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IPL 2019 AVENGERS ENDGAME IS HERE!

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2019 (VIVO IPLt20 2019)

Indian premier league, in the undisputed king of all cricket Leagues and it is one of the biggest T20 league across the globe where players from all over the world take part and make it successful. As IPL editions progress, more and juicier clashes between the teams come up and make this event more eye-catching and more successful than ever.

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WE ARE IN THE ENDGAME NOW!

As we all know the Indian premier league is in its full swing and the mega event has just stepped into the playoffs now. The top four teams of the edition CSK, MI, SUN and DC are playing against each other to make into the finals and lift the marvelous IPL trophy.

This Edition of VIVO IPLt20 12 2019 was packed with crazy ups and downs all the way and juvenilized the fans throughout the season to the playoffs now. Four best teams (Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Delhi) made it to the qualifiers. Yet again the major upset was the Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli finishing last in the IPL Points table yet again. It was a major led down for the franchise as they lost all 6 matches upfront making their chances of reaching playoffs very slim.

THE IPL TOP FOUR AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.

The point table is headed by MI (Mumbai Indians), Played 14 matches, Won 9, Lost 5, with 18 points and a net run rate of +0.421, followed by CSK (Chennai Super Kings) at second position, Played 14 matches, Won 9, Lost 5, with 18 points and a net run rate of +0.131. DC (Delhi Capitals) is at third position, played 14 matches, won 9 matches, lost 5, with 18 points and a net run rate of +0.044. SRH (Sun Risers Hyderabad) is at spot 4, played 14 matches, won 6, lost 8, with 12 points and a net run rate of +0.577.

CSK Mumbai indians DC SRH team

The point table shows how pivotal this IPL competition was between the four where the top 3 teams of IPL ended up with equal 18 points, positioned on the basis of net run rate. This shows the intensity of competition among all the teams.

PLAYOFFS! WHO IS PLAYING WHO?

FIRST MATCH (QUALIFIER 01): CSK CSK vs Mumbai indiansMI

The first match of playoffs or the big Qualifier 01 was between CSK vs MI and it means the winner of this qualifier directly make it to the VIVO IPL2019 FINALS, which is MI (Mumbai Indian) now as they have beaten CSK to get into the FINALS. And the loser of the qualifier (CSK) still has a second chance to play against the winner of eliminator 01 to take a spot in the finals.

Qualifier 01 was between MI vs CSK, which was won by Mumbai Indians (MI) quite comfortably by 6 wickets with 9 balls to spare. The loser of Qualifier 01 MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super King has a chance to play against the winner of eliminator 01 scheduled on 08-May-2019 between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals. (SUN vs DC)

Mumbai indiansMUMBAI MADE IT TO THE IPL 2019 FINAL

Mumbai Indians is among the most successful teams of the league. Mumbai Indians are the three-time winners of IPL. And this time in qualifier 01 Mumbai Indians made it directly into the finals.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is by far the most successful team of the IPL. They hold the winning record with Mumbai Indians of 3 times. The defending champions are the only team of IPL who made it into the playoffs every time they played an IPL edition. Due to some terrible reasons, CSK was suspended for two years. Despite those 2 years, CSK always made into the final four and they have won the IPL trophy three times. yes, that’s right three times and they still have a chance to take another one home.

2nd MATCH (ELIMINATOR 01): SRH vs DC

2nd match of playoff or the eliminator 01 is between the teams at spot 3rd and 4th. Winner of this Eliminator 01 Play against the loser of Qualifier 01 (Chennai Super Kings), while the loser of Eliminator will go home! Eliminator 01 is between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, which will be an interesting match for sure. This is the golden chance for both the teams to make a strong impact on the league by winning the league from here.

Sunrisers Hyderabad is led by talented New Zealander Kane Williamson and the inform SRH has a great chance to make it through and win this IPL 2019 to repeat the history once more.

Delhi Capitals is led by young cricketer Shreyas Iyer captaining the Delhi capitals in this all-important IPL 2019 playoffs. Will he be able to surprise everyone? Only time will tell.

3rd MATCH (ELIMINATOR 02): CSK vs TBC

The Biggest Match before the Finals on 10th-May-2019

The 3rd match of playoffs or Eliminator 02 is between the winner of Eliminator 01 and Mahender Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super King (CSK). Surely this playoff has the great entertainment IPL edition ever had. CSK has a great edge over both teams of Eliminator 01, in terms of experience and performance as well. But we all know that cricket is by chance game, but for sure it will be the best cricket game to watch it.

THE BIG VIVO IPL 2019 FINAL MATCH 12th-May-2019

The 4th match of the Playoff or the great Finale will be held on 12th-May-2019 between the winner of Eliminator 02 and Winners of Qualifier 01 (Mumbai Indians). Mumbai Indians are sitting strong in the finals with few days to spare and prepare for the Big game while others still in the hunt for a spot in the finals. Will MUMBAI INDIANS win this IPL Trophy or someone from CSK, DC or SRH will top them to lift the IPL trophy? We have to wait till 12th-May-2019 to be sure of that. But some very masala packed cricket is heading our way in coming 4 days. Stay tuned.

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MS DHONI

MS DHONI RETIRING FROM ODI CRICKET?

THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MS DHONI

Introduction

What if I asked you to guess the most successful and popular Indian cricketer of Modern cricket? Yes, you guessed it right, Its Mahindra Singh Dhoni known to his fans as M.S Dhoni or “MAHI” by some. Certainly, MS doesn’t need any introduction, 37 years old Dhoni has been playing for the Indian National Cricket Team for many years now, he became captain of Men in blue in the year 2007 after Rahul Dravid (ODI Captain and also a Wicket Keeper) and captained Indian side in all formats of cricket later. Dhoni shined as captain for his country in all ICC major events including the ICC WC in 2011, ICC Wt20 and ICC Champions Trophy. Not to forget that he has captained and led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team to victory 3 times before in the biggest and India’s very own cricket league the IPL (Indian Premier League).

MS DHONI AS A PLAYER

Unlike a few other players, Dhoni did not begin his career with a silver spoon but rather struggled to earn his place with consistency. MSD made his first debuts in ODI then in tests and then in T20 in 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. His consistency is very well defined by his stats. According to the stats:

MS Dhoni ODI cricket career, Test and T20 Career of MS Dhoni.

Here are the Shinning MS Dhoni Batting Stats which are a proof that MS Dhoni is simply a class. Take a look on the below Mahi Stats.

MS DHONI STATS

FormatsMatchesInn.NO*RunsHSAvg.BFSR100s50s4s6s
ODI
2004- till Date
3412898210500183*50.71199287.51071806224
Tests
2005-2014
9011416487622438.1824959.163354478
T20I
2006-upto date
98854216175637.61282126.10211652

DHONI AS A WICKET KEEPER

WHY DHONI IS THE BEST WICKET KEEPER FOR INDIA?

As a wicket keeper, his stats are amazing as well. According to his stats:

Dhoni Stats as Wicket-Keeper:

Format Catches Run Outs Stumpings
ODI 2004-up till now 314 22 120
Tests 2005-2014 256 3 38
T20I 2006-up till now 57 8 34

DHONI AS A CAPTAIN OF INDIA

“CAPTAIN COOL” of World Cricket!

Overall those successful years of Captaining the Indian side, Dhoni became the main anchor of the Indian side with the name “Captain Cool”. Dhoni has faced a lot of ups and downs during his entire career but the one thing he is famous for is his ever-cool mind and thinking which certainly helped him handle the situations very calmly and overcome the situations with positive results. Just because of his attitude, he became famous among cricketing and non-cricketing fans.

THE SELFLESS CAPTAIN MSD

There have been numerous times when MSD has skipped the limelight for the sake of encouraging the young talent. Whenever TEAM INDIA won a major title or a tournament, more often than not, MS Dhoni was seen handing over the celebrations and the trophy to the young players in the team and simply drifting from the showoff stage.

MS DHONI ACHIEVEMENTS FOR TEAM INDIA:

There are so many milestones MS Dhoni has achieved throughout his career. Here we take a quick look at some of the most prestigious ones under his belt.

  1. Padma Bhushan in 2018
  2. Padma Shri in 2009
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in2007
  4. ICC ODI Team of the year in 2012, 2013, 2014
  5. ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2008, 2009
  6. CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports in 2011
  7. ICC Award for Spirit of cricket in 2011
  8. MTV Youth Icon of the Year
  9. LG People’s Choice Award in 2013

Major Tournaments Won by India under MS DHONI Captaincy:

  1. ICC World Twenty20 in 2007
  2. CB Series of 2007-2008
  3. Asia Cup in 2010
  4. ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011
  5. ICC Champions Trophy in 2013

As you all know, especially cricketing fans that World Cup fever on its peak and the biggest cricketing event is on the board in the month of May 2019. As the World cup coming close, cricket fans set close eyes on their favorite team as well as their favorite players.

MAHENDAR SINGH DHONI AND ICC WORLD CUP 2019:

WILL MSD RETIRE AFTER ICC WORLD CUP 2019?

The thing everyone’s been thinking of about 37 years old MS Dhoni, the most frequently asked questions include one the most important question that is “Will this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 edition be the last of MS Dhoni?” For the cricketing fans, this is probably the most important question to be answered by cricketing Greats of All Times and by MS Dhoni himself.

MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION HERE “SHOULD MSD RETIRE FROM ODI CRICKET?

If we look in the past, there are so many great cricketing legends, who took the cricket world cup as a platform for their retirement. They announced their retirements just before the world cup. This trick works for so many cricketers as they performed well in the world cup and then get retired at the peak of their form and career as well. So, all the fans remember them in great words and the cricketing world admire them for a long time.

If we take a note from the past examples, some of the biggest examples in front of us arePakistan the Great Imran Khan of Pakistan, Australia Ricky Ponting of Australia, India Little Master Sachin Tendulkar of India, These legends announced their retirement on World Cup events and left the arena on the biggest cricketing stage. Choosing World Cup event to say goodbye makes a lot of sense and there are good reasons for it! This not only served them the purpose of ending their respective careers on a high but their decision helped them to motivate themselves to sparkle on last time to be the champions. And as they say, End should be the most memorable one and for these legends, it certainly was when they lifted the WORLD CUP Trophies and returned to their fans as Champions of the world. History of cricket is full of these sorts of examples.

MS Dhoni has served his country and his team with great honor and pride. He has led Team INDIA in almost every event of the cricket world and made his team champion. He has won all major ICC tournaments and there is no trophy in Cricket MSD hasn’t held in his hands. He has achieved more than any Captain from INDIA and as a player, he has served wonders for his nation over a period of 15 years.

REASONS WHY WE ALL WILL MISS DHONI

MSD has been the love of Indian Cricket fans since 15 long years now. From his first Helicopter shot till this CSK’s Awesome Performances in the recent IPL 2019 edition, MS Dhoni has always provided his fans the performances they want to see. He has been the backbone of Indian cricket. As the experts say Sourav Ganguly gave INDIA a “Spine” but Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave INDIA “The Courage”. MSD has everything in his bag from World Cup wins to the immense love and Dhoni chants he gets from his fans when he enters the arena, now all he needs is a perfect finish, and THE BEST FINISHER MSD he is, we can expect something more special in the coming World Cup from Dhoni at the twilight of his career

CONCLUSION

Apart from all these facts and all Speculations over the media and cricketing minds, many are trying to predict what MSD will decide, Some are suggesting retirement while others want him to keep going for as long as he can however this Entirely depends upon MS Dhoni and it’s he is the only one who will decide his fate, Will Dhoni retire? Will he not? What are his plans? For now, we can only make intelligent guesses but one thing is for sure that he will be playing a key role in World Cup 2019. MSD and his calmness are the magic ingredients India need to be over the line in this all-important ICC World Cup 2019 edition.