Indian Premier League has become the league of extraordinary proportions that gives fans of the game a new sub-set to revel in the thrill of cricket. Year after year, the extravaganza keeps getting bigger – the sixes, the glamour, the fun and the thrill.
The cricketing carnival has arrived again! This year’s edition has all the more reasons for you to immerse in its fervor. Let’s take a look.
The awaited return of CSK and RR
Chennai Super Kings have been missed. MS Dhoni, like Rajinikanth, commands cult status among the CSK fans.The fans can’t wait for their Thala to lead their favorite team in its second innings. Rajasthan Royals, too, make a comeback this year. With Australian captain Steve Smith and English all-rounder Ben Stokes in the mix, RR has all the makings of an exciting team.
Green light to DRS
After plenty of pondering, the BCCI has finally given the nod for the DRS (Decision Review System) to be implemented during the 2018 edition of the IPL. It means more precision and more power to the players.
Ash for Punjab, Bhajji for Chennai, and more
Can you even think of Ashwin playing for any other team than Chennai Super Kings? Or Harbhajan bowling for Chennai instead of Mumbai? or even Gayle bashing RCB playing for KXIP? That’s the beauty of IPL. donning different jerseys.
Captaincy with a guile
We all know of the clever cricketing mind Ravichandran Ashwin has. Now, he can be seen setting fields, making strategies to set traps. And yes, Gambhir is back as the commander to make DD a force again.
Talents galore from Associate nations
Never before in IPL there has been a player from Nepal. Sandeep Lamichhane has become the first Nepal cricketer to be picked in the IPL auction. The likes of Rashid Khan and Ryan ten Doeschate have already added flavor to the IPL. Now, it’s time for Sandeep.
Telecast in six languages
IPL has become the biggest entertainment on television today. This year, Star India has worked out a telecast plan covering six languages, 10 channels and live streaming on Hotstar service. It will be the first time that IPL will be aired in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali. Get ready to watch the fun in your preferred language.
Women’s exhibition match
If the rumors are to be believed, we can see Indian Women Cricketers in action at some point. The BCCI Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai had said, “If we find that we can host a few exhibition matches then BCCI would like to do it this year. The women cricketers deserve to play IPL“.