The grandest cricket competition, Indian Premier League (IPL) has once again captured the hearts of cricketing enthusiasts around the world with its thrilling cricketing encounters and electrifying atmospheres in and outside the stadiums. The competition is currently in its final stages as the most captivating and high-octane matches are set to be played in the upcoming days to determine the team that will be crowned the champions of the tournament.
Viewers in Maldives will be able to watch all matches of IPL on their TV screens and Phones through Medianet subscriptions. Viewers will be able to enjoy the matches on the go with the Medianet Phone Application MS Digital where all matches are shown live from ICE Xtra channel after subscribing to an “IPL Pack” for only 50 rufiyaa.
Let’s delve into the current stage of IPL 2023 and highlight the enthralling cricketing extravaganza that is on the books.
Qualifier 1: Gujrat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
Defending champions Gujrat Titans will clash with 4-time winners of the tournament Chennai Super Kings in a high-stakes encounter that is promised to be a thrilling contest between the two formidable sides,
Gujrat Titans showcased exceptional form, establishing themselves as the strongest teams in the tournament, completing the league stage on top of the standings with 20 points having won 10 matches. Future of Indian Cricket Shubman Gill scored a massive 680 runs to help the team reach the qualifiers where fast paced bowler Mohamed Shami and spinner Rashid khan had phenomenal spells with the ball, currently topping the bowling charts with 24 wickets each
Chennai super kings came in 2nd at the standings with exceptional performances from Devon Conway with the bat and Tushar Deshpande with the ball. The team is led by the great cricketer MS Dhoni who will be looking to become a 5-time champion of the tournament.
Qualifier 2: Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians
Lucknow Super Giants is slowly becoming one of the most decorated teams in the IPL with stellar performances through out the season. Led by the sparkling captain KL Rahul the team showed unreal team efforts through out the tournament. English cricketer Mark Wood produced incredible bowling figures in the tournament and was backed by batting from Marc Stoinis.
Mumbai Indians will be looking to add a 6th title to their name in IPL having crowned champions 5 times previously. Indian bowler Piyush chawla has been effective throughout the tournament with the ball with Indian youngster Suryakumar Yadav scoring high for Mumbai Indians when it mattered.
A good overall display from the bat and the ball followed by good fielding is definitely required in the upcoming matches for all these teams to succeed and reach the qualifiers of the competition. The top 4 teams will battle it out in the qualifiers starting 23rd May with the most anticipated final match of the tournament scheduled to be played on 28th May 2028.