The ninth edition of IPL will be featuring eight teams. Now let’s have a look at the players of these teams who have the potential to turn the tables in their favour.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bangalore possesses star player Virat Kohli. After his mesmerising performance in the World T20, this man holds the key of the team. AB de Villiers is another noteworthy player in this team. His supporters will be eagerly waiting to witness this unstoppable man’s sixes and boundaries.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata reposes enough faith on Gautam Gambhir, the consistent opener and skipper who has earned them the title twice. Shakib Al Hasan is the black horse of Kolkata. Be it batting or bowling, he generally never fails to contend the fans.
Kings XI Punjab
The boundary hitter Glenn Maxwell gives Punjab fans a strong hope of winning their maiden IPL title. This man can turn the table at any point of the game. He can even cast a spell with the ball to stop the opponent from clinching a victory. David Miller has enough in him to keep the Punjab’s fan happy and cheerful. This Proteas has the ability to win it for Punjab.
When it comes to Mumbai’s boisterous bowling side, Lasith Malinga’s name rules the mind. He is the key of success for Mumbai. Keiron Pollard was one of Mumbai Indians’ star performers in IPL 2010, but he had a modest outing in 2011 and 2012. However, he came back with a bang the next year, scoring 420 runs and picking up 10 wickets from 18 matches in IPL 2013 as MI surged to the title
Brendon MCcullum is capable enough to break through high targets and earn a victory all alone for his team. His high sixes and excellent boundaries are enough to reflect his identity. Be it with the bat or with the ball, James Faulkner is the key player of this new team. This Aussie all-rounder can become the star performer of Gujarat.
Rising Pune Supergiants
This new team has in their squad the captain of Indian Cricket team, MS Dhoni. Not only has he mastered the art of field management and handling pressure at critical moments but also his helicopter shots contribute enough to shake the opponents. The Aussie skipper Steve Smith is another top card of the team. This man knows the strategy to play it safe and sound to topple the rivals.
One of the finest openers of International T20, David Warner is the man to look for in this team. After spending five seasons with the Delhi franchise, he was signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. Sunrisers Hyderabad has in their list Yuvraj Singh. He is the match maker for Hyderabad.
Delhi Daredevils has experienced Zaheer Khan as their leader. A seasoned bowler, Zaheer has the ability to tear apart any bowling lining up on his given day. The Delhi team will also get the services of the new hero of ICC T20 World Cup – Carlos Braithwaite, who hit four consecutive sixes of the first four balls of last over to help West Indies beat England in the 2016 World Cup final.
So let’s get ready and watch our favourite team this IPL starting from April 9. After all, the fans and their cheering turn out to be the best table turner of any match.