The IPL 2021 has been suspended indefinitely after the surge in Covid-19 cases among the players inside the bio -bubble and it seems to be the right call from BCCI. Two players started testing positive suddenly for the virus and after some time, the number of cases started increasing forcing the IPL to be suspended immediately.
It could be a blessing in disguise for the struggling teams who were at the bottom half of the table and they can pick themselves up before the IPL restarts again. But this could be also a nightmare for the teams that started off really well so far in the tournament and they will have to restart again with no momentum. Here are 3 teams that have suffered after the suspension of IPL 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Royal Challengers had a pretty good start to this season and they won their first four games on the trot which was the first time in IPL history for the franchise. They had a tough three games after that but did show a lot of character in the game against Delhi and pulled off a win by just one run. However, they were outplayed in the games against Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.
They finished third in the points table at the midway with 5 wins in 7 games but were the only team with a negative run rate in the top four teams. They were touted to cruise to the playoffs with the start they have got in this season and players like Maxwell, AB Devilliers, Jamieson, Harshal Patel, and Padikkal have come to the party. Despite Kohli having an average season, RCB did very well to reach the stage they are in and they will feel unlucky to not continue the good start.