The season following a World Cup is known to throw up a few upsets here and there. The big teams’ players are either tired or injured and that leads to slow starts to the season for them.
Players leave for the Cup in the best of form but return as players who represent shadows of their former selves.
All in all, it represents a great opportunity for smaller teams to throw a spanner or two in the works and attempt to break the stranglehold albeit for a fleeting moment.
I will give a brief description of each surprise team: