Aakash Chopra: ‘Group A is the group of death,’ discusses the new IPL system. The ten franchises is divided into two groups, and each will play 14 games in the upcoming IPL season.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra believes that the new IPL 2022 system has made it extremely difficult for teams in Group A to compete with those in Group B. On February 25, BCCI announced a different type of schedule for the upcoming edition, which included ten franchises divided into two groups. The franchises will play twice against the teams in their group and once against one more team from the other group, while they will only play the remaining four teams once.
The franchises were divide into groups base on their championship titles and the number of finals appearances. A total of 70 league games will be play, with each franchise playing 14 games (7 home and 7 away). MI and CSK have been assign to different groups but will play two games against each other. The cash-rich tournament will begin on March 26 and conclude on May 29.
Aakash Chopra on New IPL Sytem: Group B appears to be slightly easier
Aakash Chopra pointed out that Group A appears to be the more difficult of the two. With the Mumbai Indians, Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, and Rajasthan Royals all playing each other. He added that CSK will be the happiest team now that they have two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans, as they appear to be slightly lighter on paper.
“If you get to play against weaker teams twice. Your future looks bright.” I believe Group A is the death group, and Group B is the slightly difficult group. Consider this: the Mumbai Indians, the Lucknow Super Giants, the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Delhi Capitals, and the Rajasthan Royals. They’re all very good teams, and they’ll all face each other twice.
“The other group includes the Chennai Super Kings. Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans.” That group appears to be a little easier. “CSK will be delight to play Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans twice,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.
Chopra, on the other hand, note that the groups may not have much of a say because the points table is shared by all franchises. The top four franchises in the IPL points table will automatically qualify for the playoffs. The number of wins in their 14 games will be important.
“However, the truth is that the top two teams in each group will not qualify.” It is not about the groups, but about the top four teams in terms of points. The groups are only for match distribution, but the top four teams will be determined by the total of 14 matches, not by Group A or Group B,” Chopra added.