Starting a new season in South Africa they Indian Premier League -2 started of with a band the little master scoring the first fifty of the second IPL season. The Mumbai Indians started on a winning note and Dhoni’s Kings suffered their first loss. Then we saw the biggest upset, Bangalore the team that was at the bottom of table last season just ran through the Royals the winners of the first edition for the lowest IPL total.
The season then suffered a momentary loss and was dull due to the rain interruptions in matches and because of that the initial interest was gone. But soon close matches followed coupled by the fact that Deccan Chargers was starting to do well, won more then they had won last time and also with the fact that new players were performing and the whole South African experience seemed ok.
The strategic time out a new addition for Mr. Modi to make money teams in momentum to lose out on that , and team without that to gain momentum. Its one idea that hasn’t gone down well with many teams.
Well apart from that this IPL SET Max has given us the Chinese born Chang and Gaurav Kapoor to anchor the show along with the strapless and short-cropped Manidra Bedi.
We saw the emergence of the 35+ category in batting as the main contenders for the orange cap led by Matthew Hayden, Rahul Dravid, Sanath Jayasuria, Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist. The IPL saw Malinga sling his way to the top and Kamran Khan fall his way out due to a really innovative action. IPL witnessed the super over also in case of a bowl out when teams tie, and it was Yusuf Pathan that stole the charm and saw Rajasthan resurrect.
We just have to wait now till May 24th when the finals take place to see the winner cause the race is very close and all teams except for KKR’s is in contention for the title.