IPL 2021: Team-wise strongest and weakest player in the UAE leg
The UAE leg of IPL 2021 is all set to get underway on September 19.
Updated - Sep 9, 2021 12:34 pm
With a plethora of T20 cricket going around, even the second leg of IPL 2021 is all set to resume from September 19th. Much like the previous year, the franchises have already reached UAE earlier and are very much zestful for their remaining fixtures.
Perhaps the issue of the unavailability of certain overseas players has also got resolved as some teams have already fetched some captivating replacements. Overall, even the points table thus now indicates an electrifying second leg as supposedly the competition will become much more enigmatic as it advances.
Hence with the tournament now indulging itself in all-new eventualities and conditions, let’s check out each team’s
Strongest and weakest players from all teams in the UAE leg of IPL
1. Mumbai Indians
Strongest- Suryakumar Yadav
There’s no doubt that from 2018 onwards, Suryakumar Yadav has been MI’s biggest vital cog across three seasons. He is also currently the team’s highest run-scorer along with carrying a hot blazing form that can easily dwell MI into the playoffs. Recently while playing for team India against Sri Lanka, Sky had also bagged his maiden player of the series award in his debut ODI series.
Further, with regards to the changing UAE conditions, Sky seems to be the best well-equipped batter for MI in the second leg. He certainly has all sorts of gears whether to tackle a sluggish slow wicket or a flat deck regardless of any opponent or any bowling attack. Overall, with the cricketer also upholding an average of around 40 from his previous IPL season, surely he looks to be the best man for MI to make them win their potential sixth IPL title.
Weakest- Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham was bought by the MI management as a potential backup of the fibrous Kieron Pollard. The Kiwi all-rounder had also played a single IPL game in the first half but unfortunately, he now seems to be the weakest link of the side. At present, with regards to his current form, Neesham had merely averaged around 9.4 in the ‘The Hundred’ competition while playing for the Welsh Fire.
Apart from his fire-cracking 30* in his debut game, the all-rounder had dreadfully malfunctioned as only 17 runs were scored from his next six outings. Although, often Neesham was seen batting in the lower-middle order, not even once a double-digit score was registered by him barring his debut innings. Hence, by joining the team with a dingy form, certainly, Neesham’s batting looks to be one of the frail pieces of the side.