Choose your IPL team

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We nearly went for Bangalore Royal Challengers, because they’ve got Rahul Dravid, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Misbah-ul-Haq and Dale Steyn.

We nearly went for Deccan Chargers, because they’ve got VVS Laxman, Herschelle Gibbs, Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds and Shahid Afridi. We’re not a massive fan of several of those players, but the potential for stroke-making’s quite appealing.

In the end we’ve gone for Kings XI Punjab.

Yuvraj Singh - King of KingsKings XI Punjab is a shit name and certainly nowhere near as good as our suggestion – ‘The Mohali Cricketinator 9000s’, but what are you going to do?

We’ve gone for them mostly on the basis of their playing staff: Yuvraj Singh, Mahela Jayawardene, Brett Lee, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Kumar Sangakkara, Ramnaresh Sarwan and, er, Sreesanth. There’s a generally agreeable bunch of players, which means they’re bound to lose. And if they do, it’ll be so much easier to support them.

We also went for Kings XI Punjab, because they play in Chandigarh and we quite liked Chandigarh when we there, in a faintly post-apocalyptic kind of way.


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  1. I am now officially a Middlesex & Delhi Daredevils fan.

    Go on the Daredevils, $50k on Brett Geeves will be the best bit of business of the whole IPL!

  2. Are people going to subscribe to Setanta and watch these matches? Is that what we’re doing?

  3. Kolkata Knight Riders because they’ve got the coolest name of the lot, they’re owned by the best entertainer India has, they’re captain is India’s best ever captain and u just love to hate him, they’ve got Ponting and Ishant Sharma in the same team, they even have Gayle and McCullum, they also have Shoaib Akhtar (another guy u love to hate) if allowed to play, they’ve got he best video and song thus far, and how can u not like a team with those black and gold uniforms, and Hoog LEE!!

    Priety Zinta has just put together a bunch of men who can pose as models for her viewing pleasure.

  4. “they’ve got he best video and song thus far”

    There are songs and videos?? THAT’S ACE!
    Where’s Lancashire’s song huh? huh? HUH?

  5. Paid up to Setanta. But i hate Twenty20. I don’t know what happened.

    Why don’t you ask your cat, Miriam, whether to or not? What would the cat’s reaction be? Maybe a camera would be near at hand…

  6. @ Q, are you a SRK fan? As someone with roots in Bangalore, I would love to see Knight Riders lose. Black uniforms in the middle of India summer?!?!?!Maybe SRK should have used his common sense and not the Bollywood dress designer when coming up with the uniform for his team..

  7. We weren’t aware of how hot and how cool Kolkata Knight Riders were, nor how much they ruled.

    Have we made the wrong decision?

  8. They (Kolkata KRs, not to confused with Hull KR) have an excess of thermal energy, whilst also not having enough thermal energy. I’ve think you’ve made the right descision in picking a team that doesn’t defy the laws of physics.
    The laws of physics are there for a reason.

  9. Can’t I be conspicuously indifferent to IPL instead? I really couldn’t care less about it.

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