IPL 2021 is the upcoming cricket tournament that is going to enthral Indian cricket fans. The domestic Indian T20 league is going to occur next month. Unlike the last season, the tournament is scheduled to be played at home (India), and therefore, it is expected to attract even more attention.
In the last season, Mumbai Indians became the worthy champions after they topped the points table after the group stage and won both the playoffs match to lift the trophy. There was very stiff competition for the playoffs spot, as three teams finished with equal 14 points and another three finished with equal 12 points.
Except for the top two teams Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, net run-rate was the crucial factor for determining other team’s position on the points table. In IPL 2021, there is going to be another nail-biting battle in the group stage. Here, we try to predict the result of the points table in IPL 2021 and foresee which team grabs which spot after the group stages.
IPL 2021: Predicting The Complete Points Table
8. Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals finished on the last spot last season and this time too, the team is expected to finish at the bottom. Last season, the team finished with equal points (12) as that of Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. Rajasthan Royals have bid goodbye to Steve Smith, who was the skipper last season. They have a new skipper in the form of Sanju Samson. Sanju Samson has less experience as a skipper as compared to skippers of other teams.
In the IPL 2021 auction, Chris Morris and Shivam Dube were among the popular buys for Rajasthan Royals. They are crucial players but they do not strengthen the team to a great extent. Plus, Steve Smith’s ouster from the team is going to hamper the batting zone. The franchisee also did not find a replacement for Steve Smith during the auction.