IPL: Top 5 contenders of IPL 2018
March 29 (CRICKETNMORE) - IPL, the biggest festival of cricket is on the verge of its opening and cricket fans are eagerly waiting for their favorite teams and players to give out a bang on performance in this cracking season. Let’s check out top 5 teams which the best contenders of winning the title in 2018:
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab team in this season is looking strong with players like Chris Gayle, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nayar, Marcus Stonis and Mayank Agarwal. This team looks like a powerhouse of batting although they are on a bit lower side when it comes to their bowling where they have Mohit Sharma, Ravichndran Ashwin and Akshar Patel. This time, KXIP might pick up their first IPL trophy under Ravichandran Ashwin.
The team that walk up to the playoff in IPL 2017, is already looking like one of the top contenders, one of the most balanced team of the IPL, as in batting they have Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Carlos Baraithwaite, and in bowling which would be totally dependent on Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, and T. Natrajan, which looks like a dangerous bowling attack
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB have the players who can win them IPL, but till now they aren’t got successful in their chase to IPL trophy. This time along with Virat Kohli and AB De Villers they have picked up Quniton De Kock and Brandom Macculum in their batting line up. RCB have a strong bowling line up also in the form of Chris Woakes, Yazuvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Collin De Grandhomme for the upcoming season.
The defending champions would be looking to repeat their last year performance this season also. They have Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya and Keiron Pollard in their batting whereas when it comes to bowling they have some great bowling attack which consist of Patt Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah and Akila Dhananjya
Rajasthan Royals are returning back after 2 years would be thinking to turn on the tables in their favor for the forthcoming season with their team which looks very balanced. They have included Ben Stokes, who is said to be one of the best all rounder around the world with Jos Butlor, and Ajinkya Rahane. They must be having much expectation from their million dollar baby Jaydev Unadkat, the most expensive bowler to give some breakthrough performance for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018.