IPL II will be more competitive: Moody

April 11th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Port Elizabeth , April 10 (IANS) The second edition of Indian Premier League will be more competitive than the inaugural season, feels Kings XI coach Tom Moody.Moody said there was no way anybody can pick one team above the other, and said that all the sides were evenly matched.

“All the teams in the competition are very strong,” said Moody.

“I think it would be foolish of anyone to try and predict who the favourites or second favourites will be.”

The former Australian international said the South African public would be in for a first-class experience when the Twenty20 tournament exploded into action April 18.

“The thing about the IPL - and we saw this in India last year - is that you see some outstanding cricket because you?ve got all the world?s best players on stage in one tournament. So you?re in for a treat,” Moody was quoted as saying by The Herald.

Moody identified the Delhi Daredevils as one of the Kings XI?s biggest threats. The teams meet in Cape Town April 19.

“Delhi Daredevils is always a tough game for us. We have got them first up and they boast a good international list but also have some very good Indian stars.”

Moody said the franchise had been received well since arriving in at the start of the week.

“It?s of great excitement for us to have the opportunity to practice at terrific facilities here in Port Elizabeth. The ground at St George?s is certainly world class, the pitches have been world class and we are enjoying the experience.

“That?s particularly so for our Indian players who need to get used to conditions here in South Africa.”

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