IPL 2018: 4 teams which could make the playoffs
The Indian Premier League is slowly heating up and teams are tweaking around with their options to figure out their best combination.
While few usual suspects have hit the ground running, there are others who have not yet turned up, which is impeding the progress of their respective teams.
It might be early days, but if indications are anything to by, we can stick our necks out and name four teams which look all set to qualify for the playoffs this season.
Here in this slider, we identify those four teams and the reasons which will make them march ahead into the knockouts!
#4 Kolkata Knight Riders
With a new captain at the helm, the Kolkata Knight Riders revamped the core of their team, and while this generally creates confusion in the ranks, KKR have looked a settled unit.
They have few problems in the fast bowling contingent, but their batting and spinning department look sorted and settled to lead them into the knockout stages.
In Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Piyush Chawla, they have three quality spinners up their sleeves and on any day either on of the aforementioned spinners can win the match for the team.
Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, and captain Dinesh Karthik combine to render a solid look to the batting coterie which bodes well for the franchise.
While Karthik faltered a touch in the initial few matches, he now looks to be in control of the scheme of things and this is only perfect for the two-time IPL champions.