IPL 2021 Points Table, Orange Cap Holder, And Purple Cap Holder update:
IPL 2021: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings took the top spot on the points table with a comfortable win over defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings registered a crushing 20-run win over Mumbai Indians in Dubai.
Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad slammed an unbeaten 88 off 58 balls while DJ Bravo’s quick cameo – 23 off 8 deliveries, helped CSK post 156 for 6 after a horrific top-order collapse. In reply, MI managed to post 136 for 8 in 20 overs.
IPL 2021 Points Table after CSK vs MI Match: Chennai Super Kings rode on a strong show by the bowlers to hand a 20-run defeat to defending champions Mumbai Indians in the first match of UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Batting first, Chennai set a target of 157 runs as Gaikwad batted through the innings to lift CSK from a precarious 7/3 in reply, MI too was off to a poor start as they slipped to 37 for three in the sixth over at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and were at 58 for four in the 10th over. Saurabh Tiwary and Kieron Pollard tried to revive MI’s innings but they eventually fell short by 20 runs.
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings registered a stunning 20-run win over Mumbai Indians to claim the top spot on the points table with 12 points and a net run rate of +1.223. As far as the bottom half of the IPL 2021 points table is concerned. Rajasthan Royals hold the fifth position with 6 points (-0.190 NRR), Punjab Kings placed sixth with 6 points (-0.368 NRR). While Kolkata Knight Riders are seventh with 4 points (-0.494 NRR). SRH is reeling at the bottom with two points from seven matches (-0.623 NRR).
With this win, CSK has dethroned Delhi Capitals to take the first position. Although both teams have an equal number of points – 12 – but Dhoni & Co moved up due to a better and positive net run rate. While DC is placed second, Royal Challengers Bangalore are third with 10 points from seven games. MI is placed fourth with four wins and as many losses.
IPL Points Table
IPL 2021 Race for Orange Cap Update:
Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan who has 380 runs to his name so far in IPL 2021 will continue to keep the orange cap with him. Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul is second on the list with 331 runs at an average of 66.20. Followed by Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis. Who departed for a duck against Mumbai Indians. DC batsman Prithvi Shaw occupies fourth place with 308 runs and Chennai’s savior against MI, Ruturaj Gaikwad completes the top-five. The 24-year-old has so far scored 288 runs. He went past RR skipper Sanju Samson who has 277 runs to his credit.
IPL 2021 Race for Purple Cap Update:
Likewise, there hasn’t been a change in the purple cap holder with RCB’s Harshal Patel. Who was with DC last season, at the top of the wicket-takers list having taken 17 of them so far? DC’s Avesh Khan is second on the list with 14 wickets. Followed by Chris Morris of Rajasthan Royals who also has 14 wickets. MI’s Rahul Chahar remained wicketless last night, hence he remains at fourth position with 11 wickets. SRH leg-spinner Rashid Khan is fifth with 10 wickets.