IPL has taken over India like a storm, and for the cricket fans weathering the storm is a usual yearly ritual. The best of the best cricketers from around the world are set to compete in the most exciting and ever-changing Indian premier league. This year is particularly exciting for the cricketing fans around the world as IPL 2019 is followed by Cricket world cup 2019. As the stage is set for the most exciting year yet for cricket, we have analyzed and listed the next big things, starting from players, teams, events and more.
IPL is all set to welcome a host of new players making their Debut, records to be made and broken adding so much excitement and unpredictability to the tournament. With the 8 franchises ready to take on each other we have compiled the next big things for IPL 2019.
Many leaders, many teams, one trophy
This year in IPL 2019, we can experience a lot of fine decisions as all the 8 teams are headed by proven and experienced captains who wear more than one cap. This would make the tournament interesting as it would be hard to predict the outcome of the matches. The followings are the captains of each franchise:
- Rohit Sharma is the captain of Mumbai Indians
- Shreyas Iyer is leading Delhi capitals
- Kane Williamson is captaining Sun Risers Hyderabad
- Dinesh Karthik is the man heading Kolkata Knight Riders
- MS Dhoni is the captain for Chennai Super Kings
- R Ashwin is the skipper for Kings XI Punjab
- Ajinkya Rahane is heading Rajasthan Royals
- Virat Kholi is captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2019 experience followed by the Cricket World cup.
This year is rather exciting for the cricket lovers as the biggest cricket league is followed by once in 4 years 50-over Cricket World Cup. This would make both tournaments a very important deal for all of the players, as it would affect the selection of the players for the world cup squad. The BCCI is trying to cope up with the performance and fatigue issues as players are to attend one tournament after another. And with the selection happening this year, the board has no choice but to rest a few players for the world cup that happens once in four years.
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Decision review system (DRS)
The 12th edition of IPL has seen a new system introduced which would enable the teams to review once per inning. This makes it easy and error-free and helps to keep the game from future scrutiny. The DRS will feature Hawkeye created Ultra edge and an increased frame rate per second. With this technology in place, the Umpire will have access to both the ball tracking and Ultra edge.
Midseason Transfers to bring much-needed shuffle
The introduction of Midseason transfer in IPL 2019 is going to make things more interesting as players can be bought and sold in the middle of the tournament. Every team will get the opportunity to buy and sell their players for a window of 5 days from between match No.28 to 42 as long as the players are available. The transfer can only happen for uncapped players and who has played no more than 2 matches till the halfway stage of the tournament. Franchises can benefit from this as they can recoup some of the money they had spent on players.
Exclusive Star Sports Broadcast
The IPL audiences can rejoice as IPL will be broadcast on Star Sports network with English, Hindi and other regional commentaries such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bangla on the regional channels. Previously, from inception, the Sony held the rights to telecast IPL, but now Star India grabbed the Global Media Rights including the Indian television, Digital, and the overseas broadcast and the digital media rights. So now you can enjoy the best IPL games with the best quality on Star Sports exclusive IPL Broadcast.
Virtual Reality for IPL 2019
IPL will be available in Virtual reality (VR) format on Hotstar which is a star owned network for streaming online digital videos. With more than 600 million viewers for the IPL, it is crucial to give the viewers the experience as they are witnessing the matches in real-time. Through the streaming services of Hotstar, you can now watch matches with Virtual reality options. There are a couple of ways you can view IPL matches through VR and the first method is to use the VR headsets available in the market, and another method is to pause the match at any point swipe or tilt the phone to get a 360-degree view of the ground. Utilizing these methods you can watch the IPL in true virtual reality, giving you an immersive experience of the matches.
The IPL has evolved over these years and has become more entertaining as well as much organized, giving each and every match the attention it deserves. IPL 2019 will be a milestone year with the change in personnel and a fierce competition waiting to happen.
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