April 19, 2008

The second and third match of Indian Premier League

19 April 2008, is the second day of DLF Indian Premier League. On that day two matches will take place in different place. One will be in Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali and other will be Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings match at 17:00 local, 11:30 GMT and Delhi DareDevils vs Rajasthan Royals at 20:30 local, 15:00 GMT.

GMR group has acquired the rights of the Delhi franchise for $84 million. The Delhi Daredevils will come to the field under Virender Sehwag’s captaincy. Sehwag is one of the depending batsmen in Indian team and did well during the Twenty20 World Cup championship in South Africa. He is the icon play in the team. Although there some good players such as Gautam Gambhir, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shoaib Malik and Glenn McGrath but it seems that the team is not strong enough.

The newly installed floodlight Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi has selected as the home ground for the Delhi DareDevils team. It is going the play its first math in the DLF Indian Premier League in this ground. Greg Shipperd has been called as a coach and Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar the brand ambassador.

The Rajasthan Royals is the lowest bided team among the teams in DLF Indian Premier League. It is owned by Emerging Media group for $67 million. The first match is in New Delhi on 19 April against Delhi DareDevils. The Rajasthan Royals will represent the city of Jaipur.

The Rajasthan Royals is only team that will be leaded by the foreign icon players. First 7 hundred wickets taker in the test match Sahne Worn will lead the team. He is also the coach of the Rajasthan Royals. There are some quality cricketers in the team, such as Graeme Smith, Mohammad Kaif, Justin Langer, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir. Sohail Tanvir is a player who showed a great performance during the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship. The new style bowler also well in batting too.