BCCI has decided to rule out Mega Auction for 2021 season of the IPL. It has also decided to not add any extra team to the league as was first planned. Do you know what that means? It means that the strongest team of this season would be the strongest next year as well. A glance at the league table of IPL 2020 would make you believe that Mumbai Indians are going to walk away with the trophy next year as well.
Mumbai Indians too strong?
Mumbai Indians have a very strong unit with every player scoring for fun in T20s. They would have a pretty easy shot at the trophy as their main competitors Chennai Super Kings are in a dire need of a shakeup. CSK as a team has gone old and stale with very few young players to make any sort of difference.
The only team that could challenge Mumbai Indians is Sunrisers Hyderabad with this team.
Shakib Al Hasan
The SRH team looks very good on paper and had a pretty decent IPL 2020 as well. Other teams such as Delhi Capitals, KXIP, KKR etc had a decent start to the season but faltered when the league progressed further. The story is the same for the RCB as has been the case for a decade now. They continually find a way to shoot themselves in the foot with their poor bowling and fielding to mount any challenge on the trophy. Rajasthan Royals have been just a shadow of their former self just happy to hang around.
Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma
All things considered, Mumbai Indians have an incredible chance to defend the trophy given their advantage over other teams in the league. Another trophy would certainly boost Rohit Sharma’s chances of becoming the captain of the national team if India’s poor form continues away from home. Would be exciting to see who among Kohli and Rohit Sharma leads Indian in T20 World Cup in 2021.