The IPL is back for its ninth season with two new teams replacing CSK and RR. To the uninitiated they are Rising Pune Supergiants led by MS Dhoni and Gujarat Lions led by Suresh Raina. The first game of the season is between Mumbai and pune on Saturday and although most of you Don't care, as I'm a cricket journalist in India I do, so it will be nice if we have a few comments on this thread.
Let's begin with what team do you support?
As Chennai Super Kings are no longer there I'm left with no team to support which is a good thing as I stopped caring a few years ago
Quite fun trying to work out the potential first XIs for a few of these teams, Mumbai especially who have Lendl Simmons, Corey Anderson, Jos Buttler, Marchant de Lange, Mitch McClenaghan, Kieron Pollard & Tim Southee even with Malinga out injured.
They have a good Indian contingent too with Pandya, Bumrah, Rohit (I know, I know) and Parthiv Patel. Could be a strong contender.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
Jun 22, 2020 16:14:58 GMT