IPL Betting

Welcome to the #1 resource for IPL betting in 2019.

On this page we will share with you the top betting sites, latest IPL predictions, match schedule, information and history, betting odds and much more.

Everything you need to know to get started betting on this years Indian Premier League.

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These websites have been ranked as per our editors experience with using them, and we have taken an extra emphasis on the offering they have for IPL betting.

For more betting options, I would recommend you check out our review page with a full list of betting sites we have covered.

IPL 2019 Preview

Here you can read our expert analysis of the Indian Premier League 2019. We give you a breakdown of each team, their key players, as well as our predictions for how the tournament will unfold.

You can of course find tips for each match, as well as the current league standings.

Click here to read our full IPL 2019 Preview

Indian Premier League 2019 Results

May 12, 2019
14:00
Mumbai Indians
149/8 in 20.0
Chennai Super Kings
148/7 in 20.0
Indian Premier League 2019 - Final Match
Mumbai won by 1 run
Match Center
May 10, 2019
14:00
Chennai Super Kings
151/4 in 19.0
Delhi Capitals
147/9 in 20.0
Indian Premier League 2019 - 2nd Qualifier Match
Chennai won by 6 wkts
Match Center
May 08, 2019
14:00
Delhi Capitals
165/8 in 19.5
Sunrisers Hyderabad
162/8 in 20.0
Indian Premier League 2019 - Eliminator Match
Delhi Capitals won by 2 wkts
Match Center

IPL 2019 Groups Points Table

Team Played Wins Losses Points Net Run Rate
Mumbai Indians 14 9 5 18 0.421
Chennai Super Kings 14 9 5 18 0.131
Delhi Capitals 14 9 5 18 0.044
Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 6 8 12 0.577
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 6 8 12 0.028
Kings XI Punjab 14 6 8 12 -0.251
Rajasthan Royals 14 5 8 11 -0.449
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 5 8 11 -0.607
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About the IPL

Here we will take a closer look at the teams in the league, read about the history of the IPL and all its intriguing scandals.

Teams

Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings logo
Delhi Capitals Delhi Capitals
Kings XI Punjabs Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians
Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan Royals
Royal Challengers Bangalore Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad

Defunct Teams

Deccan Chargers
Gujarat Lions
Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Pune Warriors India
Rising Pune Supergiant

Tournament Format

The IPL is played using a double round-robin format. This means that each team plays against each other twice, once home and once away. The teams receives points based on winning or losing where the winner receives 2 points and the loser gets 0 points.

After all the games have been played, the top 4 teams are determined according to the amount of points that they have received. The winner plays against the team that came in 4th, and the 2nd place and 3rd place finishers play the second playoff game.

In the event of a tie in the standings, the Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine who has the highest ranking.

After the first playoff games have been played, the highest ranked team that won its playoff game advances directly to the finals, the lowest ranked team that loses is eliminated and the final two teams left standing are playing another game to determine who reaches the final game.

Betting Options

There are plenty of options when it comes to betting on the IPL. Bets are offered on all of the IPL matches at almost all of the online bookmakers, so no matter which you choose, you will find the standard offers available.

In addition to the regular bets, you will also find variations of these, as well as different prop bets you can wager on if you like something more exotic or specific. Here are a few examples:

  • Match Winner

    Bet on who wins the match

  • To Win the Toss

    Bet on who wins the coin toss (read our article here)

  • Match Handicap

    Bet on a team winning by more than a given spread

  • Man of the Match

    Bet on who gets picked as man of the match

  • Top Team Batsman

    Which Batsman will score the highest number of runs, for each team

  • Top Team Bowler

    Which bowler takes the highest amount of wickets

  • Highest Opening Partnership

    which team will score more runs before losing their first wicket

  • 1st Over Total Runs

    How many runs will be scored in the 1st over of the match

  • Total Runs in Match

    Over/under bet for a given number of runs

  • Total Match Sixes

    How many sixes will both teams score in total

  • Most Match Sixes

    Which team will score the most sixes

  • Fall of 1st Wicket

    In which over will the first wicket fall

  • 1st Wicket Method

    Caught, Bowled, LWD, Run Out, Stumped or others

  • Fall of 1st Wicket

    How many runs will the batting team score before the fall of their first wicket

  • A Fifty scored in the match

    Will anyone be able to score a 50 before the match ends

  • Top Team Batsman

    Which Batsman will score the highest number of runs, for each team

And many more. The IPL is prime time for specials and betting options, so make sure to keep an eye on any promotions offered. Make sure to regularly check our blog for the best specials and exclusive offers.

Check your preferred bookmaker for a full list of bets they offer on IPL matches.

History of the IPL

Even though the league only has existed for 12 seasons. Which seems very young for a sport that is older than the country USA. The leauge has quickly become the premiere event in the Cricket world, topped maybe only by the world cup.

It was formed back in 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and has mostly been credited with the reason for T20's rise in popularity over the later years.

As of the IPL 2019, there are 8 teams competing for the elusive title and a chance to compete in the Champions League Twenty20. Given that there are a lot of money sloshing around and plenty of money to win if you get the title, many teams have tried pouring a lot into a team, without much result and thus ending it quickly. After 11 seasons, five teams have fallen under to the tough competition, but we are likely to see new ones emerge in the future and the competition intenify even more!

Its the most attended cricket league in the world.

It has the biggest stars from all over the world.

It has the biggest payouts.

For the most part there have been 8 teams.

The tipping point for the IPL came in September 2017 when Rupert Murdoch’s Star India bought the five-year global media rights for an unprecedented $2.55 billion, making the IPL one of the richest sports properties in the world.

T20 really is a format for the modern world.

And the Indian Premiere League has in all ways been in the forefront of everything related to T20.

With the newfound level of financial security from the IPL, suddenly lower level income people were given an opportunity to play cricket for a living. In India of course, but also all over the world.

And its not only money but its a stage for the players to get noticed on.

Where we can discover the next superstar. Once you have this amount of talent compressed to one area, you get a growing grounds for cricket learning.

Sponsorships

As we talked about earlier in this article, the IPL has had continous growth in its viewer numbers and thus success, which in turn has made businesses all over the world interested in getting a piece of the pie.

2008-2012

From 2008 and up until 2012, DLF was the title sponsor of the IPL and paid about ₹200 crore (about $36 million) for the right to be so. After this period DLF decided to not renew their contract, likely because the great success the IPL saw had the prize sky rocket during those years.

2013

PepsiCo took over in 2013, and would be the head sponsor for the next five years, paying a about ₹400 crore (about $70 million) for that right.

Although this contract ended early, most likely because of the IPL 2013 scandals, they quickly found a new title sponsor in VIVO. They paid a bit ₹190 crore to finish the remaining two seasons of PepsiCo's contract.

2017

In the summer of 2017, VIVO retained the title sponsorship for 2018-2022 when they bid a massive ₹2200 crore (about $310 million), making this one of the most expensive title sponsorships in all of sports.

Other sponsorships includes Tata Motors as the official partners for the next three years, and also Star India who won the IPL media rights from 2017 to 2022, with a massive bid of $2.55 billion. Beating out both Sony and Facebook

This deal costs about $8.5 million per match for Stars, in comparison each match in the English Premiere league match costs $13.5 millions.

And its no wonder they are willing to pay out these amazing sums.

Cricket is the biggest sport in India, by far. In fact 1.3 billion(!) people watched the the league. And cricket attracts an amazing 61% of all team sponsorship in the country (source)

This is not to mention all the lucrative deals all the individual teams have and the huge salaries you can see the players get. Money is pouring into this tournament, and it does not looks like it is about to stop.

Scandals in the Indian Premiere League

In many ways the IPL has been the bad of cricket. Lets look at some of the more unfortunate reasons for its claim to fame.

A lot of the conflicts the IPL has been with International cricket. The federations expect their players to be ready to play for their countries even if there are scheduling conflicts with the IPL.

On the other hand the IPL wanted their season to be cleared of international matches.

With all the success of the IPL they are what we would consider to have "won" the conflict, as the best players prioritize the IPL over international matches.

But really in these kind of conflicts, the true loser is cricket. We hope the IPl and the ICC can figure this out to the best of fans and players alike.

The England and Wales board of cricket (ECB) even attempted to create their own T20 league.

While this has been a reasonable success, it in no way has been close to competing with the IPL. And the league has not been controversy free themselves, having to part way with their initial main sponsor.

Pakistani players not being able to play 2009 - present

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks in (2008) there became even more political tension between Pakistan and India. And cricket players from Pakistan were not allowed to play in the IPL. Hopefully this can be remedied and there can be some form of comradery built in the bonds of cricket.

Chairman and founder sacked 2010

Even the highest authority in the IPL was not safe, and after charges of financial wrongdoing he was removed from the board. And a few years later banned for life from having anything to do with cricket.

Kochi Tuskers failure 2011

A new franchise joined the IPl, but alas the same year they were gone. They failed to pay its bank guarantee, so consequently they were removed.

Spot fixing 2012 - ?

In 2012 the Indian news channel India TV went undercover and got five players to agree to spot fixing, the five players where suspended from the league. But the question about the integrity of the IPL was clear.

The same year it was revealed that some teams paid players under the table.

To combat this problem the IPL changed their policy away from a fixed salary for domestic players, towards the system already in place for the auctions of overseas players.

In 2013, 3 players were arrested charged by the police for spot fixing. They were later handed life bans

Pune Warriors exit 2013

The owners of Pune Warriors pulled out of the league amid financial quarrels with the BCCI.

The big purge 2015

In an effort to clean Indian Cricket of corruption a supreme court-appointed panel suspended both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years. Alot of the BCCI top guys were also removed.

As we all know, the Chennai Super Kings were not too much hindered by their suspension and won in their comeback year.

Drought and the IPL 2016

In 2016 the Bombay high court ordered that the IPL could not play any matches in the state of Maharashtra. This was because of a big drought, and the watering and maintaining cricket grounds was not a priority.

This meant 13 matches relocated, including the final game.

IPL FAQ

The answer to this is as simple as it is frustrating: it depends!

Only you can know which site is the best one for you to bet on cricket at. Some might value that the site offers payments and betting in a specific currency (like INR for example), while others won't care for that much and would rather have them offer bets on esports as well as cricket for them to be the best.

Our list is simply an aggregator of all the factors that we ourselves value, and factors we know others favor, and thus list the ones we believe will on average be the best betting site for a random online betting user. If you are looking for the one that is best for you, you need to do your own research, but a good starting point would be to look at the top of the list at the top of this page.

Go to our recommended betting sites section and see what you would prefer.

This question is tough to answer, so we would refer you to our page specifically targeted towards the laws and regulations currently in place in India.

Check out our India page.

For a short and quick answer to this: there are basically no laws in India (on a federal level) that makes online betting illegal. State level there are some that have explicitly banned it, some legalized it, and most are in-between where they haven't put in place any laws regarding it, thus it continues to be a grey area activity.

Be sure to check your local laws and regulations before you engage in any activity that might be considered illegal though.

The average amount of money each player will take home is whopping Rs 80 lakhs. IPL also makes it mandatory for a franchise to spend at least $3.3 million annually for player fees and give $100 as per day per player daily allowance.

The higest earners are MS Dhoni earning ₹15 crore this year and ₹122.8 totalt. Rohit Sharma has earned almost as much with the same ₹15 crore this year making his total ₹116.8.

Not to bad at all.

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For streaming we recommend the hotstar app.

For betting the Betway app is great.

For information and updates we recommend the offical app

Before the start of the 2019 IPL it was Chennai Superkings SK Raina with 4985 runs

He is less than a 50 ahead of V Kholi though, so it will be exciting to see which of these titans can keep up the high level this season.

An up to date list can be found here

SL Maling, even though he has been retired an entire year, is in the lead with 154 wickets. A Mishra is still 8 behind at 146 wickets.

An up to date list can be found here

Star Sports bought the IPL for a record 16,347 crores. So you either need access to them on your TV. Or you can stream the games at hotstar whihc is also owned by the same company.

For more information read our streaming guide

We're not sure, maybe your local wizard knows. If you find someone who has this kind of information we assume they are incredibly rich.

If not, they are probably trying to trick you.

Well even if we can't give you 100% guarantee of a win, we can guarantee that the tips are written by experts who live and breathe cricket. And use all the information they can find to make an educated guess about who the winner is.

Right here at this site you can find our expert analysis of all upcoming matches in the IPL. And you can even make your own by competing in our pickem challenge. You can also follow other top predictors and see what they have chosen for their next matches.

A total of INR 1,06,80,00,000 was spent on Auction Day in Jaipur

You can see all the wild spending here: IPL2019 auction

A Super Over, also called a one-over eliminator or simply an eliminator, is a tie-breaking method used in limited-overs cricket matches. The super over is a reduced version of the match that consists only of one over (six balls) and two wickets for each team.

Go to our recommended betting sites section and see what you would prefer.

Our top recommendation at the moment would be Betway.

A bookmaker (or bookie, which is slang for bookmaker) is a person or organization that offers bets on various events, usually sporting events. Most commonly they offer up fixed odds, where you know the odds you get on your bet when you place your wager, but sometimes the odds can be parimutuel, meaning they change based on the betting volume on the various outcomes.

If you want to read more about bookmakers, how they work, how they make money, check out our guide on odds where we explain how odds work, but in relation to bookmakers.

IPL Results

Here is a short list of the previous tournaments of the IPL, how they went, who did what and a summary of each of them.


IPL 2018 Season 11

The comeback season for both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

And what a comeback it was!

The top 4 after the regular season were 1. Sunrisers Hyderabad (18pts), 2. Chennai Super Kings (18pts), 3. Kolkata Knight Riders (16pts) and 4. Rajasthan Royals (14pts).

The playoffs showed that the standings were well deserved. Starting with Sunrisers losing to the Chennai team. The next day the Knight Riders eliminated Rajasthan Royals.

Their joy was short lived however, as two days later the Knight riders were themselves eliminated at the hands of the merciless Sunrisers.

This meant the chance for revenge for Sunrisers in a rematch against the Super Kings.

The previous loss would not be remembered by anyone if they won the final.

But alas

The Chennai Super Kings seemed destined to win in their comeback season, and that is just what they did.

Winner

Chennai Super Kings

Man of the Series

Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 16 matches, 357 runs, 17 wickets

Most wickets

Andrew Tye (Kings XI Punjab) – 24 wickets

Most runs

Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 735 runs

Read our preview of the IPL 2018

IPL 2017 Season 10

IPL 10 finished with a very exciting final were Mumbai Indians won by a single run against Rising Pune Supergiant.

This made it the Indians third championship in the IPL, the highest number at the time.

Top moments:

  • Knight Riders bowling 49-10 against RCB
  • Chris Linn and Sunil Narang made 105 runs from just six overs.
  • Two hattricks in the same day! First was RCB`s Samuel Badree, and then later in the evening Andrew Tye. Both against top batsmen.
  • One super over, where Gujarat Lions up against the Mumbai Indians. Where the Indians lost two wickets, and got 11 runs with one ball left. But even more crazy, the Lions only manage six runs with AAron Finch and Bredan Mccullum
  • In the Delhi Daredevils against Gujarat Lions. The Lions open with an amazing 207 runs. But Samson and Pant with a stunning performance. 16! sixes and a total of 143 in 10.3 overs for the pair. The comeback is finished with 2 and a half overs to spare

Honourable mention: Good sportsmanship, exemplified by Rainas comforting a distraught player from the opposing team.

Winner

Mumbai Indians

Man of the Series

Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant) – 12 matches, 316 runs, 12 wickets

Most wickets

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 26

Most runs

David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 641

Read our preview of the IPL 2017

IPL 2016 Season 9

The Vivo IPL 2016 was filled with great matches and excitement. The season began with a giant drama ending in the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. In the end it was won by Sunrisers Hyderabad who won a close final against Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs.

The Royal Challengers were favorites from the beginning and remained strong the entire season, only faultering at the finsih line. Where the Sunrisers were able to battle through and take the title in a surprise ending. Ben Cutting were the clear man of the match.

Winner

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Man of the Series

Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 16 matches, 973 runs, 0 wickets

Most wickets

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 23

Most runs

Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 973

Read our preview of the IPL 2016

IPL 2015 Season 8

Winner: Mumbai Indians

The defending champions did not have a great tournament and were not even present in the finals. And instead the Indian bested Chennai Super Kings to get their second IPL win.

Rohit Sharma was the dominating force in the final and deservedly won the MVP award for that match.

Winner

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Man of the Series

Andre Russel (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Most wickets

Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings) - 26

Most runs

David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) - 562

Read our preview of the IPL 2015

IPL 2014 Season 7

Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders

The Pepsi IPL 2014 were a bit marred by the withdrawal of Pune Warriors India. For security reasons quite a bit of the tournament was held outside the country in UAE.

The boys form Kolkata won an exciting finals over Kings XI Punjab.

Winner

Kolkata Knight Riders

Man of the Series

Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)

Most wickets

Mohit Sharma (CSK) - 23

Most runs

Robin Uthappa (KKR) - 660

Read our preview of the IPL 2014

IPL 2013 Season 6

Winner

Mumbai Indians

Man of the Series

Shane Watson (RR)

Most wickets

Dwayne Bravo (CSK) -32

Most runs

Michael Hussey (CSK) - 733

Read our preview of the IPL 2013

IPL 2012 Season 5

Winner

Kolkata Knight Riders

Man of the Series

Sunil Narine (KKR)

Most wickets

Morne Morkel (DD) - 25

Most runs

Chris Gayle (RCB) - 733


IPL 2011 Season 4

Winner

Chennai Super Kings

Man of the Series

Chris Gayle (RCB) (608 runs, 8 wickets)

Most wickets

Lasith Malinga, (MI) (28)

Most runs

Chris Gayle (RCB) (608)


IPL 2010 Season 3

Winner

Chennai Super Kings

Man of the Series

Sachin Tendulkar (MI)

Most wickets

Pragyan Ojha (DC) (21)

Most runs

Sachin Tendulkar (MI) (618)


IPL 2009 Season 2

Winner

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Man of the Series

Adam Gilchrist (DC) (495 runs and 18 dismissals)

Most wickets

RP Singh (DC) (23)

Most runs

Matthew Hayden (CSK) (572)


IPL 2008 First Season

Winner

Rajasthan Royals

Man of the Series

Shane Watson (RR) (472 runs and 17 wickets)

Most wickets

Sohail Tanvir (RR) (22)

Most runs

Shaun Marsh (KXIP) (616)

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