IPL 2022 Team Of The Season

What a season this has been. In many ways, this was a season for the silent ones. The underdogs, the stooges, the suppressed ones. The dark horses, the fringe-inhabitants,  the gritty pawns of the game. Mumbai and Chennai have been reigning supreme over this league for the past 5 years, a brutal tyranny. But the … Read moreIPL 2022 Team Of The Season

Rajasthan Royals – favourites for the trophy?

Probable Playing XI Jos Buttler*/Daryl Mitchell* Yashasvi Jaiswal Devdutt Padikkal Sanju Samson © Shimron Hetmyer* Riyan Parag/Navdeep Saini Nathan Coulter-Nile*/Jimmy Neesham*/Rassie Van Der Dussen* Ravichandran Ashwin Yuzvendra Chahal Prasidh Krishna Trent Boult* Strengths That Top 5. Wow. That Bottom 4. Wow. They have me as their Superfan. What else could they possibly need?  Weaknesses No.6 … Read moreRajasthan Royals – favourites for the trophy?

SRH too reliant on their overseas batsmen?

Probable Playing XI Rahul Tripathi Abhishek Sharma/Priyam Garg Kane Williamson* © Aiden Markram*/Glenn Phillips* Nicholas Pooran* Abdul Samad Romario Shepherd*/Marco Jansen* Washington Sundar Bhuvneshwar Kumar T Natarajan/Shreyas Gopal Umran Malik/Kartik Tyagi Strengths They have an electrifying Indian pace battery of Bhuvi, Natarajan, Umran Malik, and Kartik Tyagi. Experienced, well-rounded middle order. Some promising young Indian … Read moreSRH too reliant on their overseas batsmen?

Can RCB’s stars carry them to the playoffs?

Probable Playing XI Du Plessis* ©  Kohli Anuj Rawat Maxwell* Lomror/Rutherford* DK Hasaranga* Shahbaz Ahmed/Karn Sharma Harshal Patel Siraj/Sid Kaul Hazelwood*/Behrendorff*/Willey* Strengths Experienced and proven opening combination in Faf and Kohli. Sensational captain in Faf, one of the only people in world cricket who can lead a man like Virat Kohli. Brilliant pace trio of … Read moreCan RCB’s stars carry them to the playoffs?

Is this Punjab’s best team ever?

Probable Playing XI Shikhar Dhawan Jonny Bairstow* Mayank Agarwal © Liam Livingstone* Shahrukh Khan/Prabhsimran Singh Odean Smith* Harpreet Brar/Rishi Dhawan/Raj Bawa Kagiso Rabada*/Nathan Ellis* Rahul Chahar Arshdeep Singh Sandeep Sharma/Ishan Porel/Vaibhav Arora Strengths That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. Kagiso Rabada. … Read moreIs this Punjab’s best team ever?

Mumbai looking vulnerable this time around?

Probable Playing XI Rohit © Ishan SKY Tilak Varma/Dewald Brevis*/Anmolpreet Singh Tim David* Pollard* Daniel Sams*/Unadkat/Sanjay Yadav Murugan Ashwin Markande/Unadkat/Thampi Bumrah Mills*/Meredith* Strengths The Top 3 is quite strong, and gels really well together. Good finishers, strong against pace. Rohit is one of the best captains in world cricket. The coaching staff has been successful … Read moreMumbai looking vulnerable this time around?

Can Lucknow win the cup in their first season?

Probable Playing XI KL Rahul © De Kock*/Lewis* Manish Pandey/Manan Vohra Hooda Stoinis* Holder* Krunal Gowtham/Nadeem Tye*/Chameera* Bishnoi Avesh/Rajpoot Strengths Very strong opening combination. Middle/Lower order filled with all-round players.  Great Indian spin department. Flexible batting order, lots of potential floaters. Weaknesses Full-time bowlers are slightly underwhelming. Lack of attacking players at the top. Opportunities … Read moreCan Lucknow win the cup in their first season?

Will the lack of backups be KKR’s Achilles Heel?

Probable Playing XI Venkatesh Iyer Rahane/Finch* Shreyas Iyer Rana Billings*/Jackson Dre Russ* Narine*/Nabi* Cummins*/Southee* Umesh Chakaravarathy Mavi Strengths All-Indian Top 4 with both the Iyers in good touch. They have a great young captain for many years to come in Shreyas Iyer. The batting overall is quite good with a good mix of anchors and … Read moreWill the lack of backups be KKR’s Achilles Heel?

Is Gujarat the weakest team in this year’s IPL?

Probable Playing XI Shubman Gill Matthew Wade*/Wriddhiman Saha Abhinav Manohar/Gurkeerat Singh Mann Vijay Shankar Hardik Pandya © David Miller* Rahul Tewatia Rashid Khan* Jayant Yadav/Drakes*/Alzarri*/Dayal/Aaron Mohammad Shami Lockie Ferguson* Strengths The trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shami, and Lockie Ferguson is extremely destructive. Ferguson-Shami duo will be effective in the powerplay and the death. Strong … Read moreIs Gujarat the weakest team in this year’s IPL?

Delhi Capitals weaker after mega auction?

Warner*/Seifert* Shaw Mitchell Marsh*/KS Bharat/Yash Dhull Pant © Mandeep Singh/Sarfaraz Khan Powell*/Lalit Shardul Axar Nortje*/Ngidi*/Mustafizur* Kuldeep Khaleel/Sakaria/Nagarkoti Strengths When fully available, the top 4 are extremely explosive. Lots of Indian pacers. Batting lineup is quite deep, they bat till No.9.  Pant is currently the most valuable player in the league, considering his age and the … Read moreDelhi Capitals weaker after mega auction?