AB de Villiers has directly influenced three of RCB’s five victories, shellacking 204 runs at a staggering strike rate of 174 runs, the highest among any batsman who has scored more than 200 runs in this edition.
Flimsy as their middle-order has been for ages, Hyderabad’s best way to address this old malady of theirs is to blood in Williamson at the top order, thus elongating their batting line-up. The many virtues of Williamson would immensely benefit them as the tournament pulls along.
Ashwin has not featured in any white-ball cricket for his country in the last four years. He stands a chance to knock firmly on the doors of the World T20 side, for which a prosperous IPL 2021 will augur him well.
Touted as the best stroke-maker to have emerged from the Caribbean islands since Brian Lara — in full flow, a spectacle with his blazing game, a combination of power and timing —Hetmyer’s potential is undisputed.
IPL 2021: After a relatively indifferent white-ball series in India, there suddenly are doubts on Dawid Malan's proficiency against quality spin bowling, which he would encounter in abundance if he were to feature in the T20 World Cup later this year.
Ten years after fans brought alive that insipid World Cup match in Mohali, here’s another chance for the supporters of the two cricket-crazy nations to go home with a lifetime of memories and impressions.
Self-abstinence and hours of sweat saw Mumbai Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav burn 12 kgs in 3 months and refine his skills. Sandip G counts the ten thousand small steps that the IPL super star took before the decisive India leap.