Monday (12th April) was the fourth day of the IPL 2021 where Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) faced each other at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) in the fourth game of this tournament. After this match, we will not only start to look at the points table of the IPL 2021, but the fights for the Orange Cap and Purple Cap will now officially start from the next day.
In the first three days of this IPL 14, six other teams started their campaign of this season. The record five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI), who are the defending champions in this IPL season as they won both the last two IPL tournaments, played the opening game of the IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB won that tournament opener by two wickets after chasing the 160 runs target on the final ball of that match.
In the second game of this tournament, the IPL 2020 runners-up Delhi Capitals (DC) competed against the three-time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Delhi Capitals started this new season with a victory under their new captain Rishabh Pant as they beat CSK by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) in that game.
In the third match of this season, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started their journey in this tournament where KKR won that match by 10 runs.
Now, in the fourth game of this tournament, PBKS beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs, where Rajasthan Royals’ new captain Sanju Samson played an inspiring centurion knock.
IPL 2021: Participating Teams
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
IPL 2021: Updated Points Table
|Rank||Team||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied/No Result||Net Run Rate||Points|
Current Orange Cap Holder
IPL 2021: Top 10 Most Runs
|Rank||Player (Team)||Matches (Innings)||Runs||Highest Score||Average||Strike Rate||100s/50s|
|1||Sanju Samson (RR)||1 (1)||119||119||119.00||188.88||1/0|
|1||KL Rahul (PBKS)||1 (1)||91||91||91.00||182.00||0/1|
|2||Shikhar Dhawan (DC)||1 (1)||85||85||85.00||157.40||0/1|
|3||Nitish Rana (KKR)||1 (1)||80||80||80.00||142.85||0/1|
|4||Prithvi Shaw (DC)||1 (1)||72||72||72.00||189.47||0/1|
|5||Deepak Hooda (PBKS)||1 (1)||64||64||64.00||228.57||0/1|
|6||Manish Pandey (SRH)||1 (1)||61||61*||–||138.63||0/1|
|7||Jonny Bairstow (SRH)||1 (1)||55||55||55.00||137.50||0/1|
|8||Suresh Raina (CSK)||1 (1)||54||54||54.00||150.00||0/1|
|9||Rahul Tripathi (KKR)||1 (1)||53||53||53.00||182.75||0/1|
Current Purple Cap Holder
IPL 2021: Top 10 Most Wickets
|Rank||Player (Team)||Matches (Innings)||Wickets||BBI||Average||Economy Rate||4wks/5wks|
|1||Harshal Patel (RCB)||1 (1)||5||5/27||5.40||6.75||0/1|
|2||Chetan Sakariya (RR)||1 (1)||3||3/31||10.33||7.75||0/0|
|3||Arshdeep Singh (PBKS)||1 (1)||3||3/35||11.66||8.75||0/0|
|4||Avesh Khan (DC)||1 (1)||2||2/23||11.50||5.75||0/0|
|5||Rashid Khan (SRH)||1 (1)||2||2/24||12.00||6.00||0/0|
|6||Chris Woakes (DC)||1 (1)||2||2/18||9.00||6.00||0/0|
|7||Jasprit Bumrah (MI)||1 (1)||2||2/26||13.00||6.50||0/0|
|8||Marco Jansen (MI)||1 (1)||2||2/28||14.00||7.00||0/0|
|9||Mohammad Nabi (SRH)||1 (1)||2||2/32||16.00||8.00||0/0|
|10||Mohammed Shami (PBKS)||1 (1)||2||2/33||16.50||8.25||0/0|
- Note: BBI – Best bowling in an innings