Pepsi IPL T20 2013 Teams Squad - IPL 6 Team Players List 2013
The Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013 season, or IPL 6 for short (6 is because this is the sixth season of the IPL ever arranged) is starting in a few short months. IPL 6 Schedule starts On April 3rd 2013 where the last year winners, Kolkata Knight Riders will face off against the semi-finalists Delhi Daredevils. These two teams are considered the favorites to win the IPL 2013, and boy; I can't wait for this game! The anticipation for this season is greater than ever and last season saw some amazing play by many teams and great finals to boot, but also some controversial stuff surrounding the so called spot fixing scandal. But we are hoping for a clean and good season this year, where the officials will take care of any shady activities. If you want to read more about the IPL, check out our introduction to the event, Indian Premier League.
For the 2013 season of IPL, there will be nine franchises competing for the new trophy. The teams are:
- Delhi Daredevils
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Bangalore Royal Challengers
- Kings XI Punjab
- Rajasthan Royals
- Pune Warriors
- Hyderabad Sunrisers
This year competition will be tighter than ever. Even though most will be looking for last years winners, Kolkata Knight Riders, to go to the finals, the teams in the league have become closer in player strength. This is thanks to the salary cap of $12.5 million that is in place for each team or franchise. I really prefer this type of rule, over the soccer style, where money is starting to take over the sport.
But the teams competing for this year trophy are many, and no single team is standing out as the clear favourites. Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Bangalore Royal Challengers all seem to have a shot at the title, with no one of them being clearly better than the other teams. Kings XI Punjab is considered an outsider and the last three teams, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors and Hyderabad Sunrisers needs to prove themselves to be able to compete in the series. It is bound to be exciting, that is for sure!
There have been some moves in the trading window, where Hyderabad have added almost 20 of the Deccan Chargers (former team in the IPL) players to their rosters. Pune Warriors has gotten rid of a lot of players, trying to rebuild a team that didn’t far well in the last year competition, finishing last with a 4-12 record. Look for them to make a lot of moves in the players market this year.
The bigger teams have opted to not make that many changes. Kolkata Knight Riders seem content with their players, and have only elected to axe one player, Jaydev Unadkat. Seeing as they won last year tournament, this should come as no surprise to people.