IPL 2021: Rating teams for the second week based on their performance
Which teams performed well in the second week of IPL 2021.
Updated - Apr 23, 2021 3:45 pm
This edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been exciting. Just like any other season, few teams have got their combination right, while the rest are still trying their best to find the perfect combination. IPL, as they say, provides the perfect platform for everyone. Unknown faces have become heroes. And some players are handling the burden of high price values.
However, in some way, this has been a different season, mainly because RCB has managed to win every game till now. Adding on, they have found their main death bowler in the form of Harshal Patel. Apart from RCB, the only consistent team is CSK. It looks like the addition of Moeen Ali has done wonders for them.
In the case of SRH, KKR, RR, and PBKS, they have to find a way to get the perfect combination. They have suffered because of poor captaincy. Adding on, the repeated instances of stat-padding have hampered their chances to sit comfortably at the top. It is time to rate these teams as per their performances during the second week of the season.
8. Punjab Kings: 2/10
During an IPL game between RCB and RR, Michael Slater stated that Punjab Kings do find a way to lose a game every time they play. Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality. Punjab Kings have the strongest lineup. But, poor management is ensuring that they do not win a game.
Apart from the first match, their batting has been so bad that even Chris Gayle is unable to revive them. KL Rahul is batting too slowly and there is too much pressure on Mayank. Gayle at three is unable to smash those huge sixes and without any doubt, he should open. This is because KL Rahul can bat at any position, he is a versatile batsman.
Talking about their bowling, it looks like they have wasted INR 22 crore this year. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith are having the worst time of their careers as they are bowling at an economy rate of more than 10 runs per over.
It would have been better if the management had opted for better domestic players instead of popular BBL faces. Punjab has been the worst team, no doubt about it. But, we hope that they will turn the tables within the next few weeks.