From some great batting knocks to fashionable wicket taking performances, IPL 2017 has been a great spectacle to all of us, as of now! It has stood up to the cricketing standards what we always expect from tournaments this big and this roller coaster ride doesn't seem to stop now! Over the last three weeks, we have witnessed and experiences this game of T20 cricket in its top form and players have performed really well, giving the audiences, entertainment of the purest type. The season has already crossed half of its journey and the tension and drama in the domestic cricket tournament are in full swing. Team Mumbai Indians has already qualified for the qualifier round and speculations about the rest 3 teams are still going on!
From David Warner(SRH) to Steve Smith(RPS) to Gautam Gambhir(KKR) to Rohit Sharma(MI) to Virat Kohli, most captains have had good performances in the middle. There has been players like Glenn Maxwell too, who continues to bowl and bat both, but most are sorted with the leadership they put for their teams. Warner and Gambhir are clearly leading from the front and their intent with the bat and intensity and how! They are leading with the most runs in the tournament and leading the team with such perfection is a sight to withhold. With the recent knock of 126 against KKR in 59 balls, Warner is right up there at the top when it comes to being the most dangerous batsmen this season with 489 total runs and 23 sixes but Gambhir’s contributions can’t be ignored too.
In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s magical spells can’t be sidetracked. Though t20 format has always been about the batsmen but this guy has had a great season till now! He has taken 21 wickets in 10 matches and holds the purple cap in the tournament. This Indian bowler has been instrumental the whole season and has made the team Sunrisers Hyderabad win a lot of matches. Andrew Tye from from Gujarat Lions has also been pretty impressive with his unconventional bowling and has picked 12 wickets for his team.
The coming matches are going to be crucial as all the teams will try to make it to the qualifier rounds. Though every one’s favourite Royal Challengers Bangalore is out of the tournament due to the poor performance of the batting line up. As of now, Mumbai Indians are leading the points table with 16 points in 10 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders at 14 points in 10 matches. Well this IPL has been a cracking of a season and you are already witnessing this 10th season of Indian Premier League in its best cricketing action. If you’re bored at home watching IPL matches on your television screens, do look out for IPL match passes and be a spectator to one of the best things happening in India right now!
Written By: Archit Chawla | Post Date: 03 May 2017