IPL 2010 Betting
The 2010 Indian Premier league will be the third season of the IPL and will return to Indian soil after the 2009 season was held in South Africa. The competition’s homecoming will be welcomed by local fans and a return of the big vociferous crowds will be a major positive for the players and the competition as a whole. The volume of IPL 2010 Betting will also increase as a result as the renowned Indian punters get six weeks worth of IPL fixtures to wager on. Deccan Chargers are the defending champions after victory in South Africa last summer where many of the more experienced players flourished on the slower South African wickets. The Indian crowds and pitches will present a different challenge entirely but does that mean we will have different victors? Only time will tell.
IPL Outright Winner Betting
Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers are vying for favouritism in the IPL 2010 Betting with the Daredevils shading it with most bookmakers, the trio are available at around the 5/1 mark. Bangalore Royal Challengers and Rajasthan Royals are available at 6/1, with Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians all available in various places at 8/1. The proximity of each teams odds shows just how close the battle for this year’s title could be.
IPL Team by Team Betting
Captained by Gautam Gambhir and led in the batting by Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Tillakaratne Dilshan and AB de Villiers, Delhi has one of the most fearsome batting attacks in the IPL. They have added Wayne Parnell to a bowling attack which already contains Ashish Nera, Amit Mishra and Dirk Nannes meaning it is no surprise that their well rounded team tops the IPL 2010 Betting with many online betting firms.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai have Matthew Hayden, the 2009 top tournament run scorer amid their ranks as well as compatriot Michael “Mr Cricket” Hussey. They are captained by India’s number one man MS Dhoni who brings a wealth of experience to proceedings and he also has the knowledge and knowhow of Muttiah Muralitharan and Makhaya Ntini to consult with should things get really heated. Jacob Oram and Albie Morkel are their big-hitting all-rounders who often prove very handy with either bat or ball when called upon.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bangalore are English cricket’s most prominent representatives containing two of England’s most talented Twenty20 cricketers. Eoin Morgan was bought in this year’s IPL auction and joins Kevin Pietersen and New Zealand’s Ross Taylor as big hitting batsmen that bowlers will fear in this year’s IPL. Jacques Kallis, Roleof van der Merwe and Cameron White are also big hitting all-rounders who add to the power and clout of the Royal Challengers side, when they hit top form they are capable of chasing down any total set. The world number one test bowler Dale Steyn leads the line of attack with ball in hand.
The 2008 wooden spoon winners improved dramatically to become the 2009 winners and will be hoping for another successful year in 2010. Captain Adam Gilchrist was the catalyst for success after he himself put in a player of the tournament winning performance. He was aptly supported by the runs of Herschelle Gibbs and the wicket taking antics of RP Singh and Pragyan Ojha, those looking for a safe bet will look to Deccan Chargers in the IPL 2010 Betting.
Kings XI Punjab
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara captains Kings XI Punjab but the figure head of the team for the fans is the crowd favourite Yuvraj Singh. Anyone who can hit six sixes in one over was always going to be adored by the Indian fans in this format of the game and a hat-trick with the ball in last year’s event showed that he is more than useful when both batting and bowling. Shaun Marsh and Mahela Jayawardne add to the batting power that this side possesses whilst Brett Lee strikes fear into opposing batsmen with ball in hand.
Shane Warne may be long since retired from international cricket but his performance in the 2008 IPL showed that he is still a potent force within the game. He both captains and coaches the Rajasthan Royals and is ably assisted in both on-field and off-field decisions by South Africa captain Graeme Smith. After winning the 2008 IPL they failed to make the semi-final stages but will be hoping that a return to India will re-ignite their challenge. Michael Lumb and Dimi Mascherenas are the franchises English duo but could find themselves being used sparingly throughout.
Being led by India’s greatest ever cricketer brings great expectations, expectations which neither Sachin Tendulkar nor Mumbai have been able to live up to in the two IPL’s to date. The owners have splashed the cash on Kieron Pollard in this year’s auction and will be hoping that his renowned big hitting capabilities can power them to glory this year. If he along with the likes of JP Duminy, Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga can play to their best they could prove to be a profitable option in the IPL 2010 Betting.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Twenty20 specialists Chris Gayle, Brandon McCullum and David Hussey had made the Kolkata Knight Riders many people’s favourites for the inaugural 2008 IPL but for one reason or another they have failed to deliver in both IPL seasons and have yet to make it past the group stages. They will be hoping that the signing of Owais Shah will add stability at the top of the order and that Ishant Sharma can use experience gained in the last 12 months to tighten things up with the ball.