The Indian Premiere League season 6, owned now by Pepsi started on 2nd April with the inaugural function hosted at Kolkata’s Eden Garden.
Performances from the prettiest faces of the country brought the atmosphere alive. The captains of all the IPL teams then made their way for the face-off for the trophy of this IPL. Four Indians, Three Sri Lankans, Two Australians form the captains team for this season of IPL.
We have a new owner for the team of Hyderabad this season and hence a new name. The Deccan Chargers are now the Sun Risers Hyderabad; pretty same team to play with though. The champion team of IPL season 2, but has not been performing well enough to its standards following that.
The rest of the teams, apparently pretty well balanced, too start the new season with a new zeal.
The talk of the town however was Ponting leading the Mumbai Indians side having Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar. All of whom were involved in the Monkey-Gate case which involved huge controversy in cricket throughout the world.
About the teams:
Chennai has always played like a team who will be the safe bet for a man who does not follow the IPL. Amazing IPL record!
Kolkata are doing very well under Gambhir and currently the defending champions.
Rahul Dravid is leading Rajasthan for the second season this year and he is one reason the foreign audience watches the IPL.
Delhi led by Jayawardene without KP looks a little weak-The dark horses this IPL?
Pune Warriors have the comeback man, Yuvraj Singh who will hog the entire limelight away from this team.
Gilly leads Punjab XI side. He hasn’t been doing very well but he was an IPL winning captain of Hyderabad team in IPL – 2.
Hyderabad led by a new captain and a new owner, have a fierce pace attack which can create tension in the oppositions.
Mumbai Indians is the controversy filled team this season. Ponting led, they also have a million dollar boy, Glen Maxwell-The only million dollar buy this season.
Last but not the least, RCB-The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the only philanthropist team in the IPL. They promote a green Bangalore and take initiatives to do good to the city and the stadium. Owned by Vijay Mallaya, they are the most glamorous and flamboyant team with the much loved, Chris Gayle.
So this was an insight to the teams.
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