IPL 2021 Mid-Season Review: Who will lift the IPL 2021 trophy?
The 2021 Indian Premier League has reached a midway point through the regular season and while some teams have had performed on expected lines so far, there have been some sides who’ve surprised many bookmakers with their show. As far as IPL betting is concerned, there have been quite a few twists alongside. With most teams done with half the number of league games, it is time to assess their accomplishments thus far and analyze how they fared on the odds table and bettors.
Are any of the teams with the best IPL odds to win the season still in the running to clinch the title? How have the betting odds changed for the eight teams changed since the start of the tournament? We find out all about that in this article.
What were the pre-tournament IPL betting odds for each team?
|Team||Odds on Bet365 (Pre-tournament)|
|Chennai Super Kings||8.00|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.00|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||9.00|
IPL 2021 Points Table
As things stand now, how does the IPL Points Table look like after the completion of 27 matches?
|Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||0||10||+1.263|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||0||10||-0.171|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||4||-0.494|
How Each Team Has Fared Since The Start Of IPL 2021?
Let’s have a quick look at how the teams have performed until now:
Chennai Super Kings
Undoubtedly, they have been the biggest talking point of 2021. From making shrewd signings in the IPL player’s auction to being the most improved side of the season, they have kept themselves in a good position to seal the playoff spot with five wins from seven games.
Thanks to performances from star players like Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja and youngsters like Sam Curran and Rituraj Gaekwad, CSK look formidable force to be reckoned with.
From being considered an unlikely top-4 team at the start of the tournament, they’ve got the second-best odds to win the title.
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Things were a little uncertain for the Capitals with their 2020 skipper Shreyas Iyer missing 2021 edition due to injury but Rishabh Pant’s captaincy and performance in Iyer’s absence has kept them in a favourable position to seal a top-4 spot this year at the halfway mark.
Be it in form openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw or wicket-taking skills of young Avesh Khan, DC has remained a team to beat for the second year in a row. They have the third-best IPL odds to win the tournament in 2021.
MI lived up to the notion of not being the perfect starters in an IPL season by losing three out of their first five games, giving detractors and bookmakers to lower their outright win odds in 2021.
However, their highest successful IPL chase, against CSK on the back of a whirlwind 34-ball 87 not out by Kieron Pollard, have set them on course to be the ultimate favourite of bookmakers.
They now have the best IPL odds for an outright win in the tournament. MI continues to provide you with a safe betting option to punt your money on right till the end.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB have fought off inconsistency and have remained a top-4 team this season. AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli have been in form and Harshal Patel has been the surprise star with the ball, currently holding the purple cap with 17 wickets so far.
Almost INR 30 Crore was spent on getting the services of Glenn Maxwell (14.25 Crore) and Kyle Jamieson (15 Crore) and the duo has been firing for Kohli’s men. Maxwell is RCB’s highest run-getter so far with 223 runs in 6 innings at a strike rate of 145. Young Jamieson is their second-highest wicket-taker with 9 scalps so far.
RCB now stands at favourable IPL betting odds of making it to the playoffs and therefore a good option for you to bet your money on.
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Desperate to put behind a heartbreaking campaign of last year, Punjab got off to a good start this year with an opening win but slid with two subsequent losses. However, they punched above their weight to score a win over highly fancied Mumbai, showing that they can surprise the best of teams on any given day.
Captain KL Rahul is the season’s highest run-getter with 331 runs from 7 games but apart from him, there haven’t been any standout performers for Punjab. Maybe that’s the bookmakers aren’t giving the Kings much chance to win the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR have not been able to find their best footing this season and are struggling to find consistency.
Their biggest problem has been batting and no one apart from Nitish Rana, with 201 runs from 7 matches, has put a hand up.
They’ve not been able to amass challenging scores and their bowlers Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna haven’t got much to work with. They don’t look like a team who can make it to the playoffs this season and you can bet alongside that.
The Royals were already on the backfoot at the start of the tournament with the absence of pacer Jofra Archer and the winning odds took a major hit with Ben Stokes out injured.
Liam Livingstone and Andrew Tye leaving the tournament midway didn’t make things easier as they had a total of four available overseas players in the squad.
Skipper Sanju Samson has been performing well with the bat but is yet to get support from Jos Buttler and David Miller barring sporadic performances.
The Royals are struggling to impress the bookmakers and their IPL winning odds are stacked against them.
They’ve perhaps made the headlines for the wrong reasons. After six games, out of which they won just one, Sunrisers made a public change of captain, with Kane Williamson taking the charge from out of form David Warner.
Jonny Bairstow has been a standout performer with the bat (248 runs in 6 matches) but no one else has been able to match him. With the ball, Rashid Khan continues to wage a lone battle with 10 wickets so far in the tournament.
Hyderabad is the least favourite team of the bookmakers and has atrocious odds to win.
Latest IPL betting odds for the Outright Winner
|Chennai Super Kings||4.00||4.00||4.20||3.70||3.50|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||4.50||4.50||4.10||3.95||4.35|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||26.00||29.00||23.00||19.00||26.00|
*All IPL betting odds before the start of SRH vs. RR Game on May 2
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