In the last few days, we have seen a lot of hard hitting, low scoring and controversial matches in the Indian Premier League. A league which is famous for everything related to cricket and other things. A league where drama happens on as well as off the field as well. A league where fortunes are changed. A league which has written a lot of rags to riches story. A league in which every player of the world wants to try their luck. A league which is not just a cricket tournament but which is a festival for cricket lovers.
In India, we don’t treat cricket as a sport but it is a religion for us and cricketers are a god. Although this religion is monotheistic and the god now wears a blue t-shirt and sits in the Mumbai Indian’s dugout.
Today in this festival we have the current one-day vice-captain going against the captain of the Indian Cricket team. We’ll witness today a combination of blue and red in the stands.
In IPL it becomes difficult to understand the mood of the crowd. During CSK and DC’s match crowd was chanting Dhoni Dhoni every time he came on the screen. The match was being played at the home ground of Delhi Capitals.
Today’s match is an interesting one because both of the team lost their first game of the league. Whichever team wins will go up in the points table.
MI lost a close encounter against DC while RCB lost a one-sided game against CSK. Both the team should play with an unchanged side because it is just the second match of tournament for both of them and teams should focus on giving confidence to their players after a not so good start. There are no injury concerns for this match.
This match has been advertised as a match between Virat Kohli and Jaspirt Bumrah. Both of them are having a dream run in their career and the battle between them will surely be an interesting contest. The match is in Bangalore hence RCB will have home advantage. However, MI will have an upper hand over RCB because of the way they played in the last game.