On Tuesday, the IPL 2021 was suspended due to an outbreak of covid-19 cases in 4 different franchises with 29 of 56 league stage matches completed.
The BCCI is eyeing the short window before or after the T20 World Cup later in the year to finish the remaining games and the season. Otherwise, as the board President, Sourav Ganguly, had said they would be facing losses up to INR 2500 crore.
Before the season was halted, it was the Delhi Capitals leading the points table, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad remained at the bottom of the table. No team is mathematically out of the tournament yet, neither has any team made a huge points difference with the rest.
IPL 2021: Rating Chances Of Each Franchise Winning The Tournament After Their Performance In First Half
Delhi Capitals – 9.5
Delhi Capitals, under new skipper Rishabh Pant have continued their form from the last season, where Shreyas Iyer took the side to their maiden IPL but lost to Mumbai Indians in the decisive game.
That the Capitals have 6 wins in 8 games without the services of Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, and R Ashwin for a few games, they are yet to play Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, and Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada has not been at his best – indicates their powerful bench strength and the winning acumen of a comparatively young side.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have provided them with ballistic starts that have helped Delhi win matches comprehensively. They have performed collectively; Delhi will resume the season as the favorites, albeit by a small margin. Other than some tactical mistakes by Pant, or an off-day for the entire team, DC looks ahead of others to clinch for their maiden title.