Now in its 14th season, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still the premier club cricket tournament in the world, despite increasing competition from other burgeoning tournaments such as Australia’s Big Bash League, the Caribbean Premier League and even South Africa’s very own Mzansi Super League.
What makes IPL 14 unique is that for the first time in the tournament’s illustrious history, we’re experiencing the season in two parts. Part I: 9 April – 2 May, 29 matches out of 60 matches were played in India in a strict covid-19-secure bio-bubble and without fans. Part II: 19 September – 15 October, the remaining 31 were rescheduled to the UAE in a 27-day window, following an abrupt halt in early May after the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the tournament bubble, as the Delta variant ravaged large parts of India.
With such a chock-a-block schedule, it would be impossible not to get gripped by the pioneering T20 extravaganza. However, to truly have an immersive experience you’ve got to get ‘skin in the game’ so to speak. This is where fans can make watching the IPL worth their while, by putting their money where their mouth is, and betting on it.
The simplest way to bet on the IPL is to sign up to a legal, safe and secure online bookmaker such as Millionaires Gaming Sports Betting and select which team you think is likely to win a particular match in a two-way market. However, there are countless other markets you can place a bet on Pre-Match (before a match begins) or Live-In Play (during a match).
One of the more fun markets is the 1st Innings – Team Total Runs during a match. An early loss of wicket will lower the initial predicted total, allowing you to bet on over the new predicted total if you think the batting lineup has enough in the tank. In contrast, if the openers get off to a flyer in the opening overs you can go Under the now inflated total, if you back the bowling team to reign it back later in the match.
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