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IPL So Far II

27th April 2017


IPL so far


The tournament is halfway through. There have been some brilliant performances and some worth forgetting. The T20 fever has gripped the country with intensity. Come evening, and cricket fans sit in front of the television, with the phone in their hands. This is to follow not just the men on the fields but also their very own fantasy team that they have created on the Fantain App.

Let’s have a look at how the eight teams have played so far. Going in the order of points on the table

NO
TEAMS
P
W
L
T
NR
PTS
NRR
1
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
8
6
2
0
0
12
+1.153

2
MUMBAI INDIANS
8
6
2
0
0
12
+0.514

3
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
8
4
3
0
1
9
+0.481

4
RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT
8
4
4
0
0
8
-0.666

5
KINGS XI PUNJAB
7
3
4
0
0
6
-0.319

6
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
8
2
5
0
1
5
-1.210

7
DELHI DAREDEVILS
6
2
4
0
0
4
+0.848

8
GUJARAT LIONS
7
2
5
0
0
4
-0.844



Kolkata

The team has put up a stellar performance so far. With a net run rate as high as 1.153, the team has shown what it is made up of and is currently on top of the table. Their victory against Bangalore where they defended a not-so-high total and still won by 82 runs is something no one could have expected. Bangalore was bundled out for 49 - the lowest score in IPL history while trying to chase a small total of 132.
Data speaks volumes. The numbers that the team has shown so far speak for the current form and pace. Kolkata are the strongest contenders for the cup so far.

Mumbai

Like Kolkata, Mumbai has also won 6 out of 8 matches. Wth a NRR of 0.514, Mumbai is second on the table.They are a fairly well-balanced team today with equal contributions from all sides. The Pandya brothers along with Rana and Bhajji have put forth a fight to bring the team to strength. Not to mention McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma.

Hyderabad

Having won 4 out of 8 matches, Hyderabad stands third in the table with a NRR of 0.481. Surprising yet outstanding contribution from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan are worth mentioning. Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh are yet to stand up to their names and deliver. They need to win away from home to prove that they deserve to be in the run for the cup. They are the defending champions. They need to pull up their socks to retain it.

Pune

The newest kid on the block, Pune is fourth on the list with four from eight matches. Their debut season might not have been their best but they are showing some hope this year. They could make the playoffs this year. But they need more contribution from the rest of the team including Dhoni to make a difference. The batting side needs to buck up big time. The fast bowlers have to be more consistent as well. Pune has all the makings of a winner.

Punjab

Fifth on the table, they need to do better to get into the next round. They had a fantastic start to the tournament, but seem to have lost the way. Amla has pitched in sufficiently to give the team a good start. Axar Patel has also played his role to the T. Useful performances are the dire need for the team to progress.


Bangalore

Sixth on the table, Bangalore have just two wins so far. The big guns on their side - Kohli, Gayle, Watson and AB De Villiers - have collectively failed, therefore bringing down the confidence of the entire team. They needs to ensure a win from the remaining matches to make it to the play-off. It is difficult, not impossible.

Delhi

Second, from the bottom, Delhi also has only two wins so far. While the captain has found himself a nice mate for life, the team is struggling near the bottom of the table. One of the main reasons for this debacle could be the lack of depth on the batting side. No matter how talented the bowling side is, it is vital to put up enough runs on the board to defend.

Gujarat

The lions are roaring at the bottom of the table. The less said the better.


Indu 

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