The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL] is all set to kickstart from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates [UAE].
All the teams have kickstarted their training after the completion of the mandatory quarantine period and now it is all about honing skills in the nets and zeroing on ideal team-combinations ahead of the IPL.
All the teams are decently balanced this time around but there still exits a few chinks in their armor which- if not addressed at the right time- might come back to haunt them.
Here’s a look at the weaknesses of each of the eight IPL teams ahead of the 13th edition:
Rajasthan Royals strength- gun overseas players- is also their biggest weakness. That is because they are dependent on the overseas exploits of their foreign stars in Jos Buttler, skipper Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer in almost every department of the game.
While Yashasvi Jaiswal is still an unknown quantity at the IPL level, barring Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa, the Royals do not have any experienced Indian batsman in their line-up.
In the bowling department too, they lack the depth of quality death bowlers barring Jofra Archer as none of the Indian bowlers in Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajpoot are renowned for bowling in the final overs. Karthik Tyagi and Akash Singh, just like Jaiswal, are rookies at this level.