IPL 2021 is on the verge, and Indian cricket fans are already excited to watch their favorite teams and players battle with each other for the Indian Premier League trophy. IPL 2021 auctions were hosted one month ago where all the franchises invested a whopping amount of money to include talented players in their IPL 2021 all team’s squad. Out of the eight franchises, Rajasthan Royals bid the highest amount for a single player. South Africa’s fast bowler Chris Morris joined the roster of Rajasthan Royals for a whopping 16.25 crores. Other teams also invested in several talented players. All the franchises will be competing with each other to reach the playoffs and make it to the finals of the Indian Premier League. The top four teams which might qualify for IPL playoffs are:
Delhi Capitals was one of the best performing teams in the IPL 2020 edition. The franchise made it to the finals of the 2020 Indian Premier League edition. Ricky Pointing, who is the head coach of Delhi Capitals, has done a commendable job in managing the young and talented players. Delhi Capitals has experienced players like Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, who will team up with young talents Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis. In the bowling roster, Ishant, Umesh, and Woakes, along with Ashwin, Axar, and Mishra, will strive to deliver their best performances. It would not be surprising if Delhi Capitals will bag their maiden Indian Premier League trophy in 2021.
Mumbai Indians have been one of the best franchises since the inception of the Indian Premier League. The defending champions will be looking forward to continue the winning streak and win the IPL 2021 edition. Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 all team squad have not made too many changes in the lineup. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Pollard and the deadly Pandya duo will be looked at by Mumbai Indians fans. On the bowling side, Mumbai Indians have Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, who have the capabilities to deliver match-winning spells. Mumbai Indians will hunt for the IPL 2021 trophy for the third time in a row.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the balanced franchises in the Indian Premier League. The franchise loves to defend runs on the board and create pressure on the rival teams. The franchise feature some of the best players on the roster. In the batting lineup, batsmen like David Warner, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, and Kane Williamson provide stability to the team. As of the bowling lineup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, and T. Natrajan account for a powerful bowling attack. SRH fans would expect to see the IPL 2021 fixtures dominated by orange caps.
Chennai Super Kings have garnered one of the most loyal fans in the Indian Premier League. Even though the franchise failed to qualify for the playoff in the previous IPL edition, fans have their hopes high from the team in the 14th edition of IPL. CSK features stunning all-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo, who can do wonders with bat and bowl. In IPL 2021 auctions, CSK also included Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham. It is expected that CSK might get back in their original gameplay and qualify for the play-offs in IPL 2021.