IPL is about to commence of 9th April 2021. This will be the 14th edition of the IPL where the world’s top batsmen and bowlers will fight in the most prestigious T20 league in the world. Let’s talk about who are likely to top the charts in batting and bowling department this season. This prediction is based on the performance of players in the last few season of IPL.
IPL 2021 – Top 3 Orange Cap Contenders
The run-machine Virat Kohli has most no of IPL runs. He has scored 5878 runs in 192 IPL matches. He debuted in the year 2008 from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then he has had a great career graph. After the retirement of Daniel Vittori, he became a captain of RCB. He has won the orange cap in the 2016 IPL where he scored 973 runs in 16 matches which still remains a record of the highest run getter in a single season. In the IPL 2020, he has managed to score 466 runs with three 50s. He has a variety of shots and can play in pressure situations. According to the experts, he might open RCB’s innings in IPL 2021 which will definitely help his team to put a huge score on the board.
The hitman Rohit Sharma can hit big shots while opening for the team and will play an important role in Mumbai Indians’ upcoming season. He has scored 5230 runs in 200 matches so far in the IPL. He has shown his leadership skills also and led the team very effectively to clinch 4 IPL titles. In IPL 2020 he has scored 332 runs with a strike rate of 127.69 in 12 matches. He is an excellent timer of the cricket ball and has all the shots in the book. It will be joyful to watch his variety of shots in IPL 2021. Currently, he has been in good form in the international cricket and the team he leads is considered as one of the deserving teams of the title for IPL 2021.
CSK’s left-handed batsman Suresh Raina can hit boundaries perfectly and is one of the key players in the IPL who is famously known for inning building. He did not play a single game in IPL 2020 due to personal problems. Now he is back in action and all set to win a title for his team CSK in IPL 2021. He has been playing in the IPL since 2008 and has scored 5368 runs in 193 matches. He is also famous for his six hitting capacity in middle overs of the game. He can play well when high strike rate is needed and his experience will lead him to score big knocks in IPL 2021. He has 1 century in his IPL career and will definitely like to add a few more this season.
IPL 2021 – Top 3 Purple Cap Contenders
The young leg spinner from Sunrisers Hyderabad is the most reliable spinner for the team and one of the best economical bowlers in the world right now. His overall economy in the tournament is 6.24. He took 20 wickets in the last 16 IPL matches. He has a variety of spinning skills and can destroy the batsmen as early as possible. He can bowl in both powerplay and death overs and can easily turn the game single handedly. He is rated as one of the top T20 bowlers across the world, and the fans are expecting a similar performance from him in this year’s tournament. Just like his bowling, it will be a very soothing to watch him while taking wickets.
The right-arm fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been phenomenal in the last few seasons and showed his bowling skills excellently in the last seasons of IPL also. His main job is to take wickets in death overs and he has managed to do so consistently. He has a variety of bowling variations with him. In CSK’s team, he has gained the captain’s trust. He has a bowling average of 27.50 in the last season and managed to take 10 wickets in IPL 2020. He can bowl well in the death and has a knack of taking wickets at crucial situations. Fans are expecting his good performance with a bowl and bat in the upcoming IPL season
One of the popular bowlers from Mumbai Indians’ squad Jasprit Bumrah, started his IPL Journey in 2013. Since then, he has been consistent with his superb bowling skills and also with his performance. The right-arm fast bowler has 109 wickets in 92 matches with an economy of 7.41. He took 27 wickets in 15 games in IPL 2020 and became the second leading wicket-taker in that season. He can bowl yorkers consistently and is a specialist at death. It is very charming to see him bowling against the best batsmen in the world in this tournament. In death overs, he is confident about his bowling and always tries to destroy the opponent’s batting line-up.