IPL 2021 moves to UAE for the remaining games
The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League is set to make a comeback after being postponed midway on May 4th, 2021. The proceedings will resume in UAE, a decision that was unanimously approved by the members at a Special General Meeting (SGM) today.
The remaining 31 games will not be held in India considering they are the monsoon months here.
The BCCI SGM has also allowed members and office bearers time to reflect on the T20I World Cup happening in India later this year. An appropriate call on the same will be made soon.
Story so far in IPL 2021
In the seven games that Mumbai Indians played, the team won four and lost three. However, it has been a roller coaster ride for the Men in Blue and Gold so far in the season. They started off with a loss, as they had done since 2013, against RCB in the league’s Chennai leg. They bounced back with a win against KKR, defending a low total in the second game.
They won yet another low scorer against SRH before faltering in the two games, against DC and PKBS, following that. When the Chennai leg ended, the team’s win-lose ratio was at 2-3.
The team travelled to Delhi with the hopes of turning their fortunes, and they did so pretty well! Their first win in three games, they triumphed over RR. It was followed by a sensational last-ball win against CSK, chasing down 219 runs, which turned out to be the last game of the prematurely ended season for MI.
Top performers in Blue and Gold
In the batting department, the captain has been consistent, getting regular 30s and 40s. He has one half century, but has a healthy average of 35.71, ensuring good starts for the team. He has accumulated the most runs for MI so far - 250.
Top-order batter Suryakumar Yadav and explosive middle order all-rounder Kieron Pollard come at the second and third position for the team. They have 173 and 168 runs respectively.
Young leggie Rahul Chahar’s numbers have been impressive this season. He has the most wickets for MI, and is fourth in contention for the purple cap. He has got 11 scalps and a scintillating best bowling figures of 4/27 to his name.
Trent Boult comes second for MI, with 8 wickets in his kitty so far. The New Zealander will be looking to go hard and get more of those in the upcoming leg of IPL 2021.
Rejoice, Paltan! We are getting to see our favourite members in the MI Blue and Gold soon!