IPL Podcast Suno Dil Se: After more than half the matches, the picture of the possible teams going to the IPL playoffs has started appearing. It looks certain that Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will reach the playoffs while six other teams are fighting for the remaining two places.
Admire Sanjay Banerjee with a podcast based on the week’s cricket headlines. Listen from the heart. After more than half the matches, the picture of the possible teams going to the IPL playoffs has started appearing. It looks certain that Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will reach the playoffs while six other teams are fighting for the remaining two places. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings may not be out of the competition yet but the hopes are over.
Today, when there will be a clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings, both will try to improve their strength on the points table. Lucknow is in a slightly better position in this matter. Last night, Kolkata suffered its fifth consecutive defeat in the clash between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. After this defeat, now Kolkata also seems to be slipping on the lower rung. He has got only three wins in nine matches. Delhi is ahead of them with four wins.
Once upon a time IPL was known for the performance of foreign players but this time it is of Indian players. Apart from batting and bowling, Indian players are also proving to be top in fielding and captaincy. Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson do not have much captaincy experience, but the way both are playing this character, it seems that they are masters of this fun. Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant are also presenting a sample of better captaincy. On the other hand, the problem with both the foreign captains, Kane Williamson and Faf du Plessis, is that neither of them is running the bat. It is certain that both the teams remain in the race for the playoffs.
The two biggest stars of Indian cricket, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, are still in search of form. Kohli even opened it and saw it. By the way, Jos Buttler and Lokesh Rahul have batted again this week. Both are trying to leave each other behind in the matter of scoring a century. While Butler has scored three centuries so far in the season, Lokesh has kept himself on top in terms of scoring runs with the help of two hundreds. Rajasthan is winning with Butler’s batting, this week he scored back to back centuries against Delhi after Kolkata.
On the other hand, Lokesh Rahul scored two centuries within three matches. Both his centuries were against Mumbai Indians and incidentally both of them were defeated by Lucknow Supergiants.
So it was, allow Sanjay Banerjee, a podcast based on the weeklong cricket activities, ‘Sunoon Dil Se’, see you again next week, Namaskar.