It’s just a matter of few hours for the festival of cricket to be signaled a “Play ball” by the on-field umpires. Yes, you got it right. Vivo IPL 2021 is finally here.
In accordance with the sudden hike in the pandemic, the complete edition will be played behind closed doors and across six venues namely, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Delhi as stated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Here we present the best possible playing XI of the following four teams who are expected to be the top contenders of the championship-
1) Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(wk), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian , Washington Sundar , Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
2) Mumbai Indians:
Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton de Kock(wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile/ Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar/piyush chawla, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
3) Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad/Robin Uthappa, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Sam Curran, Dj Bravo/Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
4) Delhi Capitals:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw , Steve Smith/Shimron Hetmyer, A Rahane, Rishabh Pant(c), Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma/ Umesh Yadav.
The Vivo IPL 2021 opener will be played between defending champions, Mumbai Indians and the favourites, Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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