By Jaideep Varma and Jatin Thakkar
For the last 2 weeks, the buzz has been that the bookies are certain that Mumbai Indians will win IPL 2012. Even if that were to happen, would it be correct to attribute that to match-fixing, as is the implication? There are actually a couple of reasons why Mumbai Indians should be one of the two favourites, now that they have reached the playoffs (which should have actually been the tough part for them).
Delhi Daredevils have topped the league table but given their overwhelming reliance on 2 key batsmen, can this team really be considered the favourites? They are interestingly not even the highest impact side in this IPL. However, Impact Index suggests that history might just be on their side this year.
Kolkata Knight Riders have actually been the highest impact side of IPL 2012 so far. But given their immense dependence on Gambhir when it comes to batting, and having very little specialist talent at its disposal there, will the big match scenario Read More »from IPL5 Playoffs — Preview through Impact Index