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

IPL 2021 Match Predictions

The 14th season of Indian Premier League or IPL is set to commence on the 19th of September until the 15th of October 2021. After 2014 and 2020, the league has returned once again to the UAE to recommence the match despite the stringent COVID-19 protocols. This year’s league is also welcomed with the good old rollicking fun by the fans. The IPL is no less than a festive season in India, with all cricket fans glued to their TV to cheer their favourite team. The star-studded league has several high profile players from both India and overseas. The top players like Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins are all set to take on the league this year. With eight teams with top players vying for the coveted trophy, who will win the match remains a question. So read on to discuss and analyze IPL 2021 precautions for 2021.

IPL Predictions Tips for 2021

The IPL predictions are not just a random guess but a result of analysis from each team’s head to head stats, Player stats, pitch reports, weather reports, and many more factors. The IPL 2021, or Indian Premier League 2021, started in 2008 has been a massive hit among the masses. The 8 Franchise teams representing different states will compete against each other for the title. The teams are in great shape, especially after India’s latest victory in the Lords against England.

As the men in blue don their respective state team jerseys to start the League, The fans are geared up in their respective jerseys to cheer them up.

Who Will Win IPL 2021

Our Prediction – Mumbai Indians

The defending champions, the Mumbai Indians, have been the most successful team after taking home the trophy five times and having been runners up for one occasion. They are followed by the Chennai Super Kings, who lifted the title thrice and have been runners up once despite having a ban of two years, who are still strong with three league wins to their advantage.

After taking home the cup in IPL 2019 and IPL 2020, The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians is eyeing the hat-trick win and the sixth overall this year.

This year CSK is also set to make a solid comeback with a star-studded team to their strength. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham being the key players of the season.

Apparently, there’s a lot in a name. The former Delhi Daredevils have emerged stronger after rechristening themselves into Delhi Capitals. The team played their first-ever final last season and is capable of turning the tables this year too.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Virat Kohli-led franchise, has performed well in the 2021 edition. The men in red and gold have always been the perennial underperformers in the league since its inception, but this year, they could change the history.

Currently, the Mumbai Indian team’s chances are high to win the 2021 title given their record feat in the past, but the rest of the team is also ready to beat MI. Do not miss the chance to watch which team wins the 2021 title.

Which Team Will Win IPL 2021

Though this season is sure to bring in some surprises owing to the fact that all teams of IPL 2021 have emerged pretty strong; the expert deductions, match analysis, and key player reports can give us better insights ahead of the match. Let’s take a look at the teams and their chances of winning the IPL 2021 title. So here are the above criteria collated for you along with our expert predictions for the Indian Premier League winning team 2021.

1. Expert Prediction for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

The RCB team has a high profile team captained by Virat Kohli who have been strengthening themselves every season. The team does not have any weaknesses other than a shaky middle order. The well-balanced squad has all the ingredients to emerge a winner, especially with the players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell. With no wins on their side, the team paces ahead of the others to get its first IPL title this year.

Let’s see the key players in the team.

Key Individual Players of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Team

Captain – Virat Kohli The hitmaker, Virat Kohli is the powerhouse of the team since the inception of the league. He is the leading batsman of the series with the most runs. He is the first player to reach 6000 runs in the tournament.
AB de Villiers AB de Villiers is right behind Kohli in the batting charts. The international player with many Indian fans has an excellent strike rate and match records. His strike rate stood at 158.74 in the last season, and he remains the only player with 25 “Man of the Match” honours in IPL history.
Yuzvendra Chahal The key right-arm leg-spinner wicket-taker has always topped the chart ever since 2019. He is an added asset to the team with his star studded record.
Devdutt Padikkal The opening batsman has proved to be an asset to the team. He boasts of the highest individual scores in the team.

What the Experts Predict for the Team

6th place

2. Expert Prediction for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

The SunRisers Hyderabad has always qualified for the playoffs every year since 2015 and hence this year. The team has a good batting order but a shaky middle order. If they strike the right combination in the batting order, the team can move from playoffs to winners.

Let’s see the key players in the team.

Key Individual Players of the SRH Team

Captain – David Warner Undoubtedly, David Warner is the most important player for the SRH team. He is one of the most successful overseas batsmen. He has played 148 matches for the IPL and has good match stats for most runs, centuries, sixes and half-centuries. The batsman has scored 5447 runs in the tournament and has been on the top list in the past couple of seasons.
Kane Williamson The New Zealand captain is another asset to the SRH team. He is the vice-captain of the SRH team. He has been instrumental in taking the sunrises team to the final in 2018. He also emerged as the orange cap winner in 2018 after scoring 735 runs from 17 matches that year.
Jonny Bairstow The England wicketkeeper-batsman joined the SRH team in 2019 with a brilliant debut in the IPL season, scoring 445 runs in 10 innings, including a century; He became the fourth-fastest player to reach 1000 runs in the first season of IPL 2021.
Rashid Khan The leg spinner joined the SRH in 2017 and has been playing remarkably in the last three seasons. He has played 62 matches and taken 75 wickets in total.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar The main bowler of the SRH team has won the IPL Purple Cap twice for taking the most wickets in the season. His form is imperative for the team,

What the Experts Predict for the Team

3rd place

3. Expert Prediction for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

After bagging three crowns and being the second successful team in the tournament, all hopes are high in the CSK team. The team boasts a great tournament record and match stats despite the two-year ban in 2016 and 2017. They won the title in the following comeback year. The team is in second place this year.

Let’s see the key players in the team.

Key Individual Players of the Chennai Super Kings Team

Captain – MS Dhoni The veteran wicket-keeper-batsman has been leading the CSK since its inception. He has always been the first player to be retained by the team. He hit 200 runs last season and has led the team to many victories
Faf du Plessis The third-highest run-getter in IPL 2021 has high hopes on him. He is sure to make a big statement this year too.
Sam Curran The left-handed pace bowler had a phenomenal IPL career. He scored 281 runs and 23 wickets and has played 23 IPL matches so far.
Ruturaj Gaikwad The batsman has been in excellent form throughout the league. His six matches yielded 204 runs, out of which were three half-centuries. He held a strike rate of 52 in the last season.

What the Experts Predict for the Team

2nd place

4. Expert Prediction for Delhi Capitals

The franchise leading the IPL points table as of 2021 has been in great form for the past two years. The team hasn’t had any Indian Premier League wins so far. This year, it could potentially turn the tables as it sits on the top of the charts with 12 points, having won 6 matches out of 8 in the first season. The team has retained all the players who charged them into the last season’s final and are on their journey to become the top this season. Constituting a Delhi Capitals team of top players like Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan’s and Rishabh Pant, they have strength in all orders.

Let’s see the key players in the team.

Key Individual Players of the Delhi Capitals Team

Captain – Rishab Pant The wicketkeeper-batsman and the skipper of Delhi capitals have been a strength to the team.
Shikhar Dhawan The top order opening batsman has impressed everyone with his strike rate. He has scored four half-centuries and two centuries in the last season to lead the team to the finals.
Kagiso Rabada After debuting in the Delhi franchise for 2017, the South African international cricketer has an excellent bowling record. He became the fastest to complete 50 IPL wickets last year.
Marcus Stoinis The Australian all-rounder has a good record of 13 wickets and scored 352 runs in the last season. He is in good form this year and has scored his first half-century in Australia’s recent series.

What the Experts Predict for the Team

5th place

5. Expert Prediction for Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have won the trophy five times and are geared up to score a hat-trick victory in 2021. It had the glory of winning the league in odd years starting from 2013,2015, 2017,2019 after which they ditched the pattern with a consecutive win in 2020. So 2021 could also be that year for the successful team. The defending champions are currently in such great form that they do not wish to let go of the trophy this year. Armed with top players like Kieron Pollard, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Nathan Coulter Nile, Trent Boult, the team has all chances to continue its stunning record. The strength of the team is that they have strength in all departments.

Let’s see the key players in the team.

Key Individual Players of the Delhi Capitals Team

Captain – Rohit Sharma The legacy of this hitman is well known in captaincy as well as raking up IPL runs. The vice-captain of team India does not need any introduction for a match record. He has been consistently plating well in the past matches. He has constantly been leading the team to multiple wins. Apart from Being the most successful captain of the IPL, Rohit Sharma Is a prolific run-getter. He scored 332 runs in the last league and scored a half-century in the recent IPL matches.
Quinton de Kock Last year, the talented South African Wicket Keeper Batsman played a terrific game with 503 runs encompassing four half-centuries. The left-handed batsman always has an outstanding partnership with the MI team captain for the remarkable scores that contributed to MI’s victories.
Krunal Pandya The Indian international cricketer is an all-rounder. The left-handed batsman made news in 2021 when he scored the fastest half-century by a cricketer on ODI debut.
Jasprit Bumrah The Indian international cricketer is the no.1 ranked ODI bowler. He won the man of the match in the finals in 2019 as well as 2020. It is to be noted that he scored a half-century against Australia in the India tour of Australia 2020
Hardik Pandya Hardik Pandya is another all-rounder who went missing in action due to a back injury and again joined the team in 2020. He had been instrumental in taking Mumbai to victory against CSK in his debut match.

What the Experts Predict for the Team

1st place

6. Expert Prediction for Rajasthan Royals

The team has been finishing at the last spot last time, and this time it is expected to finish at the bottom. The Rajasthan Royals team bade goodbye to the Skipper Steve Smith, who Sanju Samson replaced. Compared to other teams, Sanju Samson has less experience as a skipper, which is why Rajasthan Royals is predicted to be the last in the table.

Let’s see the key players in the team.

Key Individual Players of the Rajasthan Royals Team

Captain – Sanju Samson Sanju Samson has been playing for Rajasthan royals since 2013. He has a unique record for scoring the seasons first 100 in the years 2017, 2019 and 2021. With a strike rate of 158.89, the skipper has been in good form in all eight seasons.
Mustafizur Rahman The left-arm seamer is currently in the top 10 rankings of the ICC T20I series.
Rahul Tewatia Rahul Tewatia is an Indian cricketer who is another all-rounder in the team. He was at par with Chris Gayle’s score for hitting the most sixes in an over for an IPL match. He is a strength to the middle order of the team.
Chris Morris The most expensive player in the series, the South African all-rounder, has been a popular player in the IPL. He has a lot of hopes pinned on him in the series.
Shivam Dube The uncapped player is the second most expensive player in the team. He has scored 169 runs in 15 matches with a strike rate of 122.5.

What the Experts Predict for the Team

8th place

7. Expert Prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

The Kolkata Knight Riders team that won two crowns in the league has faded away in recent years and could not make it to the playoffs in the last season. The team has a great squad on paper and good middle order and top order. The franchise is looking for much better performance in this series after not making it in the past seasons.

Let’s look at the key players of the team.

Key Individual Players of the Kolkata Knight Riders Team

Captain – Eoin Morgan The skipper has spent most leagues with KKR and has an excellent strike rate of 138.41 from 14 innings. Though he scored only one half-century in the last season, he still managed 418 runs in the tournament.
Shakib Al Hasan The all-rounder has been sought out by the teams for his batting and bowling talent. He was a part of their title-winning journey in 2012 and 2014.
Nitish Rana The Delhi based player joined the KKR in 2018 and has been an important contributor. He currently stays in the number 3 spot in the first half of IPL, where he has scored 201 runs in 7 matches so far.
Nitish Rana The Delhi based player joined the KKR in 2018 and has been an important contributor. He currently stays in the number 3 spot in the first half of IPL, where he has scored 201 runs in 7 matches so far.
Andre Russell The all-rounder from CPL made headlines across the globe for his excellent batting and bowling performances. He has been impactful to the team whenever required. His strike rate stood at 144.44 in the last season.

What the Experts Predict for the Team

5th place

8. Expert Prediction for Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings remains one of the teams that have not reached the playoffs in the past six seasons. After a name change, the team entered the arena and reached the finals only once, where they finished as runners up. The key players in the team, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan and Moises Henriques, have strengthened the team, but the team is still looking to mark their place in the league.

Let’s look at the key players of the team.

Key Individual Players of the Punjab Kings Team

Captain – KL Rahul The top-order batsman KL Rahul will be leading the team. The last season saw him scoring 670 runs in 14 matches to go ahead and win the Orange Cap in 2020.
Chris Gayle The left-handed all-rounder has been an excellent scorer in the team. His unbeaten 175 runs in the past seasons remain the highest individual score in the league.
Mohammed Shami The top bowler has a whopping 68 wickets in the entire IPL season. His run economy rate stands at 8.81. his incredible consistency and stellar performances make him the sought after player in the league
Deepak Hooda Nicknamed Hurricane, the all-rounder is a big-hitting batsman of the team. His strike rate in the last season stands at 143.20, and he is on the fast track to the top 10 list of batters in the league.

IPL 2021 Group Stage Prediction

  • The Mumbai Indians has the most probability to win the title this year, too, given the strong team it has
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore was in the next among the finalists after their performance last season.
  • The fifth place is shared by KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Punjab kings have weak all rounders and spinners and two talented spinners, but the team has its weak points. The team has not reached the playoffs in any of the past six tournaments. The solid opening tram makes it at the 7th position.
  • The Rajasthan royals stand at the eighth position with a weak middle order, spinners and pacers. However, they have a good opening order and all-rounders. The team does not inspire much confidence compared to others in the league.

Group Stage Standings:

  • Mumbai Indians
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • SunRisers Hyderabad
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Punjab Kings
  • Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2021 Playoff Prediction

  • Mumbai Indians have reached the playoffs in 9 of the 11 seasons, so it is confirmed to see them this year.
  • Delhi Capitals played remarkably after the name change and were a part of finals on the last two occasions.
  • If the top players deliver as expected, it is undoubtedly MI’s victory in this league.
  • SunRisers team has always reached the playoffs every year since 2015, and this year it is going to be the same too. Last year they lost to the Delhi capitals and came third in the series.
  • Royal challengers will perform much better than last year if
  • If top players like Devdutt Padikkal of RCB, Virat Kohli and Ab de Villers are in form just like 2020, then RCB will take the lead in the series.

FAQs

Which is the strongest team in IPL 2021?

The Strongest team this season is undoubtedly the successful franchise of the league – The Mumbai Indians.
With top players like Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Ishant Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, the team can easily win the tournament.

Will IPL 2021 have an audience?

Yes, this year’s league will witness crowds at the stands adhering to strict covid protocols laid out by the BCCI. There will be a 50% crowd. It is also mandatory that the audience need to be vaccinated.

Where can I watch all the IPL matches?

OTT- Disney+ Hotstar users can live stream IPL matches.
TV: – Star Sports will also stream IPL 2021 live.

Who is the 2020 IPL winner?

Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2020 after they beat Delhi Capitals in the finals.

Who is the king of IPL?

Though the IPL has seen many top players like Suresh Raina, David Warner, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan. AB de Villiers etc. Virat Kohli leads the list with a total run of 6,029 in 196 matches. He is the first player to score 6000 runs in the tournament.

Who hit the longest six in the IPL?

The longest six in IPL history was hit by Albie Morkel for, the CSK team. His strike travelled a staggering 125m, which is still the longest six in IPL after 13 years