The world's richest cricket league, starting on September 19, is being held in United Arab Emirates this year because of the pandemic, and likely with no spectators.
A rampant Delhi Capitals (DC) will look to go on top while struggling Rajasthan bid to keep their hopes alive with a win in their IPL match at the Sharjah Stadium on Friday.
Rashid Khan bowled (3-12) yet another scintillating spell after a stupendous batting performance by Jonny Bairstow and David Warner as a clinical Sunrisers Hyderabad routed reckless Kings XI Punjab
DC now have 10 points in their kitty while RR sit at the seventh place in the eight team standings with just four points.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to consolidate their position in the standings with a win over a beleaguered Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the second match of Saturday’s double-header.
Bangalore, who are searching for their maiden IPL title reclaimed top spot in the Twenty20 tournament. "Well, I said at the halfway mark we have 200 because of two genius innings back-to-back," said Kohli.
Australian cricketer Adam Zampa said that the bio-bubble for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is the most vulnerable one he has been in so far due to the Covid-19 situation in India. “We’ve been in a few (bubbles) now, and I feel like this is probably
Smith is coming off a decent Australia summer in which he scored heavily in the ODI series and also got some runs in the Test series against India.
Here, however, he will be playing under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant.
The 23-year-old Pant, who was once an understudy to Dhoni and has now cemented his role as India's premier wicketkeeper, hit the winning runs in his first outing as T20 captain.