Former England captain predicts, this team will win IPL 2021 title

Former England captain predicts, this team will win IPL 2021 title

Sports Desk: The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to begin on 9 April. The first match will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Earlier, former England captain Michael Vaughan has predicted that Mumbai will win the IPL title this time. Mumbai is one of the most successful teams in the IPL and has won the title five times.  

On the other hand, if Mumbai Indians could not perform like last time, then according to Vaan, Sunrisers Hyderabad could be a possible winning team. Wann wrote in tweeting, Mumbai Indians will win the forecast for IPL 2021. Sunrisers will win if something bizarrely damages. Last month, the former England captain had said that the Mumbai Indians team is better than the Indian team in the T20. 

Be aware that star cricketer Kieran Pollard has completed the quarantine time and is ready to train for the upcoming tournament. He left the West Indies and joined MI Unit in Chennai. He has completed his quarantine period set by the BCCI standard operating procedure and that is why he was not seen at the training camp in Mumbai. 


FC Goa ready for AFC Champions League group stage debut

FC Goa ready for AFC Champions League group stage debut

Madgaon: AFC Champions League football tournament will be held for the first time since Wednesday in India and FC Goa will be the only team from the country to participate in the group stage of the continent's top club football competition. The FC Goa team will clash with Al-Rayan SC of Qatar at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday and head coach Juan Ferrando is hopeful that the team will be able to take advantage of playing at home.

In this continent's most prestigious club competition, Indian Super League 2019-20 champion FC Goa has been placed in Group E along with Persepolis of Iran, Al-Rayan and Al-Wahda of UAE. The path of the Indian team will not be easy against the team of Al-Rayan, playing under the guidance of former Paris Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc. Al-Rayan has such legendary players as former FC Porto star Yasin Brahimi and Ivory Coast's Yohan Boli.

It will not be easy for FC Goa to overcome the challenge of strong teams of Persepolis and Al Wahda. Before his league debut, Ferrando described his players' chance to play once in their lifetime against some of Asia's biggest players. FC Goa qualified in the group stage of the 2021 AFC Champions League by winning the ISL Winners League Shield in the 2019-20 season. This is the first time an Indian team is playing in this phase of the competition.