22 days into the Ipl

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Yes! 22 days later and I’m writing something about the IPL, today.

I wasn’t really excited about IPL 2017, primarily because the team I am supporting, i.e RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) was almost a non-starter, with their captain Virat Kohli all set to miss out the initial few matches, A B de Villiers out with a back issue, Sarfaraz Khan out with a freak injury during the practice sessions, and with blow-hot-n-cold Chris Gayle-you can never really say and besides he’s not the same Gayle, 10 years ago, it is almost as if RCB was fielding a second string outfit on the field.

However with the last 2 matches, that Captain Kohli is back with Gayle firing on all cylinders in the last match, could we see traces of the old RCB? They certainly have it in them to reach the top 4, even it it means struggling at the back end to reach the playoff’s.

What has impressed me the most, is some of the performances of the Indian lads so far in the tournament, guys like the Pandya’s – Krunal & Hardik, Nitesh Rana (Mumbai Indians), Rishabh Pant and  Sanju Samson (Delhi Daredevils), Manish Pandey (KKR) and Kedar Jadhav (RCB), exceptional talent backed up with superb performances.

With MI and KKR holding the top 2 positions as of now, they do seem to have the team to go all the way, but don’t count out on the RCB, or any team for that matter, all it takes is one victory to turn it all around. RCB has shown that in the past…

RCB 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.747

6th on the points table. Looking for some better days ahead. GO RCB!!!

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12 thoughts on “22 days into the Ipl

  1. Somehow IPL never excited me in any year since its conception. It seems to me as “khichdi” which is boring and bland (I know it’s contrast to the very nature of IPL). I am waiting for the champions trophy to begin.

  2. This IPL doesn’t seem to be so much of a star studded affair but like you’ve said, there is some serious talent coming out!
    It’s going to be a hard time for veterans to hold on to their spots in the national team with so many youngsters knocking the door.
    Manish Pandey, this guy’s isn’t getting out! Nitish Rana, he seems to have sprouted overnight! And not to forget Bhuvi, who ironically sits out for Ishant Sharma in the national team (Ishant is making a lot of 50s these days with the ball)…
    Certainly an IPL to watch out for! And yes I’m an RCB fan too but can’t wait to see the legendary CSK to return!

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