IPL betting has never been so exciting and now you can get the latest IPL odds, stats, live updates and more right here with Bet UK. Betting on IPL games began as soon as the tournament was launched way back in 2007, and to this day the IPL is the world’s flagship T20 domestic competition. Especaially as it has the most attended cricket league in the world.
The millions of pounds spent attracting the best cricket players in the world to India, no wonder cricket betting fans from across the planet book out the IPL season for their wagers. Whether you support a team like the Chennai Super Kings or Mumbai Indians, or prefer to bet on cricket players at an individual level, Bet UK has everything you need to place IPL bets today.
What’s more, the winning bet cricket fans crave to master is more easily found within these markets, which offer extensive stats and updates so you can make the most reasoned decisions.
How to bet on IPL
IPL betting online is primarily focused on two bet types: either betting on individual matches and players, or betting on season-long wagers. The first is where you can get IPL odds online covering everything from who will win a match, which player will take the most wickets, and which batter will top score. This is also where you can bet live on IPL cricket games, to do this check out our live betting markets where you can bet on IPL games as they happen.
The second type is for punters who love looking ahead to the end of the season. Bets such as who will win the IPL, who will top score, who will be named MVP and which players will be sold to which teams can all be found here.
No matter how you bet on IPL, the way to place a wager is always the same. First, log into your Bet UK profile or sign up for an account today. Then once you’ve made your first deposit, head over to our sportsbook where you’ll find the IPL betting odds in the search bar. Choose your market to bet on, select the odds and enter your stake in the pop-up bet slip. Once you’re happy with the risk and reward required, his Place Bet to complete the process.
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Best IPL teams to bet on
The Indian Premier League has produced some legendary teams down the years and the best thing about this tournament is that any team can win it. The IPL auction acts as a leveller where teams can choose how much they want to pay for the elite stars. This means we might not know the best teams in IPL one year until just a few weeks before the tournament.
Some franchises have, however, fared better than others since the Indian Premier League’s inception. Here are just some of them to look out for:
Rajasthan Royals – Winners of the inaugural IPL in 2008, the Rajasthan Royals have never replicated that feat. However, the team reached the IPL final in 2022, losing to newcomers Gujarat Titans.
Mumbai Indians – Having won the Indian Premier League five times between 2013 and 2020, the Mumbai Indians are many people's favourite team. And they're usually a good source of profit for any bet cricket fans may think of placing.
Delhi Capitals – The big team from Delhi still hadn't won an IPL title as of 2022, despite reaching the semi-finals five times and the final once. They're usually a good bet for season-long markets.
Punjab Kings – Arguably the worst IPL franchise, Punjab Kings are great to bet on precisely because they are predictable.
Popular cricket bets
When it comes to making a bet cricket fans usually focus on the general match odds, such as match winner, top bowler and top batter. Here’s a little more detail about what the most popular cricket betting markets are and what mean in relation to the IPL…
Match result – Most cricket betting fans wager on the match result. And whether it’s Test cricket or the IPL, this popularity remains strong. The IPL is great for match result betting in a live context, because boundaries and wickets can trigger big swings in the odds.
Top bowler – IPL bowlers are famed for their dexterity with the ball in hand, and cause havoc for inexperienced batters. Betting on who takes the most wickets is a common wager.
Top batter – Likewise, you can wager on which player will top score at the crease either for their team during an innings, or in a match overall. Quite often the IPL odds favour top-order batters.
Over/Under – Wager on how many runs a team will score, whether it be over or under a specific line. Over/Unders are a smart wager to follow and help improve your knowledge of the teams.
IPL betting tips
When it comes to the Indian Premier League there are a few additional IPL betting tips that are worth considering before you place a wager. Remember, the IPL is a fast-paced tournament where new favourites are created every season. So we can’t simply rely on the usual big boys every year.
Some top Indian Premier League betting tips include:
Do your research – It’s worth reading up on which teams fared well in the IPL auction, and which have the pick of the star international talent. From here, you can place smarter bets by knowing who the key players for each cricket team.
Back the batters – The IPL is a batter’s game. It’s all about slogging those deliveries over the boundary, and so the team with the best batters usually comes out on top. So, keep an eye on the batting stats and consider your wagers from there.
Follow live – Here at Bet UK you can follow the IPL live and bet in-play on scores of bet types. Following a game live gives you deeper insight and a better understanding of how a game might pan out.
Follow the toss – Researchers a few years ago found the team that bats second win Indian Premier League games 58% of the time. If you keep an eye on the toss and bet on the team batting second, then over the course of the season you should, the theory goes, win wagers at a 6:10 ratio.
IPL Betting FAQs
Q. Is IPL a betting game?
The IPL presents vast betting opportunities for UK viewers, the popularity of the game meant that sportsbooks in England have begun to accept bets for the competition. You can show your support for the Indian Premier League and place bets on your favourite teams at Bet UK.
Q. How do I bet on IPL?
A. To place a bet on the Indian Premier League, you must have an account with a licensed sportsbook that will accept bets on the Indian Premier League like Bet UK who have thousands of betting markets across a number of sports and cricket matches and competitions, including the Indian Premier League.
Q. Who won the 2022 Indian Premier League?
A. Gujarat Titans won the 2022 IPL on May 29th 2022, they played Rajasthan Royals in the final of the competition, which saw Rajasthan bat first and score 130 runs in 20 overs. A fantastic inning from Shubman Gill, who finished on 45 not out, helped the Titans claim their first title-winning by 7 wickets.
Q. Who are the worst team in Indian Premier League history?
Despite finishing as semi-finalists and finalists in their history, Punjab Kings are technically the worst team in Indian Premier League history based on win/loss record. They have played 212 matches (stat taken before 2023 season), losing 115 games and winning 97. This is a win ratio of 45.75%, the lowest in the history of the competition.