> Hi guys,
> I've just started looking at the IPL squads for the various teams and
> because I really haven't followed a lot of T20 cricket, nor am i very
> knowledable about the domestic Indian cricket scene, i'm not sure who
> is viewed upon as the stronger/weaker teams of the tournament.
> I am in a competetion with 5 other mates, winner take all and I drew
> Kings XI Punjab. I see we have Brett Lee, Yuvraj, Sreesanth and a few
> other useful players, but the team doesn't look too strong against
> some of the other teams. Is this team based up north in the Punjab
Yes, this team is based in Mohali, which is a suburb of Chandigarh
(the capital of Punjab). BTW, Punjab is a state not a district.
Here's a profile of Punjab Kings XI on the website Cricket365.com
>And where on earth is Deccan? Never heard of the place.
The team 'Deccan Chargers' is based in Hyderabad and takes
its name from a media publishing house, Deccan Chronicle.
There's also a newspaper, Deccan Herald, which is published
from Bangalore, in the south of India. The word 'Deccan'
generally refers to the Deccan Plateau which is a large plateau in
> Any info on the favourites, potential front runners etc will be really
Well, a couple of IPL teams like Hyderabad and Chennai
have been identified as favourites based on some good
player picks. However, nothing is certain till the tournament