The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is one month left. For the world’s most talked-about cricket league, the teams have garnered guts. They are ready to fight for the shining trophy in the league starting from March 23.
This time there will be many changes in the teams. On the one hand, while the Delhi franchisee is changing its name from the new names of the Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan has decided to launch a new season with the new jersey. Except the three teams, the ownership of the other teams has changed in some form.
Chennai Super Kings:
Everyone’s eyes will be on the current winner’s Chennai Super Kings. In the last season, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team had returned after two years of suspension and won the third title. Chennai is the most successful team in IPL history.
Chennai retained many players from the last season and bought less players this year at the auction. One of those players is Mohit Sharma who has also been part of Chennai before. Chennai paid a price of Rs 5 crore for Mohit. But everyone on this team will be on Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Anggidae.
Apart from all these, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu will be the players who will make the headlines. Jadhav had a muscle problem at the beginning of the season and Rayudu had an opportunity to replace him. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the batsman played an important role in getting the title for the team.
Delhi Capitals with the new name are descending with the new owner. The team has made several changes. Ishant Sharma, the key part of India’s Test team, will play from Delhi. In addition to Ishant, Shikhar Dhawan has also returned to Delhi, in return for which Delhi has handed over three players to Sunrisers Hyderabad. The good thing about Delhi is that he has players who have the future of India in his hands. Earth Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer are among those players.
Kings XI Punjab:
Punjab Auction took the most money in his pocket. Last season this team started well but due to wandering the way, he missed the playoffs. This time the team played big bets on domestic players. He bought the all-rounder Varun Chakraborty for a price of Rs 8.40 crore, and spent only 4.80 crore for Parsisaran Singh, 17 years old. For the Nicholas Puran of the West Indies, the team has given a huge amount of Rs 4.20 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The winner of the double-time this time, was the hero of the West Indies T-20 World Cup winning Carlos Brathwaite by adding five million rupees. Last year, Kolkata had given a farewell to his successful captain Gautam Gambhir and he did not succeed to Dinesh Karthik. This time management has made changes in team combination. Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson are not in the team this time, but the team added Anniech Norte with him.
Mumbai, the winner of the three-time winner in the auction held in Jaipur, did not spend much money because he had already redeemed the players according to his needs. Yes, Mumbai Indians surprised everyone by buying Yuvraj Singh in the auction. So the team was able to add Lasith Malinga to the price of two cents with him. As Anmolpreet Singh, the team has added a good player to him. Quinton de Coke from Bangalore has come in the team.
This team, who won the league’s first season, is desperate for their second title. With the Chennai team last year, the team had also returned to the IPL after two years, but due to initial success, due to wandering in the end, the team could not achieve what he wanted. Due to the ball-tampering controversy, the team lost a player like Steven Smith.
Rajasthan has maintained Smith with him. Now you have to see whether Smith can play with Rajasthan this year or not. Last season, Krishnappa Gautam did a great job for Rajasthan. Even this time they will have to look at them.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Bangalore, with captain Virat Kohli, is considered to be the batting powerhouse since the beginning, but the team has been away from the title so far. There is also a player like AB De Villiers in this team, but this time the team surprised everyone with Shivam Dubey in 5 crores. This time will tell how successful Shivam is, but the team has tried to balance with Moin Ali, Colin de Grandhom, Marcus Stonis.
Like the Rajasthan, this former winner also came in the last season without his main player, David Warner. Warner, along with Smith, also has a one-year ban for the ball-tampering controversy. In the absence of Warner, Ken Williamson raised the load well with the team. Now who will be the captain after the arrival of Warner, it will be cleaned around the start of the league. This time, however, problems can arise for Hyderabad because Shikhar Dhawan has returned to Delhi, but T20 veteran Martin Guptill has come in the team.