IPL 2020: Not getting enough cricket? These 5 shows will keep you engaged and updated
First Published 27, Sep 2020, 1:07 PM
The raging COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world somewhat to a stand, as cricket is not as regular as before. Although the action might be limited or off the field, there are some on-screen actions relating to the sport that is sure to keep cricket lovers active.
There is hardly any doubt true cricketing fans find it difficult to stay without some cricketing action every day. Meanwhile, the raging COVID-19 pandemic has made things even difficult for the fans.
Although there are some cricketing actions still happening, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), it is very limited in quantity, as some fans want even more action. But how do they get it, and how long are they willing to wait?
Well...if you can wait, that's good enough. If not, then some cricketing actions are happening off the field. Still don't get it? Never mind. Here are five shows that you can watch to keep yourself engaged with the sport.
Inside Edge: The sports drama has already become one of the most successful television series. Based on the concept of IPL, the show revolves around the dark and corrupt world involved in the sport, along with love and lust. An Amazon Prime original, the two seasons have been superhit, while a third season has been green-lit. If you are into drama, besides being a sports fan, the show will not fail to amuse you.
Selection Day: A Netflix original, the show revolves around a couple of youngsters, who are looking to make a name for themselves in the sport, While they travel to Mumbai, along with their cricket-crazy father, to train under the best available coach, they are up against some challenges and obstacles in their school. Following the success of a 12-episode first season, a second season is reportedly in the development.
Roar of the Lion: Released in 2019 by Hotstar, it is a documentary, based on IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), following their dramatic comeback in 2018. Skipper MS Dhoni speaks on one of the darkest phases of his career, as the side served a two-season suspension, following corruption charges against the management.
The Test: Another original from Amazon Prime, the show revolves around the Australian team that was facing the flak of fans and media, following their ball-tampering scandal (popularly known as sandpapergate) in South Africa. As three key players from the side had received bans from Cricket Australia (CA) for their involvement, the show presents on how the team resurrected and made a fine comeback. It is a one-season show, with eight episodes.
Cricket fever: Mumbai Indians- A Netflix original, released in 2019, the show is another documentary based on IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI). Being the most successful team in the tournament, the documentary follows up around their 2018 season, during when they had lost the final to CSK. It also offers insights from the team players, as well as the management, upon their highs and lows, along with their journey to become the champion team that they are today.