IPL 2019: 4 Teams that are Likely to Make the Playoffs

IPL 2019 is commencing from 23rd of March 2019 and there is no measure for the excitement levels of the fans. The tournament that is going to last for 45 days is one of the most followed tournaments in India and is the best of all cricket tournaments. IPL is a prestigious tournament that involves Indian players playing together with international players. 8 teams contend in this tournament in a double round robin format. 

The teams are owned by franchises and consists of players from various nations. Since it is the twelfth season of IPL, the teams reached an almost stagnant stage wherein most of the players remain the same. MS Dhoni sticks with Chennai Super Kings, Virat Kohli with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians with Rohit Sharma, etc. Though the main players stick with certain teams, the rest of the team is what decides the victories of the team. 

Considering the overall strength of the present teams in IPL 2019, we have predicted the 4 best ones that might make it to the playoffs. Check them out. 

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings has always a special eye in finding great players. Every year the team stood out to be the best and being under the leadership of MS Dhoni, the team always stood stronger. In this year’s IPL too, the team comprises MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, etc., all of whom are some of the most talented players in the world. Looking at this list of players, it is only fair that CSK will make it to the playoffs. 

Kolkata Knight Riders
Under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik, KKR is another best team in IPL that has a blend of highly talented players in its team. Players like Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Carlos Braithwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Robin Uthappa, etc., can contribute more than enough for the team for it to enter the playoffs. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore
The people’s favorite Royal Challengers Bangalore might also make it to the playoffs this year. RCB is under the leadership of Virat Kohli and this time the team though has not included Gayle in it has some of the top players like Ab De Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmeyer, Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Mohammad Siraj etc., This team has always relied on one or two top players but this year there is a blend of better players that might take it upon them to take the team forward.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals is another team that always had a great selection of players. This year, players like Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jayadev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Butler, Oshane Thomas, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Stokes, etc., are among the RR players and one can easily deduce that this is a strong mix. In the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane, if RR stumbles across the right mix early in the series, it might be able to make it to the playoffs this season. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad
It is a tie between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals since both the teams have fantastic players and both have an equal chance of getting into the playoffs. Sunrisers Hyderabad has veteran players like Kane Williamson, David Warner, Martin Guptill, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Johnny Barstow, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, etc., The team is strong and under the leadership of Kane Williamson, it stands an equal chance of getting into playoffs. 

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