The biggest and astir competitory Indian Premier League successful past starts this weekend, with 2 caller teams joining the database of contenders to go IPL champions.
Ten teams volition play 74 matches successful full successful a demanding tourney that runs from the curtain-raiser connected March 26 to the last connected May 29.
The caller IPL enlargement has seen the summation of 2 franchises – Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans – but four-time winners and defending champions Chennai Super Kings are presently astatine the apical of the throne.
Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad implicit the runners and riders for the 15th variation of the biggest tourney successful satellite cricket.
While the erstwhile Indian Premier League saw the 8 teams placed successful 1 azygous radical and the apical 4 sides progressing to the knockout stages, this twelvemonth the 10 teams are divided into 2 groups of five, with the champion 2 teams from each radical advancing.
But who are expected to vie for the rubric and who look acceptable to autumn by the wayside? Metro.co.uk looks astatine the champion and worst-looking squads and the players who could instrumentality the 2022 Indian Premier League by storm…
WINNER – Mumbai Indians
With 2 caller teams competing for the archetypal clip and bio-bubbles inactive successful place, this could beryllium the astir volatile and unpredictable IPL to date, but Mumbai Indians seldom fto their fans down and tin assertion a record-extending sixth title.
Head manager Mahela Jayawardene and skipper Rohit Sharma are serial winners and large runs shouldn’t beryllium an contented with Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tim David, Kieron Pollard and Fabian Allen successful the squad.
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