In the blink of an eye, the 56 game qualifying stage of IPL 2018 is over and we have confirmed our top 4 teams: Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai SuperKings, Kolkata KnightRiders and the Rajasthan Royals. The teams to miss out are the Mumbai Indians (defending champions),Royal Challengers Bangalore (too little too late aka too much Parthiv Patel?), Kings XI Punjab (melted in May), and the Delhi Daredevils (last despite two big wins over CSK and MI at the end).
Qualifier 1 will be played on Tuesday between SRH and CSK, the two form teams of the tournament. The winner of this game goes straight into the IPL Final on Sunday. The loser gets a second shot and will play Qualifier 2. The eliminator will be played on Wednesday between KKR and RR – the loser goes home and the winner plays Qualifier 2. The winner of Qualifier 2 plays the Final on Sunday. What a great week we have in store!
If you’ve been following our weekly podcast “Edges & Sledges”, this week we talk to a Royal Challengers Bangalore fan. We discuss fantasy cricket tips, super overs v bowl outs, the lack of IPL fights, an IPL window, the real meaning of “touch-and-go” and we troll one of our favourite cricketers of all time, Parthiv Patel. Click here to find your favourite way of listening in. Read More
We’re back with the latest instalment of Edges & Sledges. We cover all the big stories of the week on the show, including Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first loss and Mumbai’s first win of the 2018 IPL. Some really big moves on the fantasy front with the big guns finally coming into their own – the Universe Boss, Watto and ABdV have all joined the IPL party.
This week we are joined by Siddharth Poddar, a Rajasthan Royals fan who talks about the double Rs, their comeback to the IPL and the role of associates in the IPL. Pod knows cricket!
KXIP v CSK: KXIP won by 4 runs despite a late charge by MSD on one leg. Chris Gayle was the man of the match for his 63 runs, announcing his return to the IPL.
KKR v DD: KKR won by 71 runs. More depression for DD fans. Rana and Russell demolish the DD bowlers.
MI v RCB: Rohit’s 94 overcame Kohli’s 92 not out. Mumbai Indians finally got some points on the board.
RR v KKR: Nitish Rana again came to the party to take KKR to a 7 wicket win.
KXIP v SRH: The Gaylestorm (104) handed the Sunrisers their first loss of the IPL 2018. Gayle announced that Virender Sehwag had saved the IPL by picking him in the auction. Sehwag promptly confirmed this on Twitter. Rab ne bana di jodi!
CSK v RR: Watto smashed a ton as well just to show he’s still got it. RR fell short by 64 runs.
KKR v KXIP: Another Gayle/Rahul demolition job to breach KKR’s fortress at Eden.
RCB v DD: When AB is flying, no one can catch him. After a great innings by Pant, AB almost single handedly made sure that DD fans had to endure yet another loss. Gambhir must be scratching his head wondering how a team that looks so good on paper is sitting at the bottom of the table.
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The IPL 2018 rolled on this weekend and in a reversal of the IPL’s chase and win strategy, Sunday finally saw two games being won by the team that batted first. That said, Dhoni and CSK nearly pulled off yet another incredible run chase against KXIP. What an innings, Thala!
Our latest episode of Edges & Sledges is also online. This week we spoke to Rohan Narula, our friend who is a KXIP fan and it was lots of fun. Great insights from someone who clearly enjoys cricket! Also, our usual fantasy tip of the week is in the video so make sure you watch it right until the end.
What a start it has been to IPL 2018! CSK and their yellow jerseys made their much awaited return to the IPL fold at the Wankhede stadium against the defending champions, Mumbai Indians. Simply stunning!
In this week’s episode of Edges & Sledges:
we talk to a Chennai SuperKings fan, Vishnu Mohan, about the CSK comeback and what it means to the people of this cricket crazy city; and
we discuss the Delhi Daredevils and Gautam Gambhir’s role at his new franchise; and
give fantasy cricket fans some of our best fantasy cricket tips – make sure you use these tried and tested tricks in your campaign this IPL!
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