The English Premier League and the Indian Premier League are somewhat similar in their approach towards the sport and have attracted large number of audiences. While the IPL has been around for only 10 years the Premier League has roots leading way back to the 1880’s. While the Premier League happens year round and follows a relegation basis, the IPL is a short tournament that happens over the course of 1 to 1 and a half months. There are some striking similarities observed between the teams of both the leagues.
1) Rajasthan Royals and Southampton:
Both the teams are known for the way they groom their young talents. While players like Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane and James Faulkner were developed by the Royals, Southam has produced world class talents like Gareth Bale, Sadio Mane, Theo Walcott and the legendary Alan Sherear. Both the teams do not have much success when comes to titles but are known for their underdog performances.
2) Kolkata Knight Riders and Chelsea:
Both of these teams are fairly identical considering their success in terms of titles and powerful lineups. They have enough financial prowess to lure more players into their ranks and add more power to their rosters. They both enjoy a vast fan following and at the same time have a set of haters.
3) Kings XI Punjab and Arsenal:
Despite the depth and strength of their squads, both of these teams have struggled to finish in the top four and have had constant mediocre seasons. A title win for both the teams is long pending and much needed to solidify their position in their respective leagues. Both the teams have gotten of to good starts in the season but have failed to capitalize on their momentum and end up champions.
4) Manchester United and Chennai Super Kings:
The undisputed champions and fan favorites of their respective leagues. Both the teams are talented outfits always capable of emerging as champions. Apart from their last 2 seasons, Manchester United have always finished up high in the table. Both the teams are known for their influential leaders like Sir Alex Ferguson and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. They have been known to retain their core players and stick to a constant roster.
5) Mumbai Indians and Manchester City:
In terms of finances, both the teams are huge splurgers of cash. Demanding of the new big thing in the market like Richard Levi, Glenn Maxwell, Corey Anderson and Davy Jacobs, Mumbai Indians have spent lavishly on players. City are not too different, they went on to buy Mangala, De Bruyne, Bony, Jovetic and others. Both the teams depend on their core players to deliver and have emerged victorious over the years on more than one occasion.
6) SRH and Tottenham Hotspur:
Through the years both the teams have developed into fine contenders yet lack a little something when it comes to finishing off. Interestingly, David Warner had single handedly led the orange army into triumph last season this was very identical to what Gareth Bale had managed to pull off with the club during his season before he was signed by Real Madrid. Both teams have had successful and lack luster years in the tournament.
Liverpool and Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Fire power is something that is predominantly present in both line ups. Bangalore boast the likes of Gayle, De Villiers and Kohli while Liverpool have Coutinho, Firmino and Sturridge. The teams start their seasons with high expectations from the fans and manage to deliver at times yet sometimes fail altogether. Both the teams need to come up with solid playing elevens and need proper attitude to carry out on the field to improve their performances.