I was really excited about this edition of IPL. But recently with how the ball tampering controversy is panning out with Australia cricket, I am very disappointed with the fact that David Warner and Steve Smith won’t be playing this year for Sunriser Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals.
Rajeev Shukla has said the future of players in question will be decided soon. Steve Smith has already stepped down as the captain of RR.
Aside from this latest development, I am enthused about the tournament like every year. For long, I have been a big fan of Kings XI Punjab, due to Adam Gilchrist and Glen Maxwell. But this year, given they didn’t pick Maxwell, I am changing my allegiance to Delhi Daredevils, the new home for Maxwell. I really hope Delhi Daredevils wins this year—they have never won before.
I am also much hyped about the returning of Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni will don the captain’s hat again. I think this might be his last IPL edition, so I want his team to win.
However, all the being said, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have a very high chance of winning this year’s IPL. Let’s see who ends up champion.
And yes, I am ready for IPL!