IPL 2022: A-League That Never Fails To Astonish.
The IPL, the world’s most prestigious cricket tournament, returned for its fifteenth season with new sponsorship from the Indian conglomerate TATA and two new franchises from Gujarat and Lucknow. The tournament also featured a novel league stage, with clubs allocated into two groups of five depending on their success in prior seasons.
Matches with every club in the group, the team matching to their place in the other group, and a single match with the rest of the teams assured fourteen matches for each team at the end of the season league stage.
Kevin Pietersen’s perspective on the league According to former England star batsman Kevin Pietersen, the new clubs’ fresh approach and boldness have aided their success since they were the first two teams to qualify for the playoffs. Throughout the competition, they have been incredibly consistent and the team to beat. KL: Rahul and Quinton de Cock of Lucknow set a record early partnership of 200+ runs. They were not out for the entire inning, resulting in their eventual triumph and positioning them as hot favorites to win the trophy. Following RCB’s victory in their most recent encounter, the fight for fourth place took a dramatic turn. The former hitter also wishes that the Rajasthan Royals win in loving memory of Shane Warne, whose death would have created impetus in the camp to win it for the great.
A promising league stage. Gujarat secured first place with twenty points and became the first team to qualify for the playoffs, which was a huge surprise. This success, however, was not due to chance but to the new franchise’s superior performance in every sector.
Their consistency was astounding, and they received widespread acclaim. They had enough nail-biting thrills to keep every fan on the edge of their seats, awestruck by the game. Their tremendous will and never-say-die mentality frequently resulted in their being on the winning side and stealing those points.
Rajasthan ended up with the second position on the table. What a tournament they had. Jos Buttler was outstanding throughout the tournament, scoring the most runs during the league stage, along with three centuries, and thus comfortably wears the orange cap.
The Lucknow Super Giants, who are in third place, are also newcomers and deserve to be there as much as any other squad. They held the top two spots for the majority of the competition. Rajasthan only overtook them in the closing rounds of the competition to take second place. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, one of the league’s most popular teams, won the last playoff position. This year, the squad was led by a new captain, Faf du Plessis, who delivered by guiding his side to the playoffs.
The Delhi Capitals enjoyed a fantastic season as well, but a loss against the Mumbai Indians in their last league encounter destroyed their chances of qualifying, allowing RCB to advance. Punjab had a good season and finished the league with a lot of positives, but they were still a long way from qualifying.
Both Kolkata and Hyderabad had a rollercoaster season, finishing with 12 points each. The two most successful clubs in the world’s most successful cricket league, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, who shared nine titles between them, had a season to forget, winning only four of their fourteen games.
The stage is set for the playoffs. The playoffs, on the other hand, are still in the works, with much anticipation among fans and new venues since the playoffs will be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The IPL final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, and there couldn’t be a better venue. The world’s largest cricket stadium hosting the final of the most anticipated T20 competition feels more than appropriate.