Monday, May 18, 2015

Pepsi IPL 2015( Season8)- Glorious Games ofvUncertainty

This was the first time in the last 8 Editions the play off Teams of the last 4 could not be decided until the last game no 56 was played at Hyderabad between Sunrisers& & Mumbai Indians . Usually towards the of the season ,the last week of the schedule emerged a fairly good picture of the final four Teams. The Sunrisers (formerly Decan Chargers,Hyderabad) is one of the best Teams in the IPL They had won the prestigious Final at South Africa under the captaincy of Adam Gilchrist in the year 2009. This season under the Captaincy of another Australian fine performer DavidWarner the team had every chance of making the making into the Play off stage.But Las! the fate thought differently!throughout the season the openers David Warner & Shikar Dhavan performed fairly well especially Warner whereas the performance of Rohit Sharma the captain of MumbaiIndians was very poor compared to Warner in leading the team and playing But in the crucial game on their home ground the unexpected had happened.The openers Warner &Dhavan who were the real builders of a good foundation for the score of the team was unfortunately fell in succession in the first over Shikar Dhavan for just 1 run bowled by Malinga followed by David Warner in the first ball of the second over for6 runs caught Pollard bowled McClenaghan.this was the worst performance by the openers in the season leavin 7/2 for the others to follow. The stunned Sunrisers later on could not maintain the rhythm . They succumbed to a paltry 113 all out posingban easy target for the Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai Indians eventually won the match rather easily With a secured performance from the openers Pathiv Patel& LMPSymmons.Thus with high run rate they ensured a second spot in the Play off tally. It was an unexpected gift for the Mumbai Indians fallen from the play Chennai Super king in the first Qualifier on the 19th of May 2015. The other teams in the final 4 a re Rajastan Royals & Royal Challengers ,Bangalore. Who are to play the eliminators on 20 th May. This season the worst game came from Kolkatta Knight Riders whovwas on the top for some time until the lat week. Here also it was a story of shocking performances.Gautama Gambhir& Robin Uthappa who had been fairly good performers throughout suddenly deteriorated their game in the crucial match against Rajastan Royals.shane Watson until the earlier match who was the captain of RR,Jaipur once again made a match winning performance by scoringba century in taking the team to play off stage.
Yusuf Pathan who was a very good performer who took KKR to many wins fell unfortunately while he was playing well Thereafter it was curtains for KKR though the tail Ender Yadav tried an adventure in the final stage. One change for Sunil Narine (.whether rested of injuredvunknown)was uncalled for and contributed adversely for KkR.Azhar Mahmood for the first time this season was a replacement for Sunil Narine.his worst Performance made RR richer in terms of runs scored.In three overs he bowled ,41 runs were given allowing sixes and fours freely.Later on his batting too was not upto the mark and expectation.thus his performance was rather contributing more to the agony of KKR than relief.In short the defending Champion was thrown out of Play off this season. The performance of RCB was fairly good this season with one big knock from West India Gayle and an outstanding Final knock from captain Virat Kohli.He virtually forced his team to the playoff like doing an adventure.It was a superior over he played and a treat for the eyes.The crowd was roaring for him from the stands. Thus the captains of CSK,RCB,RR( until the previous match shanecWatson) were outstanding in this IPL.David Warner of Sunrisers was a super hit this season but luck was not in his favor. Let us wish him good luck next time. Sreedharan Mundanat 18th May 2015


  1. Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has said will play "bold cricket" play-off capability of the continuous Indian Premier League (IPL)

    rohit sharma

  2. Very glad to note that Rohit Sharma is a determined Captain to face CSK on 19th night at the Wankhedes.Nothing less than a century would compensate his lean performance in IPL so far. So we could expect him to fire.I have worked in Mumbai for about 30 years & a great fan of Bombay&Sachin.So when a captain flops it hurts.The new bold attitude of Rohit Sharma is welcome.