The Indian Premier League, one of the biggest and most popular leagues in the cricket world, is also one of the most viewed leagues in the world across all sporting events. The Tata IPL 2023 will be the sixteenth season of the league.
The IPL was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007 and over time it has become one of the most popular and lucrative cricket leagues in the world. IPL 2023 will see ten teams going up against each other.
The tournament is held annually during March and May and has a large fan following not only in India but also across the globe.
The IPL 2023 schedule was released on February 17, 2023, and outlines a total of 70 league matches and four playoff matches.
This year the tournament will commence on March 31 with the inaugural match taking place between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the final will take place on May 28.
IPL betting has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with the growth of online betting platforms.
IPL cricket betting allows you to place wagers on the outcomes of matches and various events, such as the winner of the tournament, top scorer, and individual match results, and much more.
How to bet on IPL matches?
Betting sites in India will surely be gearing up for the mega event and give you some tremendous offers during this period. You can already find some impressive odds among all the top bookmakers in India. IPL betting online gives you a variety of options to wager your money on.
Some of the common types of bets that are offered on the IPL matches include:
Match Winner: This is the most straightforward type of bet, where you bet on which team will win the match.
Top Batter: Here, you bet on the player who will score the most runs in a particular match.
Top Bowler: This is similar to the top batter bet, but instead, you bet on the player who will take the most wickets in a particular encounter.
Total Runs: You bet on the total number of runs that will be scored in the match by both teams combined. For example Less than 350 or More than 350.
Player of the Match: You bet on which player will be awarded the “Man of the Match” award at the end of the game.
Live Betting: In this type of bet, you can place bets while the match is in progress. You can bet on a variety of different outcomes, such as how many runs will be scored in the next over. Or whether the next over will see a boundary or not.
You can also indulge in other avenues for IPL cricket betting that could be both enticing and lucrative at the same time.
These include predicting and placing bets on the Orange Cap winner (the top run-scorer in an IPL season) and the Purple Cap winner (the top wicket-taker in an IPL season). The bookmakers during IPL provide some amazing odds on all the top players in these categories.
You must also keep in mind that all IPL betting sites will come with some excellent promotional and bonus offers before or during the tournament. So do keep your eyes and ears open during the cricketing extravaganza as these types of offers can help you win some extra money.
IPL Live betting
IPL Live Betting is one of the most popular events throughout the tournament. ‘You will be able to place live bets on every match. In-play betting is a form of Live Betting that will excite you the most as it allows you to play various bets while a match is LIVE.
However, bear in mind that odds keep on changing from time to time and you should be ready to make decisions instantly. The sportsbook's system will automatically adjust the IPL odds if anything changes on the field.
That is why Live Betting is fast-paced and you should be up to the mark while doing these types of bets.
If you are a beginner, we would suggest that you start with pre-match or regular bets before moving on to Live Betting. In live cricket betting, odds are constantly changing.
As the game progresses, they change constantly and only show what might happen based on current developments. Meanwhile, pre-match betting is not that much of a risk compared to Live Betting. If you want to do Live Betting, here are some kinds of bets you would like to wager on:
Sessions: You can bet on the number of runs a particular team will score in a particular session. For example, whether Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will score above or below 45 runs in the first six overs.
Runs by a specific player: Here you can bet on the number of runs a particular batter will score in the match. For example, whether Virat Kohli will score above or below 50.
Way of dismissal: You have to predict the way the next wicket will fall. Whether it would be a catch, a run-out, or bowled.
Who will win IPL 2023?
IPL is a highly competitive tournament with many talented teams and players. The performance of each team can be influenced by several factors, such as team composition, player form, pitch conditions, and overall team strategy.
Additionally, unforeseen events such as injuries, player availability, and weather conditions can also impact the outcome of the tournament.
There are a total of ten teams like last year and predicting the winner of IPL 2023 even before the tournament is underway is a bit tricky.
But when you look at the squads of every franchise then it looks like Mumbai Indians can lift the IPL 2023 title. On paper, they have the strongest and the most balanced squad.
MI have the best chance to win the IPL this season. MI had a disastrous outing last time around and will be raring to prove a point this season. The inclusion of Cameron Green and fully fit Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer will be a blessing in disguise for the team management.
If MI play up to their strength, other teams will find it very difficult to stop them as they have too much talent up their sleeves. Skipper Rohit looks in decent form and his batting along with the captaincy will be one of the most crucial factors in IPL 2023.
Ultimately, the team that performs consistently well throughout the tournament and adapts well to changing conditions will have the best chance of winning IPL 2023.
If you want to keep an eye on the performance of all the teams, make sure to visit our IPL Predictions page for the latest updates.
IPL 2023 Teams
A total of ten teams are part of IPL 2023 and they are:
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Gujarat Titans
- Rajasthan Royals
- Punjab Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Lucknow Super Giants
Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful teams in the IPL. They have five IPL championships to their name. MI will be led by Rohit Sharma once again in the upcoming season with the head coach being a former Sri Lankan batter Mahela Jayawardena.
MI looks to be one of the strongest teams on paper. After a poor outing in IPL 2022 – Rohit Sharma and Co. will be hoping to answer their critics in style.
In the recently concluded IPL auction – Cameron Green became the second most expensive player in the IPL after being acquired by the Mumbai Indians for Rs. 17.50 crore.
IPL 2023 Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal.
Chennai Super Kings
In 2022, Chennai Super Kings had an underwhelming campaign, eventually taking ninth place. In the middle of the season, Ravindra Jadeja handed over the captaincy to MS Dhoni because of some internal tiff.
CSK will be eager to capture a record-equalling fifth IPL championship when they return to their home field in Chepauk.
CSK made a massive bid of INR 16.25 crore for England all-rounder Ben Stokes in the recently concluded IPL auction. There have been talks that Stokes might eventually lead CSK once MS Dhoni calls it a day from the IPL. This might be Dhoni's last season.
IPL 2023 Chennai Super Kings Squad
MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Verma.
In the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals have arguably one of the best batting lineups. They have David Warner up their sleeves and he is regarded as one of the most destructive batters in this format of the game.
DC also have the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan, and Rovman Powell in their batting order.
But one thing that DC should be worried about is the unavailability of Rishabh Pant. The DC skipper met with an accident a couple of months ago and is going to miss the IPL this season.
Delhi have assembled a strong team and chosen solid backups in the IPL auction while keeping the majority of their primary players. Delhi Capitals are yet to name their skipper of this season.
IPL 2023 Delhi Capitals Squad
Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt.
Royal Challengers Bangelore
The RCB team have competed in the IPL since 2008 with exceptional players in their arsenal but regrettably have never been able to win the Indian Premier League.
RCB will be led by Faf du Plessis this season and have a pretty decent squad that can give any team a run for the money. And not to forget, Virat Kohli is there as well and is in some decent form off late in T20s.
In the recently concluded IPL 2023 auction – they made overseas acquisitions in Jacks (₹3.2 crores) and Reece Topley (₹1.9 crores). RCB will come to the tournament with a great blend of youth and experience among them.
IPL 2023 Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Will Jacks, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) acquired nine players while having a modest budget at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi. Rajasthan Royals were the runners-up in the last season of the Indian Premier League thanks to some efficient performances. They were one of the top sides in terms of both bowling and batting.
Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson were heroes last season for RR and the management will once again pin hopes on the opening duo.
Jason Holder, a seasoned West Indies all-rounder, was Rajasthan's greatest acquisition at the IPL 2023 auction. The franchise paid 5.75 crores to acquire him. The Royals also picked up England's batter Joe Root and Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa.
IPL 2023 Rajasthan Royals Squad
Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root.
Punjab Kings created history in the IPL auction when they brought Sam Curran. Curran became the most expensive player in IPL history after signing with Punjab Kings for INR 18.50 crore. When the price reached INR 11 crore, Punjab Kings entered the bid and beat Mumbai Indians.
PBKS have their top-order set with freshly chosen skipper Shikhar Dhawan along with Jonny Bairstow as their deadly openers.
Their middle order includes Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, and Liam Livingstone, and the additions of Curran and Raza significantly increase their prospects of winning the IPL in 2023.
IPL 2023 Punjab Kings Squad
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are another team that will enter IPL 2023 with hopes of winning the trophy. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have won the franchise numerous games with both the bat and the ball over the past few seasons.
The adaptable West Indies pair is still a crucial component of the lineup. In addition, KKR also have Venkatesh Iyer who can also bowl some useful medium pace.
However, KKR would be slightly worried when it comes to the top order as they don't have a consistent performer there. Their most expensive purchase in the IPL auction was the seasoned Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
Additionally, they spent one million on Namibian all-rounder David Wiese and 90 lakhs on in-form Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan.
IPL 2023 Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have a very well-balanced squad and are in for a shout as well. SRH's top order is now even more solid after the addition of Mayank Agarwal.
The middle order is experienced thanks to players like Heinrich Klaasen, Glenn Phillips, and Aiden Markram. The SRH squad also includes bowlers and all-rounders with international experience which can be handy.
However, SRH are not that solid on the batting front as compared to other teams. The team lacks experience and consistency if you talk about Indian batters.
Apart from Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi, there are no consistent performers there. SRH will also miss the leadership of Kane Williamson this season who they let go in the auction.
IPL 2023 Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh.
Lucknow Super Giants
The Lucknow Super Giants had a respectable first season. The team captained by KL Rahul finished in the last four but unfortunately couldn't qualify for the finals.
KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock played up to their reputations while Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, and Avesh Khan wowed with their energetic efforts.
LSG had a busy day at the IPL mini-auction as they purchased ten players. The team's think tank focussed on the upcoming Indian talents and attempted to make a balanced outfit.
LSG are good to go in the coming season as the team looks balanced on every front and have quite a few match-winners.
IPL 2023 Lucknow Super Giants Squad
KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak.
Gujarat Titans (GT), winners of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), shocked everyone with their performance in the debut season. Hardik Pandya-led franchise beat Rajasthan Royals in the final to lift the trophy.
GT had a simple strategy during the IPL mini-auction as they had defence of the title in their mind. Gujarat Titans signed experienced Kane Williamson and Odean Smith at their base prices.
Titans also picked up upcoming Indian talents in wicket-keeper batter K.S. Bharat and bowler Shivam Mavi. They didn't stop there and also picked up Joshua Little and then former Indian bowler Mohit Sharma. Gujarat for sure are one of the favourites for the title this season.
IPL 2023 Gujarat Titans Squad
Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma.
IPL Betting statistics
You must be aware of all the statistics before you are wagering on in IPL. Stats can be very beneficial for you and help you in IPL betting.
If you know a team's run of form or home and away form, then you can predict whether they will win or lose. The same goes when you put your money on a certain individual.
In this section, we will tell you about the most important statistics of the previous IPL seasons. We will give you an overview of the winners of the Orange Cap, Purple Cap and Most Valuable Players in the previous seasons.
Orange Cap Holders
The Indian Premier League's top run scorer receives the Orange Cap, which is now known as the Aramco Orange Cap due to sponsorship.
Here is the list of players who won the Orange Cap award over the Indian Premier League seasons:
Purple Cap Holders
Leading wicket-takers in the Indian Premier League are presented with the Purple Cap, currently called the Aramco Purple Cap.
Here is the list of players who won the Purple Cap award over the Indian Premier League seasons:
Most Valuable Player
The most effective player over the full season is awarded the most valuable player. Up to the 2012 season, this was referred to as the Man of the Tournament.
The following is the list of players who are considered to be the most valuable players in the IPL series since its inception: