Four games have been completed in IPL 2021 phase 2 and we have seen some exciting games so far. There have been some incredible performances in both batting and bowling. From Ruturaj Gaikwad’s astonishing match-winning 88* in the first match to Kartik Tyagi’s superb 1-run final over at the death, Indian youngsters have surely risen to the occasion. The last night, we witnessed a Delhi Capitals’ masterclass to maintain their supremacy at the top of the table. With some exciting games to follow, tough competition can be expected.
The point table is changing after every match which shows how close the competition is. CSK took the top spot from Delhi Capital after its win over Mumbai Indians in the first match of phase 2. But Delhi showed their dominance with an emphatic win over Sunrisers. Delhi’s win in the last night has moved them one step closer to a playoffs spot for the third year in a row. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad are on the brink of elimination.
|Team||Matches||Wins||Losses||Net Run Rate||Points|
|Chennai Super Kings||8||6||2||+1.223||12|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||8||5||3||-0.706||10|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||8||3||5||+0.110||6|
The Orange cap list has also changed after the DC vs SRH match. Shikhar Dhawan scored a confident 42 in Delhi’s winning cause which enabled him to dispatch KL Rahul to the top position in the list. Punjab Kings openers Rahul and Mayank Agarwal follow Dhawan in the list. Faf du Plessis and Prithvi Shaw complete the top five. The fact that all the batsmen in Top 5 of the orange cap list are openers shows the impact of openers in this season.
|Player||Matches||Runs||Bat Avg.||Strike Rate||Highest Score|
|Faf du Plessis||8||320||53.33||143.49||95*|
The purple cap list hasn’t changed much and Harshal Patel has held onto his top spot. DC fast bowler Avesh Khan had a superb first phase which puts him second on the list. Chris Morris had a poor outing during RR’s game against Punjab Kings but he remains third on the list. Arshdeep Singh’s 5-wicket haul against Rajasthan Royals has moved him upto the fourth spot on the list. Rashid Khan completes the Top 5 in the purple cap list.
|Player||Matches||Wickets||Bowl. Avg.||Econ. Rate||Best Figures|