IPL 2018 Prediction Winner, Predicted Squad, Team Prediction
VIVO IPL 11 PREDICTIONS
We all know that the VIVO IPL 2018 is going to start after a month and some days. With the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League, T20 competition will just blow up the minds with stunning and super excited matches with all-time favorite teams and players.
In this post, we will see the winning chances of each team in this tournament according to their team, strengths, and weaknesses.
It is the time when all the 8 teams will compete with each other in order to win the title of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018. The tournament will enter the 11th phase of it in this year. The mega-event starts with the mega opening ceremony with celebrities and star players from India and abroad.
Which team is Strong in IPL 2018?
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings are back after 2 years of the ban period. CSK is always being the heavyweight team in the tournament. So the excitement levels of Chennai Super Kings are the topmost position.
So it means that get ready to listen to the Whistle Podu song again. According to some astrologer, Chennai is having less chance of winning in this tournament. Now you might think that I am joking. But the stars are saying no to CSK. Although don’t forget that, WHEN DHONI IS HERE THERE IS NO FEAR.
So what they said is Mistry and obviously, Dhoni will create history.
CSK has retained their star players such as Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja. But except this star players, they also used their two RTM cards to bring back the Southpaw Faf du Plessis and DJ Bravo. With these five players, the base of the team looks very tough to break and they can qualify for the playoffs.
Some others players like Ambati Rayudu, Murli Vijay, Shane Watson and Kedar Jadhav will boost the batting line up. Some of them can also grab wickets for Chennai. Talking about balling line up Harbhajan Singh, Karan Sharma, Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir looks the right matchup.
So as the captain cool is leading this team so they can change any possibilities.
The defending champions Mumbai Indians are looking to win the title again. They have built a very strong team for the IPL 2018. Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya return and with JP Duminy joining them they look to have a nice hitting batting platform.
Kieron Pollard will contribute in a big way this season with Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mustafizur Rahman providing them a good bowling attack. So if we look at the batting line up many power hitters are added to the team like E Lewis the man who is in fabulous form in BBL. Ben Cutting who is the main reason behind the title win of SRH in 2016.
So overall the team looks good and they must go for the title unless and until they are affected by player availability issues. They had the ability to qualify for the playoffs but according to stars, it is tough that they will win the title again.
The orange army of Sunrisers Hyderabad have put together a squad to challenge this season and they look to be the favorites in order to win the title of 2018 Indian Premier League. The team consists of very good and stable batting line up with David Warner, Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan and Yusuf Pathan. They have also added all-rounders like Shakib Al Hasan and Carlos Brathwaite can also contribute with the bat.
The star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar who can bat is also on the team. Team has also added Afghani Player Rashid Khan to lighten up this 11th season.
So overall according to the IPL 2018 prediction, Hyderabad stands on a strong position they have the chances to qualify for the playoffs but the absence of big hitters will make tough for them to win the title.
The Rajasthan Royals returns with a decent squad after the ban period of 2 years. However, they look to be lacking behind in their batting and don’t have a number one bowling option. Their batting will depend a lot on Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane. If those two fails there is little else at the top of the order.
In middle order, they look very strong with Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler. But when it comes to bowling they will have to suffer it for the whole season. Bowling department will create a headache for the coaches and team management of Rajasthan Royals.
So it is very tough to say that they will win the title because bowling is the crucial part of the shorter formats.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The teams that always had a big name in it but never able to grab the title that’s what describes the Royal Challengers Banglore. Now they are going to start this new season with some big players again but with some new players also.
From the beginning, the franchise cleared that they will return their masters Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers but retain the young gun Sarfaraz Khan is almost shocked everyone. Not retaining the big man hitter Chris Gayle has also surprised the RCB fans.
On paper, they seem to look the best IPL Squad with Virat Kohli, De Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes and much more adding huge strength and making the best of it. They have the best batting side with this batsman. In addition to that, they all are in the great form.
Talking about balling squad they also seem to be stronger compared to the last seasons. They have Chahal, Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Coulter-Nile and Mohammad Siraj. They have the ability to qualify the playoffs as well as winning the title in the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab has struggled to fire for a few seasons now, and again they have made wholesale changes to their squad. They have bought some inexperienced players to play alongside their youth, with Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, and Yuvraj Singh coming in to give them a decent batting line up.
They also have the David Miller again in the team but we all know that he is not in the good smashing form from the last couple of months. If we talk about KL Rahul and K Nair then they are in the good form and capable of boosting the score.
Their bowling looks to be weak unless and until some of the youngsters step up and perform well this season. It looks like being another tough one and another bottom half finish. If we go through the bowling line up they have only two players which have the ability of bowling well consistently, Stoinis and Tye.
They can qualify for the playoffs but like Rajasthan with the less experience in bowling, it is hard to get the title.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Their title song of “Karbo Ladhbo Jitbo re” is perfect for them as they have won the title of Indian Premier League two times. They have released their strongest player who is the biggest reason for achieving this title twice and that is Gautam Gambhir.
We cannot blame them for that as Gambhir only wants to play for Delhi. If we look at the batting line-up of KKR the Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik and Chris Lynn are some experienced players. But among these only Chris Lynn is in good form. So the batting will definitely is a headache of KKR. They have Andrew Russell he can contribute hitting runs from his bat. We also have to consider that he cannot go for runs in every match.
Seeing the bowling line up with Vinay Kumar, M Starc and Johnson is a good fast attacking line up. We know that you cannot just bowl easily batsman will go after you for runs. So it is tough that KKR will grab the title of Indian Premier League for the third time.
The Delhi Daredevils look to have put together a good, well-balanced squad.
With the bat, Colin Munro, Jason Roy, and Gautam Gambhir will set the tone at the top of the order. All three are capable of putting runs on the scorecard. Kagiso Rabada, Mohammad Shami, and Chris Morris give them a good pace attack.
They have also the x-factor himself, Glenn Maxwell who can put the runs very fast. Rather than this all are the young guns of Under-19 cricket world cup and in the great form also.
VIVO IPL 11 prediction or IPL 2018 prediction
RCB 2018 IPL team is owned by United Spirits Limited Diageo. Virat Kohli is the captain of the team. Former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori is the head coach with ex-south African cricketer and a legend Allan Donald.
Overall we can say that RCB is the ideal pick to be the winner of VIVO IPL 2018. RCB has the most excellent batting line up. They have Kohli, de Villiers, Chris Woakes, Sarfaraz Khan, and Brendon McCullum to fill the place of Chris Gayle. They have the experts in the bowling departments such as Chahal, Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Coulter-Nile.
So they tick the all necessary boxes in the area to win this Indian Premier League. Also, they have never won this title so they will be eager to break this record this team. It is the high time for RCB to prove themselves. As they have such legends in the team as well as in the management.
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