IPL 2021: Ranking all eight captains till the league stage
The IPL 2021 has almost come to the end of the league stage in the UAE.
Updated - Oct 8, 2021 1:07 pm
Well, finally the IPL 2021 has now almost reached its mainstream affair. For the playoff spots, the three best teams (RCB, DC & CSK) have already sealed the qualification deals but for the fourth spot, there’s still a little bit of ambiguity.
However, regardless of the qualifications scenarios, the second leg has also undoubtedly been a strenuous affair for all the IPL captains. Since the conditions have been very enigmatic, even the shrewdest of minds have sometimes failed to exhibit the best to be offered. In fact, for the bottom-line teams, captaincy has been not less than any ordeal precisely also because of the nagging NRR scenario. Hence with the league-stage games now almost coming to an end, let’s see the-
Rankings of all eight captains by end of the league stage
8. Kane Williamson (SRH)
Well, unfortunately for the SRH franchise the 2021 IPL season has been wreaking havoc. The team’s two main pillars (David Warner & Bhuvneshwar Kumar) have massively underperformed and even skipper Kane Williamson’s prowess has been in despair. Perhaps the young guns like Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, and Abdul Samad have also largely malfunctioned especially at a time when the opportunities were in abundance.
However, with regards to Williamson’s captaincy, only the infusion of Jason Roy seems to be the righteous decision that has helped the franchise. Barring him, nothing else has adequately shaped including the chances given to the youngsters. Some have even argued the position at which the in-form Jason Holder has batted, merely because of the all-rounder being the only glowing light coming from the SRH’s dark tunnel.
Also, since the conditions have been spin-friendly, maybe Nabi’s inclusion somehow could have added an extra dimension in both SRH’s bowling and batting departments. Overall, though the Kiwi skipper has valiantly commanded the side, the mediocre performances have resulted in torment for the fans. All in all, sadly after the five consecutive playoffs appearances since IPL
2016, the orange army will end the 2021 season with a rearmost placement in the points table.