Indian Premier League V – A Thrilling Opening Match Ahead

Is Jadeja Really Worth Ten Crore Rupees?

Is Jadeja Really Worth Ten Crore Rupees?
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Badrinath Should Accelerate


IPL With T20 Format Is Attractive

The fifth version of the Indian Premier League cricket is starting tomorrow at M A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai. The opening match is between the defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. IPL offers thrill in every match as it is played in T20 format. Batsmen and bowlers perform to their best and fielders try their most with athletic agility.

Is Jadeja Really Worth Ten Crore Rupees?

The first match is expected to be interesting. Chennai Super Kings is captained by the Indian captain M S Dhoni. Albie Morkel and Bollinger will be bowling their best and Mumbai Indian batsmen will find it tough to tackle them. All rounder Jadeja will undoubtedly attract attention as he had been acquired by the Chennai Super Kings for a whopping ten crore rupees. Jadeja did little to justify this huge payment during the tour of Australia and during the Asian cup in Bangladesh. But on Indian pitches, Jadeja may come on his own and play well.

Badrinath Should Accelerate

Subramaniam Badrinath and Anirudha will be contributing to the Chennai Super Kings’ performance. But Subramaniam Badrinath needs to speed up his innings. T20 brand of cricket is not the place where one has to show solidarity and patience. Here quick runs are required. How the runs come is not important. Therefore Badrinath should accelerate right from the beginning without taking time. I wonder what Geoff Boycott would have done had T20 existed in those times. Anirudha is the son of the Indian national selection committee Chairman Srikkanth. Srikkanth used to blast all the bowlers during his playing days and was a delight to watch. Old timers may remember and reminisce Srikkanth’s blasting of Andy Roberts in the World Cup finals in 1983. Incidentally Srikkanth was the top scorer in that match which India won and captured the World Cup. I hope Anirudha will play as a true son to his distinguished father.

Sachin In Action

The Chennai crowd will be ecstatic to watch Sachin Tendulkar in action during the opening match. This is the first match he is playing in India after completing his hundredth international century during the Asian Cup against Bangladesh. Tendulkar has been relieved of all the pressure including the captaincy and he will really relish batting and entertain the crowd. Harbhajan Singh has been made the captain in place of Tendulkar.

Sachin In Action

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Levi May Prove To Be Worthier Than Jadeja

Mumbai Indians have good players like Ambati Rayudu who can give a good start as an opener or one down player. Levi’s selection has been a fine point and he may well contribute to make Mumbai Indians the champions in the IPL this time. The South African batsman’s talent was spotted during his tour of New Zealand. I feel acquisition of Levi by Mumbai Indians was worthier than acquisition of Jadeja by the Chennai Super Kings.

Somebody Should Break Mitchell Johnson’s Skull

Mumbai Indians have a powerful bowling department spearheaded by the irrepressible Lasith Malinga. But Malinga’s edge had been blunted recently during the Australian tour and Asian Cup. He was smashed by batsmen like Virat Kohli too often. Whether Malinga will regain his form and torment the batsmen remains to be seen. Harbhajan has been out of Indian team and he will be eager to give an impressive performance to stage a comeback to the side. Mitchell Johnson from Australia will be another star player. During last year’s World Cup, Mitchell Johnson made a statement that he wanted to break the ribcage of India’s opener Virender Sehwag. In the end, it was not Sehwag, but Brett Lee who went bleeding. If somebody breaks the skull of Mitchell Johnson, I will be rejoiced. I should not forget Pollard who is a fine all rounder. Pollard has given some excellent performance during the Australian tour of the Caribbean Islands including a fast century in a one day match. It helped his side West Indies to defeat Australia.

Malinga Holds The Key

Tomorrow the opening match will be attracting the attention of the entire cricket fans in India and perhaps from abroad also at least from the Indian expatriates. What is my prediction about the match? I cannot predict the result as both sides are equally balanced in every department of the game. But if Malinga strikes form, Mumbai Indians can hope for a win. But if the CSK batsmen tear Malinga apart, then CSK will have an edge. In other words, Lasith Malinga holds the key to tomorrow’s result.

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