IPL Semis line up

Yup, am dejected that the Deccan Chargers have ended up with a wodden spoon. To see that they have ended up as the Dhakkans of the inagural Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament is painful. Anyway, we are into the last 3 days of the competition and the worthies are in the semis. No questions.

So, who will be the champions? I would fancy Rajasthan, but Punjab Kings XI is also a pretty balanced and strong team. Priety Zinta smothered each team member with kisses and hugs for every win. I can understand the Punjab team’s motivation to win the tournament anticipating more kisses and hugs by Priety. (No offense meant towards Priety Zinta. I have the highest regards for the lady. She had the balls to stand up in court and give evidence against the underworld when the so called heroes Salman Khan and SRK chickened out. Leading to someone christening her as ‘the only male’ in the Bollywood industry)

Anyways, coming back to the topic, Chennai and Delhi are clearly the weaker of the 4 teams in the semis. But then who knows, Dhoni or Sehwag might fire too. I feel its an evenly poised semi final line up. Anyone can be a winner.

What makes me the happiest is that both Kolkata and Mumbai are out. I cant stand SRK and so is my distaste for anything Mumbai πŸ˜‰ Though am sad for Pollock and Jayasuriya. Pollock captained the team pretty well after Bhajji’s slapgate. But then Sachin screwed it up altogether once he returned. Thank God he was not given the Indian captaincy long enough.

So, who would you like to see win the IPL ?



  1. lazybug says:

    I want Rajasthan Royals to win. But if Delhi beats them in Semis, then they are my favs.

  2. IdliDosa says:

    chennai superkings

  3. Sachin says:

    I guess Delhi will win the IPL.. πŸ™‚ I know Rajasthan has been pretty consistent but my gut feeling says that its Delhi.

  4. Ottayan says:

    Chennai Super Kings

  5. Chintam says:

    May the best team win as i have no particular liking to any single team.

    But, i have a feeling that RR win.

  6. suman says:

    I will tell you on monday πŸ™‚

  7. Chintam says:

    Good one Suman πŸ™‚ But, i could tell only on Sunday.

  8. Chintam says:

    RR have done enough to make it a spectacle(also for a possible win), by the looks of it except the last over stumble. The expected all did fire.

    It’ll be interesting to see Delhi chasing it.

  9. Chittaranjan says:

    My Gut feeling went down the drain!

    RR beat Delhi…Comprehensively (with a capital C!)

    What if Chennai does the same tomorrow 😐

  10. Liju Philip says:

    @Akhil, RR have smashed Delhi. Yups.

    @Ramya, Ottayan, lets see if Dhoni can fire today. They are further weakened with Fleming too leaving. Not that he has contributed anything significantly. But, being on the ground, he could give some strategic inputs to Dhoni. Anyway, it looks like a cracker of a match.

    @Sachin, i think Delhi fielded very well. There were some stunning catches. But their batting was well…pathetic.

    @Chintam, RR looks very consistent. Just need to see if the law of averages catches up with them on the finals πŸ˜‰ Yup, the last over was pretty good by Delhi. But then none of the expected Delhi batsmen fired. Failure for once, caught up with Gambhir too. I would have loved to see a spectacular chase.

    @Suman, paaji tussi bahoot intelligent ho πŸ˜‰

    @Chittaranjan, the RR-Delhi match was too one sided. Anyway, here’s wishing for a closer finish between Chennai and Punjab. Am going to sleep in the afternoon so that i can be awake to watch the full match late at night. πŸ™‚

  11. Sachin says:

    Naheeeeeeeeeee 😦 😦

    DD lost why i am so bad at predicating stuff.

    anyways in spite of my poor predicating record i will do it again……. i bet RR will win the final…… if that doesn’t happen i wont visit your blog for 7 days πŸ˜‰

  12. smita says:

    Rafael Nadal…he he he…I’m not into cricket. I’m tracking the French Open.

  13. suman says:

    yes chintam, you can tell on sunday, but by the time match finishes it will be monday for us….

  14. suman says:

    liju as you know I am always…..:)

  15. Chittaranjan says:

    Talk about one-sided-semi-finals!

    we had another one….and this time, I was right!

    CSK won…..comprehensively that too!!!

    Bring on RR Vs. CSK final.

  16. Liju Philip says:

    @Sachin…. i have changed favourites now to CSK πŸ˜‰

    @Smita, i wish to see Federer win the French Open, but Nadal is too much of a competitor on clay.

    @Suman, anthe raa anthe.

    @Chittaranjan, yup both semis were pathetic. No contest. Hope at least the final lives up to the expectations.

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