IPL Betting Tips: Back KL Rahul for Top Batsman

Finch and Gill are other options

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Cricket fans love nothing more than seeing the world’s best batsmen bludgeoning fours and sixes in the IPL.

Picking a potential winner of the coveted Orange Cap is a great bet ahead of this year’s tournament, which begins the UAE on September 19.

We have evaluated all the options to bring you our best IPL betting tips in the top run-scorer market.

IPL 2020 Top Batsman Betting Tips
Best Bet KL Rahul at 17.0 with Dafabet
Value Bet Aaron Finch each-way at 26.0 with Dafabet
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RL Rahul a Great Bet for the Orange Cap

RL Rahul looks a great selection to be this year’s top IPL run-scorer.

The KXIP man had an impressive 2019 campaign when he came second behind Australian David Warner. Rahul smashed 593 in 14 matches in that edition of the tournament and can build on that showing here.

He continued his form with the bat with India after the IPL and will again open the batting for Kings XI this time around.

Another bonus for Rahul is that KXIP look a stronger outfit this year and could go further in the tournament despite being considered outsiders for the win.

His powerplay batting has been eye-catching in previous tournaments and he looks ready to chalk up more runs. He also reads a game situation well and has shown his adaptability in the past. That has been highlighted by his ability to bat throughout the order for India.

While his strike-rate against spin drops off compared to his stroke-play against pace, he is still capable of scoring well enough before timing his attacks.

How he deals with more spin in the UAE will be crucial to his chances, but he looks a good bet at 17.00 with Dafabet India.

Odds on the Top IPL Batsman

India skipper Virat Kohli heads the betting to be top batsman with Dafabet. He is followed by Rohit Sharma and David Warner.

Batsman Odds
Virat Kohli (RCB) 9.0
Rohit Sharma (MI) 11.0
David Warner (SH) 13.0
Jos Buttler (RR) 17.0
KL Rahul (KXIP) 17.0
Quinton de Kock (MI) 17.0
Shikhar Dhawan (DC) 17.0
AB de Villiers (RCB) 19.0
Andre Russell (KKR) 21.0
Kane Williamson (SH) 21.0

Aaron Finch Looks the Value Play

With Virat Kohli heading the market, it could be worth looking at his RCB team-mate for the value bet.

Australian limited-overs skipper Finch is likely to open the batting for Bangalore and heads into the IPL in good form.

The powerful batsman will have benefited from his time in the middle against England prior to his IPL duties.

He has looked in good form for his country despite a long absence without action. It would be no surprise to see him quickly among the runs again.

Finch also likes to dominate the spinners, which could stand him in good stead on the pitches of the UAE.

His price of 26.0 with Dafabet looks far too big and also offers the chance to back him each-way. Dafabet are paying 1/4 of the odds for four places.

Shubman Gill a Solid Longshot

Talented young batsman Shubman Gill could be about to announce himself as an IPL opener.

The Kolkata Knight Riders right-hander has shown flashes of his ability before but he is now due to be handed a regular opening slot for his franchise.

He gets his chance in his favoured opening role following the departures of Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa. Gill had previously batted in the middle-order in IPL 2018 and at the start of 2019 before having more success at the top.

That regular role can bring the best out of him in 2020 as he looks to play a vital role alongside the likes of Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton and Andre Russell.

He is priced at 34.00 with Dafabet and looks a great each-way option for the Orange Cap.

What Else to Bet on Ahead of IPL 2020?

There are plenty of other markets to bet on before IPL 2020 gets underway.

Our IPL betting tips also cover the outright winner and the top IPL bowler markets.

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Chris is passionate about all forms of cricket and loves writing about the sport. He has a background in both sport and news journalism and has written cricket and other sports content for several years now. Chris has written about all levels of the game from regional club cricket in England to the international stage. He now brings that experience to the iGaming industry where he combines it with his love of betting. Chris loves to bet on many different sports, but particularly enjoys seeking out the best value bets on offer and passing that on through his coverage.