Indian Premier League 2018 – Preview, Tips and Predictions

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Australian cricket’s ball-tampering affair has had a domino effect for the Indian Premier League (IPL) after it was recently confirmed that Steve Smith and David Warner have also been banned from this year’s IPL tournament (beginning April 7 2018).

Warner and Smith, who have been suspended by Cricket Australia (CA) for 12 months, were set to captain IPL teams the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Rajasthan Royals. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) fell into step with CA by announcing the pair will be barred from the IPL T20 competition.

Kane Williamson will skipper Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have named Ajinkya Rahane as their captain for this IPL season.

Mumbai Indians IPL favourites again in 2018

Mumbai Indians will be looking to defend the IPL title in 2018 having won their third title in 2017 in dramatic fashion. Experienced Sri Lankan, Mahela Jayawardena will have the coaches’ responsibility to manage the Mumbai squad and take them to their second consecutive IPL title. With a trio of experienced home-based Indian players in Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah to complement the star-laden list of foreign players highlighted by Pat Cummins, Ben Cutting, Keiron Pollard and Evin Lewis.

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The Indians are rightful favourites and our tip to take out the 2018 IPL title with Bookmaker.com.au However, expect Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders to push them all the way.

Indian Premier League 2018 Winner Odds

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Mumbai Indians

$4.50

Royal Challengers Bangalore

$5.50

Kolkata Knight Riders

$6.50

Rajasthan Royals

$7.00

Sunrisers Hyderabad

$7.00

Chennai Super Kings

$7.50

Delhi Daredevils

$8.00

Kings XI Punjab

$11.00

 

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