IPL 2021 is about to kick start in less than 15 days from now. The 8 teams of IPL 2021 are all geared up for this mega event. In this article we try to analyze IPL 2021 top players to watch out . 3 key players from each team who would be the main backbone for the team . We have covered 1 player each from batting, bowling and all-rounder slots.
IPL 2021 KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT
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MUMBAI INDIANS: IPL 2021 Key Players
Rohit Sharma– Rohit Sharma could be one of the key players for Mumbai Indians. They would be expecting their captain Rohit Sharma to fire from all cylinders. Rohit coming at the top of the order brings a lot of threat to the opposition. His stay at the crease is enough to brings worries in the face of the opponents.
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Jaspreet Bumrah: There is no need of any introduction for this yorker king. Jaspreet is currently the best T20 bowler Mumbai Indians have in their team. He has the best Yorkers which can break the morale of any batsman. Jaspreet Bumrah has recently married to Sanjana and he would be eager to perform well for his franchise and hope that his marriage brings more happiness for his in the form of good performance.
Hardik Pandya- Hardik Pandya has had a good return to the international cricket after his injury. The good part is that he could even bowling full 4 overs for the team. He is a good all-rounder for Mumbai Indians who can give finishing touch to the innings in slog overs along with some quality 4 overs of medium pace bowling.
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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: IPL 2021 Key Players
- Virat Kohli- The captain of RCB would be opening this time for his team in the IPL. This will give him more overs to bat and he can capitalize on good start. Virat Kohli would be most probably doing the role of anchor player with the likes of Maxwell and ABD providing some late fireworks in the end. His team doing well in this season but as an player he has yet to perform well.
Glenn Maxwell– Maxwell had an IPL 2020 to forget. But he is a player who cannot be written off. He brings in a lot of dynamics to the side. Indian Premier League this year would be played in India and here sometimes Maxwell can be very lethal with his bowling as well providing some slow off spin option for the team. His fielding is also a plus point. He would be gearing up to make this IPL season a wonderful outing for him.
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Yuzvendra Chahal– Chahal holds a key as far as RCB is concerned. His wrist spinning deliveries can be a threat to the opposition. Chahal is expected to play all the matches for RCB because of absence of another quality Indian spinner in the side. His good performance in this season can bring good fortunes for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: IPL 2021 Key Players
Suresh Raina- Raina could not take part in IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. He has always been a key player of CSK over the years who brings in a lot of variety in the side with his number 3 batting skills. He can play the role of both an anchor batsman and also attacking batsmen. He holds the key if CSK are to have a better IPL this season.
Ravindra Jadeja- Jadeja currently is one of the best all-rounders for any IPL team. He brings in a lot of value to the side. He can bowl very tight 4 overs of spin and along with that he can score quick runs for the team coming lower down the innings. He is also the best fielder currently in the team. Having being out of the Indian team for a while due to injury, all eyes would be on how Ravindra Jadeja plays for CSK.
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Shardul Thakur– Shardul has been in a good form for the Indian national team recently. He can bowl some slow cutters and knuckle balls which becomes very difficult for the batsmen to interpret. Off-late Shardul has also played some good innings for the team. He can be a good bowler for CSK this season.
DELHI CAPITALS : IPL 2021 Key Players
Rishabh Pant- Pant has always been an x factor player. This season, after the sudden injury to the regular captain Shreyas iyer, it is most likely that Rishabh Pant could captain the side. He can change the course of the innings in just few overs. This season, we can even see Pant coming up the batting order which would be very crucial for the team.
Kagiso Rabada– Rabada was the highest wicket taker in the IPL 2020 ( 30 wikckets). Also Kagiso Rabada was the purple cap winner in IPL 2020. Rabada can bowl with sheer pace which is his strength. He is the premier bowler for Delhi Capitals and the franchise would be banking a lot on him to produce match winning spells.
Marcus Stoinis- The Australian all-rounder is a very dynamic player. He can bat at any batting order for the side. Stoinis has an ability to give more value for the team with his 4 overs of quality medium pace bowling which would be a great addition in the slow Indian wickets. He opened for the Delhi Capitals last season in few matches and we expect the same trend to follow this year also.
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PUNJAB KINGS : IPL 2021 Key Players
KL Rahul: KL Rahul is the captain of Punjab Kings. He was one of the most successful batsmen of IPL 2021. He has not been in best of form since last few matches, but we cannot underestimate Rahul’s ability. He can provide a very solid start at the beginning of the innings along with Mayank Agarwal. KL Rahul has been the most prolific batsmen for team India since last 2 years. He would like to get back his golden touch before the ICC World T20 takes place later this year.
Chris Jordan: This English all-rounder can be very handy with the ball as well as bat for Punjab Kings. He has the young canny knack of picking up wickets with slower deliveries which would be very crucial in the slow wickets in India. He can also flourish with the bat and score quick runs for the side.
Md Shami: Shami has not been in the Indian team since last few months due to his injury. But he would be fit before the IPL 2021. Shami has got pace and he can generate good bounce with the pitch. His Yorkers are also very lethal along with his bowling at the far end of the innings.
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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: IPL 2021 Key Players
Shubhman Gill: Gill has been touted as the next Virat Kohli of India. This young player has been in the frame of things since few years. Last year also, Shubhman Gill was one of the most consistent batsmen for KKR. He opens the innings for KKR and has the role of anchoring the innings. He can even play his shots as and when required. He would be one of the most important players for KKR this IPL season.
Andre Russell: Russell had a not so good IPL last season. He is a player with immense potential. Russell has one of the best strike rates in t20 cricket. He can hit the ball a long way. He also bowls medium pace which is an addition to the team. Andre Russell would be eager to make a mark this year for the KKR Team given his price money at stake.
Pat Cummins: Pat Cummins just like Russell also had an off IPL season last year. He is a bowler with immense potential. This year as well, he would be one of the most important players to watch for. He would try his best to justify his heavy IPL price tag. (15.50 crore)
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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: IPL 2021 Key Players
David Warner: Warner is one of the most exciting players to watch out in the cricket field. He opens the batting for SRH and can tear apart the opponents in a matter of few bowls. He would be eying to score big runs for SRH along with giving some stability in the batting order.
SRH won just 1 match out of 4 yet.
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Jason holder: The big man from West Indies is always a treat to watch when on song. He has a good strike rate in IPL. Holder can also provide 4 overs of medium pace bowling as and when the team needs. He is always energetic in the field and would be one of the 4 foreign players in the playing X1 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The pace bowler from SRH has been one of the best bowlers for the team. He is also called as the knuckle bowler specialist. He is more of a swing bowler than seam bowler. He bowls some slow knuckle deliveries back of the hand which is very difficult to read for the batsman. Bhuvi would be one of the most important key players for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season.
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RAJASTHAN ROYALS: IPL 2021 Key Players
Jos Butler: The English wicket keeper batsman is one of the most dangerous players around. He can score quick runs for his side. Butler generally comes lower down the order in the batting order and he has the role of being the finisher or the anchor player if wickets fall. It would be very important for Butler to score good this IPL season for Rajasthan Royals.
Ben Stokes: Well, Ben stokes is one of the finest all-rounders in the modern-day cricket. He was very instrumental in England winning ICC World cup in 2019. Ben stokes provides a multidimensional factor to the team with his medium pace bowling. Rajasthan Royals would be expecting that his all-rounder clicks this IPL season for the team.
Jofra Archer: The bowler with the bounce and lethal pace Jofra Archer is the biggest weapon for Rajasthan Royals bowling unit. He has a lot of pace and bounce which can outsmart even the best of batsmen on the park. Jofra Archer would be eager to make an impact in this IPL season if their team Rajasthan Royals are to perform better.
These were the top 3 players from all 8 IPL teams who would be the key players to look after in this mega event.
Note . It is just our analysis, prediction about IPL 2021 TOP PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT .