The Indian Premier League, also known as the IPL, is the most popular cricket competition in the world. It is hotly contested each year by eight Indian teams during the months of March, April, and May. Below you will find everything that you need to know about this highly entertaining T20 tournament, including IPL predictions for 2021 and our team odds.
IPL 14 in 2021
The 2021 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 14, is going to be the 14th season of this Indian Twenty20 league tournament. IPL 14 is currently set to be played between 11 April and 6 June 2021. There will eight teams competing and 60 matches in total will be played during IPL 2021. The reigning champions, and our best bet in our IPL prediction, are the Mumbai Indians who won both the 2020 and 2019 IPL seasons.
* This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change due to uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IPL Changes in 2021
- The Kings XI Punjab have been rebranded. Their new name is now the Punjab Kings as of 17 February 2021.
- There will be no additional teams added to the IPL this season.
- The quota rule for overseas players will increase from four to five for IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 Venue
On 30 January 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that they fully intended to host the tournament in India. However, with the increase of COVID-19 cases rising in the country the BCCI has also signaled that the UAE is being considered as a backup venue if the conditions in India worsen.
IPL 2021 Auction
The IPL 2021 Auction occurred on 18 February 2021 in Chennai. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPL 13 occurred late last year, completing on 10 November 2020. Since the BCCI could not delay IPL 14 seeing as the T20 World cup 2021 is also soon coming up in October 2021 there had not been enough time to organise a Mega Auction before IPL 2021.
57 players were released and 139 players were retained. You can find the auction results here. This information will be useful for your IPL predictions.
IPL Predictions 2021 and Winner Odds
Cricket bookmakers haven’t yet assigned winner odds for IPL 14 yet. However, we shall update them with our IPL predictions as soon as they are available!
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Sunrisers Hyderabad –
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Chennai Super Kings –
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Royal Challengers Bangalore –
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Rajasthan Royals –
Punjab Kings –
When Did the Indian Premier League Come into Being?
In September 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI) announced that the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League would be launched in April the following year. In January 2008, an auction was held in order to determine the owners of the teams that would participate in the league.
The winners were eventually announced to the public, as well as the cities that the eight teams would be from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Mohali. In the end, the eight teams were sold for a combined total of $723.59 million.
Interesting IPL Facts
Praveen Kumar has bowled the most dot balls in IPL history. He played 119 matches and bowled a staggering 1075 dot balls. To add to this, he has also bowled the most maidens (fourteen). He also bowled the very first over of the IPL.
Dale Steyn bowled the highest number of dot balls in one IPL tournament. In 2013, he bowled 407 balls, with 212 of them being dots.
David Warner and Chris Gayle have won the orange cap two times. Warner won it in 2015 and 2017, while Gayle won it in 2011 and 2012. For those of you who don’t know, an orange cap is worn by the leading run-scorer throughout the tournament, with the eventual top scorer getting to keep it.
Bhuveneshwar Kumar has won the purple cap twice, which is more than any other bowler. He won it in 2016 (23 wickets) and in 2017 (26 wickets). The purple cap is worn by the tournament’s leading wicket taker.
Chris Gayle has scored the most IPL centuries (six) and has the most Man of the Match awards (twenty). If this wasn’t enough, he also has the record for the highest IPL score. While playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2013, he scored 175 runs off just 66 balls against Pune Warriors.
Brendon McCullum scored 158* in his first IPL innings becoming the player who scored the competition’s first run, four, six, fifty, hundred and one-hundred and fifty. He was also the first to be awarded Man of the Match.
You can now impress your friends and family with your immense cricket knowledge by sharing these fun facts with them. I’m sure they’ll be just as intrigued as you were!
Who are the Teams that Compete in the Indian Premier League?
There are alwayseight teams in the competition, but it has not always been the same teams since 2008. In the table below you will find information regarding the eight teams that currently compete in the IPL.
|Chennai Super Kings||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium||2008||India Cements|
|Delhi Capitals||Delhi, NCR||Feroz Shah Kotla Ground||2008||GMR Group and JSW Group|
|Punjab Kings||Mohali, Punjab||PCA Stadium, Mohali Holkar Stadium, Indore||2008||Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Karan Paul|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata, West Bengal||Eden Gardens||2008||Mehta Group and Red Chillies Entertainment|
|Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur, Rajasthan||Sawai Mansingh Stadium||2008||Manoj Badale|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru, Karnataka||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||2008||United Spirits|
|Mumbai Indians||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Wankhede Stadium||2008||Reliance Industries|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad, Telengana||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||2013||Sun Tv Network|
Below you will find the former teams that competed in this tournament:
|Decan Chargers||Hyderabad, Telangana||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||2008||2012||T. Venkattram Reddy and Gayatri Reddy|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Kochi, Kerala||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||2010||2011||Rendezvous Consortium|
|Pune Warriors India||Pune, Maharashtra||DY Patil Stadium, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium||2010||2014||Subrata Roy|
|Rising Pune Supergiant||Pune, Maharashtra||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium||2016||2018||Sanjiv Goenka|
|Gujarat Lions||Rajkot, Gujarat||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium||2016||2018||Keshav Bansal|
Indian Premier League Format and Player Acquisition
Each team plays every other team twice home-and-away. At the end of the round-robin league, the top four qualify for the play-offs. The team that finishes first will play the team the finishes second, with the winning side qualifying for the IPL final. The two teams that finished third and fourth will play each other, and the winning team will play the team that lost in the first match.
The two teams will then play in the final for the chance to be crowned IPL champions.
Teams can get new players in three different ways:
- Annual player auction: Players register for the auction and set their price. The franchise owners then bid for each player, with the highest bid winning.
- Trading players: During a trading window, a player can be traded (if he consents to the move), with the new team paying the difference in the contract. There are three trading windows – two before the auction begins and one after (before the tournament has started).
- Signing replacements: Those players that are unsold at the auction can be signed as replacement players.
- Each squad must have 18-25 players (no more than eight overseas players).
- The whole salary of the team must not go above 80 crores.
- Players under the age of 19 cannot be selected unless they have played first-class cricket.
- Only five overseas players can be in a team’s starting XI.
The 2020 IPL had a total prize fund of 50 crores, with the victorious team picking up a cheque for 20 crores and the runners up 12.5 crores. Due to cost-cutting measures, the champions in 2021 will now get 10 crore and the runners-up will get 6.25 crore.
Which Teams Have Won This Prestigious Tournament?
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||3 wickets||Chennai Super Kings|
|2009||Deccan Chargers||6 runs||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||22 runs||Mumbai Indians|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings||58 runs||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 wickets||Chennai Super Kings|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||23 runs||Chennai Super Kings|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||3 wickets||Punjab Kings|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||41 runs||Chennai Super Kings|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||8 runs||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||1 run||Rising Pune Supergiant|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings||8 wickets||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|2019||Mumbai Indians||1 run||Chennai Super Kings|
|2020||Mumbai Indians||5 wickets||Delhi Capitals|
So, as you can see from the table, the Mumbai Indians are the most successful team as they have won the competition five times! The Chennai Super Kings have won it three times, but they have lost the final four times.
Don’t Forget to Check out Our IPL Prognostics
We have a wide range of prognostics available for the Indian Premier League, so check them out if you are thinking about placing some bets on one (or many) of the games. The tips that you will find will help you increase your chances of winning some money.
Below you will find common questions that people ask regarding the Indian Premier League.
Predictions on Who Will Win the 2021 IPL
This is always a tricky one to predict as most of the teams are quite evenly matched and it is usually not until a few rounds of fixtures have been played before we can start to get a clearer idea as to who are going to the champions. However, with all that being said, the Mumbai Indians are the favourites with the bookies, with the Chennai Super Kings not too far behind.
Which is the Best IPL Prediction Site?
When it comes to IPL prediction sites, there are many out there that claim to have the best predictions around. However, we are here to tell you that they are lying and that the best place to go for IPL predictions is this very site that you are on right now. Our expert cricket writers will provide you with IPL tips that will help you to win plenty of bets.
Who’s the Strongest Team in the 2021 IPL?
On their day, most of the teams can give any of the other teams a good run for their money, however, the bookies believe that the Mumbai Indians have the strongest team in this year’s competition. With players such as Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Lasith Malinga, and JAsprit Bumrah, it is not hard to see why.
When Will the 2021 IPL Start?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have currently scheduled the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) to take place in India in April-May 2021. However, BCCI is still yet to finalise the dates and venues due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that IPL 2021 may take place in UAE if cases worsens in India.
Who is the King of the IPL?
The Mumbai Indians can call themselves the kings of the Indian Premier League as they have won this prestigious tournament on four occasions. They are closely followed by the Chennai Super Kings, who have lifted the trophy on three occasions. The Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won it.