Can Mumbai still make it to the playoffs, can Dhoni win another IPL, can Shreyas Iyer change the fortunes of Delhi, how many more times can Hyderabad stifle the opposition?
Midway through the IPL, many questions have arisen and let’s look at them astrologically.
Mumbai Indians have always been slow starters who pick up steam in the latter stages of the tournament. Can Rohit Sharma, the talismanic Mumbai Indians skipper, perform the Houdini act once again? No. Not this time! Rohit cannot win back-to-back IPLs especially with the coach (Mahela Jayawardene) being the same.
Shreyas Iyer has started off in a blazing fashion after replacing Gautam Gambhir as the skipper of the Delhi Daredevils. He has a good horoscope too. But his age will prevent his team from qualifying for the playoffs. The problem has still not been resolved for Delhi in this IPL, but they definitely would be strong contenders for future IPLs with Shreyas being the skipper.
The collective strength of the individual star players has taken Chennai Super Kings to a good position. They will continue to soar and may even reach the playoffs. But they will surely not win the tournament as Dhoni and Stephen Fleming have won too many before and have exhausted their karmic quota for winning such huge tournaments. CSK’s only chance is if Dhoni gets injured and Dwayne Bravo leads them in the playoffs.
Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane doesn’t have a horoscope good enough to win a tournament of this magnitude. Royals may find it difficult to make it to the playoffs. The absence of their regular skipper Steven Smith would definitely impact them further.
Though Dinesh Karthik has a good enough horoscope, Kolkata Knight Riders cannot win this time with a lop-sided squad. They have some players who have won the tournament already and some players who are too young to win so soon. So KKR would lose out too, even if they qualify for the playoffs.
Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy elevation has changed equations for another team - Sunrisers Hyderabad! As Kane Williamson is no longer the youngest captain of the tournament, his chances to win the event have suddenly brightened. Make no mistake about it, SRH are the team to beat in this tournament with a strong astrologically balanced squad and coach.
SRH will continue to choke teams with their impeccable bowling attack and inventive captaincy. Don’t be surprised if SRH go all the way in the tournament.
RCB can still dream of qualifying for the playoffs and even winning the tournament due to the superlative horoscope of Virat Kohli. The mistake that RCB have made is that they have not played their astrologically best XI. They have great depth in the squad and if they get the combination right, they can still win the competition. KXIP continue to be another strong astrological favourite to win the tournament due to the collective strength of captain Ashwin, the team, and the coach.
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