The IPL league stage is over and now it is heading to the playoffs stage. The four teams for the playoffs got finalised on the final day which shows the kind of contest in the tournament.
Now that every league game os over, the playoffs face off is decided. Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore finish in the top two. This gives them the cushion to have a chance even if they miss their first chance. The game between these two will be the battle of batters.
Both team has some power hitters who can win the game single handedly. Virat, AB and Gayle on one side and Finch, Smith, McCullum and Raina on the other side will be a treat to watch. Both the team has a weaker line up which can be exploited.
The winner among the two will be decided with the bowlers performance on the given day. In the other game, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on KKR. KKR is used to this big stage and they will bring in that experience to thump SRH out. But even if they do, they will have a tougher test to reach the final from the team which losses in the first semi.
The road is not easy for any of the teams to reach the trophy as the well deserved teams are in the Semis now. Lions and RCB have a better chance to go through with the kind of batting line up they have.
All the teams will now start to get ready for the big games as they don’t have much time to prepare for. A stat says that the team which finished second had won the trophy from 2011. If that has to repeat, then RCB will be winning the trophy which will be the first trophy fotr Bangalore.