The change of location may not make it easier for some teams.
After staging a successful IPL season in the UAE in 2020, BCCI decided to host the league in India in 2021. The league was scheduled to take place in six cities, two venues at a time. At the start of the tournament, everything seemed pretty well run and safe.
However, as the number of cases in India increased due to the second wave of COVID-19, it was only a matter of time before the virus also entered the IPL bio-bubble. BCCI has done its best to maintain a safe environment, but these bio-secure bubbles are never foolproof and the virus can enter through unknown sources.
Despite this, a month later, after the Extraordinary General Assembly of the BCCI, good news hit the headlines. the BCCI announced that the remaining IPL 2021 matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to October 14 at three venues.
As the games continue into September, it will be interesting to see how the teams fare, as the change of venue is likely to change the fortunes of many teams.
So here we rank the IPL teams according to their chances of winning the title in the United Arab Emirates:
8) Horsemen of Calcutta
The two times IPL On the winning side, the KKR had a fairly marked offseason when the league was suspended. Their batting order seemed muddled, the bowlers were running off lanes and overall the franchise seemed pretty lost.
They have only won two of their seven games playing very average cricket. If they want to do well in the league’s second leg, they have to be clinical and improve quickly as there is only half of the tournament left. First, they have to sort their typing order.
There has been a lot of talk about playing Andre Russell in order, which should definitely be implemented soon. Their bowling alley also needs a shot because even they looked discolored a few times.
Winning the title surely seems difficult from this point on, however, they will be looking to follow and trust their processes in order to improve in the future.