The fans finally tasted some positive news regarding the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The initial beginning date of the IPL was the 29th of March before being postponed to the 15th of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the situation only worsening, the BCCI had no choice but to defer it indefinitely. Nevertheless, as per the latest developments, the Indian cricket Board has set UAE as the venue for the whole tournament, slated to start from September.
With the situation of the pandemic a lot more stable in the Arab nation, the BCCI saw it feasible to conduct there. Back in 2014 too, the first 20 matches of IPL took place in the UAE, which was nothing less than a success. It witnessed high-scoring games, one super-over, as well as low-scoring nail-biting finishes. Hence, apart from the safety factor, the fans can enjoy exciting games in the tournament too.
We take a look at how each team fared in the 2014 edition of the IPL:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders might have won the IPL in 2014; however, they did not have a promising start to their campaign. They played five games in the phase of the competition conducted in the UAE out of which, they won two and lost three.
Their last game in the nation, which was against the Rajasthan Royals resulted in a tie while chasing 153 to win. Gautam Gambhir’s men fluffed the match from being in a comfortable position. After 20 overs, the super over culminated in a tie as well. However, Rajasthan Royals won the clash due to the boundary-count rule.