As the VIVO IPL 2021 is about to begin in few days we are all set to see our favorite players play on the field. Every cricket fan is waiting for the event to begin. The hype for the IPL is always set high as IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world. Indian Premier League is the professional T-20 league where eight different teams represent our country’s different cities. This year the tournament will be played in the home country itself.
The matches in IPL will be played between 8 teams in a round-robin format and each team will play against the other at least two times. The victories gather 2 points and the top four teams that gain the highest points move on to the playoffs. Playoffs are the final step before the finals.
The playoffs will be in a knockout format. The top two contenders play against each other in the Qualifier-1 after which the winning team enters the finals directly. The Eliminator match is played between the bottom two teams that enter the playoffs. The losing team of Qualifier-1 will have another chance to play enter the finals in the Qualifier-2 which is played against the winner of Eliminator. The winner will then proceed to the finals.
While all the teams are perfectly capable of entering the playoffs, given the history of IPL and the assembled teams after the auction, there are some teams that have a higher chance of entering the playoffs. Let us look at those four teams who can make it to the playoffs this year.
• CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
This team has been the most loved team of the IPL. CSK has some good quality players who made this squad strong enough to win the title. This team has always been consistent on the field. With the presence of all-rounders like Raina, Moeen Ali, Jadeja, and of course Dhoni as their captain, this team is power-packed. With such good history of the team and some best players, this team is expected to be in the playoffs.
• MUMBAI INDIANS
No doubt that Mumbai Indians is the most successful team of the IPL. The team has won the trophy five times. The fans are all over-excited to see this team on the field. This time MI’s squad has not changed much and many players are the same as the previous year. With many of the ace players, MI is expected to be seen in the playoffs.
• SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
The orange army has the best players in it. This team has always managed to play so well without making a big deal about it. As the team is consistently playing well in the past years this year too, the same will be expected by the fans. There are not many changes in the squad too. There are batting specialists like David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, and Jonny Bairstow and for bowling, they have the best like Bhuwnesh Kumar, Natrajan, and Rashid. With a pack like this, SRH just might make it past the playoffs this year.
• DELHI CAPITALS
DC’s chances to be in the playoffs have come into the vision due to their last year’s performance. As this team qualified for the finals last year, there are chances that they might win the trophy this year. As the team has come a long way in terms of its performance. This year DC has some of the best players on their team but with the absence of the captain Shreyas Iyer, it is doubted that the team might manage to keep up the same performance. But if the team performs the same way it did last year, DC has a winning chance in this year’s IPL.
Live Stream of Vivo IPL 2021 is going to begin from the 9th of April 2021 and will be streamed live across all the major networks in the world. Viewers from Continental Europe, Australia, South East Asia (except Singapore and Malaysia), South and Central America, Central Asia, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives can watch Vivo IPL 2021 Live streaming on YuppTV.