Indian Premier League (IPL) Betting Statistics

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Founded in 2008, the Indian Premier League or otherwise known as simply the IPL is a Twenty20 cricket league that takes place in India each year where ten city teams compete against each other with the season taking place between March and May.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Betting Statistics
James Banting Tipster Competition Assistant

James has worked for the jockey club and has 20 years sports betting experience he utilises his skills in our tipster competitions and writes sports betting content.

What is the Indian Premier League?

Founded in 2008, the Indian Premier League otherwise known as simply the IPL is a Twenty20 cricket league that takes place in India each year where ten city teams compete against each other with the season taking place between March and May.

Seven of the eight founding teams still compete in the league, Deccan Chargers dissolved in 2012 and there have been four other teams who have come and gone since 2011, Kochi Tuskers Kerala (2011), Pune Warriors India (2011-13), Rising Pune Supergiant (2016-18) and Gujarat Lions (2016-18). For the 2016 & 2017 seasons, both the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings were suspended due to rule-breaking.

Best Winning Strike Rates in the IPL Before the Start of the 2025 Season:

  • Gujarat Titans: 28-45 (62.22%)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 138-239 (57.74%)
  • Lucknow Super Giants: 24-44 (54.54%)
  • Mumbai Indians: 142-261 (54.40%)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 130-252 (52.40%)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 110-222 (50.91%)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 87-182 (49.17%)
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru: 121-256 (48.61%)
  • Punjab Kings: 109-246 (45.12%)
  • Delhi Capitals: 112-252 (44.44%)

The short-style game is popular among fans, and the IPL attracts plenty of fans, it is the most-attended cricket league in the world and the league is a record-setter being the first sporting event to be screened live on YouTube back in 2010.

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2025 Indian Premier League

The 2025 season will be the eighteenth edition of the tournament, otherwise known as IPL18. See which team the OLBG tipsters are predicting to win the 2025 IPL tournament.

The league was expanded to ten teams in 2022 with the new teams Gujarat Titans & Lucknow Super Giants and it was an instant success for Gujarat Titans who went on to win the tournament.

Indian Premier League 2025 18 Jul @ 21:20 - Outright Winner
Mumbai Indians 6.50
Chennai Super Kings 7.00
Kolkata Knight Riders 7.00
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 8.50
Rajasthan Royals 9.00
Sunrisers Hyderabad 9.00
Lucknow Super Giants 10.00
Gujarat Titans 11.00
Delhi Capitals 13.00
Punjab Kings 15.00

Who are the 2025 IPL Teams?

Ten teams are competing in the 2024 IPL tournament:

Where can I find the IPL table?

For the latest standing and to see who leads the way, head over to the official IPL site for the current IPL table and all of the latest news.

Who are the best IPL tipsters?

There are plenty out there who claim to be the best, but can they back it up with statistics? I would suggest giving some of the OLBG cricket tipsters a look, they all come with annual statistics for their cricket predictions with only the profitable tipsters being highlighted on the best cricket tipsters page.

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Changes for 2025

Staff Changes

Once changes to the staff are known, we will list them below.

  • To be announced

Captaincy Changes

Once changes to the captaincies are known, we will list them below.

  • To be announced

Indian Premier League Awards

There are several awards for players at the end of the season, the three major awards are the 'Orange Cap', the 'Purple Cap' and the 'MVP'.

Orange Cap

The 'Orange Cap' is awarded to the player who has scored the most runs in the Indian Premier League for that season but there is also a 'Tour de France' feeling to the award with the current leading scorer where's the Orange Cap whilst fielding throughout the season, a bit like the 'Yellow Jersey' in cycling. Seven of the awards have gone to an Australian batsman, however, an Aussie has not won it since 2019.

Shaun Marsh (2008) won the first-ever Orange Cap with a total of 616 runs from 11 matches, Chris Gayle became the first player to win the award twice, he first won it in 2011 with 608 runs and then also won it a year later in 2012 with 733 runs, no other player has ever won it back-to-back. David Warner over the space of five seasons has won the award three times making him the most successful in this award, he won it in 2015, 2017 & 2019 whilst Virat Kohli won it in both 2016 and 2024.

The 635 runs achieved by Ruturaj Gaikwad was the lowest winning total since the 608 hit by Chris Gayle in 2011 and is less than the previous two winners despite playing in more matches. Shubman Gill's 890 in 2023 was the second-most runs scored in the league, only beaten by Virat Kohli's 973 runs in 2016.

Previous Orange Cap Winners

  • 2024 - Virat Kohli (741 Runs)
  • 2023 - Shubman Gill (890 Runs)
  • 2022 - Jos Buttler (863 Runs)
  • 2021 - Ruturaj Gaikwad (635 Runs)
  • 2020 - KL Rahul (670 Runs)

Purple Cap

Much like the 'Orange Cap' the Purple Cap is worn throughout the season by the current leading wicket tacker, that is the player who has taken the most wickets and in case there is more than one player with the same number of wickets, the cap goes to the player with the best economy rate.

Interestingly, nine of the sixteen winners were home-bred Indian players, maybe they have a better understanding of the pitch in India. Dwayne Bravo became the first player to win the award twice after wins in 2013 (32 Wickets) and 2015 (26 Wickets) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first back-to-back winner of the award having won it in both 2016 & 2017. Harshal Patel's 32 wickets in 2021 is the joint highest taken tied with the feat achieved by Dwayne Bravo in 2013, Harshal Patel also became a dual winner after winning the award in 2024.

Previous Purple Cap Winners

  • 2024 - Harshal Patel (24 Wickets)
  • 2023 - Mohammed Shami (28 Wickets)
  • 2022 - Yuzvendra Chahal (27 Wickets)
  • 2021 - Harshal Patel (32 Wickets)
  • 2020 - Kagiso Rabada (30 Wickets)
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Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Previously called the Man of the Tournament, the Most Valuable Player or MVP for short is awarded to the player who tops the rating system, this looks at several factors based on batting, bowling and fielding which produces the top-rated player at the end of the season.

Only three players have picked up this award twice, Shane Watson was the first winner of the award in 2008 and he won it again in 2013, Andre Russell won the award in 2015 and picked it up again in 2019. Sunil Narine is technically the third player with wins in 2018 & 2024 although he did also win the award when it was the 'Man of the Tournament' so some will argue he is the most successful with three wins.

Jos Butler in 2022 became the third Englishman to win the award after Ben Stokes won it in 2017 and Jofra Archer in 2020.

Previous MVP Winners

  • 2024 - Sunil Narine (KKR)
  • 2023 - Shubman Gill (GT)
  • 2022 - Jos Buttler (RR)
  • 2021 - Harshal Patel (RCB)
  • 2020 - Jofra Archer (RR)

Maximum Sixes Award

There is also an award for the player who hits the most sixes during the tournament, Andre Russell's 52 in 2019 was the first to surpass 40 since 2013, and the highest between 2014 & 2018 was 38 which both Kohli and Gayle hit. It is no surprise that with an award like this, Chris Gayle gets mentioned, in fact, between 2011 & 2015 he won this award for four of the five years and is only one of two players to win it more than once, Glenn Maxwell won it in both 2014 & 2017. Jos Butler's 45 was the second-highest in the last nine tournaments and he became the first Englishman to win this award.

Previous Maximum Sixes Winners

  • 2024 - Abhishek Sharma (42 Sixes)
  • 2023 - Faf du Plessis (36 Sixes)
  • 2022 - Jos Buttler (45 Sixes)
  • 2021 - KL Rahul (30 Sixes)
  • 2020 - Ishan Kishan (30 Sixes)
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Past IPL Winners

Here are the last ten winners of the IPL, the Mumbai Indians are the joint most successful team in the league having won the title five times, the Chennai Super Kings have also won the title five times whilst the Kolkata Knight Riders are the other team to win it multiple times with three wins.

The 2023 was the first final in IPL history to use the DLS (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern) method to define a winner due to the weather conditions.

SeasonWinnerWinning marginRunner-up
2024Kolkata Knight Riders
114/2 (10.3 overs)
Won by 8 wicketsSunrisers Hyderabad
113/10 (18.3 overs)
2023Chennai Super Kings
171/5 (15 overs/DLS)
Won by 5 wicketsGujarat Titans
214/4 (20 overs)
2022Gujarat Titans
133/3 (18.1 overs)
Won by 7 wicketsRajasthan Royals
130/9 (20 overs)
2021Chennai Super Kings
192/3 (20 overs)
Won by 27 runsKolkata Knight Riders
165/9 (20 overs)
2020Mumbai Indians
157/5 (18.4 overs)
Won by 5 wicketsDehli Capitals
156/7 (20 overs)
2019Mumbai Indians
149/8 (20 overs)
Won by 1 runChennai Super Kings
148/7 (20 overs)
2018Chennai Super Kings
181/2 (18.3 overs)
Won by 8 wicketsSunrisers Hyderabad
178/6 (20 overs)
2017Mumbai Indians
129/8 (20 overs)
Won by 1 runRising Pune Supergiant
128/6 (20 overs)
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
208/7 (20 overs)
Won by 8 runsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
200/7 (20 overs)
2015Mumbai Indians
202/5 (20 overs)
Won by 41 runsChennai Super Kings
161/8 (20 overs)

IPL All-Time Records

Most IPL Runs

Which player has scored the most runs in the IPL? That would be Virat Kohli became the first player to pass 8k runs in 2024, he has notched up a total of 8,004 runs in the IPL from 244 innings which works out as an average of 38.66.

  1. Virat Kohli (8,004 Runs)
  2. Shikhar Dhawan (6,769 Runs)
  3. Rohit Sharma (6,628 Runs)
  4. David Warner (6,565 Runs)
  5. Suresh Raina (5,528 Runs)

Most IPL Sixes

It is no surprise to see Chris Gayle top the list with a total of 357 sixes, he also holds the record for sixes in an inning when hitting seventeen against Pune Warriors India during the 2013 season.

  1. Chris Gayle (357 Sixes)
  2. Rohit Sharma (280 Sixes)
  3. Virat Kohli (272 Sixes)
  4. MS Dhoni (252 Sixes)
  5. AB de Villiers (251 Sixes)

Most IPL Wickets

Dwayne Bravo was knocked off the top spot during the 2023 season when Yuzvendra Chahal took over as the all-time leader who now has a total of 205 wickets from 160 matches with an average of 22.44.

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal (205 Wickets)
  2. Piyush Chawla (192 Wickets)
  3. Dwayne Bravo (183 Wickets)
  4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (181 Wickets)
  5. Sunil Narine (180 Wickets)
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Contributor Information

We take great pride in the information provided in our cricket betting previews and the Indian Premier League (IPL) Betting Statistics is no exception. James and Dan work seamlessly together to collate and present the data in this superb guide to this event

James Banting

Cricket Tips and Event Manager

As the manager of our cricket tipsters and event preview blogs, James keeps a keen and meticulous track of the stats and results, updating them promptly following every event. His role also entails prepping our resources for all cricket events throughout the calendar. James has amassed a treasure trove of expertise and acumen in cricket betting. Be it a question from the team or the members, James stands as the go-to cricket savant, readily fielding all inquiries with his insight.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

Dan Tracey

OLBG Data Scientist

Dan's specialist area is data; and lots of it! Wherever we need numbers to create our unique deep dive articles, Dan is our go-to.

- Dan Tracey, Data scientist and football editor

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