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IPL 2023: Who Will Win and What Are the Odds?

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IPL 2022

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have not announced anything official regarding this year’s Indian Premier Schedule just yet. If no issue arises this year that could impact this year’s tournament, the tournament will likely run from March 25, 2023, to May 28, 2023.

This year’s IPL will be the 16th edition of the tournament, and 10 teams are still expected to compete for the championship. 

While we wait for official announcements regarding the upcoming season, there is already a lot you should know about. This is especially the case if you plan on participating in IPL Betting this year. Keep reading to learn more about the 10 teams competing this season and know which teams are the favorites to win.

Team List and Captaincy

Before the IPL odds and predictions, here are the 10 teams that will be part of the 2023 IPL and their captains:

  • Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya
  • Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma
  • Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson
  • Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • Punjab Kings: Mayank Agrawal
  • Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf Du Plessis
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson 
  • Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul

IPL 2023 Auction Updates

Before every season, IPL auction are held where teams get to purchase and complete their lineups. The latest auction happened on December 23, 2022, and there were 76 players sold in the mini auction in total.

Punjab Kings spent the highest for Sam Curran who is now the most expensive player of all time. Next to him is Ben Stokes who will now be playing for Chennai Super Kings.

Here’s the list of all players each team bought including their available and spent purses.

Gujarat Titans

  • Purse Spent: 90.55 cr
  • Purse Available: 4.45 Cr
  • Players: Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Shivam Mavi, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, R Sai Kishore, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Srikar Bharat, Mohit Sharma, Odean Smith, Noor Ahmad, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel, Sai Sudharasan, Pradeep Sangwan

Mumbai Indians

  • Purse Spent: 94.95 CR
  • Purse Available: 0.05 Cr
  • Players: Cameron Green, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Jofra Archer, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan, Raghav Goyal, Duan Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Vishnu Vinod

Rajasthan Royals

  • Purse Spent: 91.65 Cr
  • Purse Available: 3.35 Cr
  • Players: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Prasidh Krishna, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jason Holder, R Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Joe Root, Obed McCoy, Donovan Ferreira, KM Asif, KC Cariappa, Kuldeen Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldip Yadav, Abdul Basith, Kunal Singh Rathore, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht

Chennai Super Kings

  • Purse Spent: 93.50 Cr
  • Purse Available: 1.50 Cr
  • Players: Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Raturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santer, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Prashant Solanki, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Maheesh Theekshana, Nishant Sindhu, Ajinkya Rahane, Dwaine Pretorius, Ajay Mandal, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Bhagath Varma, Shaik Rasheed, Tushar Deshpande

Punjab Kings

  • Purse Spent: 82.80 Cr
  • Purse Available: 12.20 Cr
  • Players: Sam Curran, Liam Livingston, Kagiso Rabada, Shahrukh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Raj Angad Bawa, Nathan Ellis, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Sikandar Raza, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Bhatia, Atharva Taide, Vidwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh, and Jitesh Sharma

Delhi Capitals

  • Purse Spent: 90.55 Cr
  • Purse Available: 4.45 Cr
  • Players: Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Anrich Northe, David Warner, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rilee Rossouw, Chetan Sakariya, Rovman Powell, Manish Pandey, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Phil Salt, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Yash Dhull, Ishant Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Praveen Dubey, Ripal Patel, Aman Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Sarfaraz Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Purse Spent: 93.35 Cr
  • Purse Available: 1.65 Cr
  • Players: Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shakib Al Hasan, David Wiese, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy, Kulwant Khejroliya, Harshit Rana, and Suyash Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Purse Spent: 93.25 Cr
  • Purse Available: 1.75 Cr
  • Players: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Josh Hazlewood, Faf du Plessis, Mohammed Siraj, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Will Jacks, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Wiley, Reece Topley, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Siddarth Kaul, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Karn Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Himanshu Sharma, and Rajat Patidar 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Purse Spent: 88.45 Cr
  • Purse Available: 6.55 Cr
  • Players: Harry Brook, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvbeshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Vivrant Sharma, Aiden Markram, Adil Rashid, Mayank Dagar, Glenn Philips, Akeal Hosein, Mayank Markande, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Upendra Yadav, Sanvir Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Anmolpreet Singh, Samarth Vyas

Lucknow Super Giants

  • Purse Spent: 91.45 Cr
  • Purse Available: 3.55 Cr
  • Players: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Avesh Khan, Krunal Pandya, Mark Wood, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Jaydev Unadkat, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Yudhvir Charak, Karan Sharma, Mayank, Yadav, Swapnil Singh, Mana Vohra, Prerak Mankad

Latest Betting Odds

Here are the latest betting odds for IPL 2023’s Outright Winner based on SkyBet as of January 14, 2023:

  • Gujarat Titans: 11/2
  • Delhi Capitals: 6/1
  • Mumbai Indians: 6/1
  • Lucknow Super Giants: 13/2
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 13/2
  • Rajasthan Royals: 7/1
  • Chennai Super Kings: 8/1
  • Punjab Kings: 8/1
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 10/1
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 10/1

Will Gujarat Titans Win Again This Season?

The truth is that it’s still too early to tell whether Gujarat Titans will get a back-to-back IPL championship. However, based on the team’s lineup this season, it seems like GT is serious about getting another win.

GT was able to get the seventh most expensive player this year, Shivam Mavi for 6 Cr. Mavi will surely add variety to the already power-packed team alongside Shami, Rashid Khan, and Alzarri Joseph. Having Irish player Joshua Little also helped strengthen the team with his effective bowling.

Wicketkeepers Bharat and Patel are also a nice addition to the team. 

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IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants beat Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets

KL Rahul who had not converted his starts into big innings during the tournament finally lived up to the expectations as he smashed nine 4s and three 6s in 53 balls. Quinton De Kock overcame a scratchy start to hit 5 fours and a six in his 43-ball innings.

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Lucknow Super Giants beat Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets at the Ekana Sports Stadium on Friday in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul led from the front as he played a match winning innings of 82 runs and was ably supported by his partner Quinton De Kock, who added 54 runs before Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran put the finishing touches on the game with their unbeaten 23 and 8 runs as LSG chased down the target of 177 with 1 over to spare.

Ravindra Jadeja hit a steady half century (57*) and a late cameo from MS Dhoni (28* off 9) took Chennai Super Kings to 176/6 in 20 overs against Lucknow Super Giants on Friday. Earlier Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul decided to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings.

CSK who came into the match with 2 victories slumped to their third loss in this season of IPL. KL Rahul who had not converted his starts into big innings during the tournament finally lived up to the expectations as he smashed nine 4s and three 6s in 53 balls. Quinton De Kock overcame a scratchy start to hit 5 fours and a six in his 43-ball innings.

The LSG captain looked in fine touch as he played some magnificent strokes all round the park to give his team a solid start. The captain was harsh on Deepak Chahar as he hit the pace bowler for a 6, before slapping him for another maximum over cover. He also hit the pacer for a four off a slower ball. Rahul also produced a punch off the backfoot for a 4 off pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman as runs came easily. De Kock too smashed Tushar Deshpande for a 6 over deep midwicket as the powerplay yielded 54 runs without the loss of any wicket.

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Happy Birthday KL Rahul: Suniel Shetty wishes son-in-law KL Rahul on his 32nd birthday

On the special occasion, his father-in-law and actor Suniel Shetty dropped a sweet birthday wish for KL Rahul. Suniel Shetty shared a photo wherein he, along with his son Ahan Shetty and son-in-law KL Rahul, can be seen lounging on a sofa.

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Suniel Shetty’s son-in-law and Indian cricketer KL Rahul celebrates his 32nd birthday on Thursday. On this special occasion the Bollywood actor took to his Instagram handle to wish the Lucknow Super Giants skipper on his special day. Suniel Shetty shared a picture with KL Rahul and his son Ahaan on Instagram.

In the picture, the veteran actor is seen relaxing on the couch with his son Ahaan and KL Rahul. Suniel Shetty captioned the picture they say its not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters. He said he felt blessed to have KL Rahul in his life. He said this is a connection which he could not explain.

Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty reacted to the post and wrote favourite men. KL Rahul replied with a black heart emoji to the post. Many Indian cricketers, social media user and fans also wished KL Rahul on his birthday.

One X user Muffadlal Vohra wrote that whichever position the Indian team asked KL Rahul to bat, he was always there to answer the call whether it is opening the batting, or batting in the middle order or the role of a finisher he was ready to do it. He said KL Rahul is truly one of the most versatile batsmen of this era and wished him Happy Birthday.

Another X user Naeem shared a video of KL Rahul and wished him Happy Birthday.

Cricketer Kuldeep Yadav shared a picture with KL Rahul and wrote Happy Birthday KL Rahul bhai.

One X user Tanuj singh shared a video of the star cricketer and recounted his hundreds in different countries.

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal shared a picture with KL Rahul and wrote Happy Birthday my brother KL Rahul. Hope you have a good one. One X user Leisha wished the star cricketer Happy birthday.

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KKR captain Shreyas Iyer fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate in match against RR

KKR lost to Royals by two wickets on Tuesday at Eden Gardens.

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The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were found guilty of violating an IPL Code of Conduct while playing the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday, following their defeat in their second match at the Eden Gardens. The Knight Riders not only dropped their opening game of the IPL 2024 season, but their captain also received a fine.

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during an IPL match at Eden Gardens against the Rajasthan Royals.

According to the official notification, Iyer has been charged with a huge fine of Rs 12 lakhs as it was his team’ first of the season offense under IPL’s Code of Conduct and involved a minimum over-rate penalty.

In a release from the IPL, it is said, Shreyas Iyer, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens on April 17.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time in this season when a team has maintained a slow over-rate. Earlier, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Rant was also fined twice for maintaining a slow over-rate. If his team commits this again, the he along with his will be banned for one match, as per IPL’s Code of Conduct.

In a T20I loss to the Royals on Tuesday, Sunil Narine scored his first century for the Knight Riders. Up till the 18th over, Narine (109 off 56) batted, first partnership with Angkrish Raghuvanshi (30) for 85 runs and then with Andre Russell (13), for 51 runs. For KKR, it was a one-man show. Jos Buttler blasted his way to an unbeaten 60-ball 107 as the visitors completed the chase on the game’s last ball. In response, RR were briefly in major trouble.

While KKR lost their second match in six games, it was the Royals’ sixth win in seven games.

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