For the IPL fans, the time is ticking slowly and steadily. Just a few months are left before they get to see the first game of IPL 2017. Along with the suspense that what is going to take place in the drafts round, the fans are also looking to hear match prediction and rumors regarding which teams possess the potential to be the top 4 of the season. Well, the game of cricket, as we all know, is highly unpredictable. Even the least favorites should not be taken light as one single mistake can cost you game and the precious points. However, looking at the squad, here we are going to name 4 teams that can possibly be in the top 4 of the next PSL 2017 session.
Rising Pune Supergiants
If you talk about who will reach the semi-finals of IPL in concern with the talent at bench and balance of the team, this is probably the first pick of a lot of cricket pundits. With the local talent of Ajinkya Rahane and Saurabh Tiwary, both with the international caps, you will surely see them in action every match. The list of international batsmen is what makes this team stand out. The experience of Faf du Plessis and George Bailey along with Kevin Pietersen can make a big difference. Moreover, the dominating batsmen of this era for Cricket Australia, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja, are two players to watch out. The lower middle order will be backed up by Thisara Perera, Mitchell Marsh, Irfan Pathan and Albie Morkel. All of them possess the ability to throw the ball out of the park anytime. The pacers include experienced Ishant Sharma and RP Singh, Ashok Dinda and Scott Boland. Moreover, spin attack has Adam Zampa and Ravi Ashwin. Under the command of MS Dhoni, this squad is surely capable of reaching the top 4.
Talk about a balanced side and you will come up with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. This franchise joined the league a couple of years back and is taking things pretty seriously when it comes to the game. You have both specialist batsmen and bowlers in the team. Shikar Dhawan, David Warner, Kane Williamson and Eion Morgan, all 4 are capable of destroying the bowling attack anytime they want. Moreover, Yuvraj Singh will be seen playing in the middle order to test the skills of the bowlers. Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman will be two specialist new ball bowlers with Rahman having the ability to play critical role in death overs as well. Trent Boult might be seen along with Ashish Nehra to display the pace and trouble the batsmen. The only thing that harms them will be a specialist spinner. However, Yuvraj and Karn Sharma are two allrounders that can spin the bowl.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR always has a strong bench when it comes to the games and whatever combination that they are about to play, you should be certain that things will not be easy for the opponents. The team has a lot of local talent as the batting line comes with Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan. The local bowlers include Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Kuldeep Yadav. They possess some great hitters when it comes to foreign players as you get Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Andre Russel, Jason Holder and Shakib Al Hassan. With all these names, you can think of any score above 200 as chasable. There are four foreign bowlers as you have the experienced Brad Hogg who may play the role of spinner along with Sunil Narine. Then there is Morne Morkel and Shaun Tait, the two pacers who can make it challenging to play new ball for the opponents. Under the command of Gautam Gambhir, you must not take the team light at any stage of the game. Fans are waiting to see the squad in action and whenever they are playing, you can hope of a game of great entertainment.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Think of team that is packed with senior players and with each of them having potential to change the game on their own, you will see RCB. The team comes with Virat Kohli as the captain and when you see this name, you will always expect big runs. Moreover, the big black gun, Chris Gayle, might also be seen in action. Other senior players include Shane Watson and AB De Villiers, Mr 360, a man who can hit the ball anywhere no matter what line, length or pace it has. Moreover, you will also see Stuart Binny and David Wiese as senior players and two potential game changers.
Not only the seniors but young guns are also remarkable. You have two great local youngsters as KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan in the list of batsmen along with the foreigner 22 years old Travis Head, a player who made a lot of name in the shortest format of the game. Then you have Adam Milne, Mitchell Starc, two bowlers that can dismantle the wickets at any stage of the game. Moreover, the bowlers list also includes Varun Aaron, Chris Jordan, and Samuel Badree.
So, there are the four teams that you may see in the top 4 of next IPL season. But, by any means, this does not refer that you must take the remaining teams out of the equation. The thing to consider is that the drafts are still to go and the squads can change. This equation is based only on the current squad. Moreover, as the announcements are yet to be made, any change in rules, teams or games can take place. What you are reading here is just an opinion based on the squad strength, team balance and potential occurrences.
This is it from the match prediction center. Make sure that you watch all the games and you can keep yourself updated with ball to ball live scores by visiting our site in match days. Anytime that plays to its full potential have a chance at winning no matter what opposition they are facing.