IPL,the biggest cricketing extravaganza in the world has been kicked off and cricket fans have watched some cracking matches between the teams in the starting phase of the match yet some more interesting awaits for the fans to witness in the upcoming days of the tournament. Every team is looking full packed to give an astonishing performance in this season and get their hands on the priceless trophy of IPL. While the IPL has just begun we already have many predictions doing rounds around the contenders and winners of the Trophy this year. With players like Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh it is going to be a treat to watch the contenders of the IPL trophy fighting for the win.
Let’s Check Out The Top Contenders Of Winning The Title In 2018:
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab team in this season is looking strong with players like Chris Gayle, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nayar, Marcus Stonis and Mayank Agarwal. This team looks like a powerhouse of batting although they are on a bit lower side when it comes to their bowling where they have Mohit Sharma, Ravichndran Ashwin and Akshar Patel. This time, KXIP might pick up their first IPL trophy under Ravichandran Ashwin. The team started with a dream start where they beat Delhi Daredevils in a one sided match.
The team that walk up to the playoff in IPL 2017, is already looking like one of the top contenders, one of the most balanced team of the IPL, as in batting they have Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Carlos Baraithwaite, and in bowling which would be totally dependent on Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, and T. Natrajan, which looks like a dangerous bowling attack. Although they enter the tournament without the services of David Warner but in the first match this team showed that they have enough power to grab IPL 2018 trophy for their club.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
This team didn’t got an upto the mark start as they lost their season opener against Kolkata Knight Riders but if their batting order clicked well in this year IPL it would be difficult for any team bowling line up to stop this team. RCB have the players who can win them IPL, but till now they aren’t got successful in their chase to IPL trophy. This time along with Virat Kohli and AB De Villers they have picked up Quniton De Kock and Brandom Macculum in their batting line up. RCB have a strong bowling line up also in the form of Chris Woakes, Yazuvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Collin De Grandhomme for the upcoming season.
Thers is a very silly record behind Mumbai Indians history that they have lost their tournament opener in last 3 season but they were able to put their hands on the cup or atleast qualify for the qualifiers, which means it’s an alarming bell for the other teams that they would be looking to repeat their history again.So, if they lost their first match against The defending champions would be looking to repeat their last year performance this season also. They have Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya and Keiron Pollard in their batting whereas when it comes to bowling they have some great bowling attack which consists of Patt Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah and Akila Dhananjya.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings, the most consistent team in the IPL returning back after a span of 2 years in this season IPL. In the first 2 matches they showed why they are known to be the most consistent and in every match they got a new match winner, like in first match they got Dwayne Bravo as the match winner whereas in 2nd match Sam Bilings out of the black came out as a new match winner. They have the best captain who will guide the most experienced team of the IPL under ther likes of Shane Watson, Faf Du Plesis, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. In Chennai Super Kings there are almost every player who have an experience of playing atleast 30 matches in the IPL which gives them an upper hand on the contendership of IPL which is a less visible in other teams.
So let’s see who will win this season IPL 2018