Cricket fans in India consider it as a festival and eagerly waiting for the tournament to start.
The IPL 2021 edition is happening twice with the first phase played in India and the second phase will be played in UAE.
The first half of IPL 2021 was postponed after the completion of 29 matches amidst the COVID-19 breach.
Delhi Capitals maintained their awesome run from IPL 2019 and IPL 2020 to remain at the top of the points table with 6 wins. They were followed by CSK and RCB with 5 wins each and MI with 4 wins.
Rajasthan Royals – 8.26
Rajasthan Royals have been the most affected team due to the unavailability of their overseas players. 3 of their top 4 overseas are unavailable. It is decently balanced in all departments with pace bowling being their strength. Overall, RR have a squad rating of 8.26 for IPL 2021 UAE.
Punjab Kings – 8.38
Punjab Kings’ strength is their opening category where they have some really quality openers. They are decent in Middle-order, Spinner, and Pacer category, but it is the all-rounder area that is their weakness. It is the worst among all the teams, and their best all-rounder, Moises Henriques isn’t even a confirmed starter. Overall, PBKS have a rating of 8.38 for IPL 2021 UAE.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8.39
RCB’s best player is definitely AB de Villiers, who is the benchmark middle-order batsman with a rating of 10. Virat Kohli is their second-best player with a rating of 9.5. Yuzi Chahal follows him with a rating of 9.25. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell follows with a rating of 9, and Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj and Kyle Jamieson are fifth with a rating of 8.75 each.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 8.44
Andre Russell is the team’s best player with a rating of 9.1. Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, and Varun Chakravarthy follow them with a rating of 8.75 each. Post these 3, there are 5 players with a rating of 8.5. KKR’s strength is their all-rounder department with Russell taking the charge.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8.51
The team has some really quality players in all the departments with the opening category being their core strength. Overall, SRH may find it difficult to qualify for knockouts, but their squad is still well placed with a rating of 8.51 for the second leg of IPL 2021 UAE.
Delhi Capitals – 8.55
Shikhar Dhawan is the Delhi Capitals’ best player with a rating of 9.75. Kagiso Rabada is their best pacer with a rating of 9.5. Whereas Rishabh Pant is their best middle-order batsman with a rating of 9.25. Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis follow them with a rating of 9 and 8.75 respectively. The only area where DC aren’t as strong as others, it is their spin department.
Mumbai Indians – 8.71
Hardik has a rating of 9. His middle-order partner Ishan Kishan too loses some rating, and is currently at 8.5. Suryakumar Yadav has been doing really well, and is at a rating of 9. Whereas Trent Boult has a rating of 9.25. Overall, MI’s strength are their openers and pacers with a good support in Middle-order and all-rounder category.
Chennai Super Kings – 8.76
CSK’s most valuable player at the moment is undoubtedly Ravindra Jadeja. Be it attacking knocks down the order, superlative fielding or aggressive bowling, Jadeja has it all. Apart from him, CSK have Faf du Plessis at 9.5, Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, and Moeen Ali at 9. Only if Dhoni and Raina were in form, the overall rating would have touched 9.
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