Delhi Darevelis is looking strong and on a winning streak for the first time after a long time in the history of Indian Premier League. They must thank the man behind it, Rahul Dravid. Kolkata on the other hands is eyeing on the top spot of the table by winning this game and thus being the topper of the league. Sitting pretty at second spot after winning three out of four games, KKR will be playing against DD in the game today at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. The match ebeginsat 4:00 PM IST.
High-flying KKR look to regain top spot
Indian Premier Leaguer is back to us again with new joy and entertainment. IPL has been the best entertainment for summers its inception in 2008. The league gave rise to a new way of giving entertainment to a sport and all thanks to the rebel league started by Subhash Chandra, Indian Cricket League through which was started as another cricket league to challenge BCCI and the other Cricket boards and taking away the young talent to them instead of allowing them to represent to the BCCI. This irked BCCI and asked ICC and it stated that it is an internal affair of BCCI and it won’t interfere with it, but confirmed it won’t recognize the ICL or the players representing the league.
This was a blow for ICL, but it still went ahead to conduct the league with a huge number of retired and existing players from all over the world. Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev and Zee Network Boss Subhash Chandra. The Cricket boards of Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Sri Lanka, and other countries Australia and New Zealand banned their players from playing the international games.
With no support from all of the Cricket associations, the first season of ICL was a terrible failure and at this moment, BCCI’s Lalit Modi came up with a league that is similar to English Premier League, a business franchise model that can generate huge revenues to the board as well as for the players. That is how Indian Premier League started in 2008 with 8 franchises from 8 cities in India.
Since then, there is no looking back for the league in terms of popularity which only went on increasing every year, every season. IPL Live Streaming is enabled on hotstar app and website with a five minutes delay for the people who have not signed up their subscription and a ball to ball live for the one who subscribed to it.
IPL has always a chance to be in the news for various reasons. Be it for the expensive players from all over the world. MS Dhoni was the first most expensive player with a whopping 6 crores in the first season of IPL to play for Chennai Super Kings. He was with the team till the Lodha committee banned the franchise for involvement in spot-fixing and other activities. The controversy of spot-fixing agitated the country and astonished the players in 2013 where ace player like Sreesanth was involved in this.
Nepotism and money laundering are the other wrong reasons the league was in the news several times. But now, thanks to the new committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India, there seem to be a change in the administration in the BCCI.
However, two things are constant in the league every year. T.he money flow and the success of the league. There will always be something that keeps the tournament entertaining and this year, there are 8 franchises taking part in the league and the games happened so far, they are all quite entertaining. Delhi Daredevils is the only team that was at the bottom four in most of the seasons so far. The think tank of the franchise is focusing on strengthening of young talent pushing them from.
When the two teams met the last time at Kotla, KKR was the on the losing side and could not judge the pitch. That’s the only loss for KKR in the last five years on this ground. Gambir & his team would for sure won’t be looking to make this mistake again, more so with the top slot on the line.
Here are the teams for the match.
Probable team for Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Pat Cummins, Zaheer Khan (C), Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra.
Probable team for Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan/Colin de Grandhomme, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav/Piyush Chawala, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav.