IPL Playoffs – At A Glance

With all the controversies in previous week, IPL 5 is heading towards the business end with top four lining-up for one great end to this season. Let’s see the four teams of playoffs:

IPL Playoffs - At a Glance

IPL Playoffs – At a Glance

First comes the champions of IPL – Chennai Super Kings. It was Punjab which put CSK to the brink, but it was DC who helped CSK to cross the line with slight difference in run-rate. The Deccan Chargers woke up late in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League and, strangely or interestingly, whatever way you put it, the Royal Challengers Bangalore had to pay dearly for it, which helped CSK enter playoffs yet again. Chennai Super Kings didn’t perform like champions this season, they have been the best team in the relatively short history of the IPL, two-time winners, past winners of the Champions League, wearing the same colours as they did in those years, showcasing the same personalities but playing like someone else. Now, they have got the rare dose of booster from DC to play in playoffs and hope they grab the chance with both hands.

Mumbai Indians tried out their eighth different opening combination for the season and it clicked – Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar. They pair put on the highest stand for the first wicket in the tournament to crush Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. The target put on by RR wasn’t enough as Mumbai Indians went into the playoffs with an extra shot of confidence. MI has power-pack to fight hard against CSK in Eliminator One, and the Champions League winners would love to win IPL for first time.

Kolkata Knight Riders fought hard like their anthem “korbo lorbo jeetbo re”, they have made it to second spot to play the first qualifier match against table-toppers Delhi Daredevils. Knight Riders have a good decent bowling attack lead by mysterious spinner Suniel Narine and experienced Brett. Knight Riders now have two shots to try and get into the final. They will be playing Daredevils on the same ground Pune on Tuesday where there spinners performed well. It will be the match of KKR spin vs. DD pace attack.

Delhi Daredevils embarked on their batting power and successful pace attack has topped the tables. DD are playing with a fearsome opening pair in both departments i.e. batting lead by Captain Virender Sehwag and bowling by their fast bowlers, Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav. The power-packed Daredevils line-up dismantled Punjab with ease on a spicy pitch in Dharamsala; by virtue of this win they have put Mumbai Indians at the third spot in the playoffs.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Author:

Hi friends, I am Navin Boddu. I am into Computers by academics and a sports enthusiast at heart. I played and learned different sports during schooling. I enjoy playing and watching cricket. I am here to express my views about sports.

Cricket

Star Sports continues to make cricket bigger

Star Sports continues to make cricket bigger

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 14th, 2016

14, November, Mumbai, 2016: Star Sports builds cricket further and strengthens its popularity at a Pan-India level making the India-NZ ODI series as the highest ..

Football

RFYS: Rosary HSS and Government HSS clinch the finals in Goa

RFYS: Rosary HSS and Government HSS clinch the finals in Goa

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 20th, 2016

Goa, November 19, 2016: On a bright and humid Saturday morning in Goa’s Duler Stadium, Rosary Higher Secondary School (Senior Girls) and Government Higher Sec ..

Tennis

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 29th, 2016

Chennai:  The 22nd edition of the Aircel Chennai Open promises to be a world class affair, with two more tennis heavyweights confirming their presence for the ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on October 27th, 2016

Having gone from Heavyweight Champion to the fallen giant in just a matter of months, the future of Tyson Fury remains up in the air, with many questioning whet ..

Other Sports

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 18th, 2016

The Fastest Sportswear brand – PUMA hosted one of the fastest sprinters on the planet- Asafa Powell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The Jamaic ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror