IPL 2021 Indian premier league Team Analysis
Before starting the IPL2021, team review is necessary. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is scheduled to begin in Chennai on 09 April. IPL 2021 opening match is set to be played between defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The playoffs and the final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This season is the much-awaited season after the pandemic. There have been thirteen seasons of the IPL tournament. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the season. The venue for the 2020 season was moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic and games were played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
IPL 2021, Biggest Features, team assessment.
VIVO is the title sponsor for this year so it will be VIVO IPL 2021. The biggest feature of the IPL 2021 schedule is that all matches will be played at neutral venues. Each team will play at only four out of the six venues during the league stage. There will be 11 doubleheaders, where the afternoon games will begin at 3:30 PM and the evening games will have a 7:30 PM IST start. The tournament will be played behind closed doors. IPL Player Auctions 2021: took place in Chennai on Feb 18 and now all 8 teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Capitals (DC), Punjab Kings (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR) are ready with their squads for IPL Season.
Indian premier league 2021 Team review.
1- Mumbai Indians (MI)-
Here MI is the first team in IPL 2021 Indian premier league team review. Mumbai Indians are currently captained by Rohit Sharma. It is the most successful IPL team with five title wins. Last year they became the first team to win the IPL title for the fifth time, by beating Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets on 10 November 2020 in the IPL Final. This team looks most strong side on paper and on-field also. In IPL 2021 auction MI added some amazing Indian and foreign players to their squad including Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar. Some other additions are Piyush Chawla, Adam Milne, and James Neesham. Mumbai Indians is looking very balanced side and can make a hat trick of the titles this year. Having five-six good all-rounders and hard hitters.
Here is the full squad of Mumbai Indians for IPL 2021.
Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
2- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)-
The year 2020 Was not good for Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni his Chennai Supers Kings- the post-epidemic devastation, the aging team, and the relegation of Suresh Raina’s Man Friday ‘team in the UAE – all combined to unlock IPL 13 in the Chennai fans’ tournament and ‘Thala’ will want to forget as soon as possible. Chennai Super Kings has the biggest fan-following base.
This year in IPL Auction 2021, CSK added some firepower to the core group. Suresh Raina came back to the team. England cricket all-rounder Moeen Ali, Indian batsman Robin Uthappa, and krishnappa Gowtham are big names. Cheteswar pujara is also in the squad after seven years. Fast bowler Josh Hazelwood took his name back from the team due to some personal reasons and the team did not announce his replacement yet. Age factor and slow start are the main concerns of this team. The super kings can bounce back this year.
The Full Squad of the Chennai Super kings is here.
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore
3- Delhi Capitals (DC)-
Delhi Capitals will start this year with their new captain Rishabh pant. Shreyas Iyer, The regular captain of DC, ruled out of the IPL 2021 edition due to his shoulder injury. There is not much complexity for DC in IPL 2021 to do team analysis.This year DC added Steve Smith, Sam Billings, and Tom Curran To the Squad. The team lost the final to Mumbai Indians last year but they can win the title this year because of their bowling and batting strength under the new captain.
The full list of DC players is here.
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod
4- Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB)-
In IPL 2021 Indian premier league team review RCB is an important squad. Virat Kohli. the skipper of RCB and the management tried to fill loopholes by adding Glen Maxwell to the team. Glenn Maxwell was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 14.25 crore after an intense bidding war with Chennai Super Kings. Team management focused on the bowling side this year. Bowling was the main concern of this team for the last many seasons. Apart from Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson and Dan Christian are the other foreign names. They all give the all-around balance to the team.
The full RCB side is.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat, Finn Allen
5- Punjab Kings (PK)-
Kings XI Punjab has become Punjab Kings this year. The main concern of this team was inconsistency in the last season. This year they added some firepower in the squad in the form of Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, and no. 1 t-20 batsman David Malan. The spin and pace attack of this team is looking good and the top three batsmen are fair enough to make fear in the other teams. If the team plays with full strength, then they can qualify for the knockouts easily.
Here is the full list of players.
KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
6- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)-
SRH performed well in the IPL 2020 season and find out some young talents also. Bowling is the main strength of this team for the last four-five years.Bhuvneswar Kumar will lead the bowling side along with Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmad, and Mujeeb. The biggest concern of this team is their middle-order where they don’t have any experienced player but this year they bought Kedar Jadhav in the auction to solve that problem. If the openers do well then this team is on the most dangerous side any day.
Here is the full squad Of SRH.
Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jason Holder, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Yadav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Roy
7- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)-
Kolkata Knight Riders did not do well last season in the leadership of Eoin Morgan. The franchise changed their captain in the middle of the tournament. The team looks like they depend more and more on Andre Russel. There is some good edition this year like Shakib-ul-Hasan as an all-rounder, Harbhajan as off-spinner, and Tim Seifert with ben cutting. For a good result in this season, they have to choose the best playing eleven which was making trouble last year. The overall team is a good balance of young and experienced players.
The full squad is here.
Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer
8- Rajasthan Royals (RR)-
Rajasthan Royals is the second team in IPL 2021 Indian premier league team review. Rajasthan Royals changed their captain this year. Young Sanju Samson will lead the franchise this year.in place of Steve Smith. The injuries of the players are the main concern of this team. leading pace bowler Jofra archer will not be available this year due to fitness issues. The team mostly depends on Josh Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Sanju Samson. They added some new players like Mustafizur Rahman, Livingstone, and Chris morris. Chris Morris is the most expensive player of this season. A number of teams showed keen interest in signing Chris Morris in the IPL auction 2021, and he was ultimately picked up by the Rajasthan Royals side. The Chris Morris IPL 2021 deal stands at INR 16.25 crore. This team is the underdog this year.
Here is the full squad of RR.
Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh