True as you said, IPL is less among the hot discussions and pot pouri than what the World Cup was. And also that the Pune Warriors team is not playing well too. I think this being first of their series, they are still not used to the fast version of Cricket matches. The team will take one more season or two to be set in this pattern of 20 over matches and making a lot of runs.
But there is an advantage by these matches which we can see when our international team plays one dayers. Good scores and runs and boundaries and spectacular sixes are observed in the main game too.
We can expect a good play because of the IPL matches.
And afterall, these type of matches come in the same category as other types and games - Entertainment. Some have to win and some have to lose. Progress and improvement is the mainframe in the backstage which will be seen in the current teams in the coming seasons.
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
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