2021 Ipl Teams List
8. SunRisers Hyderabad
IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Squad possesses all the fireworks one should have. With the likes of Warner, Bairstow, Rashid amongst others, SRH will look to dictate terms in IPL 2021. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has been one of the most consistent franchises in the history of IPL. Under the leadership of David Warner, SRH clinched their first-ever title in 2016 beating Virat’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). SRH had a pretty decent outing in IPL 2020, finishing 3rd in the chart. In the Auctions of IPL 2021, SRH wasn’t seen much active though buying only 3 players- Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Zadran, and J Suchith. SRH will start off with their 2021 campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 11th April in Chennai.
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Squad just like any other season seems very potent in IPL 2021.No team in IPL’s history has irritated fans more than RCB. Often packed with stars, too often it has failed to deliver the goods. How can a team containing both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers not end up as a top side more often? This question has been asked a million times. The answer may be their lack of strengths in the bowling department. It was to solve this problem that RCB decided to get Kyle Jamieson, the rising star of New Zealand cricket, in their squad. However, his poor returns in the recent T20I series against Australia has left the team management worried.
6. Rajasthan Royals
IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals – RR Squad looks inexperienced going into IPL 2021, with some big names being omitted from the squad. Along with Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals too have been underachievers in IPL history. This is surprising because they were the inaugural winners in 2008. A lot has changed since then. Their hopes are now pinned on the talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes. Not much need to be said about his abilities. Few players possess the ability to turn a match around as he does, both with the bat and the ball. But a team cannot win on one players’ brilliance alone. This is where the importance of Jofra Archer comes in. Royals would be desperately hoping he recovers from his injury. Otherwise, the team would lose their most dangerous weapon in the bowling department.
5. Punjab Kings
IPL 2021: Punjab Kings – If there’s any gap in PBKS Squad, that has to be their bowling department. The perennial underachievers of IPL, Punjab Kings would hope that a change in their name would also usher in a change of luck. Last season promised a lot with both the openers – captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal – scoring heavily. When one considers that Chris Gayle is in the line-up as well, this team looks very formidable. However, what went against Punjab last year were narrow losses. This is the area where they need to improve in 2021. After finishing at the 6th spot in IPL 2020, the newly revamped PBKS will look to make amends in IPL 2021.
4. Mumbai Indians
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians- MI Squad is one of the most balanced and strong squads. Every time they step into the IPL season, their team starts off as the favourites. Entering into IPL 2021, they will be defending their title. Also, they are five-time champions of IPL. Looking to create a hat-trick of titles, their formula would be – Don’t fix if it ain’t broke. With Rohit Sharma’s confident leadership and a strong core group of well-established players, it’s hard to bet against them in IPL 2021.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Squad looks all balanced after the IPL Auctions of 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders have been crowned twice in IPL-once in 2012 defeating Chennai Super Kings and in 2014 defeating the then Kings XI Punjab. With a new leader in IPL 2021 season, in the form of Eoin Morgan, KKR will look to break its losing streak and stand on the top of the podium. Eoin Morgan’s leadership skills have come to be widely recognized in the cricket world. He would need to bring those skills to great use when KKR begin their campaign in the new season of IPL.
2. Delhi Capitals
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals – DC Squad After underachieving for many years, Delhi Capitals reached the final of the IPL for the first time last year. In Shreyas Iyer, they may have found the right man to lead the side. His batting in itself is a great asset and now the captaincy too seems to be making a mark. DC is one such side that has completely invested in the youth. Having said that, they have a perfect blend of some senior players as well. Shikhar Dhawan, Ravi Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra are a few of them. In IPL 2021, DC will look to finally narrow down the season to a title victory after so many years of ups and downs.
1. Chennai Super Kings
IPL 2021 – Chennai Super Kings: CSK Squad without any doubt is regarded as one of the most consistent team in the history of IPL. CSK has 3 IPL Titles to its name, 5 times they have been runners-up. But CSK suffered a horrible season last year as they failed to make it to the play-offs for the first time ever in IPL 2020. MS Dhoni’s team is now once again ready to roll with renewed energy, with some big changes in their line-up from IPL 2020.