IPL 2018 – the two month extravaganza is all set to begin in April 2018. Even before the matches have begun, the #IPL2018 updates have managed to be a part of eye-popping headlines on an everyday basis. And we are sure the 11th edition is going to be the most happening one of all times and we have 4 solid reasons to back our theory!
The 11th Edition:
Cricket is no less than a religion in India. And The Indian Premier League being a faster form of the game has picked up the steam among the fans in the last 10 years. It is the world’s biggest and brashest domestic cricket tournament and has managed to attract the best players from every cricket-playing nation.
What makes IPL hugely attractive is undoubtedly the fact that it combines sporting skill and entertainment in a perfect format. Hence, the 11th edition is going to be a sure-shot hit!
The reign of the kings:
After serving a two year ban, the kings will be back to rule the hearts of innumerable fans this year. The team has managed to retain their core group by keeping the likes of Thala MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwyane Bravo. Being one of the most consistent teams to reach the quarter finals every season, the men in yellow are sure to make the hype around #IPL 2018 worth it!
The Royals are here again:
From being the proud winners of IPL 2008 season with a team full of young and lesser-known players to getting suspended for a period of 2 years, Rajasthan Royals have seen it all. After being out of fray for two years, the Rajasthan Royals are set to make a smashing comeback this year.
With two of the most expensive buys in the auction — Ben Stokes (R12.5 crore) and Jaydev Unadkat (R11.5 crore), the franchise has surely spent big this year and is all set for a power-packed comeback!
700 million viewers expected:
The 10 year contract with Sony comes to an end and Star TV is the new player for the next 5 years!
IPL 2017 saw 535 million people tuned from all across but Star TV is betting that the number is bound to go to 700 million people watching the game either over TV screens or mobile phones throughout the two-month tournament.
The TV giant is convinced that broadcasting this sensational tournament on six channels in six languages including Tamil and Bengali will grab eye balls & new audiences.
We are all geared up for this two month long extravaganza. Are you?