Indian Premier League is presently the most-watched cricket league all over the world. The reason behind its popularity is the competition between the participating teams. You might have noticed in CPL, BPL, PSL, or BBL that a single team has won all their games without losing any. But, have you ever witnessed such things in IPL? Of course not, and that’s where you can understand the strengths of every team. Although, Mumbai Indians have won the title most times. Nonetheless, their head-to-head records are still equal with Rajasthan Royals.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, the tournament which is usually played in March April was played in September 2020. Mumbai Indians were the champions again, and they will be defending the trophy for the IPL 2021. Now, it’s a matter of discussion on which team can lift the trophy in the 14th edition of IPL. Will the tournament find a new winner or will it be a Deja-Vu? We have listed some teams that can lift the trophy this year. Let’s check it out.
Mumbai Indians is the defending champion for this year, and there will be no surprise if they win this year too. Yes, they have the strongest team that can defeat any team, be it an international team. Before the auction, they had left all their key pace batteries except Boult and Bumrah. But, as you know, they never fail to win the game even outside the stadium. They have added Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter Nile, and Jimmy Neesham to their team. It seems that they have a back-up for every player, and that’s why Mumbai Indians is the most successful team of this tournament.
A couple of years ago, Delhi Capitals were reckoned as the weakest team of the IPL. But, in 2019, they changed their team name as well as the Captain. The result is not hidden to anyone, as they managed to qualify for the Play-Offs in both seasons. In fact, they were the runner-up in the 13th season of IPL. The team is full of youngsters, and the important thing is all are Indians. Captain Shreyas Lyer and Rishabh Pant are the biggest gains of this team. The addition of Steve Smith will boost their confidence, and hopefully, they can win the IPL for the first time in 2021.
Chennai Super Kings
Once upon a time, there was a legacy of this team in this tournament. No matter what, this team would manage to qualify for the final. However, due to the lack of Suresh Raina’s magic, they could not reach the Play-Offs for the first time in the history of IPL. Now, things have changed and Suresh Raina will be back in this season. Not only this, they purchased England’s key all-rounder Moeen Ali in the recent auction. It will strengthen their spin units.
Hopefully, the mastermind of this team, MS Dhoni will play his last season of IPL. So, it’s obvious that their players will leave no stone unturned to give Dhoni a memorable farewell.