Good news for cricket lovers is that IPL 7 is going to start from April 8, 2014 and it will run up to 30 May which accounts for two months of entertainment for cricket and IPL lovers. Last IPL was 6th IPL won by Mumbai Indians and now everybody’s mind is doing calculations about the winner of this IPL 2014.So let’s have a quick review at all the IPL 2014 Teams and Players.
As we all know there are eight teams participating in IPL 2014 including Chennai super kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Kolkata knight riders (KKR), Rajasthan royals (RR) and Sunrise’s Hyderabad (SRH). All teams are thinking about the trophy of IPL specially KXIP, DD and RCB because they never won IPL. Out of 6 seasons 2 were won by Chennai super kings and other 4 by Rajasthan royals, Deccan chargers, Kolkata knight riders and Mumbai Indians.
Chennai super kings (CSK)
Now let’s see IPL 2014 Teams and Players. First talking about the teams which proves that they are the kings of IPL by winning the title 2 times and reaching all the finals except the 2nd season i.e. Chennai super kings. Team has got the most successful captain of Indian cricket history Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This time CSK retain their 5 main players which are Ravichandran Ashwin , Ravindra Jadeja , Dwane Bravo, Suresh Raina and M.S.Dhoni. Mike Hussy who was key player for CSK last time is not playing for CSK this time.
He is playing with MI and Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne smith is paid with 4.5 crore for CSK. Faf du plessis is the most expensive player for CSK i.e. 4.75 crore following Dwayne smith (4.5), B.Mucculum (3.25) etc. Bowling attack of CSK is depend on Indian player i.e. R.Ashwin , Ashish Nehra , Mohit Sharma , newly added young Ishwar Pandey, including overseas player Ben Hilfenhaas, Samuel Badree. Key part of this team is all rounders R.jadeja, Bwayne Bravo, John Hasting, Manhas and Vijay Shankar. M.S. Dhoni will be the captain of team. Overall team is good but it could get better .
Talking about the winners of 2013 Mumbai Indians.They retain 5 players which are the key player for them. Captain Rohit Sharma , Kieron pollard, H.Singh, Raydu and Malinga. They buy two key players Michael hussy (5 crore) who was the most successful batsman of 2013 and Corey Anderson (4.5 crore) who hits the fastest century in ODI. This will definitely improve their bating attack. They have Zaheer khan (2.6 crore) and Pragyan ojha (3.25 crore) for bowling attack. All eyes of Mumbai Indians fans is on R.sharma, Pollard, Hussey, Anderson means this time their will be massive hitting from this side. On paper team is looking pretty good but let’s wait for reality.
Royal challengers Banglore
Now Royal challengers Banglore who shocks everybody by bowling most expensive player of IPL 2014 Yuvraj singh for 14 crore who is not looking in his best form but he has the ability of it and he is one of the great 20-20 player with 6 ball 6 sixes in over that we can’t forget. Other than this they retain Virat kohli, Chris gayle and AB Devillers .Mitchell starc will be the key bowler for them with (5 crore) and they also have Varun Aron, Ashok Dinda , Murlidharan, Ravi Rampaul. They have young U-19 captain Vijay zhol. This will be the good chance for Vijay to prove him . This is also a good team but not as a RCB fans expecting. Still they have the big game changers.
Rajasthan royals retain Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane , James Faulkner , Stuart Binny , Sanju Samson. There are only few big names from this side but they have the players like Samson, binny, Rajat Bhatia, abhishek nayar, Unmukt chand, Iqbal Abdullah which are the future stars of india , therir names are not big but they are changing the game and this thing they proved by winning first season of IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shahrukh khan’s Kolkata knight riders retain only Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine. They have the balance team with Gambhir, Kallis, Uthappa, Yusuf pathan,Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Pandey in bating attack and Sunil Narine , Piyush Chawla , Marne Markel, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav in bowling attack. They also have the top all rounders Kallis And Shakib Al Hasan. This team also have the ability to win title and they have proved that in 2012.
After the bad performance in IPL 2013 Delhi Daredevils decide to not retain any player. They have total new team this season. And also delhi fans except the title this time. They buy Dinesh Karthik for 12.5 crore who shines in previous IPL for MI. They also have Kevin Peterson (9 crore), Murali Vijay (5 crore), Young Mohammad Shami (4.25), Counter-nile(4.25 crore), Quinton De kock(3.5 crore). Their bating side has Karthik, Piterson, Vijay, De cock, Manoj Tiwari, JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Kedar Jadhav etc. Bowling side has Mohmmad Shami , Counter-Nile, Unadkat, Rahul Sharma, Laxmi-Ratan shukla, Parnell. They have very good batting line-up. If their bowlers shines then they can be a winner of title IPL 2014.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab also have a balance team this time. They are one of the toughest contender for title this time. They retain David Miller and Manan Vohra. They buy Mitchell Johnson for (6.5 crore) who was the successful bowler of IPL 2013 and also shines in Ashes. He will be the key part of bowling. They have Australia’s big hitter Glenn Maxwell , George bailey for 6 crore and 3.25 crore respectively. They have Virendra Sehwag , Shaun Marsh, Pujara in their batting side and Balaji , Beuran Hendricks of south Africa, Gurkeerat Singh, Murli Kartik, Awana for bowling side.
The new sunrisers Hyderabad retain their rising star Shikar Dhawan and Dale Steyn. For batting they have David Warner (5.5 crore), Aron finch (4 crore) and for bowling they have Amit Mishra , B.kumar for 4.75 crore and 4.25 crore respectively. Also Karan Sharma (3.75), Ishant Sharma (2.6 crore). This team has faith on all rounder hence they have Darren Sammy (3.5 crore), Irfan Pathan , Australias Henriques, Parveez Rasool etc. This is only team looking bowling dependent. They have the good bowling attack as compare to others. 20-20 is not only about the batting but bowling can change the game. This spirit is shown by this team.
So this is the condition of the teams of IPL 2014 after auction. We are expecting a lot of hitting this time because batting sides of all teams are outstanding. At the conclusion we can not predict the winner of this IPL 2014. All the teams has the different plans with them but surely the title of IPL 2014 is not easy for anyone. This is all about the beauty of cricket . We cant predict the winner until the last ball of the game. So lets wait for the real entertainment until 8 April. So get ready and choose your favorite team, because this summer IPL will smash the world.
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