The Indian Premier League is a multi-franchise T20 cricket league based in India, which was inaugurated in 2008. 13 years after its commencement, the league has transformed into one of the greatest short-format leagues across the world with player participation from various countries. The 2021 edition of the league comprises eight participants, who will feature in a round-robin format in 56 league games before the tournament reaches the Playoffs, followed by the final clash.
All the eight participating teams aim to end up in the top-four slot, which is a necessary condition to proceed for the Playoffs. There is an added incentive for the teams finishing in the top-two slot as they get two chances to make their place into the final.
The standings of each participant of the tournament are decided based on a points system, and on an occasion of a tie, the Net Run Rate is used as a tie-breaker. The Net Run Rate is calculated as ‘the number of runs scored by the team to the number of overs faced’ to ‘the number of runs conceded by the team to the number of overs bowled in the same tournament.
A team is awarded 2 points for a win and 0 for a loss, whereas the points are shared equally in the cases where the game is either abandoned or ends in no result.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||14||7||7||0||0||14||-0.17|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||14||7||7||0||0||14||-0.21|
|Chennai Super Kings||14||6||8||0||0||12||-0.46|