Weekends are dedicated to Entertainment. Every Cricket fan out there is desperately waiting for the weekend to enjoy IPL with no pressure of going to work or being somewhere else in the morning. While it is a great feeling this weekend is going to be slightly disappointing to the IPL fans, as there is only one match on Saturday. Nevertheless, since it is between two of the best teams in the history of IPL, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians, it might be satisfying.
Mumbai Indians is not at their best in this season while Chennai Super Kings as always climbed to the top real soon. The Mumbai Indians team led by Rohit Sharma, are at the bottom of the points table with 5 losses and 1 win. MI which was one of the best teams in previous seasons of IPL is trying hard to get a decent victory. This match which is crucial for both the teams is more important for the Mumbai Indians who are desperately in need of a win.
Sunday, on the other hand, has it better as it holds matches between four equally strong teams back to back. The first match on Sunday is between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad while the second one is between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Though RR, SRH, RCB, and KKR did not earn many points at the time, all these teams have excellent players in their teams who possess the potential to unleash hellfire on the opposition and lead their teams to victory. And so, it can be said that it is too early to decide which teams remain in their position and which climb up/ down.
The league has come halfway so far, and it has become exciting since the dominant teams have to keep their victory streak steady and the weaker teams make it harder so as not to lose their chance to get to playoffs.
One of the fundamental unspoken principles that guide the T20 matches and especially IPL tournaments is that anything can happen in the second half. IPL allows teams to have a minimum of 18-25 players per team, which gives the teams to experiment with various combinations of players to reach a perfect Eleven. There as many matches to achieve this feat.
So, the points table that is on display right now, might reverse itself by the end of the league matches. This is the main reasons why IPL became one of the most viewed sports leagues in the world.
Watch the weekend matches CSK vs MI Live on Saturday and RR vs SRH and RCB vs KKR Live on Sunday. Catch the entire IPL 2018 live streaming from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Continental Europe, South America, and South East Asia on YuppTV.