The 14th edition of IPL will see all the 8 teams lock horns for supremacy yet again. Two-time defending champions
Mumbai Indians will be the team to beat yet again as they try to become the first team to complete a hat-trick
of titles. Mumbai, led by Rohit Sharma, are the most successful team with 5 titles. MS Dhoni's Chennai Super
Kings are second with three titles and missed out on a play-off spot for the first time last season. Dhoni and
his team will aim for a fresh start and look to build for the future. Delhi Capitals, who reached their maiden
final last season, are a strong team and will fancy their chances again. Big spending Punjab Kings and Royal
Challengers Bangalore continue their search for a maiden title too. Sunrisers Hyderabad are a consistent side
and with Tom Moody back in the cap, they will look to add a second title. Rajasthan Royals have gone in for
massive changes and will hope it pays off. Kolkata Knight Riders haven't tinkered much with their side and will
bank on their match winners to give them a chance to add to their twin titles. This is one last chance for the
core group of players at each franchise to go for glory ahead of the big auction next season which might see
It was expected to be an exciting battle between the West Indies' flair and a capable England attack but was reduced to a no-contest following a horrendous batting display by the defending champions, who were skittled out for just 55 runs in inside 15 overs.
The two IPL teams have been perennial under-achievers in the league and would be desperate to change their fortunes after disappointing one and all with their underwhelming performances over the past few seasons.
Sehwag, who has worked with Punjab Kings team (Kings XI Punjab then) as a mentor, said if Padikkal can perform well for the RCB in these remaining 7-8 matches then he can be drafted into the Indian T20 World Cup squad.
IPL 2021: "I think whether the team is at the first spot or the fifth, the position at the halfway mark doesn't really count. It's what you do in the second half that matters," Shamsi was quoted as saying by Rajasthan Royals
Ahead of the resumption of the Indian Premier League, which was was postponed and shifted out of India due to Covid-19 outbreak in May, Rashid said he has been working hard on his batting and would like to contribute to SRH's success as an all-rounder.