IPL 2021 Phase II: The Top Three Predictions
IPL is back to your screens this September, and the excitement and joy of the fans comes back with it. And if there is one more thing that is making a comeback, it is the thrill of predicting the final results of IPL 2021. So, going by the suggestions and ideas offered by the top online cricket betting sites, here are the top three predictions for IPL 2021.
1. The top four teams for IPL 2021
Going by the IPL score update and the recent performance by the players, the top four teams of this season are.
When it comes to consistency of performance, there is hardly any team that comes close to the brilliance of Mumbai Indians. They are five-time and back-to-back champions for a reason. The team has too much quality and depth to fail to make it to the playoffs. One look at the form of the players will give you enough evidence of that.
Chennai Super Kings:
After Mumbai, Chennai is the second team that has consistently played well in all the recent IPL seasons. A major part of the credit for that goes to their skipper, MS Dhoni, fondly known by his fans as ‘Captain Cool.’ Also, the good news is that Chennai is the only IPL franchise that has its entire squad intact for the second phase. It will be beneficial for them to have a well-balanced team on their side already.
Though the absence of skipper Shreyas Iyer was worrying the fans, Rishabh Pant has shown that he can lead this team with as much expertise. In fact, Delhi Capitals is at the top of the points table at present. A well-balanced attack on the bowling front by Nortje and Rabada is the main strength of the team. Additionally, Prithvi Shaw is in excellent form, along with adequate support from Hetmyer and Pant.
If online cricket betting sites picked Rajasthan Royals in the top four at the start of the tournament, you might have doubted the decision. However, their performance in the first phase has proved everyone wrong. With their new skipper, Sanju Samson, at the helm, they have a good chance of taking the trophy home this year. The unavailability of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler is a reason to worry. However, the team has also brought in big names like Oshane Thomas and Evin Lewis to make up for that loss.
2. The winner of IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians
All IPL score updates have shown that the team winning the title for the past two years will do it again for this year. It is truly commendable to see how Mumbai Indians are able to maintain an exceptionally high level of performance each year.
Given below are the top four reasons why MI might make IPL 2021 their sixth win:
- The team has the quality and depth in their middle order batting that many of the others sorely lack.
- Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have already played in international matches, which has strengthened their confidence in their game.
- The bowling attack, which is led by Boult and Bumrah, is difficult to escape at all the stages of the tournament
- All the team members are motivated to remain in the top form for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
All in all, Mumbai seems to have the perfect team, and lifting the trophy for this season would be easy for them.
3. The team at the bottom: Sunrisers Hyderabad
When IPL 2021 started, fans had a lot of hope from Sunrisers Hyderabad. The form and performance of Bhuvneshwar Kumar was talked about. The attack was expected to be potent with cricketers like Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan, and Kumar on the team.
However, the team has heavily disappointed the fans on all the fonts to land up at the bottom of the points table. It does not seem like they are going to recover from that bottom spot on the points table.
The bottom line
IPL is a tournament where a lot can change in a matter of one or two games. So, these predictions can also change to a great extent, depending on which teams decide to pull up their socks for phase 2.