The build to the upcoming Indian Premier League(IPL) season has allready started with governing council announcing the schedule for first two weeks of the 12th season. The full schedule of the tournament will be finalized soon as election commission recently announced the date of general elections.
Indian team is currently plying its trade in the ongoing five match ODI series against Australia, after which the players will join their respective franchise teams for the 12th season of IPL. Defending champs led by its influential captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will square-off against a formidable looking Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener on 23rd March.
Cricket pundits and ardent cricket fans have allready started naming the most balanced team and the winner of the tournament. Meanwhile, former Australia legend Shane Warne also donned the prediction hat and made his pick.
Shane Warne backs Rajasthan Royals to win the title
The former RR spinner backed his team to repeat the heroics of 2008 season and win their second ever title in 2019. The legendary leg spinner who also happens to be the brand ambassador of the team, predicted that Kerala batsman Sanju Samson will pip other superstars and become the player of the tournament.
“Great to be back in Mumbai & in the pink for the @rajasthanroyals as brand ambassador. Exciting times as there is only 2 weeks to go till our 1st game. I believe with the squad the boys have put together – we are favourites to win the #IPL this year – so get on the boys in pink ! Plus I also think that @imsanjusamson will be the player of the tournament ! Agree followers,” he wrote.