In its twitter handle, Star Sports have unveiled the anthem of the 11th edition of the IPL starting from 7th April 2018. The Indian Premier League began in 2008 and has seen many memorable moments during the last 10 years. The 11th edition will begin in 3 weeks and would be an exciting tournament.
In the 2018 auctions, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals made a comeback after serving a 2-year ban. This season many players are shifting to new franchises and also few new captains being announced. Kings XI Punjab has announced India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as the captain while Dinesh Karthik will captain Kolkata Knight Rider’s side.
Steve Smith will captain Rajasthan Royals, Gambhir will captain Delhi Daredevils, David Warner would captain SRH, MS Dhoni would captain Chennai Super Kings, Kohli to captain Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit Sharma to captain Mumbai Indians,
Many young Under 19 players including Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Abhishek Sharma, Anukul Roy who did a great job in the Under 19 World will get a chance to represent their respective franchises against top quality players.
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions and would be looking to their star players like Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya to show their class again. The anthem of IPL 11 suggests Khel kya kehna which means the best versus best. The most popular league in the world has gained popularity from the last 10 years and would continue to do so.
Royal Challengers Bangalore did not have a great IPL 10 and would to like to win this year’s IPL 11 edition with top players like Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Collin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali.
Many T20I specialists would play this tournament for the first time. They have created an impact with hard-hitting abilities for their respective countries. It is going to be another great IPL tournament for the fans watching at home and also at the stadium. This IPL would be more competitive than ever.
Mumbai Indians have won this tournament 3 times, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 time, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders twice, Rajasthan Royals 1 and Deccan Chargers 1.