Cricket is one thing which unites our country in spite of all the cultural differences, different languages and the political spats. No matter if it’s Sachin Tendulkar, M.S. Dhoni or Virat Kohli now, the game has seen some great talent from our country from time to time. To nurture the talent India has, Indian Premier League (IPL) was introduced in 2007 and in it’s 10th season, the tournament is at the top of its cricketing action. The local players have performed at the best of their capabilities and have gained lots of confidence to perform in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
After the hard fought league stage matches and a month of full throttle battles, four teams have qualified for Indian Premier League 2017 (IPL) playoffs. Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are the ones who have managed to stay at the top positions in the points table. They have been performing really consistently in IPL 2017 and have left behind the other teams, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
While Teams MI and RPS will meet in the Qualifier 1 on May 16 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, SRH and KKR will take on each other in the Eliminator match on May 17 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The winner of MI vs RPS match or Qualifier 1 will proceed directly to finals on May 21. The loser of Qualifier 1 will face the winner of SRH vs KKR Eliminator match in the Qualifier 2 match on May 19 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Teams finishing first and second on the points table in this T20 cricket league a second shot at the finals in case they lose the Qualifier 1.
If we go to talk about the top player performances, David Warner from SunRisers Hyderabad has got the orange cap with 604 runs in 14 matches. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, from SunRisers Hyderabad as well, has got the purple cap with 25 wickets and is unstoppable at the moment. It is going to be a sight to witness these 4 teams now battling for the title while playing their top games to give the audiences the perfect thrill and entertainment. If you’re still waiting for the matches to come on your television sets, we would suggest that you rather buy your IPL tickets for the playoff matches and enjoy this top sports event in India at its best, with BookMyShow.
Written By: Archit Chawla | Post Date: 15 May 2017