IPL 2014: Focus shifts to India as UAE leg is over
Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
New Delhi: The first leg of the Indian Premier League`s seventh edition, which took place in three stadiums across UAE is over. Now the rest of the tournament or the second leg is scheduled to be played in India.
All the teams have played five matches each in UAE. In the first leg of IPL 7, the team that has surprised many with its robust performance is certainly Kings XI Punjab. In their first five matches, Punjab beat every opponent they faced and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament.
If KXIP are at the top in points table, then the most successful team in IPL, Chennai Super Kings are at the second spot with four wins out of five matches. Though, the Dhoni-led franchise lost their opening game, but then they got back to their winning ways. The only team that left them with a bitter taste was none other than KXIP.
With three wins and two losses, Rajasthan Royals are at the third spot. In close encounters, Shane Watson-led franchise have managed to show the nerves of steel to change the course of the game in their favour.
Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, all have four points each after paying their first five matches, with three losses and two wins.
But the defending champions, Mumbai Indians are still waiting for their maiden win in this edition of the League. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, MI have lost all their matches, thus far.
Now as the second leg of the edition is to kick start from May 2 in India, if the top two teams will like to continue their winning streak, then the rest of the teams will look to pull up their socks.