The 14th season of the IPL is up and running as we are witnessing some great games from both venues. In Chennai, where the pitch is slow and the ball is not coming on to the bat you need smart players who can rotate the strike and get that odd boundary. But on the other hand, in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium in this IPL, you need power hitters.
In the Mumbai leg, we are seeing that 180-190 is not good enough and you need to get 210-220 if you want to win batting first. If any IPL team wants to score that many runs then need power hitters in their team. Power hitters are a must while playing in the IPL especially on those flat wickets where the ball comes onto the bat nicely. So let us have a look at the four dangerous teams in the IPL based on power hitters.
4. Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings who have lost three out of their four games was the first team in this IPL to score 200. They might have won many games but they have an exciting batting line-up. They have one of the finest T20 batsmen in KL Rahul who can score runs consistently. Mayank Agarwal has shown that he can really take on the bowlers from the word go.
Chris Gayle the Universe Boss can clear the fence with utmost ease even at this age and it seems as if Deepak Hooda has found his touch of 2015-16 where he first came onto the scene. Nicholas Pooran who could be the future of this format hasn’t fired yet but even he can hit it a long way. Shahrukh Khan has shown his prowess in the first couple of games. PBKS has a great batting line-up consisting of some great power hitters in this IPL.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders
People often talk about the top three in a batting line-up but eventually, it is the power of the Nos. 4,5 and 6 who will take you over the line and KKR has some real muscle in the engine room. Eoin Morgan who bats at No.4 hasn’t really got going but he can be a real danger.
KKR has the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell at No.5 and No.6. Andre Russell needs no introduction as he can demolish any opposition and DK has been doing well as a finisher in the last couple of seasons. Add to this the six-hitting skills of Pat Cummins. KKR has a lineup of some dangerous power hitters in this IPL.
2. Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians has been the best team in the IPL and the reason for that is they have power hitters in their line-up. They start with Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock who can hit sixes once they are set. Ishan Kishan at No.4 hit the most sixes in the last IPL.
At 5,6 and 7 they have raw power with the likes of Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard. Most of these haven’t fired in the Chennai leg but they will be dangerous once they move to other venues. MI is the second most dangerous team with respect to their power hitters in this IPL.
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is at the top of the points table in the IPL 2021 and one of the reasons for that is they have two fine power-hitters in their line-up. Glenn Maxwell who was bought for 14.25 CR has finally arrived at the IPL as he has smashed the bowlers all-round the park.
AB De Villiers who didn’t play any cricket since the last IPL has played two of the finest innings of this IPL in the first four matches. The way he smashed the KKR bowlers in the death overs was unbelievable to watch. Even though Padikkal and Kohli are not power hitters they showed that they can be dangerous once they are set. RCB with this batting line is the most dangerous team in this IPL.