The KKR franchise played a lot better than what was expected from them after the auction. Mostly because all the senior players stepped up and performed consistently. They also found young talents in Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna and of course, Shubman Gill. The new and relatively inexperienced captain Dinesh Karthik captained with an innovative mindset … Read moreKolkata Knight Riders – Report Card
‘Neither Here, not there’. This line describes the RR season best. They qualified for the playoffs, but failed to make an impact on the tournament. Individual performances can win you matches, but to win tournaments, you need a team effort. Apart from 4 to 5 individuals, no player drew attention to themselves through his play. … Read moreRajasthan Royals – Report Card
RCB was one of the many teams lagging behind in the middle stages of the tournament. But suddenly, all players gathered form and the team started winning all the do-or-die matches. Too bad they couldn’t win the last one, or they would’ve qualified. Virat Kohli – 8.5 I know it’s criminal to give 8.5 marks … Read moreRoyal Challengers Bangalore – Report Card
In this IPL, most sixes were hit, runs were made, wickets were conceded and competition was most fierce. One interesting fact is – 4 out of the 5 hundreds scored in this IPL were against SRH, who were arguably the best bowling side of the tournament. Only 10 out of the 60 teams who won … Read moreIPL 2018 Dream XI
Even though this IPL will be remembered for the young players’ excellent performances, it will also be looked down upon for the experienced and big-ticket players not stepping up and performing. This list makes a team with 4 overseas players and 7 Indians who should have performed better for their respective teams. 1. Rohit Sharma(c) … Read moreIPL Underperforming XI
After the evening of 28th January, 2018, not many gave CSK a chance. They said, ‘Their players are too old. Not very fit. Average age is above 30. Guess what? The wrong side of 30 is the right side of experience. The CSK team has proved that age is just a number and that anything … Read moreChennai – The Super Kings Of IPL
Here we are. 59 matches done. 10 venues as hosts. Thousands of miles covered. 149 players fighting tooth and nail to enable their team a shot at the trophy. 50 days from the start and only 2 teams remain. Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad – leaving 47 players a chance at glory and 22 … Read moreThe Time Has Come….
Mumbai Indians lost 8 matches in all. 6 of them in the last over! One of them in the 2nd last and one in the 3rd last over. To say the least, all the matches were close. But Mumbai lost the plot in most of them. If they had won just one more match, they … Read moreMumbai Indians – Report Card
Did anyone really expect a top class team like Sunrisers Hyderabad to lose 5 matches in a row and crash out of the tournament? I for one, did not. KKR was never going to reach the finals, with all the injuries and slumps in form. But for now, all eyes are on SRH and CSK … Read moreWe Have Our Finalists!
2018 for Kings XI Punjab has been the definition of a rollercoaster season. 5 wins in the first six matches, and then only 1 win in the next 8 matches! They seemed favourites for the No.1 spot mid-tournament and it seemed like the Kings had finally found their reliable captain and consistent bunch of players. … Read moreKings XI Punjab – Report Card