The thirteenth edition of the world’s most famous cricket league was intense and gripping. Mumbai Indians stood at the top by winning the thirteenth season and scoring maximum points. However, winning leagues does not mean that a team has the best winning percentage in the IPL.
In 2020 the competition was intense for teams to even reach the playoffs. All eight teams went through the highs and lows by giving some of the best and worst performances.
However, the first phase of the IPL 2021 was done, and the second phase is set to begin in mid-September. Let’s look at the rating and ranking of the teams based on the winning percentage of IPL teams.
Delhi Capitals stands at the first position after the first phase of IPL 2021. They won 6 matches out of the eight games they played. Their Net RR stood at a positive of 0.547. One can say that the tram is definitely leveling up their game and giving quite a competition to the opposition teams. Uncapped players such as Avesh Khan have come into the limelight with their performance for the team.
Chennai Super Kings
The second in line is none other than one of the most successful franchises of all the time- Chennai Super Kings. They have played seven matches and won five out of them with a net RR of +1.263. After their dismal performance in 2020, the Dhoni-led team is again gaining momentum this year. However, they need to win more matches to reach the number one spot.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore stood at number three with five wins in hand out of the seven matches they played so far. The team stood after Chennai Super Kings even after having the same number of wins due to a lower net RR of -0.171. Hence, the team needs to rebuild its strategy and use high-profile players to improve its ranking.
The most successful franchise with the highest number of wins stands at the fourth position. Unlike their performance in the past season, IPL 2021 is proving to be disastrous for them. MI has only won four matches out of the seven matches they have played so far. However, the team has a positive net RR of 0.062, and fans are looking forward to their strong comeback in the second phase of the league.
The team’s performance has only deteriorated over the years. After becoming the winners of the inaugural season of the IPL, the franchise has struggled to even make it to the finals in the past few seasons. They have lost four matches out of the seven matches they have played in the first phase. Hence, any possibility of improvement looks bleak for the team.
Finishing at the third last position is Punjab Kings. Out of the eight matches played by the franchise, only three matches were turned into wins. Even the net RR of the team stood at -0.368. Although KL Rahul showcased stunning performance, the rest of the team members stood at below average performance.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Even after making changes in captaincy from Dinesh Karthik to Eoin Morgan, the team has finished second last in the first phase of the league. Players such as Harbhajan Sinah and Shakib Al Hasan have also not proved to be of much help to the franchise. They only won two matches out of the seven matches they played so far.
Sitting at the bottom is the Sunrisers Hyderabad team with only one win out of seven matches. Players such as Rashid Khan and Jonny Bairstow have performed well for the franchise, but the team is struggling to find the right footing in the league. To improve their ranking significantly, the team will have to work harder to score more and win more matches somehow.
The results after the first phase of IPL 2021 based on the winning percentages of IPL teams is not definite. Many teams and their respective fans are looking to make a comeback in the second-phase IPL 2021 schedule. Let’s wait and see how the ranking changes after the season.