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Book IPL tickets 2021 online here. The 14th season of the Indian Premier League has been tentatively booked to take place from the 11th of April, with the final taking place on June 6th. This will be dependant on the current pandemic situation at the time. If all goes to plan, then the opening game will be contested between the Mumbai Indians and the Dehli Capitals. The tournament is due to move back to India this year following last year’s move to the UAE. However, there is a contingency plan to move it back to the UAE should the number of Covid-19 cases rise in India close to the tournament commences. Either way, the tournament is sure to live up to years gone past as, despite the tournament moving last year and the lack of crowds and atmosphere, there was still plenty of drama and fantastic cricket played.
The biggest thing to come out of last year’s tournament was the fact that the Mumbai Indians are miles ahead of the competition right now, and the other seven franchises have a long way to go to catch them. Mumbai Indians opted for continuity as they used only 15 players this season, the least number of players used in the league, and this was undoubtedly a tactic that worked. As others chopped and change regularly, looking for that right combination, Mumbai stuck to their funds, and the plan worked.
Despite Mumbai’s dominance, it was a tightly contested season as only two points separated third place from the bottom of the table. The tournament also highlighted the fact that the Chennai Super Kings need a change. Their ageing team needs to take a turn in a new direction, and this is something that the Chennai selectors will be taking into account come the IPL auction.
KL Rahul was the leading run-scorer by some margin scoring a mighty impressive 670 runs. In the bowling department, it was thought that the leading wicket-takers would be spinners, given the tournaments change of venue, but this wasn’t the case as the top four leading wickets takers were all fast bowlers. The leading wicket-taker was Kagiso Rabada, closely followed by Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. Jofra Archer was the MVP for IPL 2020, which was the first time a player playing for the team finishing bottom of the standings has won the prestigious award. It was undoubtedly a tournament dominated by the bowlers; for instance, the Kings XI had a batting line up that would match anyone with Rahul, Agarwal, Gayle, and Pooran, but without a decent bowling attack, they faltered. The four best performing bowling teams occupied the top four places in the league.
As per usual, the tournament unearthed some young Indian talent in Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Devdutt Padikkal, who all finished amongst the top ten run-scorers. The young Indian bowlers were not to be outdone either, as both Varun Chakravarthy and Natarajan were among the leading wicket-takers.
There were rumours that the league would add two new franchises this season, but those plans have been put on hold until IPL 2022. However, there are plans to increase the quota of overseas players from four to five. This will give teams more flexibility if there are any travel restrictions in place when the tournament starts.
The IPL auction is due to occur on 18th February, and the deadline for player retention is the 20th of January. However, many of the teams have already made some big decisions regarding their squads for the upcoming season. Amongst the biggest surprises is the Knight Riders releasing the talented Tom Banton, the Kings XI have let James Neesham go, and the Mumbai Indians have released Nathan Coulter-Nile. It will undoubtedly be interesting to see what approaches each team takes and what coaching changes, if any, will be made. Given the amount of uncertainty surrounding last year and this year’s tournament, you would think that most IPL teams will be looking for continuity but perhaps not familiarity.
Either way, this year’s tournament has many different permutations like years gone by and will shed some light on these current darker days we currently find ourselves in. Please pay is a visit again soon to get the latest updates surrounding which players have been retained by each franchise, as we will then be able to analyse each team to get some indication of the strategy they intend to take this year. IPL ticket booking 2021 links will be placed below.
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