In 2007, BCCI decided to start a premier league with cricketers from different international teams playing together. Hence Indian Premier League was established. 8 teams play in IPL and the names of the teams are based on different Indian cities. On 18th April 2008, the first match of IPL took place between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Night Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The 2021 IPL got postponed and had to be rescheduled due to the rise in the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Also the bio-bubble was broken at that time. The United Arab Emirates is hosting the second leg of IPL 2021. The most popular league of the world will resume from 19th September onwards. The opener match of the second leg of IPL will be CSK vs MI on 19th September. Before the second leg of IPL 2021 starts, SportzPoint.com takes a look at the potential eleven of each teams.
In recent times, the most improved team in the Indian Premier League(IPL) is Delhi Capitals. Rishabh Pant was captaining the side in the absence of Shreyas Iyer and will also continue in the UAE leg. DC is yet to win a title of IPL. However, the team is currently leading the points table of IPL 2021. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Delhi Capitals (DC).
Potential eleven of Delhi Capitals :
Rishabh Pant ( C & wk)
Bench : Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Sam Billings (wk), Lukman Meriwala, Praven Dubey, Vishu Vinod(wk), Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Lalit Yadav, Ripon Patel.
One of the most successful teams in IPL history is Chennai Super Kings(CSK). The team is leading by none other than our former Indian captain MS Dhoni, aka Thala. CSK has won a total of three titles(2010,2011,2018) in 11 seasons. Chennai has qualified each time for the playoffs except last year(2020). However, the team is currently at the second spot in the points table of IPL 2021. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) .
Potential eleven of Chennai Super Kings :
Faf du Plessis
MS Dhoni (C & wk)
Bench : Cheteswar Pujara, Hari Nishanth, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhagath Varma, Narayan Jagadeesan, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Harishankar Reddy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) is the most unluckiest team of IPL. The team is currently at third position of the points table of IPL 2021. However, RCB has qualifies two times for the finals of IPL, but they can not get over the line both times. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Potential eleven of Royal Challenges Bangalore :
Virat Kohli (C)
AB de Villiers (wk)
Bench : Mohammed Azharuddin, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Suyesh Prabhudessai, Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Navdeep Saini, Akash Deep, Dan-Christian.
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The most successful team of Indian Premier Leagues history is Mumbai Indians(MI). MI has already crowned with five titles(2013,2015,2017,2019,2020) and they are now in the hunt for another one. However, the team is currently at the fourth spot in the points table of IPL 2021. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Mumbai Indians (MI).
Potential eleven of Mumbai Indians :
Rohit Sharma (C)
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Bench : Saurabh Tiwari, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, James Neesham, Piyush Chawla, Jayant Yadav, Arjun Tendulkar, Aditya Tare, Mohsin Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Nathan Coulter-nile, Adam Milne, Yudhvir Singh.
One of the most emerging team of IPL is Rajasthan Royals(RR) for sure. RR is currently at the fifth spot of the points table. Rajasthan Royals has won a title in the inauguration season in 2008. However, the team is currently at the fifth spot in the points table. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Potential eleven of Rajasthan Royals :
Sanju Samson ( C & wk)
Bench : Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Evin Lewis, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, KC Kariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas.
KL Rahul lead Punjab kings are one of the most unpredictable team of Indian Premier League. PBKS is currently at the sixth spot of the points table. Punjab is yet to win a title till now as they lost against KKR in the finals of IPL 2014. However, the team is currently at the sixth spot in the points table of IPL 2021. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Potential eleven of Punjab Kings :
KL Rahul ( C & wk)
Bench : Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Jajaj Saxena, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson Saurabh Kumar, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Darshan Narkhande, Murugan Ashwin, Ishan porel, Arshdeep Singh, Utkarsh Singh
Kolkata Night Riders is currently in trouble as they have to win all of the matches they will play, only one they can lose. Knight Riders has won two titles(2012,2014) so far in the league. The team is owned by the king khan of bollywood. However, the team is currently at the seventh spot in the points table. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Potential eleven of Kolkata Knight Riders :
Eoin Morgan (C)
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Bench : Rinku Singh, Karun Nair, Venkatesh Iyer, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Tim Southee, Sandeep Warrior, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently at do or die position of the game. SRH has to win all of their remaining matches and reached the mark of 16 points to confirmed a spot. Although, they had already won in 2016 by beating RCB. However, the team is currently at the eight and last spot in the points table of IPL 2021. Let's take a look at the potential eleven of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Potential eleven of Sunrisers Hyderabad :
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
Bench : Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Jagadesha Suchirh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
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Note : This is just a potential eleven of each team. However, the actual playing XI of each team can be changed so as the squads also.
N.B : The stats are accurate as of 11/09/2021.