The second leg of the IPL will start off on nineteenth September 2021 with the Chennai Super Kings taking on the Mumbai Indians. What’s more, former Indian legend Virender Sehwag has uncovered which group is the top pick to win the 2021 IPL prize this year.
The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ expressed that since the IPL has now been moved to the UAE, the Mumbai Indians are the top picks to lift the IPL prize, with Delhi Capitals as well, having a decent possibility too.
Adding that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a normal score more than 200 in IPL Phase 1, Sehwag expressed that the MS Dhoni-drove side does not have the capability with regards to batting on the contributions of the UAE.
“Since the second half has been shifted to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, I think Delhi and Mumbai will again be favourites and the five-time champions are slightly ahead. Chennai’s average score in India was 201 during the first phase but I think when it comes to UAE tracks, they would be lacking a bit in batting firepower. If I have to pick one team, that will be Mumbai,”said by Sehwag as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Virender Sehwag additionally said that since each group has 7 matches left, the second leg of the IPL gives an ideal chance to the ‘periphery’ players to intrigue the Indian selectors.
Sehwag has closed by expressing that there could in any case be a few changes to the Indian crew that was chosen for the T20 World Cup this year dependent on how the players act in the IPL second leg.
“100%. We have around seven matches minimum left for the teams. That means you still have a platform to perform and those who are on the fringes could still impress the Indian selectors who would be watching the tournament closely. Since ICC allows a window to change teams, I will not be surprised if there are some changes in the original squad,” further added by him.