IPL Final 2021: suspension and new dates
Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was stopped midway due to the increasing infection of Corona virus. This tournament was organized once again in India after two years, but Corona ruined everything. But now this tournament will once again start in UAE. As a matter of fact, IPL 2021 was postponed on 4 May by the Board of Control for Cricket in India due to increasing cases of Coronavirus. Players and staff members were constantly getting infected by this epidemic even in the security-bubbles of the teams. In India in general, the number of people infected with Covid had dramatically increased, but now the cases of the infection are decreasing continuously.
IPL 2021 Season to Resume on September: new dates of the Finals and news
Finally, the anticipation seems to be over! The hugely popular Indian Premier League – once more season of excitement, delight and joy – will recommence on September 19, 2021. This year the top 8 franchises will be seen doing their best. Although the audience favorite Mahendra Singh Dhoni informed of his retirement from the international cricket scene, we can still enjoy his play in the IPL 2021 finals at the international level in the United Arab Emirates this year. There are new players have been employed as well to the thrill this season and it is hard to keep up with the excitement. No worries though, we are just days away from watching it live on TV and on our mobile devices, as well as betting on the Parimatch platform.
Teams qualified for the IPL 2021 Playoff: current standings and chances
Talking about the points table of IPL 2021 till this time, it is clear that the Delhi Capitals remains at number one with 12 points. Delhi Capitals have played eight matches and have won six of them. The number two in the points schedule is Chennai Super Kings under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. This team also has ten points. At the third place is RCB, captained by Virat Kohli. RCB also has ten points. The last one is the current champion, Mumbai Indians scoring 8 points as of now. Looking at this way, these four teams are at the forefront and if IPL UAE schedule starts from here, then these three teams are almost certain to qualify for the playoffs.
Talking about the top three teams of the points table, two of these teams are such that they have not won the IPL trophy even once. That is, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. They both made it to the 13th edition playoffs, but later Mumbai Indians won the trophy, beating them all. This time the team of Mumbai Indians is at the moment at number four. It has eight digits. It is expected that the way the Mumbai Indians team performs later, it can also reach the playoffs.
KL Rahul once again captured number one in the race for the Orange Cap of IPL cricket. At the same time, Dhawan has now come in second place. Chennai Super Kings star cricketer Faf du Plessis has now moved to third place in this race. The Purple Cap of IPL 2021 is occupied by Harshal Patel, Harshal is the highest wicket-taker this season. At the same time, Avesh Khan of Delhi has come in second place.
Remember IPL 2020: auction, sponsors, the winner
The IPL tournament had started from 19th September 2020 to 10th November 2020. The first match of IPL 2020 was to start on 19th September at 7:30 PM IST. A total of eight teams participated in the IPL 2020 playoffs, specifically Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The auction of players from different teams was held on 19 December 2019. Altogether there were 73 slots offered, of which 29 slots were booked for foreign players. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins became the most expensive player in the IPL 2020 auction. Dream11, IPL 2020 Official Title Sponsor, and in case you are not aware, Vivo was not the title sponsor the last year. Dream11, an online fantasy gaming platform, has been given an official sponsorship deal. It secured the title sponsorship with the winning bid of Rs. 222 crores. This defeated Biju, who earned Rs. 201 crore and Unacademy who bid. 171 crores. Vivo has entered into a five-year agreement in 2018, which was priced at Rs. 2199 crores. The Cricket Board obtains around Rs. 440 per a season from his sponsorship.
The 13th edition’s points table features on the first place the Mumbai Indians franchise with 18 total points, followed by the Delhi Capitals with 16 points, and the Sunrisers Hyderabad with 14 points in the pocket. As for the current year, the Mumbai will definitely wrap up their season as the most consistent squad in the tournament, winning nine of their 14 group tournament meetings.
Most runs in IPL 2020: list of the scorers
The league has been dominated by batsmen since the inception of the IPL, which was started by Brendon McCullum with his scintillating batting in the very first season of the IPL. Every team wanted its batsmen to score most runs in IPL 2020, which will benefit the team. Explosive batsmen from all over the world have been seen in this league.
- KL Rahul – 670 runs: Kings XI Punjab’s best batsman and captain KL Rahul is in the first place in terms of scoring the most runs in IPL season 2020, by batting in 14 innings, which includes 1 century and 5 half-centuries.;
- on second place is David Warner of Sun Risers Hyderabad – 546 runs batting in 15 innings, along with 2 half-centuries;
- Shikhar Dhawan – 525 runs;
- Chennai opener Faf du Plessis scored 320 runs in 7 innings so far.
Every year some new records are made in the IPL, one of these records is the fastest half-century. The record for the fastest half-century in IPL history is in the name of Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul. Rahul scored a half-century in just 14 balls most runs in IPL 2018. Rahul hit 4 fours and six sixes in his innings at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Fastest 50 in IPL 2020: review of the stats
Nicholas Pooran scored the fastest half-century of the season, hitting 2 fours and 6 sixes in 17 balls. During this, Pooran hit four sixes in one over of Abdul Samad. In this over, he scored a total of 28 runs and took the score straight from 63 runs to 91 runs. Pooran has now become the eighth batsman with fastest 50 in IPL 2020 off 17 balls.
Earlier, 7 batsmen have scored half-centuries in IPL. Pooran’s name has also been added to this list. Earlier, Chris Gayle, Hardik Pandya, Adam Gilchris, Chris Morris, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine have scored half-centuries in 17 balls.
In the 22nd match of the 13th season of the Indium Premier League, Kings XI Punjab batsman Nicholas Pooran has scored a half-century. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Pooran made a stormy start and scored a half-century in just 17 balls. Pooran made the fastest half-century of the season, hitting 6 sixes while hitting explosive shots in this innings.
Then in our team list there is the Kings XI Punjab’s batsman Nicholas Pooran, who came out to bat in trouble against Sunrisers Hyderabad, rained sixes as soon as he came. Pooran completed his half-century off 17 balls. The team had three consecutive setbacks from one side, but still he continued the team’s score by hitting six consecutive sixes from the other end and completed the fastest 50 in IPL 2020.
Top 5 highest paid player in IPL 2020
Athletes and their net worth are always a matter of intrigue, and it is hardly a surprise when it comes to cricket players and their wealth. In the auction held in Kolkata, 338 players from 12 countries had tried their luck. Out of these 338 players, only 73 players were bid in 2020, Indian captain Virat Kohli made headlines after being listed as one of the highest paid athletes by Forbes. Ranked 100 to 66th in the 2020 standings with total earnings of 26 million USD (1,93,10,99,300 INR). That said, Kohli is not alone. As of June 2021, there are few Indian cricketers who have made it to becoming the richest player. As for the surprising answer, it is the legend that overtakes Kohli and MS Dhoni.It is also curious for cricket fans to find out who are the most highly paid players for this year. Here is who is the highest paid player in IPL 2020:
- Virat Kohli (RCB) – Rs 17 crore;
- Pat Cummins (KKR) – Rs 15.50 crore;
- Rohit Sharma (MI) – Rs 15 crore;
- MS Dhoni (CSK) – Rs 15 crore;
- Rishabh Pant (DC) – Rs 15 crore;
- Sunil Narine (KKR) – 12.50 crores;
- Ben Stokes (RR) – Rs 12.50 crore;
- Steve Smith (RR) – Rs 12.50 crore;
- David Warner (SRH) – Rs 12.50 crore;
- AB de Villiers (RCB) – Rs 11 crore;
- Hardik Pandya (MI) – Rs 11 crore;
- KL Rahul (KXIP) – Rs 11 crore;
- Manish Pandey (SRH) – Rs 11 crore;
- Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) – Rs 10.75 crore;
- Chris Morris (RCB) – Rs 10 crore!
Actually, if the players retained for IPL 2020 and the players who got the big bids in the auction are included, then 15 highest paid player in IPL 2020 entered the season, and earned Rs 10 crore or more for this edition. However, this list was of 16 players, not 15, including Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina. Suresh Raina, who was retained for IPL 2020 for Rs 11 crore, has decided not to play this season of the tournament.
Of the 15 highest paid players in IPL 2020, 7 players are from India, while 8 players are from other countries. In the top 15, the Australian team is second after India, whose 4 players are going to get more than Rs 10-10 crore for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League. Two players in this list are from South Africa, while one player each is from West Indies and England team.
Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell will get more than Rs 10-10 crore for IPL 2020, while South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Chris Morris will get from Rs 10-10 crore for this season. Will get more salary. At the same time, Sunil Narine of West Indies is also going to get more than Rs 10 crore from KKR. Apart from this, Ben Stokes is also going to get a big amount in IPL 2020.
Talking about the Indian team, the names of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Manish Pandey are included in the list of highest salary earners for IPL 2020. RCB captain Virat Kohli will get the highest salary (Rs 17 crore) for the 2020 season, while the second in this list includes the name of Kangaroo bowler Pat Cummins, who has been bought by KKR for Rs 15 and a half crore. In the list of most expensive players in IPL 2020, you can see which player is at which number.
Most sixes in IPL 2020
The biggest feature of IPL is that the best players from all over the world come here and the spectators get to see long sixes with their bat. A lot of sixes are hit in IPL every season and during this time there are many players who have hit more sixes than fours in their career. List of top 10 players who hit most sixes in IPL 2020:
- Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians) – (Match – 14, Runs – 516, Sixes in the tournament – 30, Most sixes in a match – 9);
- Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals): Match – 14, Runs – 375, Sixes in the tournament – 26, Most sixes in a match – 9;
- Nicholas Pooran (Kings XI Punjab;): Match- 14, Runs- 353, Sixes in the tournament- 25, Most sixes in a match- 5;
- Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians): Match – 14, Runs – 281, Sixes in the tournament – 25, Most sixes in a match – 7;
- Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders): Match – 14, Runs – 418, Sixes in the tournament – 24, most sixes in IPL match – 5!
Throughout the prolific track record of the IPL’s last 12 years, some of the all-time top power hitters have busted the history, making a record number of sixes in an IPL season.
Youngest player in IPL 2020 of the franchises
Young players were highly praised by cricket stalwarts and analysts. These players not only won hearts with their game, but also showed their courage to knock in the Indian cricket team. These 8 youngest players in IPL 2020 have impressed a lot in the last season. Let’s see who these players are:
- Devdutt Padikal (Royal Challengers Bangalore). Karnataka’s left-handed opener Devdutt Padikal has been bought by RCB for Rs 20 lakh. Padikal had scored the highest 580 runs in 12 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last season. Aggressive batsman Padikal is currently 20 years old and the youngest player in his team.
- Rahul Chahar, 21-year-old: Mumbai Indians (MI) had shown a lot of confidence last season on Rahul Chahar, who made his IPL debut in 2017. In 13 out of 16 matches of the last season, MI gave him a chance to play in which Rahul took 13 wickets in his name.
- Fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who performed brilliantly in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup, was signed by KKR in the same year. Nagarkoti, who has been with the team for two consecutive seasons, is set to debut for the team in the third season and is the youngest player in the team at the age of 20.
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Kings XI Punjab): Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman, who has spread his sight in T20 leagues around the world, is 19 years old and will be the youngest player of KXIP. Mujeeb took 14 wickets in 11 matches in his debut season of IPL in 2018 and his economy was also 6.99.
- Sandeep Lamichhane (Delhi Capitals): Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane turned 20 last month and will be youngest player in IPL for Delhi this season. Sandeep made his IPL debut in 2018 and took five wickets in three matches. Recently he has come to play the Caribbean Premier League.
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FAQ on the upcoming finals
What is the scheduled date for IPL Finals 2021, is it fixed already?
The 14th season, will resume on 19th September in Dubai with the IPL 2021 final date taking place on 15th October.
Where is the IPL final venue: moving from India?
The competition IPL 2021 UAE is being held in the Emirates for the second year consecutively after the BCCI decided not to hold the tournament in India due to the monsoon season in September and October this year, previously postponed in May due to COVID-19.
What was the reason IPL postponed?
The announcement was made after Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra tested positive for Covid-19. Earlier, two IPL matches were postponed due to increasing infection. Thus, the Board had to take this decision of moving the IPL 2021 end date to autumn of this year instead of spring.