The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) ended with MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifting their 4th trophy by defeating Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The 4 teams that made it into the playoffs were Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 to make a direct entry into the final. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders won the back-to-back battle against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Eliminator and table toppers Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 to make it into the final. Overall fans were able to witness thrilling and nail-biting encounters between top Indian Premier League (IPL) teams that were packed with star Indian and overseas players.
In this article, we will try to rate all 8 teams according to their performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
IPL 2021: Rating All Teams Based On Their Performance In The Tournament
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 9.5
The Chennai Super Kings are unarguably one of the most consistent teams in the history of franchise cricket. After a horrible run in the IPL 2020. CSK made an exceptional comeback and throughout the season they looked dominant. They started pretty good and were aiming to finish at the top of the points table but were unable to do that after three back-to-back losses. However, they finished 2nd in the points table to secure a spot in Qualifier 1.
In the group stage, Chennai Super Kings won 9 out of 14 games and had 18 points in their bag with a net run rate of +0.455. Also, two of the best performers for the side were Ruturaj Gaikwad the Orange Cap holder and Faf Du Plessis who was the second-highest run-getter of the season. On the bowling side of things, Shardul Thakur was the MVP of the team. Overall CSK had a nice blend of experience and few young talents which led to the team’s success in the 14th edition of IPL.