Indian cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Although the official dates for the tournament are yet to come, it is expected to be held in April 2021. The last season was played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to Covid 19 epidemic. But this time, the IPL 2021 will entertain the audience at the home venue in India.
Eight teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders will once again enthral the audience to a great level.
Last year, Mumbai Indians won the trophy after they were by far the best team of the tournament. Mumbai Indians ended on the top spot on the points table and won the Qualifier 1 and final match to grab the trophy for a record 5th time.
In IPL 2021, there have been some changes in the eight teams after IPL 2021 auction. Some new players have joined the squad which has added more value to the team. Here we will try to predict which four teams can qualify for playoffs in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Predicting The Four Teams That Can Qualify For The Playoffs
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings did not have their leading players Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo in IPL 2020 which hampered their performance. While Suresh Raina opted out of the tournament due to personal reasons, Dwayne Bravo was ruled out after playing 6 matches due to a groin injury. Chennai Super Kings have many incredible all-rounders in the team which has been their strength.
Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, and Sam Curran are among the superb all-rounders that CSK has. The franchisee also bought two more all-rounders during IPL auctions- Krishnappa Gowtham and Moeen Ali. With their players in place, CSK is expected to give a far better performance than last season.
Except for IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings qualified for playoffs in every IPL season they were part of. With the return of Raina and Bravo, the team looks balanced again and they are expected to one among the top four in IPL 2021 points table.