IPL Season Resumption - Opening Round Preview
The countdown has begun and in just a couple of days will the Indian Premier League be back. The resumption of the 2021 season will be held in the United Arab Emirates and with half the campaign left to play the fight for the Playoff spots is wide open. Watch the opening round live on Star Sports, complete broadcasting schedule can be found here.
A season like no other
The 2021 season will without doubt be remembered as one of the most dramatic IPL seasons in the history. From its start back in April, to the postponement only a couple of weeks later, and now finally the resumption where 31 games will be played during a month’s period of time in the United Arab Emirates.
The teams are ready to restart the season and they do it with somewhat new roosters. A number of players have decided to pull out of the league campaign and the affected teams have had to work fast and hard to get new players in place for the opening round.
19 Sep (19:30 IST) Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
20 Sep (19:30 IST) Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore
21 Sep (19:30 IST) Punjab Kings v Rajasthan Royals
22 Sep (19:30 IST) Delhi Capitals v Sunrisers Hyderabad
The league standing as it is ahead the restart has Delhi Capitals in top of the table with 12 points. The Capitals have continued on their strong run from last season, which led them to a narrow defeat in the IPL Final. Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore stand on 10 points, followed by the current champions Mumbai Indians on 8 points.
Interesting here is that Chennai Super Kings are held as favourites to win the IPL this season by Betway, odds at 3.50 prior to the league restart. Both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have to see themselves as underdogs here, currently paying 3.75. Royal Challengers Bangalore, another strong title contender who's still searching for the form can currently be backed to 5.00.
IPL 2021 Winner’s Odds:
Chennai Super Kings (3.50), Delhi Capitals (3.75), Mumbai Indians (3.75), Royal Challengers Bangalore (5.00), Rajasthan Royals (15.00), Kolkata Knight Riders (17.00), Punjab Kings (17.00), Sunrisers Hyderabad (51.00)
In time for the restart of the season Betway has put together a couple of odds specials. Your task is to predict the three opening rounds for three pre-selected teams. The specials can be backed to 7.75.
- CSK to win match 30, KKR to win match 31 and PBSK to win match 32
- CSK to win match 30, KKR to win match 31 and RR to win match 32
- CSK to win match 30, RCB to win match 31 and PBSK to win match 32
- MI to win match 30, KKR to win match 31 and PBSK to win match 32
- MI to win match 30, RCB to win match 31 and RR to win match 32
If you want to find more odds on the Indian Premier League, check out Betway Sportsbook here. Don’t forget to sign up for the new customer offer where you get up to 2500 extra after your first deposit. Follow the steps below and you will have the deposit bonus on your account in time for the opening game on Sunday night.
- Sign up at Betway if you’re a new customer here
- Make a first deposit (+200)
- Your deposit comes with a 100% matched deposit bonus
- You will receive up to 2500 extra
Author: Ramesh Singh