- Things are not looking good for KKR. I am in sixth place after registering only one victory in their IPL 2021 campaign.
UPDATED AT APRIL 22, 2021 10:09 AM IST
Chennai Super Kings passed the Royal Challengers Bangalore to occupy the top position in the Indian Premier League 2021 points table. CSK on Wednesday recorded a strong victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. CSK successfully defended a 221-race target after being put under pressure by fast-fire halves from Andre Russell and Pat Cummins.
CSK now has six points from 4 matches and leads RCB due to a much healthier running rate in the IPL 2021 points table. CSK have an NRR of 1,142. DC are in third place with the same number of points, but an NRR of 0.426. RCB played one game less than both teams.
On the other hand, things do not look good for KKR. They are in sixth place after recording a single victory in their IPL 2021 campaign. KKR has two points from four matches with an NRR of -0,700. They are ahead of the Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. Hyderabad Sunrisers are in fifth place after beating PBKS on Wednesday.
Here is the IPL 2021 points table after CSK’s victory against KKR:
Jonny Bairstow and Faf du Plessis joined the Orange Cap list after their blows against PBKS and KKR, respectively. Bairstow is third in the Orange Cap race with 173 runs in four matches and an average of 57.66. Meanwhile, du Plessis is fourth with 164 races in four matches and an average of 82. Orange Cap is currently owned by Shikhar Dhawan, who has 231 races.
Deepak Chahar entered the list on Wednesday with his transport with four packages. Chahar has 8 counters in four matches. DC’s Avesh Khan is second on the list with the same number of counters, while Mumbai Indians Rahul Chahar is fourth. Andre Russell also entered the fight and has seven counters in IPL 2021. The list is led by Harshal Patel from RCB, with 9 counters in 3 matches.