With Rajasthan Royals and Pune warriors India winning back to back matches, bookies might be scratching their heads as to where they should put their money. New captains, new faces, new jerseys – this IPL 5 is going to be highly unpredictable. Take a dekko of Top 5 IPL teams that will compete neck and neck.
Royal Challengers: Vijay Mallya’s cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines may only give him reasons to worry and pose a threat to end his good times. But his IPL team Royal Challengers is likely to give him more reasons to celebrate and bring his good times back. What more can a man, who believes in living his live King size ask for? From their dismal performance at the opening edition of the IPL to making it to the finals twice, the Royal Challengers Bangalore has come a long way. And if there’s one man, who can bring home the title for him, it`s Virat Kohli, young, aggressive and is currently on top form. Born on 5 November, his ruling number is 5. The planet Mercury governs this number and he is shrewd, mentally alert and intuitive. He is active, quick and agile, both physically and mentally.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Currently, CSK is the most successful team in the Indian Premier League, having won the IPL title twice (2010 and 2011). They are all geared up to register a hat trick by winning this year too. With the man with the midas touch, MS Dhoni leading the side, nothing seems to be going wrong for the Super Kings. They may not have had the start they would have wanted but this team is still the hot favourite to win the title. Dhoni’s (born July 7) ruling number is 7. This number is governed by the Planet Neptune, which means that he is highly imaginative and is a very methodical and logical person. Too much of cricket over the years has exhausted him completely and is likely to have its effect in this IPL. But with the presence of strong players like Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Michael Hussey, Albie Morkel, this team may again be the champion.
Mumbai Indians: The favourite of many, not only because the team has Sachin Tendulkar but for the wonderful display of the game over the years. With every edition of the IPL, they have come stronger and performed better. And now with Harbhajan Singh at the helm of affairs as captain, he will bring the aggressiveness and urgency that the team needs. It will be interesting to see where he takes the team from here. This is a big opportunity for him to prove himself and get back to the national side again. His (born July 3) ruling number is 3 and this number is governed by the Planet Jupiter. His ambition, leadership and drive will always motivate him to strive for constant improvements in his game.
Rajasthan Royals: This team is a perfect example of ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. They do not have any hard hitting iconic player to boast of, yet they have loyal and committed players who are enough to take on other opponents that have the likes of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis, and Suresh Raina. Despite not putting up a good show after the first edition of IPL, they still remain the dark horse. With Rahul Dravid having taken over the reign, Rajasthan Royals is once again poised to stun the cricketing world and lift the victory trophy. He will go out and play for the love of the game and of course, to win. In this endeavour, he will be backed by his loyalist team mates. His ruling number is 2 (born January 11). This number is governed by the Moon; his highly imaginative, idealistic, creative attributes and mental alert will get reflected during the IPL.
Pune Warriors India: Finishing at the 9th position on debut last year, Pune Warriors India is raring to go for the kill on the battle field, this season. Leading the warriors from the front is our Bengal Tiger, Sourav Ganguly. With a vengeful attitude to avenge the humiliation he had felt in the last IPL, Sourav dada is a lot more aggressive this time. He will be putting all efforts to win this league and return the goodwill of Mr. Subrata Roy, who signed him when there was no taker for him in the initial bidding process of the IPL 4. He could turn the fortune of Pune Warriors. His ruling number is 8 (born July 8). This number is governed by the Planet Saturn, which means that he possesses a keen sense of discipline, steadfastness, constancy and dutifulness.