Podcast Suno DiL SE: The life of five-time champion Mumbai Indians in IPL (IPL 2021) is stuck in the light. This time away from the title, there is a desire to reach the playoffs (IPL 2021 playoffs). To cement their seat in the next round, Mumbai will have to win the remaining three matches, tomorrow against Delhi, then Rajasthan Royals and finally Hyderabad.
I am present in this podcast covering the cricket enthusiasts of the week, I am Sanjay Banerjee, welcome to all of you, Suno Dil Se. The life of five-time champion Mumbai in IPL is stuck in the light. This time away from the title, there is a desire to reach the playoffs. To cement their seat in the next round, Mumbai will have to win the remaining three matches, tomorrow against Delhi, then Rajasthan Royals and finally Hyderabad. Obviously, the challenge is huge, and nothing can be said given the uncertainty of the shortest format of cricket. Especially in Mumbai, there is a crisis at a time when all eyes are on Rohit Sharma as the new captain after Kohli’s announcement of stepping down from the Indian team’s T20 captaincy after this World Cup.
Chennai Super Kings have qualified. Delhi Capitals have to fulfill the qualification formalities. For the remaining two places, the claim of Royal Challengers Bangalore is strong. Kolkata Knight Riders are also in the race for the playoffs. Till now only Sunrisers Hyderabad team has been formally out of this race. The prospects of Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have also been continuously drying up. Today’s match between Kolkata and Punjab will also be important.
CSK has proved to be the only team to have won all four matches in the second phase of the IPL being held in the UAE, five months after the postponement in India. Right now its three league matches are yet to be held from Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan, obviously the team of Chennai, which has made it to the play-offs, would like to go to the next round with an invincible record in the second round.
Chennai’s performance so far proves MS Dhoni to be a captain with a better strategy. However, this time too, the charisma of Dhoni’s bat has not been seen so far. His highest score in the entire season has been only 18 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have taken CSK to the next round with their performances in batting. Similarly, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur and Josh Hazlewood have also made excellent contributions in the bowling.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Harshal Patel is consistently leaving the rest of the bowlers behind. He took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians only last week. When it comes to bowling, Kolkata Knight Riders have won three out of the last four matches, in which spinners as well as fast bowlers have played a big role. Sunil Narine be it Andre Russell or Lockie Ferguson – all have made good efforts.
IPL 2021 Point Tally
This second round, happening just before the T20 World Cup, is being seen as preparations for the World Cup. The form of some players included in the Indian team is a bit disturbing. Among them the names of Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are prominent. In contrast, Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson are the highest run scorers. Both are not included in the Indian team. Names can be changed in any team till October 10, there is talk that India can think about it, but given the working style of Team India in the last years, this seems unlikely.
The World T20 is to be held in the UAE itself. The BCCI has also asked the franchises not to put too much workload on the players who are part of the Indian team. Hardik Pandya’s case is also getting a little deeper. Whether his shoulder injury has completely healed or not, no clear information is coming out. Hardik is important for the Indian team and if there is any doubt then it will not be right for Team India.
Sunil Gavaskar’s statement related to Rohit Sharma regarding the World Cup has created a little buzz. Gavaskar has said that Rohit Sharma should be the captain of the Indian team in the World Cup. Next year also India has to participate in the World Cup and changing the captain after Virat can change a lot in the team.
Nothing is decided on who will be the next coach after Ravi Shastri stepped down as coach in November. Anil Kumble was being considered as an option, but it is being told in the filtering news that Kumble will not become the coach. Kumble himself wants a foreigner to take over as the coach.
India’s female cricketer is currently in Australia and is busy playing Pinkball Test there. This is India’s first day-night Test in women’s cricket while it is only the second women’s day-night Test in the world. India has not won a single Test against Australia in the last 44 years. After 15 years, on the first day of the Test between the two, India started well after bad weather and losing the toss. Smriti Mandhana’s dream form continues and she has also completed her century.
On the other hand, Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj could not save her first place in the ODI women’s rankings. Mithali has now slipped down two places to the third position. Lizelle Lee of South Africa has come in first place. By the way, in bowling, Jhulan Goswami has reached the second place in the ranking. This is the best ranking of his career.
And finally domestic cricket. Today is the fourth day of the Under-19 Vinoo Mankad ODI tournament. Many matches have been played. During this nine centuries have been made so far. Apart from this, the women’s Under-19 ODI competition has also started. In this, Aishmin Kaur of Punjab and Tanisha Das of Tripura have scored centuries.
That’s all, in today’s podcast, we will be back next week to cover all the cricket enthusiasts, till then allow Sanjay Banerjee, and keep going with News18.