IPL 2021: What makes a Tournament winning Team?
Great news….. the IPL 2021 kicks off on the 9th April 2021 and it will entertain the fans for 51 days. 60 matches will be played among 8 teams across six different venues, in India.
With all the excitement hovering over IPL 2021, and, with all probability, the entire Tournament being played behind closed doors, there will be no ‘live’ crowds and the entertainment will be entirely focussed on the players’ performances. You can check out 11ic, IPL2021 for the odds (11ic, a Philippines-based online gaming and entertainment company founded on July 29, 2015) but we think that the team with the best bowlers is ultimately the team that will win the Tournament.
Follow the successes of these 5 bowlers, throughout the IPL 2021, and you will find the winning team amongst them.
1. Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals):
Having sold for a whopping sum of 16.25 crore INR, Chris Morris is a key player for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming season of IPL 2021. Morris has picked up 80 wickets in 70 IPL games so far at an average of 23.98 and an economy of 7.81. In the last edition, he was one of the leading wicket takers for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 11 scalps to his name. Morris’ uncanny ability of hitting the hard lengths will prove to be tough for the opposition batsmen. He keeps it tight in the death overs too and is expected to form a brilliant bowling partnership with Jofra Archer.
2. Kyle Jamieson (Royal Challengers Bangalore):
Kyle Jamieson has been picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 15 crores INR. The upcoming IPL edition will be the first one for Jamieson. He must be delighted to receive a hefty cheque for his services to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jamieson has been phenomenal with both the bat and ball for New Zealand in the last season. He has 36 wickets to his name in Test Cricket at an astonishing average of 13.27. Seen as one of the most promising talents to don the Kiwi cap, Jamieson is yet to prove his worth in T20 Cricket. However, his tall stature and the ability to swing the ball will prove to be key to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s success in the upcoming IPL 2021.
3. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Sunrisers Hyderabad):
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1.5 crore INR. He will share the same camp with Rashid Khan and both are expected to derail the opposition in the middle overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman had a brilliant BBL10 season as he picked up 14 wickets in just 8 matches at an average of 13.43 and an economy of 6.27. Except for the last edition of IPL, Mujeeb Ur Rahman had a wonderful outing in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He along with Rashid Khan will form a formidable duo with the ball and the opposition batters will have to find a way to tackle their mystery spin.
4. Shakib Al Hasan (Kolkata Knight Riders):
Shakib Al Hasan did not play in the last season owing to a 2 year ban imposed by ICC under the Anti-corruption code. He made a comeback with the Bangbandhu T20 Cup but could not produce any magic with the bat. However, with the ball he picked up 6 wickets in the tournament and it seemed like the old Shakib Al Hasan is back. Shakib will be eager to deliver for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 having missed out on the last season. During his IPL career, Shakib Al Hasan has picked up 59 wickets in 63 games at an average of 28. He is definitely a bowler to look out for in IPL 2021.
5. T Natrajan (Sunrisers Hyderabad):
A new sensation in Indian Cricket, T Natrajan is known for bowling tight lines in the death overs. His ability to deliver Yorkers at will proved to be a headache for the opposition batters in IPL 2020. His IPL stats are phenomenal as he has taken 18 wickets in 22 matches at an average of 34.38. His performance in the IPL 2020 earned him a maiden call up to the Indian National Cricket team for the Australian tour. He proved to be a game changer in the final match of the 3 match ODI series and picked up 2 important wickets to help India win the series. In a strong bowling set up of Sunrisers Hyderabad, T Natrajan will surely be the key to their success in the upcoming edition.
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