Indian Premier League is back. This season began on bigger note with none other than biggest star of bollywood ever participating in the opening ceremony. Big B ,amitabh bachchan recited poem written by prasoon joshi.
Priyanka chopra, kareena kapoor , salman khan and none other than prabhu deva performed in the opening ceremony. Kate perry performed for first time live in India. Overall it was dazzling event .
From tomorrow it would be real business with two powered packed teams clashing in the first match. It is mumbai Indians v/s chennai super kings.
So who would win IPL 5?. There are nine teams currently competing for the titles.
Would it be third title for chennai or would it be mumbai Indians in 2012 or would it be virat victory for royal challengers?…or would dadagiri work for pune?
Lets look at nine teams
1) Chennai Super Kings :
Mahendra singh dhoni is one of biggest finishers in the game in recent times. His super cool brain , his awesome power backed by raina, vijay , badrinath in the ranks and hussey joining in by month end , this team is most successful team in IPL.
Ravindra jadeja is priced buy this year for chennai . Ashwin ,bollinger, hilfenhaus make their bowling handy. Over all good combination and always in hunt for the title.
2) Mumbai Indians :
Sachin wont be leading the side in 2012. But harbhajan did really great job during last season as captain in absence of sachin. Mumbai Indians is dangerous side with likes of sachin , pollard, rohit sharma ,raydu in the side. Moreover they have malinga and mitchell johnson in bowling ranks along with r p singh and munaf patel. This side has all the needed power to win IPL 5.
3) Royal Challengers :
They have chris gayles. PERIOD…Yes Rajnikant of cricket plays for royal and guess what they have in form , virat kohli along with de villers and tilakrathne dilshan…Awesome super hit batting power.
In bowling ZAHEER KHAN , the ever dependable would be leading the bowling attack , supported by vinay kumar . Daniel vettori ,captain would be leading spin department.
Formidable side and if gayle gets going , god save opposition…
4) Delhi Daredevils :
Viru is not in form but he would be playing on flat Indian pitches and batsman like him are capable to hit form anytime.. Backed by inform jayawardne , kevin pieterson , ross taylor and david warner ,the team has great batting power. Their bowling would include umesh yadav , varun aron and Irfan pathan
5) Pune Warriors :
No yuvi in it but with ryder, manish pandey, tamim iqbal , robin uthappa, mathew in it and dada leading the team , batting looks good..Yuvi is being replaced by michael clarke who would join during later part of tournament.
6) Kolkatta Knight Riders :
hmmm…Gambhir, kallis, yusuf pathan, mccullum , shakib….Batting looks good…what say?…Need kallis , gambhir to play big innings with yusuf,mccullum,shakib chipping in with their face paced batting…but winning title would need them to play out of their skins consistently….Yusuf , mccullum can single handily win matches but they need more heroics than RA ONE…
7) Kings XI :
Gilly is there but expecting them to win title would be huge thing .
8) Deccan Chargers:
Sangakara would need some really charing to be done to elevate his teams performance to pose serious challenge in the tournament.
9) Rajasthan Royals:
Need more than halla bols to make impact…