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"What the heck is going on?", said Abhinav with a menacing look designed to scare the critters everywhere. A cow mooed in boredom and decided that it was not worth the time to think about why he was near to tearing his hair in frustration. This created a problem as Abhinav wanted the universal acknowledgement that his plea of frustration about the IPL would eventually shed light on why a band of minions called KKR just threw a party for another batch of minions called CSK. CSK however, stormed out demanding a repeat party as the official shoemaker had to miss the party because he was tying his laces. Abhinav is now starting a website to raise funds (www.KKR2CSKPARTYFUND.com) which will ensure world peace for those poor critters who actually managed to get scared. Get your invite: What the heck is going on[^]
Rahul has broken through the initial post barrier and promoted himself to Hamster Reporter! He requires help in a certain question which we will certainly never reveal till you are certain that you know the answer for certain. And certainly we will stop this right away and allow you to demand 5 seconds of your life: What is a program analyst or a process analyst[^]
AK the world renowned name discoverer has finally decided to turn his attentions upon IPL players. Malinga and Sreesanth (the more popular folks in our previous era) were furious that their names were beaten by one name: Sehwag. AK was known for being generous and decided to hold a AK Spelling Bee contest to make sure that everyone was treated fair (first to say his name wins). The prize however was a dilemma as AK wanted to giveaway a new Empire State Building with the name of the winner in a huge neon sign but the banks of the world stepped in and protested the huge loan cost. AK is now in a high level (Level 20 Next level EXP: 1,000) meeting with everyone who could fit in the room (20,000 SQ.FT spacious room) to make sure that his efforts are not in vain. What happens next?!! Sehwag[^]
Gandalf has suddenly defeated about 1,00000,000 evil lords and promoted himself to The White Hamster Reporter! The number 226 seems to have turned Gandalf from a beat 'em all wizard to a modern mathematician. Considering the importance of the number (which was coincidentally also present when CSK had to bat in the IPL), Gandalf knew that if he did not do something the destructive power would overwhelm the brains of everyone. A decision was made to put everybody back into the first grade at school in order to "train and polish" their skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. When asked if his new army was ready Gandalf replied with a solemn look "It won't be ready in advance or much later. But at the precise moment. May Gollum and his little friends watch over us". Will he succeed? Will we learn the actual basics of mathematics? Read: 226 is it sufficient[^]
Following Abhinav's angry outburst earlier in our show, AK decided that he wanted to go a step further and say "what the hell". This eventually got him promoted to a Hamster Lord Reporter which by the way has a new evil power called: "I would have escaped if it wasn't for those meddling kids". AK focused on the IPL (this word ought to be in the dictionary) as well and was shocked to see a new hero emerge from the battered CSK: Raina. Thinking about the implications of this new development, AK wanted to let the world remain in the dark till it was ready to accept the truth of what had happened. We learned the truth as well and were shocked in a frozen state for about 2 milliseconds. We cannot publish it here due to the impact but to all adventurers reading this: Follow the trail from A to K. Raina[^]
Abhinav looked at AK's developments and decided to cool down with a "what a throw". Critters around the world rejoiced as their peace of mind and their food search could now be resumed. But everything was not well. A lone cat stood on the road protesting with a loud meow that it wanted compensation for the precious time wasted when it could be watching Tom and Jerry. Abhinav on the defensive tried in vain to persuade the cat with a Golden Collection of the said cartoon series. The cat instead smiled evilly and declared that it would see him in court. Exact transcription: "*Smile* Meowww! *Random attempt at laugh* Mewwwwwwww!" Will Abhinav be spared from the case imminent? Can he get the cat a few biscuits before it manages to hire a lawyer around here? Read below: Bailey[^] Sandeep[^] Bad move by Narine[^]
Pompey has returned with a bang and promoted himself to Senior Hamster Sports Reporter! Pompey decided that once and for all these outbursts of "what the heck" and "what the hell" needed to be finished. He has now opened a official courtroom (The Secret International Court for Nonsense Cases) in order to help deal with this. A Hamster was appointed to the post of the judge by unanimous consent and a few cats (Oh no Abhinav!) filled in to present the case and prosecute the criminals. Applications are easy with the fee determined to be 1 trillion dollars. Pompey was not available for a official comment. Cook[^] IPL Final prediction competition[^]
Uhm, Narine was never a regular part of their Test 11. Highly unlikely he'd get picked in the playing 11. So this is his best choice. Play a finals and win a cup for his IPL team over warming the bench as the 2nd backup spinner.
Semi final over, KXIP slide to final. What a match that was !
KXIP made a huge mountain of 226 runs and CSK want to climb it up, they have started well but unable to survive their batsman on crease (Even MSD was on the crease till last ball, really it was a rare case when MSD on crease and match lost) and finally CSK (Raina) lost.
There was a stunning performance by Raina but KXIP strike well in BAT, BALL and FIELD which leads to victory
Now the day comes who decide the winning KING, now its a fight between Knight vs Lion.
As per my anticipation,
Winning Team - KXIP
Highest scoring Batsman - Uthappa
Highest run-rate Batsman - ?? (Are you talking about strike rate ?)
Highest wicket taking Bowler - Mohit Sharma
Best economy Bowler - Ankit Sharma (RR)
Man of the Match - Virender Sehwag
Glad the Batsman strike rate didn't decide it as I didn't put a minimum score on there, so in theory someone could have come out scored a 6 on their 1st ball, out the next and had a strike rate of 300.
You didn't update your team for the final? Was you evening it up after I failed
to update for the last couple of Group Games?
I did made the change one day before but cancelled that thinking I will do this once the team is announced but got lot of other work on Sunday and completely missed this. I infact didn't even check the scorecard.
Are you going to post final standings?
I will try to post that today. Anyway nothing much changed in the final. Leprachaun left the league before the finals (not sure why) but there also the standings are all same.
I will do this once the team is announced but got lot of other work on Sunday and completely missed this
Yes I've fallen into that trap many a time.
Leprachaun left the league before the finals (not sure why)
I think we are right in our thinking of who it is. Not sure why the secrecy or the removing of the team but he has been acting differently(strangely) for the last 12 months, maybe married life has changed him?
No he's probably watching Raina and crying at the prospect of this Summer.
It's a shame England players can't participate, or the contracted ones anyway.
How do you think the IPL is going to affect India's home advantage? The differnce in you pitches is seen as a big thing over here which made our recent win all the more remarkable. But with all these Aussies and Sout Africans getting all this practice won't it take away that advantage from your International team?