The 2021 Indian Premier League, which is the 14th edition, started on 9 April 2021. It kicked off with a clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, the defending champions.
The IPL was suspended in May 2021 because of Covid-19. However, it is likely to resume in September, but it will be held in the UAE instead. All teams will face the possibility of not having all of their overseas players available, which will greatly affect which team to bet on.
The eight teams competing in the 2021 India Premier League include:
- Mumbai Indians (defending champions)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Chennai Super Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Punjab Kings
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
These eight teams will each play a total of 14 games in the league's group stage — one home and one away game against the other 7 teams. The top four teams will qualify for the play-offs. In this article, we'll explore the four best teams to bet on in the 2021 IPL. In addition, keep checking our top betting tips before wagering on the IPL 2021.
Delhi Capitals are currently the leading team in the 2021 IPL. Although this team has not won the Indian Premier League in the past, they came very close to winning it last year, ending in second position. Although Delhi Capitals amazingly won against the Sunrisers in the IPL playoff, they lost by five wickets in the final game. Considering their performance in the 2020 IPL we have come to the conclusion that the team will be hungry to go home with the trophy this time. That makes them one to watch and bet on in the 2021 IPL.
Chennai Super Kings
After a terrible performance in the 2020 Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings team are back on their feet. The team has already won a good number of their games. In fact, the only defeat that they have had so far in the 2021 IPL happened during the high-scoring game against Delhi Capitals. Chennai Super Kings are currently second in the Indian Premier League 2021 table. And they'll do all they can to remain there. That actually makes them a great team to bet on in this year's IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
With Royal Challengers Bangalore signing some amazing — and expensive — players like Kyle Jamieson, and Glenn Maxwell, the team has performed very well in the first phase of the competition. The team is sitting in third position in the IPL 2021 table. Royal Challengers Bangalore have had one of the best batting performances in the IPL 2021 so far, with their four leading batsmen performing extremely well. Overall, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been fighting hard to be at the top. This makes them a good team to wager on in the 2021 IPL.
Mumbai Indians are the most successful Indian Premier League team. This team has won five trophies. They also have top players who were among the leading seven run-scorers in the 2020 IPL. The top players in the Mumbai Indians team include Quinto de Knock, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav. In general, the Mumbai Indians have many talented players, and they will be one of the difficult teams to beat in the IPL 2021. This makes them the favourite contenders of the title and the best team to bet on.