The Indian Premier League (IPL) is in its 14th season currently and on the basis of how each of the eight original franchises has performed over the years, we can safely draw their parallels with the international cricket teams.
So, we at Cricket Addictor thought, why not analyze all the eight IPL franchises and possibly single out the similarities between them and the international teams?
Here’s a look at 8 IPL franchises and their international equivalents:
Royal Challengers Bangalore – South Africa
If there is one franchise that closely resembles South Africa, then it has got to be Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Both sides have been blessed with match-winners over the years, the hype surrounding both sides leading into every tournament is immense but more often than not, they fail to live up to the expectations.
And, even if they perform well in the league stage, both sides almost always falter in the knockout stages. RCB have played three IPL finals, and just South Africa in the semi-final of a World Cup, they have lost on each occasion.