If there is a world outside of cricket, we have no interest in it what-so-ever. At least not right now, thank you very much. It is all happening here and it has been great so far, hasn’t it?
The IPL T20 league tournament has always been a big event so to speak. This year is the tenth edition. It is all the more special. The concerned authorities have made it all the more special with a bigger budget. With eight opening ceremonies, they have pulled out all the stops to make this year a truly memorable one.
Let us see what has happened so far.
Eight teams – Hyderabad, Kolkata, Punjab, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, and Gujarat – are part of this extravaganza this year. This specific order is taken based on the current points table. One of the best parts of the tournament is that you do not have to wait for the final for a close and thrilling match. We have had a couple of thrillers and it has been just five days since the first match. We have a lot to look forward to, don’t we?
In the very first match that was played on 5th April, Hyderabad beat Bangalore by 35 runs. Considering that this is the shortest version of the game, a 35 run margin is quite large. One of the most one-sided matches was Kolkata versus Gujarat. Kolkata won by ten wickets. And then again, they were also part of a thriller last night that they lost to Mumbai where only one ball was left.
Seven matches are over. There have some brilliant catches, and not so brilliant drops. Tahir, who was unsold at the auctions turned out to be the magician with the ball. Pollard Power took over for a session. Rashid Khan, the player from Afghanistan, surprised all with three wickets and a run out. Chris Lynn, Steven Smith, and Gautam Gambhir are amongst the top scorers. Shikhar Dhawan not only showed his batting skills but also flew through the air to pick up an astounding catch.
A lot of skills are being displayed. A lot of money is at stake. It is fun. It is stressful. It is exciting.
A lot more can be expected. Don’t forget to choose your players on our fantasy app before every match.