IPL 2018 : The 4 teams that are most likely to make it to the play-offs
There's just a week left for the world's most popular domestic T20 league to begin. This year's IPL is set to be a blockbuster evernt as it marks the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after both of them served a ban for two years.
All the fans are eagerly waiting for the start of this season of IPL on 7th April. The first match will be be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
It goes without saying that each and every team aims to win the coveted title. But in order to keep their hands on the trophy, they need to get into the playoffs.
Out of eight teams, only four get through the playoffs. Let's look into the four teams that are most likely to get a place in this year's playoffs.
#1 Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils are a team that haven't won an IPL title in the history of the tournament. However, this season they have the talent and skill to make a sensational comeback after a few disappointing seasons.
In the past few seasons, the Daredevils have had a squad without marquee players and a dominant captain in their side. But in this season’s auction Ricky Ponting and Co. ensured that they made Delhi one of the strongest sides in the fray.
Gautam Gambhir as the captain of the team will definitely make a much better impression on the field. He is the man who lifted the team of the Kolkata Knight Riders after some vulnerable starts to their IPL campaigns. He led the KKR team to the coveted title twice, and would be looking to lead the Daredevils side to their maiden title.
The batting unit of the Daredevils is arguably the best this season. With hard-hitters like Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell in the side we can expect some fireworks with the willow.
Youngsters like Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant and Vijay Shankar will also be itching to display some blistering performances for their team.
The bowling unit consists of a few exemplary players like Chris Morris, Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada, who have proved to be troublesome for almost all the batsmen in the world. The experience of Amit Mishra is going to strengthen the spin department of the team.
With some world class players in the side, the Daredevils will be a team who could dominate the entire season and win the coveted title for the first time.