The much awaited Indian Premier League 2012 gets under way on 04 April with the first match being played between reigning champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians At Chennai.
A total of 74 matches will be played over 74 days at various venues. Ten teams will participate in the league.
The players auction for IPL 2012 is slated for 04 Feb. This is the time when all teams are lobbying for the players who are in form.
Leading players who will be pat of the auction will be M Muralitharan, B McCullum, M Jayawardene and Ravinbder Jadeja. Baesd on their past experiences, the teams are likely to look for young, talented and budding foreign and domestic players to don their sides.
Last year, many veterans were set aside during the bidding stage since, no team wanted to waste colossal amounts on a single player. Will the same trend continue? Well, just wait and watch.
The squad size of each team will be 33 with 11 foreign players per squad. However, only 4 foreign players will be permitted to be part of the playing 11.
It remains to be seen how many of the players out of the current Indian team, now on tour to Australia will be playing for their original teams.
The last year’s league drew heavy rush at all the venues and the supporters swelled in size as the league progressed. All are eagerly waiting for the winter season to melt down and thus, enjoy some exciting cricketing activities all over the country.
Tentative schedule for IPL 2012 T20 League for the month of April:
|Wednesday||04 April||1||8 pm||CSK||MI||Chennai|