I hope you are all doing fine as we head into Tuesday and getting over that weekend hangover :).
Sports has been something I like the most with Cricket and Tennis being the sports I love most.
That too, cricket is something I don't want to miss out whether it's India or some other country is playing and I have been actively watching/reading including the recent controversial match between South Africa and Pakistan where Quinton De Kock got into some controversy in that run out of Fakhar Zaman although some of the players from that match from South Africa team have already left out to play in IPL.
Indian Premier League T20 Cricket is having one or the other news either with new Corona cases or someone just joining a team or even someone pulling out because of some personal reasons.
As of today's news, we have a new Corona Positive case in Team Mumbai Indians with wicket keeping specialist Kiran More testing positive and that is the only new case among all the teams after our own Devdutt Padikkal testing positive couple of days ago.
We had a review of teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in yesterday's blog and here I am to review 2 more teams in the alphabetical order of the city/state they play for.
P.S: If you are hearing about Indian Premier League T20 Cricket, you got to look into this to know in detail what it is.
We got closer to IPL beginning by another day as the countdown is 3 more days to go!!!!
Here are the reviews for 2 more teams in Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Delhi Capitals' best season was the recently concluded season held in Middle East country of Saudi at 3 different venues and Delhi made it to the final before losing out to Mumbai Indians.
This year, they have a new captain in Rishabh Pant with Shreyas Iyer getting injured in recently concluded T20 series against England and DC are a bunch of young cricketers including their captain.
Almost half of the Indian team players are with DC along with some of the World's best players as well.
New Players Purchased:
DC made some bold moves with purchase of Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav among some high profile names out of the 8 new purchases.
DC retained players Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes along with fast bowling duo from South Africa in Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada besides their captain and wicket keeper Rishabh Pant among the bigger names.
Arrival of Steve Smith should bolster their middle order in the absence of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer and also addition of Tom Curran will give them a backup all-rounder had one of the Axar Patel or Marcus Stoinis gets injured.
Addition of Umesh Yadav may not make big difference since their fast bowling unit of Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje is one of the best in the tournament and Umesh Yadav may not get a chance unless Ishant or someone gets injured.
Their spin department is good as well with Ravichandran Ashwin is with form of his life and others like Axar Patel, Amit Mishra and Pravin Dubey can always be handy.
Overall, DC looks the team to beat even in the absence of Shreyas Iyer and other teams have their task cut out against DC.
Kolkata Knight Riders: