IPL tour 2K17
Latest and one of the largest festival in India has stepped into its 10th season this year. IPL with it’s ‘masala cricket’ package has reached to the drawing room. Though it is an entertainment package still the theme is cricket and 8 franchises with a background of 8 major cities are battling for crown through it. So for that every franchises have tried to make the best possible teams according to their think tank and bought players accordingly on 20th Feb17 IPL auction . Let’s have a glance about which teams are able to make most balanced combination.
In pen and paper Royal Challengers Bangalore has one of the best overseas and Indian player combination as every year. From overseas players like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson to Indian Virat Kohli everyone can take the game alone on their days. But like all 9 previous years they have to avoid chocking in final stage.
2 time IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders has also come up with a balanced side by adding Rovman Powell, Chris Lynn, Coulter Nile, Rishi Dhawan into their squad. But suspension of their one of the key oversees cap of last year Andre Russell going to bother them. Also effective Sunil Narine will be after changing bowling action will be a point to be looked at. But according to the franchise team game is their best performer.
Rising Pune Supergiants did not manage to perform good show last year. This year the franchise makes some big decisions like handing over the baton of team to Steve Smith from M.S. Dhoni. Also strengthen their team by adding Adam Zampa, Ben Stokes. But on other side the cold war between former Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni and the team owner may effect teams performance. So their will be a close look on their performance this year.
Gujrat Lions is another one who has to prove themselves this year. In captaincy of Suresh Raina they have added some experience this year in the squad. Dwayne Bravo, Munaf Patel, James Faulkner are the result of that. Adding some all-rounders and specialist T20 player are being considered as the key of their performance. But still bowling section of the side will be in a hard test against the world class batting line- up. Time will say whether this strategy will works out or not.
Believing in the destroying form David Warner Sunrisers Hydrabad is hoping to put up a better show than last year. With Indian national caps like Bhuvneswar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Sing they have added some domestic talents like Vijay Shankar. So it will be the stage for some of the names to have a place in national eleven as well. But the consistency of key players will come into action in this long tournament and this is the place Hydrabad think tank needs to be worried.
With two big pillars Maxwell and Miller Kings XI Punjab added Martin Guptill, Darren Summy to showcase a remarkable performance. Where as Shaun Marsh, M Vijay, W. Saha, Mohit Sharma are already there to help to lift the trophy. But dependency on Maxwell and Miller is one of the concern for the team as it has been observed that whenever these two fails team suffers. So this time other guys need to come up as well.
Mumbai Indian are the team who kept many of their player from the last year’s squad. Mitchel McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Johnson, Pollard, Harbhajan Singh all are there to help the team to win IPL again. It is also a stage to perform for Rohit Sharma to again play for national team . So he have to play a numbers of Captain’s knock this year. After long injury how Malinga and Rohit Sharma performs, that will be a concerned to be looked at as respectively bowling and batting section of the team depend on these guys.
Last but not the Least Its Delhi Daredevils with the captaincy of old war horse Zaheer Khan is trying to prove themselves this year. Comparing less big names but strong as a team with young lads like Sanju Samson, Jayant Yadav with experienced Amit Mishra. Overseas big hitters like Corey Anderson, Carlos Brathwaite, JP Duminy has made the team count. Without that much of big names how experienced drive the young stars will be the key cause loosing the form in final lap of this long tournament was always a drawback for the team.
Though there are various of strategies and variation in the squad theme cricket with entertainment are set to fire all cylinders to make 10th IPL worth remembering. And cricked as usual is uncertain and never been played with pen and paper. So despite of teams, captain and coaches which team can show themselves up in the field that the USP of the event. A new religion, IPL lovers which involves cricket lovest and bollywood lovers (as there are movie stars all around the franchisees) has pulled up their socks to cherish every bit of it.