The IPL circus is on the road, accompanied by loud noise and aggressive promotion. After the first fortnight the excitement is yet to pick up, teams and players are just about feeling their way assessing options and the opposition and like boxers do, waiting for an opening to strike the killer punch.
The sluggish start, with half empty stadiums at some venues, is a bit surprising considering some action has been spectacularly riveting. The IPL has had a super over and a last ball finish, and other games that suddenly turned on their heads.
20-20 by nature is democratic and open and Hyderabad's early surge, and Delhi's slide, confirms that IPL 6 will be more unpredictable than in the past. Thus far, some major teams have struggled and less fancied ones have got over the line. But the IPL stretches on for 6 weeks, picture abhi baaki hai, during this period form changes, so do the fortunes of teams.