With a dazzling show of blue lights and dance of mind blowing models, the Big B Amitabh bacchan recited a poem on cricket written by Prasoon joshi and the IPL 2012 has officially begun. A bunch of cinema stars including Salman khan, Priayanka chopra, Kareena, Prabu deva were entertaining the audience, while the pop star Katy perry added to the delight.
Yet it has not been unfolded, what this IPL has it for its formidable 9 teams.
With the Chennai super kings in hunt for hatrick, its captain, the captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni still looks promising, even after his recent failures. Suresh raina as ever would be dependable player. Murali Vijay, Badrinath, Aniruddha Srikanth can help. Ashwin is the key player, but do not forget Bollinger boy. Mike Hussy, Albie Morkel can come handy. Yet it is an Herculian task against teams like Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians. Fleming has a lot to do.
Then comes the RCB, The Royal Challengers Bangalore, with its rising star Virat Kohli. One can never forget what Chris Gayle did in last IPL season. I think Vettori would be thinking of holding the cup around this time. Dilshan as always would be effective. A B De Villiers may add to the bonanza. Pujarra and Tiwari have to work up. This would be the most favoured team this IPL.
Mumbai Indians with new captain Bhajji, have valuable guidance of the Master blaster Sachin. Malinga magic can always work. If Munaf Patel, ohja can bowl at right areas this team would be unstoppable. However a good support of batmen like Rohit Sharma is much essential. Pollard can smash the obstacles and take the team to the dreamed final.
With much experienced lead Kumar Sankakara, the Deccan chargers team has to work its way from the beginning. Amit Mishra`s hatrick is still at our hearts. JP Duminy is a key player. With many new faces, yet to unravel their secrets, who could guess anything in IPL game.
Sharuk`s Knight riders with Gautam Gambir can steal the show just like their franchise owner. Yet they are missing it everytime. With Kallis and Pathan on roll, lets see if they can do it this time. Bret lee and Balaji can knock out any batsman. Pattinson, Haddin, Manoj tiwary all are accountable.
Delhi dare devils with scary players like Peterson, Ross Taylor, Jayawardhane, Warner it will be a shame if Sehwag can`t reach the finals. Agarkar, Aaron should play well.
The first season winner Rajasthan royals, and newest team Pune warriors would have to test their ability this season. Kings XI would be missing Yuvi, Yet they can make it upto him, if they win key matches.
No one could guess it right, so wait few days and watch the cricket fantasy as it blooms right in your home television.