5 Reasons Not To Watch the IPL

15 Apr

Fancy watching the meat market-cum-freak show that is the IPL this Spring? Go ahead, if you dare, but here are 5 reasons that you should consider which will change your mind.

1) The standard is not very high

Considering the number of international players at IPL 7 (close to 200) the quality of cricket will be disappointing. Perhaps the level of domestic cricket in India is letting things down – there were fewer international stars at the most recent Big Bash but the average score was 150 compared to 147 at the glitzy IPL 6. This could be because there were 76 games at the IPL compared to 35 at the Big Bash, but that shows another failure of the tournament – its length. By the time the final of IPL 7 comes around on June 1st, England will already have played one T20 and four ODIs against Sri Lanka.
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