Indian Premier League is the richest and most competitive T20- franchise in the world with the highest possible standards, thanks to the fact that it attracts the very best T20 specialists in the world.
You all know that 10CRIC is the best place to place all your IPL bets, both Pre-Match and in Live Betting. But what you might not know is that there are now more markets than ever here at 10CRIC, including several very appealing new ones, compared to last year. Some are a little more complicated than the basic ones, so we’re about to talk you through a few of them.
Total Innings Runs
T20 is a simple game. At the toss, the winning captain chooses to bat or field first and the team batting first then tries to score as many runs as possible in order to make the chase as hard as possible for the team batting second. But how many runs can the team batting first get? That’s the question you have to answer when playing the total innings runs market.
Let’s say 10CRIC’s traders think that RCB are likely to get around the 159–160-mark batting first against CSK. Just as RCB go out to bat, you’ll generally be able to bet on this market in two different ways.
Over 159.5 runs– Odds of around 1.85
Under 159.5 runs– Odds of around 1.9
This is the simplest way to bet. Are RCB going to get over the par score or under it? But this can also be a three-way market that may look something like this:
Up to 150 runs– Odds of around 2.8
151- 165 runs– Odds of around 3.0
166 runs or more– Odds of around 2.8
As you can see, this one is harder to win on because there are three outcomes, not two. But the odds on each one are far bigger.
These are markets that are available post-toss but also in Live Betting for the whole duration of the innings, with the odds constantly changing.
1st Innings (Player) Total
10CRIC will generally select a combination of the opening batsmen and the star men to feature on these markets.
So, for example, the likes of Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard, Shikhar Dhawan or Rohit Sharma. The market is asking you how many runs you think they’ll score. With individual players it’s generally a two-way market. So, for example, will Kohli score more or less than 30.5 runs?
Why is it always ‘0.5’? Because if he scored exactly 30, it would neither be a winner nor a loser.
1st Innings Any player to score 100/Any Player to score 100
Scoring a T20 century is for the select few. After all, even if you open the batting, you’d probably only face a maximum of 60-65 balls in order to get to 100. You can bet on this in two ways. You can either bet on any player for the team batting first to get a century, or for a player from either team getting one.
- The advantage of the first is that the odds will be bigger, at around 11.0
- The advantage of the second, at around 8.0, is that you have players from both sides giving you a chance
Will there be a tie?
Sometimes, after 20 overs for each side, the two teams can’t be separated because they end up on exactly the same score. What follows is the football equivalent of a penalty shoot-out in the form of a Super Over. As we know, if you bet on the winner market, it will be settled according to who wins the Super Over.
But you can also bet before or during the match that the game will be tied. It doesn’t happen often but then again, at odds of at least 13.0, you only need to get a couple of them right.
First Innings Overs 0 to 6- Home Team/Away Team
In T20, the first six overs are also known as the Powerplay Overs. There are fielding restrictions in place, meaning that batsmen who can hit the ball over the top of them or through gaps, generally score boundaries.
Here you’re betting on how many runs either team can score during these first six overs. It’s normally a six-way market and would typically look something like this:
Over 38.5– around 1.4 Under 38.5- around 2.6
Over 43.5– around 1.85 Under 43.5– around 1.82
Over 48.5– around 2.54 Under 48.5– around 1.42
Total sixes Home Team/Away Team
Sixes are worth their weight in gold in T20 cricket and it’s why the likes of Andre Russell or Kieron Pollard are so valuable, not to mention well-paid.
But what we’re interested in here is how many sixes the team will score as a whole. It’s another simple two-way market where you just have to figure out whether the team is going to go above or below the number of sixes established by 10CRIC.
TIP Consider at the type of players in the team. Are they accumulators like Kohli or Steve Smith or six-smashers like the three mentioned above?
Also look at the ground dimensions and how good the wicket is: the smaller the ground and the better the wicket, the more sixes are likely to be hit.
A regular sixes betting line might be whether the team will score more or less than 7.5 sixes.
This last one isn’t a reference to a particular IPL betting market but rather to the fact that here at 10CRIC we offer almost as many live betting markets as we do pre-match ones. Just as an example – almost all of the betting markets explained above are also offered Live, while the game is currently in play.
Betting live means the fun doesn’t stop until the last wicket is taken or the winning runs are scored, so you can enjoy betting on the game till the bitter end.
If you know, for example, that Mumbai score a lot quicker at the death when the likes of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are in, rather than they do at the beginning, take advantage when betting on Mumbai first innings runs. You can bet that Mumbai will score far more runs than expected at big odds. Then it’s just a case of watching those two, and the likes of Ishan Kishan, swing those big bats and creating some carnage in the final overs.
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