Originally Posted by Uppercut
It's not a higher standard than T20 internationals- absolutely not. 7 of the 11 players in an IPL game must be Indian, some of those under-19. Of the 4 overseas players, they're often picked from those not involved in international duty. Players like Brett Geeves, Darren Lehmann, Dwayne Smith, Dilhara Fernando, James Hopes, Dimi Mascarenhas all got games, and that's before one gets to the Indians and under-19s in there to make up numbers. International T20 is still of a considerably higher standard than the IPL was, what makes you think otherwise?
DWTA. The IPL was awesome, simply because Warne was playing. (And won the tournament with only him, Watson & Smith as the internationals).