i will take international cricket 100 times over IPL..
No mater how much they try to be competative.. in my opinion IPL could never ever be as competative as
I haven't watched a full game in the WC yet except for the Eng vs Ind which was like a knock out game for Ind .... on the other hand, I tried to watch as many games I could in IPL
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the champions league will change everyones opinion, in the end. because that'll make the tournments to compete in that league, more interesting so the epl,ipl and the soon to be launch spl will take on a whole new compitative challenge never seen before in cricket at a fanchise/domestic level...
I enjoyed both the IPL's a lot more than the T20 WC, and the reason behind is it simple, IPL is not just about cricket, its a complete entertainment package, as there is so much else going on beyond cricket, its also fun to follow your favorite cricketers from the past and see them doing well, having said that the level of cricket that has been played in both the IPL's have been top notch, and eventually that has been the prime reason, why IPL has been such big success.
Of course one also feels more involved in the IPL, if you follow one of the teams passionately, and its no surprise that my interest in the IPL season 2 diminished the moment the Royals were knocked out.
To me it is IPL. I enjoyed it much more. Not sure exactly why. I was just totally engrossed even though I'm not an Indian and did not support any of the IPL teams. I'm also enjoying T20 WC but not as much. May be after one month of IPL I got little jaded with T20.
And it's not that long since Pakistan played tests, and it's not long until they will do so again, anyway. Though yes, it would be better if they played more.
For me, IPL is going a bit like the Premiership football, and the WC like the world cup. IPL is about how much money you have, and includes absolutely loads of posturing and oneupmanship. The world cup is about talent and is more about the actual play.
IPL 1 and T20WC 1 were class tournaments. Both second editions have been pretty mediocre for mine.
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For me there's no comparison. I found the IPL extremely dull this time round. I didn't expect it to make any difference, but the tactical break made it all but unwatchable for me. Difficult to care about any of the teams too. Even putting Ireland aside, it's much easier to identify with countries, especially if you know a lot of people from them. CW is a lot better too because nearly everyone has a team.
That's before even getting on to the actual content. The cricket itself has been a lot more entertaining IMO.
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