The Indian Premier League has lit up the cricketing circuit since its inception. Over the years several teams have developed a rivalry against each other. These teams play their hearts out against each other to entertain the crowds and their passionate fans get the feeling of a rivalry. Be it the spice of the South Chennai playing against Zing of the West Mumbai. Or be it the Eastern Giants from Eden taking on the cool boys from Bengaluru. The IPL has seen it all over the years. Here’s a look at some of the most awaited contests: –
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Kolkata Knight Riders: –
The first match that was played when the IPL began just set the stage up for its growth. The fireworks from the bat of Brendon McCullum were a treat to watch. Virat Kohli also gets into his dominating best in this contest. We can also never forget Virat Kohli sledging out against Gautam Gambhir with Rajat Bhatia trying to mediate between the two. Andre Russell’s knock in the year 2019 to chase down 52 runs of 16 oddballs is something to cherish.
Virat and Moeen Ali taking on Kuldeep Yadav, RCB getting bowled out for 49, etc. All these memories from the past make this contest nail-biting. Both the teams play their hearts out to entertain the fans. Irrespective of the result, a good contest is always up for grabs.
Schedule: – 19th September 2021, 7:30pm IST.
Venue: – Shiekh Zayed Stadium
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Chennai Super Kings: –
The Royal Challengers seem to be one heck of an entertaining team. The team is always playing out of their skins. When it is the southern derby of these southern giants taking on each other, excitement is full-on. Virat taking on Dhoni, ABD going on Jadeja, and Chris Gayle taking on R Ashwin! This contest has always had such mini-player battles that make this contest an extravaganza. The first glimpse of this contest was seen in the 2010 final of the league.
Be it CSK bowling out RCB in 2018 for a low score in the opener of the tournament or RCB and Chris Gayle taking the attack to the CSK lineup. A cutthroat battle is always visible.
Schedule: – 24th September 2021, 7:30pm IST.
Venue: – Sharjah International Stadium
Chennai Super Kings VS Mumbai Indians
The El Classico of IPL is called by the community, this game is worth a watch. Both the teams have a legacy down the line. Remember Sanath Jayasuriya scoring a 100 in the second edition of the tournament. Also, Chennai beating Mumbai in the 2010 finals. Be it Ben Hilfenhaus getting the Mumbai batsmen out for a low score or Pollard trashing the CSK bowlers, the contest has witnessed many stars. MS Dhoni has also come to the party in this extravaganza several times.
Schedule: -19th September 2021, 7:30pm IST.
Venue: – Dubai International Stadium