The ongoing Indian T20 Premier League has been a cracking season and we all have been witnessing some great performances as of now. This league incepted in 2007 and since then it has been one of the most loved sports events in the world. Every cricket fan in the world is either in the IPL stadiums in India or watching the live telecasts on their television sets. It is such a game that gives people a chance to support their own teams, make bonds over the matches and have great time after their usual monotonous life. The beauty of the game lies in the T20 format and that it gets over within a short duration of 4 hours. This T20 cricket tournament is in its 5th week and we are just 13 matches away from getting to know the victors of IPL 2017.
The summer season has gone much better as we have had runs raining in the form of fours and sixes and breath-taking wickets and catches, making the season much more interesting. Some teams like Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have played exceptionally well and some players from other teams have shown some great performances in this current season. David Warner, Australian batsman from Sunrisers Hyderabad is the current orange cap holder with 529 runs in 10 matches. He also holds the record for hitting the maximum number of sixes with 24 and, is the player to look out for in the upcoming IPL matches. Suresh Raina, captain of Gujarat Lions is second in the list with 434 runs in 12 matches and has treated his fans just the right amount. Gautam Gambhir, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders is third in the list with 425 runs in 12 matches.
Indian star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar from Sunrisers Hyderabad has taken 21 wickets in 11 matches and currently holds the purple cap in IPL 2017. Second in the list is Imran Tahir from Rising Pune Supergiant who has taken 17 wickets in 12 matches followed by upcoming Indian star bowler and teammate, Jaydev Unadkat who has taken 17 wickets in 8 matches. The fight for the purple cap is really close just like the one for orange cap and players are giving their best performances in order to make their team victorious. This season has proved that if given the chance and a platform, local Indian players are as good as international players.
The tournament has reached almost its end and has been purely brilliant in terms of the cricketing show, performances of the players and pure entertainment, just the IPL Style. The hopes are high and right now Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are leading the points table, trying to get to the finals and lift the trophy. Also, the first qualifier will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai . If you have been watching the tournament in your homes on your television sets with your family and friends, it’s time to get your passes and watch IPL 2017 live. The fun and entertainment is not going to end anytime soon in this T20 Cricketing league and we suggest you to support your favourite teams in the stadiums, wearing the jerseys and cheering high. Hurry now!
Written By: Archit Chawla | Post Date: 09 May 2017