IPL 2021: Rating all teams based on performance in the third week
Rating the franchises as per their action in the third week of IPL 2021.
Updated - Apr 30, 2021 4:55 pm
This edition of the Indian Premier League is gradually taking its shape. With the fourth week knocking on the door, it is high time that the teams that are struggling should find a way to regroup and get their perfect XI on the field. Even the teams that managed to script a fabulous comeback are struggling this time. Apart from that, few teams are struggling because of stat-padding by their players.
Teams like Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad are struggling in this tournament. Even after having the perfect firepower on their bench, they have been unable to win consistently. Sometimes, the bowlers let them down, or it is the case of the batsmen who become the cause of the loss. Their team management has to pull up their socks and find the perfect team combination as soon as possible.
On the other side, teams like Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Delhi Capitals are dominating the teams that are present at the bottom half of the table. Chennai Super Kings are the strongest side in the tournament till now. Well, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been up to the mark as well. Talking about the Delhi Capitals, they are destroying bowling attacks for fun.
Rating IPL teams as per their show in the third week
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 4/10
The Sunrisers Hyderabad are having a horrible IPL season so far. Even after including a veteran like Kane Williamson, their bowling unit has been struggling. During those days when the bowling unit had done a commendable job, their middle-order disappointed them. Without any doubt, the team needs a complete change in the next IPL auction.
Their first game of the week was against the Delhi Capitals. Because of some disciplined bowling, they managed to dry out the runs. As a result of which Delhi scored 159/4 in their 20 overs. While chasing, Kane Williamson and Jagadeesha Suchith ensured that the game did not slip away.
Williamson scored 66 from 51 balls, and the match was tied. But, they were unable to put on a competitive score during the Super Over as SRH put on just 7 runs. This was never enough as Delhi chased it with ease. In the next game, SRH scored 171/3 from their 20 overs. But, this was never enough as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis ensured that CSK chased down the total easily.