IPL 2012 Treats Us With Wonderful Matches

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IPL 2012 is still into its infant stage but it has provided a lot of nail biters. Underdogs like Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors have come up with surprises where they have won whatever they have played. On the other hand teams who were considered to be favourites right from the start like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have not yet shown the real spark.

The league is still wide open with any team probable enough to climb up the points tally. The team which has looked most disappointing so far is Deccan Chargers followed by Kings Eleven Punjab. They have lost couple of matches to begin with. Even Kolkata Knight Riders have lost two matches but they showed some glimpse of good cricket.

Delhi Daredevils played a good opener to beat Mumbai Indians but that win was followed by a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chris Gayle is yet to play for Bangalore, so a lot is expected from him and the team can soar newer heights with his powerful strokeplay. 

Mumbai Indians looks one of the strongest teams on paper but they still lack the killer instinct. Especially after the finger injury to Sachin Tendulkar, the team looks under pressure. The latest good win for them came against Deccan Chargers with a last ball sixer from Rohit Sharma. The star for Deccan Chargers so far has been Dale Steyn who proves his worth as the best fast bowler in the current cricket world.

There are many eye catching fixtures to be followed. In the next five to seven matches atleast the strongest team on field could be derived. So far Rajasthan Royals under the leadership of Rahul Dravid and Pune Warriors under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly looks inspiring. But as many international players are joining their respective teams slowly, the balance may shift to other teams and hence the leaders in the points tally would shuffle as well.

As far as the individual performances are concerned after the conclusion of nine matches; the batsman with most number of runs is Ajinkya Rahane (98 runs). K Cooper from Rajasthan again leads the wickets tally with 7 wickets to his name. He is equalled by Malinga from Mumbai Indians with 7 wickets.

This is still a very early stage of Indian Premier League and there are many flip flops to follow. We would see a lot of turn arounds and shuffling positions in the points table as the league progresses.

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