the league stages have been completed, the top four teams in the table will qualify the players, with two semifinals contested with the losers of the semifinals playing a third-place match before the two semifinal winners contest the final on the 10th November.
With the action starting at 2pm UK time, it means that punters based in the UK can enjoy plenty of betting options on the game, including both pre-match betting and In Play betting.
What markets are available on each game?
Bet365 offers a wide range of markets on each game including betting on which team will win the match (no matches can be drawn, with ties decided by a Super Over) and you can also place bets on markets including the Top Team Batsman for each of the two teams contesting the match.
Other bets include betting on how many runs will be scored during the first over of the game, which player will be the top bowler for each team, the total number of Match Wickets that any of the bowlers will take during the game and you can even bet on which player will be named by the official selectors as the player of the match.
However this is just a small selection of the different bets available with bet365 in the pre-match market as you can even place bets on which out of two names batsmen will score the most runs in the game, whether or not there will be a hundred or a fifty scored in the game and which team will score the greatest number of runs across the first six overs of these 20-over matches.
You can also bet on whether a game will go to the dreaded Super Over to decide the winner, or not.
You can then add to this an extensive range of In Play betting markets on each game to really pad out your betting on each game in the competition too.
Who do we think will win the IPL this season?
It certainly has been an up and down season for the teams this year and to be truthful, there is not one outstanding team that looks likely to be the winner of the tournament. All three of the top teams with a 7-4 record have done well, but equally they have also had poorer performances and in truth, it will be the team able best to cope with the playoff format once the main league season has ended that come out on top.
In truth, we think it will be the team that maintains form going into the playoffs that will take the crown and in that respect that fact that Kings XI Punjab have won all of their last four means that they could not only push on into the playoffs, but also be a real threat once the playoffs kick in.