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5 interesting takeaways from the first week of IPL 2018

Gokul Nair
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1.10K   //    15 Apr 2018, 10:45 IST

The eleventh edition of the IPL is off to a stellar start

The Indian Premier League is truly well and back with its usual explosive demeanor, bringing the biggest stars from all over the globe under one roof.

The 2018 edition of IPL has had its fair share of moments and recurring courses during the initial phase of the long tournament.

The captains are often forced to employ certain decisions depending on the state of the game, which gives rise to a certain trend that defines the overall image of the tournament among several other factors.

Let's take a look at some key takeaways after the culmination of the first week of the much-awaited competition.

#5 Win the toss, win the game

The tos
The toss has clearly made a huge impact with the sides preferring to chase

The initial eight games of this edition's IPL has seen the side winning the toss winning seven encounters. All of the sides have opted to chase upon winning the toss.

The art of chasing has been redefined with the side batting second having the luxury of plotting the chase to attain the target set to them.

The reason behind this might stem from the fact that the sides want to know the nature of the wicket before batting on it. Except for the rain-marred game between the Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals, the sides batting second have successfully managed to chase down their target.

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