Rating teams based on their performance in first week of IPL 2021

Where teams stand after their performance in the first week?

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It’s been quite a great start to the tournament this year. It’s the 14th edition of IPL and every team is looking strong filled with match winners. It was visible in the matches that have been played till now.

It’s good to see young Indian faces such as Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson leading their respective teams for the first time. There’s a breath of fresh air in every single team with a great mixture of experience and youth. Out of 7 matches played as of yet, only one match hasn’t reached the 40th and decisive over. 

It’s still very early in the tournament and you would never know where the points table stands before the qualifiers and eliminator. Some teams have shown impressive runs as of now while some others are still looking to find their rhythm totally. Here are team rankings as of now based on their performance in the first week in descending order from M1 to M7.

Rating teams based on their performance in the first week of IPL 2021

8. Chennai Super Kings – 6/10

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

It hasn’t been a great start for CSK in this tournament. In fact, their match was the only one out of the lot which was one-sided. The openers of Delhi Capitals never gave a chance for a fightback to CSK bowlers. 

While the bowling failed badly in the first game, the batting hasn’t really stood out either. Their opening combination is more or less cemented with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis. Furthermore, they have changed the natural batting position of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu. While the middle order looked in fine touch, they still are not consistent with their performances. 

Although it’s been just one game, CSK would have to turn it around in the next few games. MS Dhoni needs to step up with the bat and the bowlers have to do a better job. They still are a quality team with proven match-winners, but they seem to be out of touch. 

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