So many of you are writing to me on not writing about the IPL.
Somehow I believed that these matches are staged, and from the first match Brendon McCullum was fed with school-boyish bowling.
Now for Semi finals and Finals the rates are going at 25000 rs onwards for a seat! Obscene.
It was a forced to be a Mumbai affair, all along for obvious reasons, for people who control it, knowingly that we are sitting in the monsoon season!
Well some facts.... all the 8 teams have had a decent run rate. No one is above all. It is the matter of last few balls or overs. Well knit. In fact Deccan Chargers has a healthy run rate at the 6th position. Surpsingly Mumbai Indians has controlled matches well, with a lower run rate against than that they scored.
|Kings XI Punjab||14||10||4||0||20||2352||259.5||9.06||2271||265.5||8.55||0.51|
|Chennai Super Kings||14||8||6||0||16||2241||264.2||8.48||2195||253.1||8.67||-0.19|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||14||6||7||1||13||1845||242.4||7.61||1718||221.4||7.76||-0.15|