IPL 2021 is all set to entertain cricket fans with exciting and nail-biting T20 matches. Although the official confirmation is yet to come, April 9 is a tentative date when the tournament might commence. Eight teams namely Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad will compete to lift the trophy.
Unlike the last season, IPL 2021 is going to be scheduled in India. Fans are quite excited about the tournament as they will also get a chance to visit the stadiums this time. After IPL 2021 auction, all 8 teams have undergone slight changes in their squad which will be visible in IPL 2021. A total of 57 players were bought during the IPL 2021 auction.
IPL is a T20 tournament that witnesses big hits in the stadium and big runs on the scoreboard. The highest total ever recorded by a team in IPL is 263/5, which was made by Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2013 against Pune Warriors India. The match was played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Chris Gayle hit the highest ever individual score in the match, with an unbeaten knock of 175 runs. RCB won the match by record 130 runs. The second-highest team score also goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team scored 248/3 against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Chennai Super Kings holds the record for the third-highest team total in IPL when the team put up 246/5 on the scoreboard against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010. IPL 2021 will also witness some big team totals and the tournament might also witness the highest ever team score by a team. Here we talk about 3 teams who can break the record of the highest team total in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 3 Teams That Can Break The Record Of The Highest Team Total
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the first time who has the ability to break the record of highest team total in IPL 2021. The Virat Kohli-led side has scored the two highest totals in IPL history and they can surely break their own record. Royal Challengers Bangalore have some big hitters like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell. With the arrival of Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, the team has got a powerful hitter at the lower middle order. AB de Villiers is a big hitter in the middle-order. Devdutt Padikkal is also a great opener for the team. With such brilliant batsmen in the team, it can break the record of the highest team total in IPL 2021.
Punjab Kings bought a lot of new players during IPL 2021 auction and the team now has many new faces in the squad. Punjab Kings is another team that can break the record of the highest team total. The team has big hitters like KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. KL Rahul has been phenomenal with the bat in the last few editions. He also won the orange cap after scoring maximum runs in IPL 2020.
Chris Gayle’s hard-hitting batting is something every cricket fan is aware of. Dawid Malan and Shahrukh Khan have also joined the team. These two players are also big hitters in the T20 format. Also, Nicholas Pooran is also part of Punjab Kings who is known for hitting big sixes. With such mighty batsmen in the team in IPL 2021, Punjab Kings is another team that can break the record of highest team total in IPL 2021.
Mumbai Indians– the most successful team in IPL- is the third team that has the might to break the record of the highest team total. Mumbai Indians have great openers in the form of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are brilliant batsmen at the middle order.
Plus, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard constitute the lower order which makes the team a strong batting side. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are among the players with the highest strike rate in the Indian Premier League. Hence, they can elevate the scoreboard in the death overs by a great margin. Mumbai Indians also comprise a strong batting side and they have the ability to surpass the record of highest team total in IPL 2021.