IPL 2021: Ranking all the teams based on their power hitters

IPL 2021: Ranking all the teams based on their power hitters

Rankings based on power hitting capabilities of the teams.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The excitement for IPL 2021 is building up big time now. We are already at the end of the first week of March and the IPL is expected to begin in a month’s time. Recently, the BCCI has announced that the IPL will take at 6 venues only, from the 9th of April till the 30th of May. To add to it, no team will play at their home ground and will play at 4 out of the 6 venues in the group stage.

The team managements of various franchises must have begun with their preparations as far as strategy and team combinations are concerned. The India-England series is India’s last International assignment before the IPL and is also an opportunity for the players to get themselves ready for the grandest T20 league in the world. An important aspect of planning in T20 cricket is power hitting. This is a pillar every team looks to strengthen in the auction.

Ranking teams based on their power hitters in IPL 2021

8) Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

It is rare for a team having MS Dhoni to be placed last in the rankings for power hitters but unfortunately it is the case this time. The Super Kings were not at their best and were the first team to be knocked out last season. They have bought few new players at the auction but again they do not look a very strong side.

Over the years MS Dhoni has been CSK’s prime power hitter but as the time passes, his striking  ability seems to dip a bit. Last season was statistically the worst for him in his entire IPL career. Shane Watson has retired which is another void for the yellow team. CSK will now have to rely more on youngsters like Ruturaj Gaikwad and N Jagdesan to get the job done.

They have bought Moeen Ali in the auction, a decent striker to accompany Sam Curran who is set to play the finisher’s role for the team. This line-up does not look as strong in this criterion and has a steep task at their hands.