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A Look At The Travel Plans Of The Indian Premier League Teams

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The first few days of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season have been exhilarating and have offered a sneak peek into the exciting things that are yet to come. The league is slowly warming up. The teams are getting close to the combination which might help them go all way. Twelve days, 14 matches, and plenty of highlights have already boosted the league. The usual suspects have not yet arrived, the new prodigies are doing their reputation no harm, and brand IPL looks solid. The very first match of the ongoing season was a last-ball thriller with Dwayne Bravo in an opening night leading role. Chennai Super Kings set up a new den away from home in Pune and shone on their comeback. Mohali saw the return of vintage Mahendra Singh Dhoni. SunRisers Hyderabad have laid down an early marker in the season.

Kings XI Punjab, under Ravichandran Ashwin, play an aggressive brand of cricket. Mumbai Indians, the perennial slow starters, finally got a win under their belt. A dejected Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has refused to wear the Orange Cap.

Other than the edge-of-the-seat entertainment, IPL is all about travel. The time they spend in transit, allows the players to get to know each better and bond in a better way.

With every team scheduled to play seven away games, travel is an integral part of the players’ IPL journey.

With their next away game scheduled against Kings XI Punjab, SRH traveled to Chandigarh, while Kolkata Knight Riders, who will be taking on Rajasthan Royals, touched down in Jaipur.

All eyes will be on Sanju Samson as RR face KKR on Wednesday, while KKR, under captain Dinesh Karthik, will seek consistency after winning two games out of four. Hosts RR will look to make good use of the home conditions, where they have a 75 percent win record.

With three wins out of three, table-toppers SRH will take on KXIP on Thursday as Kane Williamson’s men will look to extend their lead at the top.

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