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Latest IPL Preview & Tips

We will provide IPL predictions and betting tips on a weekly basis right here. This will look at everything from in-depth preview material to outright tips on what bets to back ahead of our selected matches from our team of passionate cricket writers.


2024 Indian Premier League Preview & Tips

  • Tata Indian Premier League 17
  • Friday March 22 - Sunday May 26, 2024
  • 10 venues; Ahmedabad to Vizag

Well, I’m certainly hoping to do better in this season’s IPL regarding team success than I did last.

I picked up a couple of decent priced successes on individual player successes; Shubman Gill to be the competition’s leading run-scorer and Rashid Khan to take over 20 wickets.

But I tipped Chennai to finish bottom of the pile, and the cheeky so and so’s only went and won it!

Having taken a close look at the squads for this year’s competition, which directly precedes the T20 World Cup in June, two stand out to me. They are Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Rajasthan are stacked with the bat. Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, captain Sanju Samson, Donovan Ferreira and Rovman Powell to name a few. Bowling wise, they have Ravi Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa. It will definitely be a case of spin it to win it as far as they’re concerned.

For Bangalore, they have batting firepower in Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green. With the ball, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley and Tom Curran will be key to their hopes of a maiden title.

Let’s face it, Bangalore, with all the stars they have had down the years, are long overdue a title. But I think it could be Rajasthan’s year again. They won the inaugural IPL title in 2008 and are a best price of 17/2 with bet365 to claim a second success. That’s a price I would be taking.

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Rajasthan Royals to win the IPL

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A right Royal year

One thing I would say is that I would urge a bit of caution and wouldn’t go particularly large with any pre-tournament bets on team success.

I would be a touch concerned that things could change quickly this year given just how close this event is to June’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the USA.

It wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see some countries pull their top stars out as the tournament goes on to manage workloads. That would lead me to only put small stakes on a tournament winner at this stage and then see how things develop over the next month or so.

But I do like a pair of similar prices on success for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Even with a couple of absentees late on, I expect them to do well.

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Rajastan Royals or RCB to finish in the top four

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BetMGM have Rajasthan at 6/4 to finish in the top four in the 10-team league.

Bangalore are also 6/4 with BetMGM to finish in the top four, thus qualifying to play finals cricket.

I also like Rajasthan at 4/1 with bet365 to reach this year’s final, something they did back in 2022 before a fifth-placed finish in the 2023 edition.

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Rajasthan Royals to reach the final of the IPL

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Gill & Jaiswal’s fine form to continue as we take a look at top tournament batters

I just love watching Shubman Gill bat, either for India or for Gujarat Titans.

He hit an IPL tournament-high 890 runs in 17 matches at an average of 59.33 this time last year, and over the last two months against England he hit 452 runs in five Tests at 56.5.

He is 1/1 with Betway to be the Titans’ leading run-scorer once more.

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Shubman Gill to be top-scorer for Gujarat Titans

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I’ll come back to him later, but first, Yashasvi Jaiswal was outstanding against England in the recent Test Matches - almost a coming of age series with 712 runs to his name in five appearances.

And if Rajasthan are to have a good tournament, you would expect that kind of form will continue for the left-hander.

He had a good IPL last year with 625, and was more than 200 runs better off than any team-mate, including Jos Buttler, and I think he’ll achieve the same feat this year. So I would be taking Betway’s 7/4 on him to be Rajasthan’s top tournament batter.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal to be top-scorer for Rajasthan Royals

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This IPL takes on extra significance given its proximity to June’s T20 World Cup, and Mumbai and India captain Rohit Sharma will be desperate for a good campaign. And he’s due one.

Of his 43 scores of 50 or more in IPL history, only three of them have come since the start of the 2021 campaign. But he was decent in the Tests against England with two series centuries, and I’d be happy to take bet365′s 11/5 on him to be top of the shops runs wise for Mumbai Indians.

I’d also be siding with Mitch Marsh to be Delhi Capitals’ top run-scorer at 4/1 with bet365. There is an all-Australian management team at the Capitals in coach Ricky Ponting and captain David Warner, so there’s a good chance he will be batting in the top three like he does for his country.

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Mitch Marsh to be top-scorer for Delhi Capitals

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If so, I’d expect him to better the likes of Warner, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant.

Devdutt Padikkal is another who I can see being a team tournament run-scorer, this time for Lucknow Super Giants.

In his last 10 matches since late November - admittedly not T20s - across one-day and first-class cricket, the left-hander has posted scores of 93*, 114, 193, 103, 105, 65, 151 and 65.

He moves from Rajasthan Royals to Lucknow for 2024 in prime form, and thus 5/1 with Betway looks serious value.

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Devdutt Padikkal to be top run-scorer for Lucknow Super Giants

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Siraj to Mo them down

Bangalore and India seamer Mohammed Siraj is my man to be the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.

He claimed a useful 19 wickets in 14 matches for RCB last season, and I expect him to better that. He is 2/1 with Betway to be their leading tournament wicket-taker.

There aren’t actually too many others who stand out for me across the rest of the teams, so I’ll stick with him.

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Mohammed Siraj to be leading wicket-taker for RCB

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Gill will after encouraging Test series

After last year’s heroics for Gujarat Titans and his recent performances for India in the Test series victory over England, I don’t see any reason why we should go against magical opener Shubman Gill to be the top tournament run-scorer.

He is 10/1 with PaddyPower to be the top tournament run-scorer, a price I would be taking for him to go back-to-back in this market.

And going back to Siraj to finish things off, I would be taking the 12/1 on offer with Betway on him to be the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.

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Shubman Gill to score the most runs in the IPL

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Mohammed Siraj to take the most wickets in the IPL

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* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.


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The weather looks certain to scupper any hope of play in the first T20 international between England and Pakistan at Headingley on Wednesday, but Paddy Power still have three Power Prices to consider in case of any play.

Jonny Bairstow has always enjoyed playing on his home ground, and as a proud Yorkshireman takes great pride in delivering in front of the local crowd and has two centuries and three half-centuries across formats in Leeds.

How he fares in a new role - having opened throughout the IPL but expected to bat at four for England - remains to be seen, but expect him to be revitalised by a return home after a very long winter on the road.

There is also a boost for all opening batters to score 15+ runs. While England have in-form openers in Phil Salt and Jos Buttler, and Pakistan have the reliable Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub is slightly under pressure for runs and has been relatively inconsistent since being installed at the top of the order so that could be seen as a risk.

Finally we have England to win and both teams to score 200+ runs. The weather in Leeds is so bad that there is almost certainly no prospect of a full game (most likely there will be no play at all) which instantly rules this one out.

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All 4 Opening Batsman to score 15+ Runs

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Graham Hardcastle is our resident cricket and tennis betting expert at Freebets