IPL 2021, Tournament Preview and Outright Betting Tips
IPL 2021, Tournament Preview and Outright Betting Tips

The IPL is back! Bio bubbles and all the different COVID measures will be in place as IPL 2021 is raring to go. Let’s take a look at the squads and where I see some value on a betting front.

MUMBAI INDIANS – aka The Premiers

Spin: Krunal Pandya, Chahar & Chawla

Death bowling: Bumrah & Boult

Big hitting finishers: Pollard & Hardik

Big scorers: Rohit & De Kock

Verdict: Lack of a seam depth behind Bumrah could be a concern as well as the wrist spin department. That Pollard & Pandya finishing combination does spell total destruction though.


Spin: Tahir, Jadeja & Moeen Ali

Death bowling: Dwayne Bravo

Big hitting finishers: Dhoni

Big scorers: Du Plessis & Raina

Verdict: The most crucial aspect of the Kings’ campaign could be the efficiency of their medical staff and trainers in keeping the old wheels in their ranks well-greased. I struggle to see yesterday’s heroes rise to the occasion to get them to the final.


Spin: Rashid Khan

Death bowling: Buvi Kumar & Natarajan

Big hitting finishers: Mohamad Nabi, Vijay Shankar & Kedar Yadav

Big scorers: Warner, Bairstow & Williamson

Verdict: Losing Mitch Marsh was a big blow. Jason Roy is a match-winner but where SRH fall short is in the big hitting lower order department – the exact role Marsh would have played. The Sunrisers will need the trio of Sandeep, Buvi and Natarajan to be at their best to make up for some batting frailties or else darkness will fall in 2021 rather than a new dawn.


Spin: Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan & Varun Chakravarthy

Death bowling: Pat Cummins

Big hitting finishers: André Russell & Eoin Morgan

Big scorers: Shubman Gill

Verdict: Look left, look right and still no sign of any quality local quicks available to KKR. They will rely on their spin options but Morgan and Russell need to be at their best if the men in purple are able to be competitive. Hit Cummins with the biggest Voltaren jab you have cause he is about to be tasked with carrying a team!

RAJASTHAN ROYALS – aka Middle Class

Spin: Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande & Shreyas Gopal

Death bowling: Jofra Archer, Chris Morris & Mustafizur Rahman

Big hitting finishers: Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube & David Miller

Big scorers: Sanju Samson & Jos Buttler

Verdict: They may have the most expensive player in the league (Morris) but with Archer missing initially this could be a campaign delivering rocks rather than diamonds unless the Poms in their ranks go Royal on a regular basis. I rate them being lower middle class instead of Royal.

PUNJAB KINGS – aka The Princes without a Throne

Spin: Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin & Fabian Allen

Death bowling: Chris Jordan & Mohammed Shami

Big hitting finishers: Nicholas Pooran & Moises Henriques

Big scorers: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal & Dawid Malan

Verdict: Plenty of exciting batters but not enough quality in the bowling ranks. More pauper than king in my opinion.


Spin: Chahal, Zampa & Sundar

Death bowling: Siraj, Saini & Kane Richardson/Daniel Sams

Big hitting finishers: Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell & Dan Christian

Big scorers: Kohli & AB

Verdict: We’ve seen this movie before – RCB have beautiful sport cars at their disposal (Kohli, De Villiers & Maxwell) but do they have the ugly SUV or pick-up truck that gets the daily grind done this season?

DELHI CAPITALS – aka Fast & Furious

Spin: R Ashwin, Axar Patel & Amit Mishra

Death bowling: Rabada & Nortje

Big hitting finishers: Pant, Stoinis, Billings & Hetmeyer

Big scorers: Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rahane & Steve Smith

Verdict: Finding the right balance in their batting will be vital for Delhi as they have plenty of solid options at the top but will need to blend that with necessary stroke players. KG & Anrich will once again be vital to their cause as they look to go one better in 2021.

BETOLIMP Best Bets for IPL 2021 Outrights

Top Punjab Kings Bowler – R Bishnoi @ 5.50

Top Tournament Bowler – JJ Bumrah @ 7.00

Player to score the most sixes in the tournament – Rishabh Pant @ 11.00

Player to score the most sixes in the tournament – Jos Buttler @ 15.00

Top KKR Batsman – Shubman Gill @ 2.75

Top Rajasthan Royals Batsman – Sanju Samson @ 3.10

Top Tournament Runscorer – Johnny Bairstow @ 21.00

To finish Bottom – Chennai Super Kings @ 5.50

Delhi Capitals & Mumbai Indians to play in the Final @ 10.00

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