Monday, May 14, 2018

The Top Contenders of IPL 2018 SRH and CSK Enter The Playoffs

Excitement levels just reached a Colossal level in IPL. Though there are heavy speculations about which teams are going to be in the playoffs, the thought that the fate can turn at any moment is what fuels the fire in the audience. The matches too are holding up to this reputation with some weaker teams suddenly winning over the stronger ones, making the tournament even more unpredictable.

Despite having an exceptional team, Chennai stumbled a little at times and won 8 matches out of 12. CSK has been the most consistent performer in IPL 2018 and continues to be the strongest team. The team enjoys a perfect blend of Batsmen, Bowlers and All Rounders and the leadership of Captain Cool- M S Dhoni. CSK had won both the matches they have played against SRH in the past and recently on Sunday. This can put them at an advantage psychologically if the teams face each other in the playoffs.

On the other hand, SRH is on a perpetual winning streak with 6 consecutive wins until they lost the match with CSK on Sunday. SRH team bears a better Bowling squad than any other. It also possesses some of the best batsmen like Manish Pandey, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Alex Hales etc., who rescued the team at tough times. But the lack of consistency in the batsmen is visible in the matches so far which can prove to be slightly disadvantageous. Au contraire, losing both the matches against CSK can be a high-powered motivation which can help them win in the playoffs.

Gaining 16 points after winning their match against SRH on Sunday, CSK qualified for the playoffs. SRH which had entered the playoffs a little early than CSK already achieved 18 points and is by far the highest point earner in the IPL 2018. Both CSK and SRH have two more matches to play in IPL. Given the performance of the teams so far, it’ll be remarkable to watch them try to establish their dominance over each other.

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