The Advent of Indian Premier League

The daily fantasy cricket in India is now quite common amongst the cricket lovers. One of the most hyped and popular game is IPL T20.  

The Indian Premier League changed the way cricket is played in India and also the online fantasy cricket. It has brought in huge scope for the entertainment industry as well. Twenty20 cricket became phenomenally popular after India won the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 and the IPL has since then cashed on the craze. From then on, India’s involvement with IPL fantasy league has been rewarding and marvellous. 

Initialized by the then BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi, the IPL launched in 2008 as a competitive response to the Indian Cricket League (ICL). 

Following the same format as that of English Premier League and the National Basketball League (NBA) of the US, the maiden IPL tournament which Modi had conceptualized and idea was on the way to come on the forefront in 2008.  

IPL works on a franchise-system

The IPL works on a franchise-system based on the American style of hiring players and transfers. These franchises were putting for auction, where the highest bidder won the rights to own the team, representing each city.  

The auction for the same took place on January 24, 2008 and the total base price for the auction was $400 million. The auction went on to fetch $723.59 million.  

The Mumbai franchise owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) was the most expensive franchise – fetching $111.9 million closely following Vijay Mallya’s United Breweries which paid $111.6 million for the Bangalore franchise. 

Media house Deccan Chronicle won the Hyderabad chapter of the IPL for $107 million, while India Cements’ Chennai franchise cost $91 million.  

Bollywood also made its presence felt with two of its leading stars bagging the ownership of their respective teams – Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s Red Chillies Entertainment buying out Kolkata for $75.09, while Preity Zinta and her beau Ness Wadia bought the Mohali team for $76 million.  

Infrastructure development group GMR bagged the ownership of the Delhi team for $84 million and the Emerging Media, consisting of its CEO Fraser Castellino, Manoj Badale and Lachlan Murdoch and other investors won the rights for the Jaipur franchise for $67 million.  

The maiden edition of IPL had eight teams comprising a minimum of 16 players each. The tournament lasted for 44 days and involved 59 matches.  

IPL Teams for the First Edition: 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rahul Dravid named the captain and Venkatesh Prasad made the coach of the team.  

Kings XI Punjab: Yuvraj Singh named the captain with Tom Moddy as the coach of the team. 

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni named the captain and Kepler Wessels became the coach.  

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly named the captain and John Buchanan became the coach.  

Deccan Chargers: VVS Laxman named the captain and Robin Singh became the coach.  

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar named the captain and Lalchand Rajput as the coach.  

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag named the captain and Shipperd turned to be the coach.  

Rajasthan Royals: Former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne named both the captain and coach of Rajasthan Royals. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket matches! 

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BBL 2018-19, Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers 19th Match Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers

Match No: 19                                    Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)

Teams: Hobart Hurricanes Vs Sydney Sixers  HH Won – 2, SS Won – 3

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Time: 7:15 PM Local, 8:15 AM GMT, 1:45 PM IST

Team Details:

Hobart Hurricanes

  • BBL: Finals – 2, Winners – 0, Runners -2
  • Player to Watch:

Darcy Short who is in a Good form, is the Highest Run Scorer for Hurricanes with 193 Runs at an Avg and Strike Rate of 48.25 and 132.19 respectively. He can be handy with his Chinaman Scalped 4 Wickets at an Eco of 6.70.

James Faulkner the Fast Bowling All Rounder is in Good Nick Claimed 7 Wickets from 4 Matches at an Eco of 7.56 and Avg of 15.85. He can also be Instrumental with the bat lower the Order.

  • Recent Form: LWWWW the Table Toppers are in Good Form and will look to Continue their Good Run.

Sydney Sixers

  • BBL: Finals – 3, Winners – 1, Runners – 2
  • Player to Watch:

Jordon Silk is Continuing his Good Form and Scored a 25 ball 46 in his Last Match and took Sixers Home. He Averages 61.33 and Scored 184 this Season

Steve O Keefe is Exceptional with the Ball this Season Claiming 10 Wickets at an Eco of 5.85 and Avg of 11.70. He is the Highest Wicket Taker of the Tournament

  • Recent Form – WLLWW the Sixers are Back to their Winning way after 2 Consecutive Defeats and will look to maintain it.

Probable XI for Hobart Hurricanes:

D Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c & wk), James Faulkner, Alex Doolan, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith, Johan Botha, George Bailey

Probable XI for Sydney Sixers:  

Moises Henriques (c), Joe Denly, Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Ben Manenti

Venue Details:

Expected to be a Good Batting Track

Fantasy Picks from Hobart Hurricanes:

1. D Arcy Short

2. Matthew Wade

3. James Faulkner

4. Ben McDermott

5. Jofra Archer

Fantasy Picks from Sydney Sixers:

1. D Hughes

2. J Silk

3. Moises Henriques

4. Steve O Keefe

5. Ben Dwarshuis

6. Tom Curran

Captain – D Arcy Short One of the Leading Run Scorer of the tournament and Can Chip with his Chinaman

Vice-Captain – Tom Curran Showed his ability with Bat and Bowl will be a Vital member for Sixers