The second phase of IPL 2021 is around the corner, and the cash-rich cricket extravaganza is all set to begin from September 19 in the UAE. Cricket fans all over the world are anxiously waiting for September 19. Evolving as one of the biggest platforms for players to exhibit their talent over the years, the Indian Premier League is the most popular cricket event.
The Indian Premier League got cancelled after the bio-bubble was breached while many players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19 during May. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) planned to conduct the event in the UAE in September. 21 out of 60 matches were played at the time of suspension. Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai will host the remaining matches.
Delhi Capital leads the points table, followed by Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals are at number five, followed by Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad.
Chennai Super Kings once dominated IPL with three titles to their credit. MS Dhoni-led CSK is capable of turning the table with its unparalleled game plan. Dhoni’s ability to stay calm and handle pressure will come to CSK rescue. Last won in 2018, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will keep his eyes on the trophy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is one team that everyone loves. Known for big players like Virat Kohli, AB De Villers, Maxwell, Finch and Chahal, RCB played three finals and lost all of them. Will 2021 bring a change in RCB fortune? Let’s wait and see!
Delhi has shown absolute dominance with six wins in 8 games. Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Rishab Pant are in good form. The runner-up of last year’s IPL, Delhi Capitals, is determined to clinch this year’s trophy.
The champions of IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians, is a strong team with the best openers, hard hitters, all-rounders and world-class bowlers. With Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Pollard, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, the team looks terrific. The five-time champion is a hot favourite any day.
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