Mumbai Indians were the most consistent team in IPL 2010 but Chennai Super Kings are the most consistent team in all three editions of IPL by being the only team to play in Semi-Finals in all editions and also featuring in two Finals.
Today MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to IPL glory by winning it against the Mumbai Indians who were probably favorites before the final match started.
In an interview to Daily Telegraph, the IPL commissioner – Lalit Modi has dropped a hint that the IPL could be held twice a year.
In Modi’s own words:
“The IPL will be based in India, but the second season (of a year) that we are planning gives us the chance to see if a market exists and we are seriously looking at what we can do with it”
Winner: Deccan Chargers
League Topper: Delhi Daredevils with 20 points
Best Indian under-23 player: Rohit Sharma (DC)
Player of the tournament: Adam Gilchrist (DC)
Fair play award winner: Kings XI Punjab
Orange Cap: Matthew Hayden (Chennai)
Purple Cap: R.P. Singh
What a turn around IPL-2 has proved from IPL-1… no wonder this game is a great equalizer, the two teams who were at the bottom of the table last year are now ending this season just the other way around. No one would have imagined a final clash between the Deccan Chargers and the Royal …
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Pradip Sangwan’s body language was showing every fear of a rookie bowler bowling against a gifted player. Viru did a costly mistake to introduce him when Nannes was punished for five consecutive fours in the very first over. Full credit goes to Gilli. He put all his experience of playing finals and winning them. He …
Continue reading “Gilli stunned Delhi and played as if playing in a Gully!”
Now all the league matches are over. Semi finals are fixed (!?! I mean which teams are playing against each other….) Dare-DEVILS will be very happy as they are on the top. And cricket lover DW’iens too 🙂 Icing on the cake for Daredevils is, Sehwag’s back in form with flashing fifty in the last …
Continue reading “And… the Heat is ON!!!”
Well the league round is over and its time to enter the final round. The line up for the semifinals is ready and two of the teams that made it to this stage are those who were at the bottom of the tally, last year. The so called test team (from the last year’s IPL) …
Continue reading “All set for the Semifinals… So, which team are you backing?”
Yes it’s true… even though Kings XI Punjab have lost their last match to Chennai Super Kings, they are still in the race for the Semifinals. In my post “How can Kings XI Punjab reach the IPL 2 Semifinals?” yesterday, I did mention this scenario. Let us first have a look at the current points …
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Given all the possible permutations, chances of Chennai Super Kings making it to the semifinals are really good. While for Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers, it is up to their performances in their respective last matches. For Rajasthan Royals, their chance of making it to the semifinal doesn’t only depend on …
Continue reading “Crictalks’ Prediction: Who will reach the IPL-2 Semifinals?”
Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and secure a place in the semifinals with a total of 16 points.
If Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals (who would then be at 13 points) and Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab (who would then be at 14 points), Royal Challengers Bangalore can afford to lose the game but with a net run rate better than that of Kings XI Punjab.