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Indian Premier League - IPL6 2013


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Indian Premier League - IPL6 2013


Chennai Super Kings 16 22 +0.530
Mumbai Indians 16 22 +0.441
Rajasthan Royals 16 20 +0.322
Hyderabad Sunrisers 16 20 +0.003
Royal Challengers Bangalore 16 18 +0.457
Kings Punjab XI 16 16 +0.226
Kolkata Knight Riders 16 12 -0.095
Pune Warriors 16 8 -1.006
Delhi Daredevils 16 6 -0.848

I have to say this is my favourite tournament of the cricket calendar. Yes, I know it’s all money motivated and driven, but you cannot escape the fact that it brings success and the following rules and criteria ensure natural progression of Indian cricket and it will leave a lasting legacy.

Each Franchise has a salary cap of $12.5 million to put together a squad of up to 33 players (minimum squad length 16 players with 1 coach and 1 physio). Only 11 of these 33 can be overseas players, with only 4 being permitted in the starting team of any game. A minimum of 14 Indian players must be named in each squad, plus a minimum of 6 players from the BCCI under 22’s.

Previous Winners

2008 - Rajasthan Royals
2009 - Deccan Chargers
2010 - Chennai Super Kings
2011 - Chennai Super Kings
2012 - Kolkata Knight Riders

There have been a few changes for the 6th Annual Indian Premier League. 2009 winners Deccan Chargers are no more and the main sponsor is now Pepsi. This Years tournament starts on 3rd of April and runs right through until 26th May.

The Nine Franchises Competing

Chennai Super Kings

- Owned by G Meiyappan, India Cements, Captained By MS Dhoni and Coached by Stephen Fleming.

Squad So Far - Suresh Raina (vice captain), Murali Vijay, Francois du Plessis, Subramaniam Badrinath, Michael Hussey, Anirudha Srikkanth, Baba Aparajith, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, MS Dhoni (captain), Shadab Jakati, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dirk Nanes, Ben Laughlin, Akila Dananjaya, Jason Holder, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohit Sharma, Ronit More & R Kathikenyan.

Delhi Daredevils

- Owned by GMR Group, Captained by Mahela Jayawardene and Coached by Eric Simons.

Squad So Far - Virender Sehwag, Kedar Jadhav, Unmukt Chand, Kevin Pietersen (out for 8 weeks with a knee injury), Mahela Jayawardene (captain), David Warner, Venugopal Rao, Gulam Bodi, Manprit Jnueja, Yogesh Nagar, Andre Russell, Roelof van der Merwe, Ifran Pathan,Sugit Nayak, Johan Botha, Jesse Ryder (missing the tournament through injury), Jeevan Mendis, Naman Ojha, CM Gautam, Pawan Negi, Ajit Agarkar, Ashis Nera, Morne Morkel, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem & Siddarth Kaul.

Kings XI Punjab

- Owned by Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Dabu, Apeejay Surendera Group, Captained by Adam Gilchrist and Coached by Darren Lehmann.

Squad So Far - Paul Valthaty, Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Sunny Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, David Hussey (vice captain), Siddharth Chitnis, Mana Vohra, Luke Pomersbach, Bipul Sharma, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Rajagopal Sathish, Azhar Mahmood, Adam Gilchrist (captain), Nitin Saini, Harmeet Singh, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Bhargav Bhatt, Pravinder Awana, Ryan Harris, Manpreet Gony, Sandeep Sharma & Aniket Choudhary.

Kolkata Knight Riders

- Owned by Shahrukh Khan, Red Chillies Entertainment, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta, Captained by Gautam Gambhir and Coached by Trevor Baylis.

Squad So Far - Gautam Gambhir (captain, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Debabrata Das, Jacques Kallis (vice captain), Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan McLaren, Brad Haddin, Manvinder Bisla, Brendon McCullum, Sarabjit Ladda, James Pattinson, Pradeep Sangwan, Shami Ahmed, Iqbal Abdullah, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine & Sacjithra Senanayake.

Mumbai Indians

- Owned by Mukesh Ambani, Reliance industries, Captained by Ricky Ponting and Coached by John Wright.

Squad So Far - Aiden Blizzard, Ambatu Rayudu, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Ricky Ponting (captain), Phillip Hughes, Rohit Sharma, James Franklin, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Jalag Saxena, Rishi Dahwan, Amitoze Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Jacob Oram, Sushant Marathe, Dinesh Karthik, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Abu Nechim, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Johnson, Pragyan Ojha, Pawan Suyal, Dhawal Kulkami & Lasith Malinga.

Pune Warriors India

- Owned by Subrato Roy Sahara, Captained by Angelo Matthews/Ross Taylor and Coached by Praveen Amre.

Squad So Far - Ross Taylor (c), Tirumalasetti Suman, Harpreet Singh, Michael Clarke (to miss the tournament through injury), Aaron Finch, Tamim Iqbal, Anustup Majumdar, Mithan Manhas, Manish Pandey, Marlon Samuels, Dheerhad Jadav, Udit Birla, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Luke Wright, Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Angelo Mathews (captain), Raiphi Gomez, Abhishak Naya, Robin Uthappa, Mahesh Rabat,Eklavya Dwiveci, Ashok Dinda, Rahul Sharma, Murali Kartik, Ali Murtaza, Ishwar Pandey, Pravel Rasool, Wayne Parnell & Shrikant Wagh.

Rajasthan Royals

- Owned by Lachlan Murdoch, Emerging Media, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, Captained by Rahul Dravid and Coached by Paddy Upton.

Squad So Far - Ashok Menaria, Ajinkya Rahane, Brad Hodge, Rahul Dravid (captain), Sachin Baby, Owais Shah, James Faulkner, Ajit Chandila, Akeet Chavan, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Kevon Cooper, Shreevats Goswami, Dishant Yagnik, Kushal Janith Perera, Sanju Samson, Brad Hogg, Shaun Tait, Sreesanth, Samuel Badree, Harmeet Singh, Fidel Edwards & Siddharth Trivedi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

- Owned by Vijay Mallya, UB Group, Captained by Virat Kholi and Coached by Ray Jennings.

Squad So Far - Cheteshwar Pujara, Arun Karthik, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kholi (captain), Saurabh Tiwary, Sunny Sohal, Abinhav Mukund, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Vijay Sol, Andrew McDonald, Daniel Vettori, Tilakarante Dilshan, Moises Henriques,Daniel Christian, Christopher Barnwell, Arun Karthik, Sehldon Jackson, AB de Villiers, Harshal Patel, KP Appanna, Vinay Kumar, Syed Mohammed, Prasanth Parameswaran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Zaheer Khan, Sreenath Aravind, Sandeep Warrier, Jaydev Unadkat,Pankaj Singh, RP Singh, Ravi Rampaul, Muttaih MMularlitharan & Murali Kartik.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

- Owned by Sun TV, Captained by Kumar Sangakkara/Cameron White and Coached by Tom Moody.

Squad So Far - Bharat Chipli, Cameron White (captain), JP Duminy, Shikhar Dhawan, Akshanth Reddy, Chris Lynn, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Ashish Reddy, Sachin Rana, Biplab Samantray, Thishara Perera, Darren Sammy, Natham McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Parthiv Patel, Quinton de Kock, Ishant Sharma, Ankit Sharma, Ankit Sharma, Dale Steyn, Anand Rajan, Sundeep Tyagi, Veer Pratap Singh, Clint McKay & Amit Mistra.


As always each team plays each other home and away and the top 4 finishers in the Group go onto the Semi Finals. That’s 75 games all in all up to and including the final, weather permitting (no snow though)!

The Betting

Delhi Daredevils 5
Kolkata Knight Riders 5
Chennai Super Kings 5.5
Mumbai Indians 6
Bangalore Royal Challengers 6.5
Kings XI Punjab 12
Hyderabad Sunrisers 15
Pune Warriors 15
Rajasthan Royals 15

All with Bet365

My Winners

It’s time to dust of my Chennai Super Kings shirt once again. The two times winners were a bit disappointing last year, but they have such a strong squad you can never write them off. Captain MS Dhoni has been under pressure lately as Indian squad Captain and this will be a perfect chance to endear himself to the Indian public once again. Predictable as I am, it’s CSK to win for me once again!

Who will be your winner?

Thanks and Good Luck - gs..

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by Hogsback on 26 January 2013 06:39

I really like this tournament too. It also ushers in our summer. Its a shame Deccan Chargers have gone.

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by keithdross on 26 January 2013 16:50

Do you know if this is going to be on ITV4 again? I hope soas i LOVE the IPL!

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by garlicsauce on 26 January 2013 16:55

I'm not sure who has the TV rights, ITV4 tend to do a decent job, so I'm with you there keith, counting down the days hogy!

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by 111johnny on 30 January 2013 17:36

I think Kings 11 Punjab will play in the final of IPL6

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by garlicsauce on 6 March 2013 16:44

Thanks for your advice Sunny, not long to go now!

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by drobgod on 26 March 2013 17:41

Pune Warriors are overpriced for me at 12/1. Luke Wright, Yuvraj Singh, Marlon Samuels and Ross Taylor can put runs on the board, while Ashock Dinda and Ajantha Mendis are both top class bowlers.

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by garlicsauce on 26 March 2013 21:54

Pune do have class players, but don't forget you can only have 4 foreign players in the starting line up. Raj is probably the only Indian class player from that list?

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by drobgod on 28 March 2013 12:27

Yeah I know about the four foreigner rule, what about Dinda, Kumar and Uttapha do you not think they can do a decent job?

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by garlicsauce on 28 March 2013 14:10

Big fan of Uttapha, looking forward to seeing him play again. Not long for the start of the tournament.

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