IPL 2018: New Anthem Released For New Season, Tagged 'Best vs Best'

| March 13 , 2018 , 15:22 IST

The Indian Premier League on Monday launched its anthem for the 2018 edition. The season starts on April 7 with a match between defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings.

In a first, the BCCI and Star India have collaborated to create an anthem for the campaign this year which puts the spotlight on what IPL stands for - pitting the best in T20 cricket against each other. Aptly, they have named the anthem "Best vs Best".

The lyrics, music and the video of "Best vs Best" encompass the spirit of IPL - the tournament which brings together the best in the game, where best of the global talents showcase their prowess.

The anthem has been released in five languages - Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada and Telugu across all platforms, namely TV, radio, and digital.

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A talented ensemble of artists have worked on the anthem. South African filmmaker Dan Mace, music director Raajeev V. Bhalla and vocalist Siddhart Basrur, who sang the anthem in five different languages.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said, "Given that we are now ready to embark on the next chapter for the Indian Premier League with the start of the 11th edition, the BCCI, in collaboration with Star India, has worked on co-creating a large multi-media campaign focussing on the 'Best vs Best'."