The 2017 IPL
starts next week (nellberg etc, please givea view)
I have done a long form which i won't reproduce here,just the key points
The 2017 IPL, its 10th season runs from 5th April to 21st May consisting of 8 teams. The current IPL title holders are Sunrises Hyderabad who beat RCB in the 2016 final. SRH were 6/1 ante post last year, outside the top 4 in the betting
Each team plays each other twice in a home-and-away format in the league phase. At the conclusion of the league stage, the top four teams will qualify for the Playoffs.
8 teams then, and very competitive. can make a case for 6 of them.
betting market https://www.oddschecker.com/cricket/ipl/indian-premier-league/winner
Some of the team rules are as follows:
• A minimum squad of 16 players.
• No more than 10 foreign players on the squad and a maximum of 4 foreign players in the playing XI.
• A minimum of 14 Indian players must be included in each squad.
• A minimum of 6 players from the under-22 pool must be included in each squadKolkota Knight Riders (15/2)
KKR have won the IPL twice. The shrewd captaincy of Gautam Gambhir and the versatility of their bowling makes them a challenger every season. (especially as the Kolkota pitches tend to be low scoring. dry and take spin which suits their line up)**
KKR went big on overseas purchases in the auction bagging Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, and Rovman Powell together with a clutch of local Indian players.
Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have been their mainstays at the top for many seasons now. With hard-hitters Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav in the mix KKR has enough batting power to be competitive. Big bash star Chris Lynn could be the surprise package of the season for them.
The West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has delivered titles for KKR. In April 2016, he was cleared for bowling in all formats of domestic and international cricket after his action was reported. The likes of Umesh Yadav and Piyush Chawla are veterans at KKR while Woakes and Boult should provide the variation.
A consistent side year in year out, sixth favourites out of 8 teams probably under-rates their prospectsRecommendation £30 e/w (1/3 1,2) KKR 2017 IPL Sportingbet
** T20 is a high variance format. Give two talented teams a flat track and its tough to say which team will win in a 220 plays 220 game. Give two talented teams a slower track where 150 is competitive then there is a premium on canny bowling attacks,this is where KKR do well