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Team Performance – 7.1

 

Rajasthan Royals occupy the penultimate position with 6 points from their first 8 matches. They would still need at least 4 wins from remaining 6 matches with a good NRR to give themselves a chance. 

 

Batting – 7

 

Rajasthan Royals have had an interesting season so far with closing out a couple of heists in the death overs with the bat. But apart from that, they have been poor in general and that is showing in their batting tables. Sanju Samson with only two good innings is at the top with 202 runs while the constructor of their two wins Rahul Tewatia is at the second position with 189 runs. Jos Buttler is having a quiet season by his standards with only one significant contribution, and his tally adds up into a total of 168 runs from 7 innings.

 

Bowling – 7.4

 

 

There has been a clear classification between the quality of Jofra Archer and other RR bowlers with Englishman taking 12 scalps from 8 matches at an average of 17.50. Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal are at joint second position with 5 wickets each. Other bowlers need to put their hands up if RR are to make something out from the second half of the season.

 

Fielding – 7.6

 

Rajasthan Royals have dropped 7 catches so far which cost them a total of 81 runs. Their success rate in terms of catches taken stands at 75.9% in the first half. 

 

#7: Chennai Super Kings – 7.62

Team Performance – 7.3

 

CSK are at sixth position with 3 victories out of first 8 matches. After beginning their season with a win, they had lost their way in the middle. 4 wins from remaining 6 matches should be enough for them with a good net run rate.

 

Batting – 7.5

 

CSK’s batting numbers depict a similar story to SRH with top-order players dominating the proceedings. Faf du Plessis is their highest scorer with 307 runs at an average of 51.16 while Shane Watson has scored 241 from 8 innings after a poor start to the season. An interesting fact about Shane Watson is that he has played 49.2% of the deliveries he faced as dot balls. Ambati Rayudu rounds-off the top 3 with 192 runs from just 5 innings. His best knock came while chasing against MI in the opening match of the season.

 

Bowling – 7

 

As they say, Sam Curran makes things happen whenever he has ball in his hands. And he hasn’t done any harm to his reputation this season while playing for CSK. He has picked up 9 wickets from 8 innings with an average of 27.55. Shardul Thakur has been the most impressive of Indian pacers with 8 scalps from just 5 innings. Piyush Chawla has picked up 6 wickets but has turned out to be expansive with an economy of 8.83 runs per over.

 

Fielding – 8.7

 

Chennai Super Kings have dropped 5 chances from their first 7 matches and having a success rate of 86.8%. These drops haven’t cost them much in terms of runs. 

 

#6: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7.63

 

Team Performance – 8.3

 

RCB are sitting decent with 5 wins and 3 losses at halfway mark. This is easily one of the best starts for RCB with 10 points on the board. 

 

Batting – 8

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore had made few additions to their batting lineup during last year’s auction. These changes have made an impact straight away this season. Virat Kohli has scored 256 runs from 7 innings at an average of 64. Young Devdutt Padikkal has been the find of this year’s competition so far with 243 runs opening the batting for them.

 

AB de Villiers has had a couple of magnificent outings and none more so than his innings at Sharjah against KKR. He has slammed 228 at an electric rate of 186.9. Aaron Finch has struggled to get going on most occasions and with pitches slowing down even further, he will have to up his game sooner rather than later.

 

Bowling – 7.4

 

 

RCB had to try different combinations at the beginning of the season due to an injury to Chris Morris. But, their bowling unit is now looking all set with him coming back and spinners bowling beautifully. Yuzvendra Chahal has been their most successful bowler so far with 10 scalps from 7 matches, while Isuru Udana has picked up 7 from 5 matches he played.

 

Washington Sundar has provided them a much-needed control with an economy rate of 4.91 in the first half along with taking 5 wickets. RCB are looking a more stable side with a settled bowling department as we move forward.

 

Fielding – 6.9

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the sloppiest team in the field so far. They have dropped a total of 12 chances with a success rate of 69.2%. These chances have cost them around 130 runs with KL Rahul going on to get a hundred after RCB captain spilled a couple. 

 

#5: Kings XI Punjab – 7.76

Team Performance – 7.3

 

KXIP are at bottom of the table with only 2 wins from 8 matches, and it is already looking an incredibly tough task for them to qualify from now on.

 

Batting – 8.7

 

If you only look at batting charts for this season, one would have expected KXIP to be at top of the points table. But that’s not the story as KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal occupying top 2 spots in the league but their team lingering at the bottom in the points table.

 

 

Their openers have been fantastic with 387 & 337 runs respectively from the first 7 matches. Nicholas Pooran is at third position with 212 runs with an impressive strike-rate of 176.7 runs per 100 balls. He played a breathtaking knock of 77 against SRH at Dubai while chasing an improbable task.

 

Bowling – 7.2

 

This has been the main worry for Kings XI Punjab so far with lack of impactful bowlers. Team Performance – 7.1

 

Rajasthan Royals occupy the penultimate position with 6 points from their first 8 matches. They would still need at least 4 wins from remaining 6 matches with a good NRR to give themselves a chance. 

 

Batting – 7

 

Rajasthan Royals have had an interesting season so far with closing out a couple of heists in the death overs with the bat. But apart from that, they have been poor in general and that is showing in their batting tables. Sanju Samson with only two good innings is at the top with 202 runs while the constructor of their two wins Rahul Tewatia is at the second position with 189 runs. Jos Buttler is having a quiet season by his standards with only one significant contribution, and his tally adds up into a total of 168 runs from 7 innings.

 

Bowling – 7.4

 

 

There has been a clear classification between the quality of Jofra Archer and other RR bowlers with Englishman taking 12 scalps from 8 matches at an average of 17.50. Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal are at joint second position with 5 wickets each. Other bowlers need to put their hands up if RR are to make something out from the second half of the season.

 

Fielding – 7.6

 

Rajasthan Royals have dropped 7 catches so far which cost them a total of 81 runs. Their success rate in terms of catches taken stands at 75.9% in the first half. 

 

#7: Chennai Super Kings – 7.62

Team Performance – 7.3

 

CSK are at sixth position with 3 victories out of first 8 matches. After beginning their season with a win, they had lost their way in the middle. 4 wins from remaining 6 matches should be enough for them with a good net run rate.

 

Batting – 7.5

 

CSK’s batting numbers depict a similar story to SRH with top-order players dominating the proceedings. Faf du Plessis is their highest scorer with 307 runs at an average of 51.16 while Shane Watson has scored 241 from 8 innings after a poor start to the season. An interesting fact about Shane Watson is that he has played 49.2% of the deliveries he faced as dot balls. Ambati Rayudu rounds-off the top 3 with 192 runs from just 5 innings. His best knock came while chasing against MI in the opening match of the season.

 

Bowling – 7

 

As they say, Sam Curran makes things happen whenever he has ball in his hands. And he hasn’t done any harm to his reputation this season while playing for CSK. He has picked up 9 wickets from 8 innings with an average of 27.55. Shardul Thakur has been the most impressive of Indian pacers with 8 scalps from just 5 innings. Piyush Chawla has picked up 6 wickets but has turned out to be expansive with an economy of 8.83 runs per over.

 

Fielding – 8.7

 

Chennai Super Kings have dropped 5 chances from their first 7 matches and having a success rate of 86.8%. These drops haven’t cost them much in terms of runs. 

 

#6: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7.63

 

Team Performance – 8.3

 

RCB are sitting decent with 5 wins and 3 losses at halfway mark. This is easily one of the best starts for RCB with 10 points on the board. 

 

Batting – 8

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore had made few additions to their batting lineup during last year’s auction. These changes have made an impact straight away this season. Virat Kohli has scored 256 runs from 7 innings at an average of 64. Young Devdutt Padikkal has been the find of this year’s competition so far with 243 runs opening the batting for them.

 

AB de Villiers has had a couple of magnificent outings and none more so than his innings at Sharjah against KKR. He has slammed 228 at an electric rate of 186.9. Aaron Finch has struggled to get going on most occasions and with pitches slowing down even further, he will have to up his game sooner rather than later.

 

Bowling – 7.4

 

 

RCB had to try different combinations at the beginning of the season due to an injury to Chris Morris. But, their bowling unit is now looking all set with him coming back and spinners bowling beautifully. Yuzvendra Chahal has been their most successful bowler so far with 10 scalps from 7 matches, while Isuru Udana has picked up 7 from 5 matches he played.

 

Washington Sundar has provided them a much-needed control with an economy rate of 4.91 in the first half along with taking 5 wickets. RCB are looking a more stable side with a settled bowling department as we move forward.

 

Fielding – 6.9

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the sloppiest team in the field so far. They have dropped a total of 12 chances with a success rate of 69.2%. These chances have cost them around 130 runs with KL Rahul going on to get a hundred after RCB captain spilled a couple. 

 

#5: Kings XI Punjab – 7.76

Team Performance – 7.3

 

KXIP are at bottom of the table with only 2 wins from 8 matches, and it is already looking an incredibly tough task for them to qualify from now on.

 

Batting – 8.7

 

If you only look at batting charts for this season, one would have expected KXIP to be at top of the points table. But that’s not the story as KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal occupying top 2 spots in the league but their team lingering at the bottom in the points table.

 

 

Their openers have been fantastic with 387 & 337 runs respectively from the first 7 matches. Nicholas Pooran is at third position with 212 runs with an impressive strike-rate of 176.7 runs per 100 balls. He played a breathtaking knock of 77 against SRH at Dubai while chasing an improbable task.

 

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