Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My IPL 2011 semifinalist

This time IPL is getting a bit interesting after every team chasing 180+ runs. The teams who have scored more than 180+ are all belongs to the losing side. Punjab by beating Chennai, Delhi by beating Pune and Kochi by beating Mumbai proved this.

So I feel we will definitely see 3 new teams in the semifinal. Mumbai is the only existing team that looks solid this time with malinga doing well for them till now. Always below in the point table in the last 3 seasons KKR and Punjab looks different with new team compositions this time. Punjab with PC Valthaty and AC Gilchrist looks solid at the top order looking good. SRK has done a very good thing by taking Kallis into the team, they looks very solid with Gambhir, Pathan and Manoj Tiwari at the top order and Brett lee in the bowling line up. So this team will definitely go to the semifinal.

Though Kochi doing well in the last 2 matches but I personally do not believe he can come to semifinal. Because a lot depends on their top order only and not a very good middle order batsmen they have. Bangalore and Deccan will fight for the 9th and 10th position in the point table. Only waste of a very good player also one of my favorite player Virat Kohili.

As usual for Delhi to come up, a lot depends on Shewag, but he is not in best of form till now. So I believe the last 2 time semifinalist will out of semifinal this time. And Chennai will not looking good as well as Shane Warne too not good this time for Rajasthan Royals. Dhoni’s men are not good enough this time.

But my favorite team Pune will definitely goes to semifinal this time with Yuvraj, Smith, Jesse Ryder and Uttapa all in very good form.

So my semifinalists for IPL 2011 are: Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata and Punjab.

And what yours???