3 teams to benefit from IPL being held in India
All the doubts and questions about the venue of IPL 2019 came to a halt after BCCI's announcement that the annual tournament will be held in India.
There were some serious concerns about the venue of the tournament because of the General elections, which are supposed to be held at the same time. The IPL governing council was considering other countries like South Africa and U.A.E, both of which have hosted IPL previously, to host the mega-event.
The franchises too were getting restless because of the uncertainty looming over the venue as they were finding it difficult to get their preparations underway without any confirmation about the venue. Thus, BCCI's announcement comes as a huge relief for the fans and IPL teams.
Even though almost all the teams will be mighty pleased with this decision, there are some teams that will be rejoicing more than the others.
The team combinations of these teams are best suited for Indian conditions and they will be more comfortable with the tournament being held in India.
Here are the three teams that will be most benefited by IPL being held in India.
#3 Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab spent huge bucks at the auction to get the mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy in the side. The Tamil Nadu spinner would surely not be that effective if the tournament was held in some other country. Kings also have Ravichandran Ashwin and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the side who are extremely effective on Indian pitches.
On the batting front, Kings have a relatively inexperienced batting line-up and their young batsmen like Sarfaraz Khan and Prabhsimran Singh might be more confident playing in conditions that are familiar to them.
Other senior batsmen like Chris Gayle, David Miller, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, and Mandeep Singh have a good record playing in India and thus Kings won't be complaining much about the tournament being held in India.