The thrill of the Indian Premier League continues. As the matches are happening, the excitement among the spectators is increasing. The race for the playoffs of the 14th season of IPL 2021 is still going on. Each team is working hard to win the race to make itself into the race for the playoffs. Rajasthan Royals’ scintillating win against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday has caused a major upset in the points table, continuing this reversal. After the victory of the Rajasthan Royals, this team has reached 10 points. This RR team has managed to occupy the points table above the Mumbai Indians team with the same points table of IPL 2021. However, after the spectacular victory of the Rajasthan Royals and their place near the playoffs, the whole team has got into trouble. Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Punjab Kings have increased the most risk.
In the match played on Saturday, the Rajasthan team had landed against Chennai Super Kings. They easily achieved the innings of 190 runs against Chennai and registered a victory for the team. With this victory, not only did the RR team get 2 points, but its net run rate also increased significantly. Rituraj Gaikwad, playing in Chennai Super Kings, scored a century, based on which CSK’s score reached 190. But this target was completed by RR’s opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dubey with a bang. As a result, the Rajasthan Royals team won by seven wickets in a stormy manner.
Points Table of IPL 2021
Looking at the points table of IPL 2021, CSK has played 12 matches so far, out of which their team has won 9 games. In this way, CSK has made their place at number one with 18 points.
Rituraj Gaikwad, playing for the team of CSK, scored the longest sixer of IPL 2021. He completed the first century of his IPL career by hitting a six with full force on the last ball of Mustafizur. With this, he also became the player to hit the longest six of IPL 2021.
In the points table, Delhi Capitals have also won 9 matches in 12 matches like Chennai Super Kings. But despite having 18 points due to his poor run rate, he is in second place below CSK. In the last game against Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals won by four wickets. Although Delhi’s opening batting was nothing special, the team’s superb bowling made the winning target easy.
Talk about the points table; RCB reached third place. Royal Challengers Bangalore have seven wins in 11 matches. Due to this, they have made their place at number three with 14 points. RCB will come out to play the game against Punjab Kings on Sunday. In today’s match, RCB’s team will strengthen their claim for a place in the playoffs. Captain Virat Kohli may have failed to score great scores, but it becomes difficult for the opponent to compete with him when he is in rhythm. His pairing with Devdutt Padikkal gives the team a decent score. Hopefully, their performance will be better in the match against Punjab on Sunday. The team has bowlers like Muhammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, who dare defeat the opposition team.
At number four is Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders, who have won 5 matches in 12 matches. In this way, with 10 points, they remain at number four in the points table.
According to the points table of IPL 2021, the teams of Chennai and Delhi have officially confirmed their place in the playoffs. The battle is still going on for the third and fourth numbers. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s place in the playoffs is almost certain as they are just 2 points behind and have three matches left to play. The battle for number four is going on between Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Mumbai in IPL 2021.