Indian Premier League 2011 January 10, 2011

IPL 2011 draw

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During the two-day long IPL auction in Bangalore, the BCCI announced the draw for the tournament's 2011 season that begins on April 8. Every team will play the same number of league games (14, seven home and seven away) as in previous seasons with the following break-up: each team will play five other teams both home and away (10 matches), two teams only at home, and the remaining two teams only away. A random draw was used to decide who plays whom once and twice.

The IPL 2011 draw
Team Home and away Home Away
Pune DD, DC, KXIP, MI, CSK Kochi, KKR RCB, RR
DD DC, KXIP, MI, Pune, Kochi KKR, RCB RR, CSK
DC KXIP, MI, Pune, DD, KKR RCB, RR CSK, Kochi
KXIP MI, Pune, DD, DC, RCB RR, CSK Kochi, KKR
MI Pune, DD, DC, KXIP, RR CSK, Kochi KKR, RCB
CSK Kochi, KKR, RCB, RR, Pune DD, DC KXIP, MI
Kochi KKR, RCB, RR, CSK, DD DC, KXIP MI, Pune
KKR RCB, RR, CSK, Kochi, DC KXIP, MI Pune, DD
RCB RR, CSK, Kochi, KKR, KXIP MI, Pune DD, DC
RR CSK, Kochi, KKR, RCB, MI Pune, DD DC, KXIP

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  • tirtha16 on January 13, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    MI has the easiest draw so far as they have only one match with better teams like CSK, RCB or KKR.

  • dummy4fb on January 13, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    CSK!!!! is the best team because they hav all the players who were part of the ipl and champions league the won. deccan looks tough.rcb is dependig on indian youngsters and experieced foreign players.kolkata has a superb squad.pune and kochi have strong foreign players.kxip has changed totally and is having a better squad than before.mumbai has a strong and experienced line up.rajasthan has a very dry squad and with a few players like dravid, shuan and shane warne.delhi has done a blunder by opting irfan pathan who is not very attractive and has a supporting bowling attack with morne morkle and batting with dangerous sehwag!!!! so IPL 4 IS GONNA ROCK!!!!!!!!!

  • dummy4fb on January 12, 2011, 10:35 GMT

    Punjab - Gaps in mid order but strong at the top and bottom 1 Gilchrist, 2 Marsh, 3 Hussey, 4 Karthik, 5 Harris/Mascarenhas/ Broad/Rimmington, 6 Praveen, 7 Chawla, 8 Abhishek Nayar (they need two uncapped batsman and one uncapped bowler)

    Rajasthan - Expecting Warnie Magic Again 1 Watson, 2. Uncapped Opener 3 Collingwood/Taylor, 4 Dravid 5, 6 and 7 Uncapped Hitter 8 Botha/Shaun Tait 9 Warne 10 Pankaj 11 Uncapped Medium Pacer

    Pune - Weak on weak areas 1 & 2 Graeme Smith, Ryder, Marsh, Paine, 3 Uthappa 4 Yuvraj, 5 Mathews, 6 & 7 Uncapped Hitters 8 Ferguson/Jerome/ Nathan/Parnell/Alfonso, 9 Kartik, 10 Nehra 11 Uncapped Bowler

    Kochi - Dependent on Indian Bowlers 1 McCullum, 2 Parthiv, 3 Mahela, 4 Klinger/Hodge/Owaish, 5 Laxman, 6. Uncapped Hitter 7 O'Keefe/Hastings/Murali/Perera/Smith, 8 Jadeja, 9 RP Singh, 10 Vinay Kumar, 11 Sreesanth

  • dummy4fb on January 12, 2011, 9:42 GMT

    CSK - Good Balance 1 Anirudha Srikanth, 2 Murli Vijay 3 Raina 4 Hussey/Bailey 5 Dhoni 6 Badrinath 7 & 8 Albie Morkel/Bravo/Plessis/Styris 9 Ashwin 10 Bollinger/Hilfenhaus/Kulasekara 11 Sudeep Tyagi/Jakati

    KKR - A New Promising Team 1 Saurabh Ganguli/Uncapped 2 Gautam Gambhir 3 Morgan/Kallis 4 Yusuf Pathan 5 Manoj Tiwari 6 Haddin 7 Shakib/Doescht 8 Uncapped/Shukla 9 Bret Lee 10 Balaji 11 Unadkat

    RCB - Not Very Promising 1 Dilshan, 2 Virat, de Villiers, 3 Pujara/Kaif, 4 Tiwari, 5 Johan/Langeveldt/Pommersbach/Vettori/Vandiar,Rilee 6 Zaheer, 7 Mithun, 8 Nannes/Pradeep

    Mumbai - Have to fill up the gaps 1 Sachin, 2 Jacobs 3 Rohit, 4&5 Two Uncapped Batsman 6 & 7 Symonds/ Henriques/ Blizzard/ Pollard, 8 Harbhajan, 9 Malinga/Clint McKay/Franklin, 10 Munaf 11 Uncapped Bowler

    Delhi - Unpredictable 1 Sehwag, 2 Warner, 3 Venugopal, 4 Finch/Ingram/Wade, 5 Irfan 6 Naman, 7 Hopes/Frylinck/Merwe, 8 Morkel/ McDonald/Birt, 9 Agarkar, 10 Dinda, 11 Umesh

  • dummy4fb on January 11, 2011, 17:07 GMT

    itv 4 showing it in the uk, like last year

  • dummy4fb on January 11, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    hi does antone know who will be showing the ipl 2011,in the uk ,is it itv4 or the big bad sky

  • tikna on January 11, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    Its very early to say anythng but Delhi, Rajasthan and Punjab dont look too good on paper and MI have matches home and away against them so thats a big plus for us. CSK at home is a match I am looking forward to and Kochi also at home should be easy (ofcourse I can be proven horibbly wrong). KKR away has been a good venue in the past but then their team has fully changed and Kolkata will be cheering loud for Sachin and Bhajji but will still probably hope MI lose.

  • dummy4fb on January 10, 2011, 23:20 GMT

    when murali is ranked no 1in bawling. most peaple hesutate call him world no1 spinner. but with gram swan no 1 seems to have problems .

  • xenon555 on January 10, 2011, 22:41 GMT

    Chennai looks the best. They have retained everyone big except murali and they have added and explosive westindian all rounder (bravo), possibly the biggest x-factor in world cricket (styris), a talented young spinner (randiv), a spearhead pace bowler (Kulusekera), and a swing bowler (Hilfenhaus). Bangalore has also done a great job. They knew who they were looking for and got them. They don't seem to be lacking except they have quite a few oversees players. Delhi is weak. After retaining Sehwag and redrafting Warner they have been poor. They only have one spinner (vd merwe) who is really good but they dont have the 2 spinners option. They have too many indian pacers who will not be a big help to Morne morkel who will be everything in their pace bowling attack. Yadav has talent but still needs to develop. Dinda is inconsistent, and Agarkar is old. They wasted tons of money on an allrounder like Irfan who can't bat or bowl at an elite level. But, I like the addition of Ingram

  • dummy4fb on January 10, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    Fair game for all......???

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