Saturday, April 14, 2012


So its been two weeks and only 15% of the league matches have been over and its good to see a whole lot Indians performing well with the bat and the ball .
The first match between the CSK and MI wasnt good enough for a tournament opener because it was just a one sided game as the champs were humbled by the Mumbai Indians.Mumbai Indians Lost a sitter against the pune by 28 runs ..

The next match between the KKR vs DD , the two Delhi mate met again in the opposite team. But KKR could not use much of their foreign as well as their Indian players .I feel they dint get synchronize into a team .

The Delhi made a decent bowling performance against the KKR but their batting came strongly with Sehwag and Pathan firing .Pathan scored a konck of 42 in just 20 balls. 
But daredevils lost their second game against RCB in Bangalore .The Delhi team became strong when Jayawardene and Pietersen join their team against the CSK in Ferosha Kotla . The Delhi  made it one sided victory with a seven wicket win ..Thanks to CSK batsmen for giving away four run outs and ending theor scorecard at 113........

They have some of the big names of T20 like Gautham Gambhir , Brendon Mccullum , Jacques kallis , Brett lee , Yusuf pathan and they have the world no 1 all rounder Sakib al hasan in their bench .So if these guns fire as a team KKR would be tournament winner .But Kolkata came back strong with two back to back wins against the RCB & RR....

Pwi vs MI i would say the best match in the tournament as the captain Ganguly defended a score of 129 and succeeded eventually by controlling MI at 101-9 and wining by 28 runs.  Robin uthappa , Ashok Dinda , Murali Karthik played well. But the Aussie all rounder Steve Smith played an excellent knock of 39 and bagged the MoM .
Pwi  played the first match at home and won comprehensively against the KXIP but lost the match followed on Thursday against the same Team at Mohali due to some sloppy fielding by the warriors and losing wickets at regular intervals.

Rajasthan royals under Rahul dravid played extremely as an unit and won their opener against the KXIP. Ajikiya Rahane the young opener scored a splendid 98 runs against the Kings XI and won the MoM . Kevon Cooper the Trindad player had a dream IPL debut who had an injury and missed the match against the KKR on Friday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore had played well against the CSK and Delhi daredevils. but the match against CSK was something like a big bad luck for them . Even they had scored two hundred plus but lost the game due to some worst bowling .
They still have lot of options in foreign players and picking a best eleven would give them a good result 

So far the tournament standings are 


Pos TeamMat              NeRPts
1 MI                                 4           +0.3616     
2DD3           +0.820                          4
3PWI3           +0.5734
4KKR4           +0.3054
5RR4           +0.1834
6CSK4           -0.0514
7RCB3           -0.4172
8KXIP3           -0.5832
9DC2           -1.9500

 Purple cap holder              :        Munaf Patel

 Orange cap holder             :       Ajinkya Rahane    

 Super Sixes                        :       Francois du Plessis 

 Fair Play award                  :       Rajasthan Royals

Lets hope the next progress of the tournament with some close finishers and some  hundreds in it .

Remember every team depends more on the foreigners than the Indians in it which is worst condition for team India in the upcoming T20 world cup.........