Will the brand new season of the IPL be able to produce some glorifying moments as it has, over the years?
Every cricket lover waits for this season called ‘India ka Tyohaar.’ The season which redefines the cricket in each and every aspect, whether it is the way of playing or the fan following. So now take a look at the moments which till now have made an impact in this new season:
1. The Return of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings
This season was awaited by many for their teams were making a comeback. There is a huge fan following of these teams. The teams were banned for the time period of two years as they were found guilty. The famous spot-fixing scandal which shocked the whole fraternity.
And now these teams are back in business with some new flavour add to their squad. They both have some new members on the team. Rajasthan has invested in some big names like Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and their per player investment is the highest. Chennai has focused to retain their old squad and apart from that, they invested in some veterans like Shane Watson and Harbhajan Singh.
The auction process in the IPL is as exciting as the game. People take full interest in this process, the enthusiasm level is quite high. The auction is the stage where the selectors show their strategies in order to build a strong squad. The auctions of 2018 were special, as the teams were building a new squad and this makes this auction high on anticipation.
3. New Captains
This season witnessed a lot of enthusiasm as there is a lot going on. This starts with the introduction of some new captains. The teams this time have trusted the new name in the captaincy. The new captains are experienced as a player but have not led the teams on such a big level. This has turned out to be the epic moment. The new captains are Kane Williamson for Sun Risers Hyderabad, Dinesh Karthik for Kolkata Knight Riders, Ravichandran Ashwin for the Kings Eleven Punjab.
4. Christopher Gayle’s century
Gayle storm is quite famous in the cricket universe and IPL has witnessed it a lot of times. But this time the storm was different. It came in the same red colour but for the different side. It is no more with the Royal Challengers Bangalore but this time for the Kings Eleven Punjab. When he was unsold in the auctions then Kings eleven picked him up on the base price that was 2 crore.
5. Longest Six
The season is raining with some big hits. Every player is showing some muscle power but not everyone is able to make their mark on the list of top big sixes. This list usually has the calypso dominance as they are the real power hitters in the business and the list was doing justice to it as Gayle and Andre Russell was dominating the list but then came the Superman and as they say that the rest is history. AB de Villiers hits the longest six of the edition in the match against the Chennai at Chinnaswamy. The hit was of 111 meters.
The IPL promises a lot of enthusiasm and some epic moments which boost the craze of the tournament year after year. This time is no different as the tournament has reached the midway and there is a lot which already has raised the bar.
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