IPL 2021 POINTS TABLE

TEAM PLD W L T
Mumbai IndiansMI 14 7 7 0
Chennai Super KingsCSK 14 9 5 0
Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB 14 9 5 0
Delhi CapitalsDC 14 10 4 0
Punjab KingsPK 14 6 8 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

Player Innings Runs
Virat Kohli 191 6076
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577
Suresh Raina 195 5491
Rohit Sharma 202 5480
David Warner 148 5447

CSK vs. SRH – The complete facts & figures

CSK had hit it off this season by taking the top spot in the league tables, although DC has just displaced them at the top. SRH, on the other hand, is out of the contest for a playoff spot with a dismal season. But that won’t affect them going head-to-head with each other. Sportsmen play for pride and to prove themselves! What makes the contest interesting is the stark contrast in the performance of the teams so far in the league. Let the facts speak for themselves.

Batting performance

When it comes to batting performance, the total number of runs is a good indicator of the performance in the league. So let’s compare the batsmen of both teams based on runs scored so far in the league.

RANK PLAYER RUNS IN IPL 2021 TEAM
1 Ruturaj Gaikwad 508 CSK
2 Faf du Plessis 460 CSK
3 Moeen Ali 299 CSK
4 Jonny Bairstow 248 SRH
5 Manish Pandey 223 SRH
6 Ravindra Jadeja  211 CSK
7 Kane Williamson 209 SRH
8 Ambati Rayudu 197 CSK
9 David Warner 195 SRH
10 Suresh Raina 160 CSK

 

As can be seen in the table, when it comes to high scorers, CSK packs a punch. However, in a T20, it is also important that you score at an aggressive pace. Let’s compare the strike rates of the batsmen of both teams.

RANK PLAYER STRIKE RATE IN IPL 2021 TEAM
1 Ambati Rayudu 165.54 CSK
2 Ravindra Jadeja 154.01 CSK
3 Jonny Bairstow 141.71 SRH
4 Ruturaj Gaikwad 140.33 CSK
5 Moeen Ali 139.71 CSK
6 Faf du Plessis 137.72 CSK
7 Abdul Samad 131.74 SRH
8 Suresh Raina 125 CSK
9 Manish Pandey 114.35 SRH
10 Kane Williamson 112.97 CSK

 

CSK also has more explosive power in batting, as can be seen. Although consistency is not exactly an important parameter when it comes to the T20 format, let’s take a look at the batting averages.

RANK PLAYER BATTING AVG IN IPL 2021 TEAM
1 Kane Williamson 52.25 SRH
2 Ruturaj Gaikwad 50.8 CSK
3 Faf du Plessis 46 CSK
4 Dwayne Bravo 43 CSK
5 Jonny Bairstow 41.33 SRH
6 Manish Pandey 37.16 SRH
7 Jason Roy 31 SRH
8 Ambati Rayudu 28.14 CSK
9 Moeen Ali 27.18 CSK
10 Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 27 SRH

 

Even when it comes to batting averages, CSK has more batsmen at the top of the table as compared to SRH. Based on these three key parameters, CSK has the upper hand when it comes to batting. A combination of hard hitters and high scorers can take apart any bowling attack on their day.

Bowling Performance

Let’s take a look at another important part of the game – the bowling performance. Again we dive into numbers and statistics to let them speak for themselves. We start with a ranking of wicket-taking bowlers in the game from the two teams.

RANK PLAYER WICKETS TAKEN IN IPL 2021 TEAM
1 Rashid Khan 14 SRH
2 Shardul Thakur 13 CSK
3 Dwayne Bravo 11 CSK
4 Deepak Chahar 11 CSK
5 Jason Holder 9 SRH
6 Sam Curran 9 CSK
7 Ravindra Jadeja 8 CSK
8 Josh Hazlewood 6 CSK
9 Moeen Ali 5 CSK
10 Khaleel Ahmed 5 CSK

 

CSK bowlers seem to be doing a great job. They have painted the table of top wicket-takers yellow with an impressive performance. Compared to CSK, SRH has only two contenders in Rashid Khan and Jason Holder.

Although bowlers do get taken for a ride in the T20 format, let’s also look at who was good at containing the batsmen. 

RANK PLAYER ECON RATE IN IPL 2021 TEAM
1 Rashid Khan 6.2 SRH
2 Moeen Ali 6.43 CSK
3 Dwayne Bravo 6.56 CSK
4 Abhishek Sharma 6.66 SRH
5 Ravindra Jadeja 6.72 CSK
6 Jason Holder 6.85 SRH
7 Mujeeb Ur Rehman 7.25 SRH
8 Deepak Chahar 7.77 CSK
9 Khaleel Ahmed 8.11 SRH
10 Siddarth Kaul 8.18 SRH

The SRH bowlers seem to be good at containing the batsmen and keeping a lower economy rate. However, games are won by taking wickets. The advantage of a low economy rate is usually not a match-winner alone.

Analysis

CSK seems to be the better team when compared to SRH, as it has fared well in both batting and bowling. SRH has a lot of work to do when it comes to player selection and team structuring. The performance by SRH players can, at best, be termed “average.” But IPL being a high-stakes league, the “average” is easily washed out by superior performance.

Reference Links:

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