This season’s IPL has seen many changes in teams. The Kochi team has been disbanded and its players have joined other teams. The Hyderabad team has a new owner and a new logo to boot.
During the last two seasons, IPL 2012 and IPL 2011, The Kings XI Punjab was not able to fly quite high due to various reasons. This year, the team has been successful in pulling in Michael Bevan, one of the most capable coaches. Ms. Priety Zinta is sure to thank the heavens for this. A lot of fireworks are also expected from the captain, Gilly, and the cream of the crop, Hussey and Shaun Marsh.
As far as the Kolkata Knight Riders are concerned they are banking on Pathan and Gambhir, the two big ticket buys. On paper, the team list appears quite impressive, but Saurav Ganguly, Dada, will be missed in the game at Eden. But having won the previous IPL, they will be high on confidence.
Pune Warriors have the batman, Robin worth $2 million by their side and also a captain, in form. Even if the fitness levels of Mathews and Nehra is in doubt, many of the bowlers are surely going to spout considering their batting strength. The team of yellows is being led by a captain who is truly fantastic.
Many of the T20 stalwarts are in the Chennai Super Kings team currently. At the core of the team are M. Vijay, Raina and Dhoni and in the mix is also Mike Hussey. They are all great at batting. The powerplay professional, Ashwin also is expected to deliver well. When the team is in full flow, it is simply unbeatable.