The 14th season of the Indian Premier League commenced on 9th April 2021. With more than 2 weeks and 22 matches later in IPL 2021, it is safe to say that it is going to be one of the best and most iconic seasons in the history of IPL tournaments.
It’s exciting to watch the eight teams, yet again, head to head battle for the IPL trophy. Though it is always a delight to watch the experienced players showcasing their skills and gameplay, it was thrilling to watch the uncapped players rule the first week of the IPL 2021 tournament.
So far, Royal Challengers Bangalore is leading the charts by winning 5 out of the 6 matches played and is the best IPL squad 2021. Following them are Chennai Super Kings in the 2nd position [4 wins out of 5 matches] and Delhi Capitals in the 3rd [4 wins out of 6 matches].
Now that we have identified the best IPL squad 2021, let us look at some of the best IPL players 2021 by looking at their performances. To identify these players, we have considered two factors of cricket- batting and bowling. For batting, we have analyzed their performances based on the runs scored, consistency, the number of matches won & good knocks, acceleration bonus, and power-hitting bonus. For bowling, we have analyzed the bowling performances based on the wickets taken, consistency, the number of matches won, good spells, the number of maidens bowled, and economy rate bonus.
Avesh Khan - Delhi Capitals
The right-arm bowler and batsman, Avesh Khan, made his IPL debut in 2017. He came as a replacement for Ishant Sharma in the team and performed exceptionally well in the past two weeks of IPL 2021. In the first week of the tournament, Avesh Khan fulfilled his dream of taking the wicket of MS Dhoni. He has been a part of all the 6 matches played by the team and has taken 12 wickets at an average of 13.41. Looking at his statistics, it can be rightly said that Avesh Khan is one of the best IPL players 2021. We hope that he continues to show the same calibre further in the tournament.
Chetan Sakariya - Rajasthan Royals
The uncapped player Chetan Sakariya made his IPL debut this season and has managed to leave a good impression with his performance. A part of the Rajasthan Royals troop, he is a left-arm bowler and batsman. One of the best IPL players 2021, Chetan Sakariya has played 5 matches in the tournament and has taken 7 wickets at an average of 23.71. The veteran cricket player, Virender Sehwag, was all praise for the young left-arm seamer after his debut for Rajasthan Royals. Chetan Sakariya has not only managed to impress the audience but also the entire cricket fraternity with his skills and talent.
Nitish Rana - Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knights Riders’ Nitish Rana made his IPL debut in 2016. He finished the first week of this year’s tournament as the leading run-scorer with 137 runs from 2 innings. In the six matches that he has played until now, he has scored a total of 186 runs at an average of 31.00. Nitish Rana has hit a total of 20 fours and 8 sixes in the IPL season 2021. Without a doubt, it can be said that the right-handed batsman is one of the best IPL players 2021. Looking at Rana’s overall performance in the tournament, the audience is expecting him to shine in the upcoming matches.
Sanju Samson - Rajasthan Royals
One of the best IPL players 2021, Sanju Samson [Rajasthan Royals] made his IPL debut in the year 2013. He made his debut this year as the captain of the team and went down in history as the first captain to hit a century on his captaincy debut. In the 5 matches that he played in the tournament, Sanju Samson [Rajasthan Royals] gained a total of 187 runs at an average of 46.75 with 17 fours and 9 sixes under his belt. He is definitely a player to look forward to in IPL 2021.
KL Rahul - Punjab Kings
Leading at the 2nd position in the chart of most scored runs, KL Rahul is one of the best IPL players 2021. He made a stunning score of 91 runs in the first match of this year’s tournament. In all, KL Rahul has played 6 matches in IPL 2021 and garnered a total score of 240 runs at an average of 48.00. He has played brilliantly until now in the tournament with 20 fours and 11 sixes. We are sure that he will continue to showcase the same gameplay in the upcoming matches.
Rashid Khan - Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan [SRH] made his IPL debut in the year 2017. He is surely a magician on the cricket pitch with his economy rate of 5.6 in the current tournament. Rashid Khan [SRH] has been a part of all 5 matches played by the team and has taken 6 wickets at an average of 18.66. The right-arm bowler is a great asset to the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad and is one of the best IPL players 2021. We hope that he continues to bring more victories for the team.
Harshal Patel - Royal Challengers Bangalore
Leading the charts of the most wickets taken in the tournament, Harshal Patel [RCB] is undoubtedly one of the best IPL players 2021. A part of the best IPL squad 2021, he has definitely elevated the performance of the whole team. Harshal Patel [RCB] has played a total of 6 matches in the season and has taken 17 wickets at an average of 12.00. His performance is unmatched until now and we wish he continues to shine throughout the season.