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Why Aggressive Batting Approaches are Being Favoured in the IPL

Published at :May 1, 2024 at 1:34 PM
Modified at :May 1, 2024 at 1:34 PM
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Many different batting, bowling, and fielding strategies often work when used correctly and can greatly affect the outcome of a match. 

One of the most common strategies used by batters in the Indian Premier League (IPL) today is the aggressive batting strategy. 

Let’s dive in and closely examine what this means and why betting strategies like this are used in the IPL. 

What is aggressive batting?

The term’ aggressive batting’ refers to players attacking the ball instead of waiting for it to come to them. 

As the ball rapidly makes its way to a batter after leaving the bowler’s hand, aggressive batters take one or two steps forward, depending on the speed at which the ball has been thrown, while, at the same time, clearing their front leg by stepping outward from the ball. 

Doing so opens up the batters’ hips, enabling them to angle themselves in a more correct position to swing through the ball when hitting it. When this strategy works, fielders often find it difficult to play against.  

Batting aggressively in the IPL, the world’s greatest men’s professional cricket league, can lead to winning more games. It’s as simple as that. However, teams try to counter this strategy by using a range of bowling strategies and mixing up fast bowlers with slow bowlers. 

Where can I bet on the IPL in 2024?

If you would like to place a wager on any upcoming IPL matches before the end of the season, don’t forget to check latest cricket betting odds on 10bet – the globally renowned online sportsbook known for having some of the IPL’s most competitive cricket betting odds and hundreds of monthly markets. 

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Who are the favourites to win the 2024 IPL title?

The best way to find out which Indian Premier League side might come out on top would be to check the latest IPL outright winner odds. However, we have done all the hard work to save you a bit of time and effort. 

The latest IPL outright winner odds for the top four favourites are as follows:

  • Team: Rajasthan Royals (RR – odds-on favourites). Implied probability rate of winning the 2024 IPL outright: 30.80%. Fractional odds: 9/4. Decimal odds: 3.25. American/moneyline odds: +225. 
  • Team: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR – odds-on favourites). Implied probability rate of winning the 2024 IPL outright: 23.10%. Fractional odds: 10/3. Decimal odds: 4.33. American/moneyline odds: +333. 
  • Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH – odds-on favourites). Implied probability rate of winning the 2024 IPL outright: 23.10%. Fractional odds: 10/3. Decimal odds: 4.33. American/moneyline odds: +333.
  • Team: Chennai Super Kings (CSK – odds-on favourites). Implied probability rate of winning the 2024 IPL outright: 20.00%. Fractional odds: 4/1. Decimal odds: 5.00. American/moneyline odds: +400.

As you can see, the current odds-on favourite team to win IPL 2024 are the Rajasthan Royals. However, before the season started, the current reigning champions, the Chennai Super Kings, were the odds-on favourites to win again this year. 

The Mumbai Indians were the second odds-on favourites to win. 

Both teams are looking to win the unprecedented sixth IPL title. In comparison, the Rajasthan Royals have only won the IPL on one occasion (2008 – the inaugural IPL season). 

Are there any odds for the most aggressive batters who might be the 2024 IPL’s top run scorer?

Yes. At the time of writing, Indian cricket god Virat Kohli is the odds-on favourite to be this year’s top run scorer at 4/1 (5.00, or +400), with a 20.00% IPR. 

The second odds-on favourite to score more runs than anyone else is Travis Head at 9/2 (5.50 or +450), with an 18.20% IPR, followed by Shubman Gill at 7/1 (8.00 or +700), with a 12.50% IPR. 

Final thoughts

The next time you watch an IPL match, remember to pay closer attention to the batting strategies to see if you notice how ‘aggressive’ some of the players can be, and try to see if you can notice aggressive playing styles in any other positions, such as bowling and fielding. 

Before placing any sports bets on the 2024 Indian Premier League on top-rated online sportsbooks like 10bet, try to gather as much information as possible about an event by doing your research.

Even finding out simple things like what the weather will be like on the day and how certain players/teams perform in certain weather conditions can help you place more informed bets with a greater chance (but still, never guaranteed) of returning you a profit. 

Also, try to read between the lines of what the odds and implied probability rates are trying to tell you about the most likely outcome of an event. 

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