IPL – 4 Teams and 4 Matches Left

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With 56 matches gone and group stage matches complete, the IPL has got to knock out stage. There are only four games remaining, 2 semi-finals, a third place play-off and the final. With my predicted winners Delhi Daredevils out, then I back Chennai Super kings to take the trophy.

Here is how the final group table finished:

Teams Match Won Lost Points Net RR
Mumbai Indian 14 10 4 20 +1.084
Deccan Chargers 14 8 6 16 -0.297
Chennai Super Kings 14 7 7 14 +0.274
Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 7 7 14 +0.219
Delhi Daredevils 14 7 7 14 +0.021
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 7 7 14 -0.341
Rajasthan Royals 14 6 8 12 -0.514
Kings XI Punjab 14 4 10 8 -0.478

The group matches are out of the way and everyone are looking forward to the semi-finals and here is how they line up.

Mumbai Indians V Royal Challengers Bangalore – 21st April 2010

Deccan Chargers V Chennai Super Kings – 22nd April 2010

The 3rd place play-off will be played on 24th April and the final on the 25th April 2010.

The 2 players that have had an outstanding tournament so far, S Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians) and P Ojha (Deccan Chargers), the reason behind the two teams finishing 1st and 2nd respectably. Tendulkar who has scored 561 runs, at an average of 51 and with his highest score being 89 not out, is the holder of the Orange Cap. Also, Tendulkar has hit an incredible 77 four’s and 3 sixes. The purple cap goes to P Ojha for taking the most wickets (20), with average of 19 and best bowling figures of 3/26.

With the tournament nearing to climax, there is still one other thing to be decided, who will hit the most sixes. With 552 sixes already, I am sure there will be more to come in the remaining matches. Here are top 3 players with the number of sixes they have hit.

1) Uthappa – 25 in 13 matches
2) YK Pathan – 24 in 13 matches
3) M Vijay – 23 in 12 matches

Who will get your vote to finish top of sixes count? And with only four teams remaining who do you back to win IPL 2010?

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