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4 teams that can qualify for the playoffs

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Less than 10 days to go for the inaugural clash of IPL 2018

It is that time of the year again. The Indian Premier League has changed the equation of family entertainment, especially in India so much so that even the Hindi movie industry makes sure not to have a clash with the league which has grown so much in stature in the last decade. With players from all over the world coming in to participate in the league, the league has produced some remarkable cricketing encounters over the years.

And while the movie industry works on a script, cricket is all real-time entertainment, with real drama, emotion, and pressure involved. The entire sporting arena awaits this cricketing feast that will be on display commencing the 7th of April 2018 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The eight teams will fight for the top 4 position to qualify for the play offs and stay in contention to win the Trophy. Although all the teams appear more or less capable of winning, some teams stand out, in terms of the ammunition required to be there.

Here are four teams that can qualify for the playoffs this season:

#4 Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Royal Challenger Bangalore look a formidable unit

The most flamboyant side of the Indian Premier League, this is probably RCB’s best unit since the inception of IPL as far as balance is concerned. They might not have as many big names as they boasted of at one point of time, but they have got all areas covered this time around, which is such an essential part of the T20 format.

With the two of Manan Vohra, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, and Parthiv Patel set to open the innings followed by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at No.3 and No.4 this is by far the best Top 4 in the league.

With the likes of Woakes, Moeen Ali and now Corey Anderson in the all-rounder segment and Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammad Siraj in the pace department, the RCB fans are hoping to see their team win their first title.

Even the spin section is brilliant with Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar striving to do the job for their team. All that being said the RCB will be aiming at nothing less than the IPL trophy this time around.

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Saurabh is a final year student at the Department of Media Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru. A promising sports broadcaster, his insights on the game of cricket make him a known face in the realm of cricket media.
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