The 14th edition of the IPL kicked off on Friday April 9th, 2021 in Chennai. IPL 14 will be played in India as the 60 matches will be played over 52 days across six venues in Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
The newly renovated world’s largest stadium in Ahmedabad will host the playoffs and the final, which will be held on May 30. The home advantage is taken away from all of the eight teams as every team will play all their 14 games on neutral venues.
Week 2 saw 8 matches being played with RCB continuing it’s dominance this season. RCB continue to top the table with 8 points at the end of Week 2 having won all the 4 matches in a row.
In this thread, we will be covering 8 fixtures of Week 3 from April 23 - 29, 2021.
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Indian openers are on fire ahead of T20 World Cup 2021.
IPL2021 highest run-scorers:
Dhawan 231 @ 57.75
Maxwell 176 @ 58.67
Bairstow 173 @ 57.67
Rana 164 @ 41.00
du Plessis 164 @ 82.00
Rahul 161 @ 40.25
Samson 145 @ 36.25
Kohli 143 @ 47.67
Rohit 138 @ 34.50
Padikkal 137 @ 68.50
Who will win the orange cap?
Match 18: RR vs KKR
IPL 2021’s bottom-placed teams - Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) - take on each other in what will be their last game in Mumbai on Saturday.
Both teams will desperately be looking for a win after a poor start to their campaign. Both RR and KKR have won just one of their four games, with RR coming off a thrashing by RCB, while KKR endured a close defeat against CSK.
The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium has favoured batsmen, a trend that could continue in this game as well. So the captain winning the toss should have no qualms to chase.
RR vs KKR Probable XI
RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C/WK), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman/ Andrew Tye and Chetan Sakariya.
KKR: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine/ Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/ Shivam Mavi and Prasidh Krishna.
Happy Birthday to the most beloved cricketer of India!
KKR have only recorded 12 dropped catches in the IPL since the start of last season, the lowest number by any franchise in that period (84% catch success rate). Safe.
Rajatshan Royal won the toss and opted to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Rideres.
Shubman Gill in IPL 2021 so far:
Expecting a big one tonight?
Since the start of the last IPL season, there have been 21 men to open the batting 5+ times.
Of those players, Shubman Gill has:
Gill 11 (19) survived once when he was dropped by Jaiswal at sweeper cover but has to return now as an under-arm direct hit from Buttler finds him short of the crease.
Powerplay is over and KKR are 25-1.
A direct hit from Jos Buttler, Shubman Gill departs for just 11(19).
Second wicket for Rajasthan Royals.
Nitish Rana looks to slash hard but only gets an outside and is caught behind for 22 off 25. Sakariya gets his first wicket. KKR are 51-2 after 9 overs.
Match 18. 9.5: WICKET! S Narine (6) is out, c Yashasvi Jaiswal b Jaydev Unadkat, 55/3
Eoin Morgan v Chris Morris in T20:
Unadkat vs Narine in IPL
Inns : 5
Runs : 19
Balls : 22
S.R : 86.36
Outs : 3*
Diamond ducks in IPL:-