The IPL finally started its 2020 season in September after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. All the matches of the season would be played in the UAE, which was chosen to be the safest destination for the league with most teams having a number of international players.
There was a lot of talk about who would win the IPL earlier this year before the global pandemic hit. If the IPL had gone according to plan, the season would have been finished by now and we would all have known who won.
However, since the IPL’s 13th season is still undergoing as of the time this article is written, let’s take a quick look back at the 3 teams that are most likely to win. To create this list, we use a lot of data including the previous performance of the teams, the moves they made in this year’s actions, and the key players. Additionally, we also consider the odds for these teams winning on Casino Sites India’s top-rated online bookmakers.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab spent a whopping 26.20 crores during the actions to strengthen up the team and improve the weak points in the squad.
The squad already contained some of the best batsmen in the IPL but the signing of Glen Maxwell has only strengthened their batting strength. Known for being a finisher, Maxwell can definitely fill a weak point in the team.
Another key player in the squad is KL Rahul, who’s being prepped up to be the replacement of MS Dhoni in the national cricket team.
On the bowling side, the team has players like Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehan, and Sheldon Cotrell.
With a stronger squad this season, Kings XI Punjab definitely has a chance to go for the title.
Delhi Capitals finished in the third position of the IPL 2019. The team is one of the most balanced teams in the league when it comes to experience and raw youth energy.
The team also has a number of good Indian players and signed Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane in last year’s auction, both having played for the highest levels in the national team before.
Lastly, with the addition of Shimron Hetmyer, the team might just have a chance to go all the way to winning the league.
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions this year, winning last year’s nerve-wracking IPL final by just 1 run. And if we’re being completely honest, it seems like Mumbai Indians might be the favorite for winning this year’s IPL too.
The team led by Rohit Sharma is one of the strongest teams in the IPL. The middle-order is covered by the Pandya brothers with Kieron Pollard on stand-by along with Suryakumar Yadav. By adding Chris Lynn to the side, the team is only stronger now.
Along with a great pool of batsmen, the team also has depth when it comes to bowling with some of the key players being Bumrah, Coulter-Nile, and Boult.
With such an overpowered team, it seems like Mumbai Indians have a high chance of defending their title this year and winning their fifth IPL title in history.