New Delhi: After months of uncertainty, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to get underway on Saturday, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Like in previous editions, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians and MS Dhoni-captained CSK would enter the tournament as clear favourites. However, considering the unpredictability that the T20 format offers, the other six teams cannot be ruled out of contention — a fact that both MI and CSK would appreciate.
The T20 format tends to make teams more equally balanced, with the element of luck also playing a major part in a team’s fortune as the game has so many uncertainties that on a given day.
Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are yet to put their hands on the IPL trophy and thus these teams would be eager to win their maiden title this year.
The pitches at the three venues are expected to…