Buckle up and get ready for IPL 2021. The second phase of the cash-rich T20 league is geared up to entertain cricket fans from September 19, as Chennai Super Kings clash with Mumbai Indians in the opening match. The BCCI suspended the first phase of Indian Premier League 14th edition due to Covid-19 in May. The UAE leg of IPL 2021 starts on September 19 and concludes on October 15 with 31 games.
The first phase of IPL 2021 played in India witnessed 29 of 60 games. Delhi Capitals currently lead the points table with 12 points, followed by Chennai Super Kings on the 2nd spot with 10 points. Royal Challengers Bangalore also has 10 points to their credit and placed in the third position. Mumbai Indians are at number four, followed by Rajasthan Royals at fifth position. While Punjab has six points and placed in the sixth position, Kolkata is in the seventh position with four points. With just one win in the tournament so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad is at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan has the most runs in the tournament so far. The left-handed batsman has smashed 380 runs in 8 innings, followed by Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul with 331 runs in 7 innings. CSK’s opener Faf du Plessis scored 320 runs in 7 innings.
Among bowlers, RCB’s Harshal Patel is the leading wicket-taker with 17 wickets in 7 matches. Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan grabbed 14 wickets in 8 games. RR’s Chris Morris also picked 14 wickets in 7 matches.
Let’s look at the IPL 2021 leaderboard before the start of the tournament.
|Teams||Matches||Won||Lost||Net Run Rate||Points|
|Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||1.263||10|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||-0.171||10|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||-0.494||4|