IPL Teams Ranking based on Overseas Strength – Part 2

Here in this article , we will list out the Top 4 teams which had their strongest combination of overseas players  from our perspective and possible 4 players who can fit into the playing combination .It’s the sequel of the previous article if you did not read the article . Please click the link below 

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Rank 4:

Delhi Capitals

Overseas Players:Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis,Tom Curran,Chris Woakes,Kagiso Rabada, Anrich  Nortje

Delhi Capitals was excellent in the past three years, especially the presence of Ricky Ponting as a head coach made much difference in the camp . DC was the runner up of the IPL 2020. It’s the team which completely depends on the overseas fast bowlers with speedster Anrich Nortje and purple cap owner Rabada these two combinations were deadly  and will surely threaten the  opponent .Even if Nortje had some two bad matches,Bowling all rounder might  replace him which  makes the team even stronger in terms of both batting and bowling .  In IPL 2021, they bought Steve Smith for base price which is a good move but he might not be the playing XI option since they prefer to have Heitmeyer and Stoinis as two players , But the problem is absence of Shreyas Iyer in the IPL 2021, need to be fulfilled by the extraordinary player they need a floater in the Playing XI to control the game if wickets fallen early, if we consider these situation Steve  smith is the only option but choosing the right four slot without affecting the playingXI was quite challenging for the Team Management . Till now they did not announce a captain for Delhi capitals , mostly they will prefer to have Indian players as a captain for their Team.

Playing XI overseas players:

  • Shemron Hetmeyer,
  • Marcus Stoinis,
  • Kagiso Rabada,
  • Anrich Nortje

Rank 3:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Overseas Players: Eoin Morgan,Andrew Russel,Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan,Pat Cummins,Lockie Fergusan, Ben Cutting,Tim Seifart

Kolkatta Knight Riders is one of the  Team which has star studded overseas players and match winners like Russel , Narine and recently they changed the captain Dinesh Kartick to Eoin Morgan who is one of the best limited over captains at International Stage.In the last two years, KKR has been threatening at the end to the opposition to qualify for Play offs and their recent problem is Sunil Narine’s form in the recent matches, previously his four overs with the ball and his power play batting  will decide the match winning moment for KKR and his opening batting was aggressive on those days.But after the ban of his bowling action , he seems to have less confidence on himself, so they brought back the old teammate Shakib to the Team. Shakib and Russel in the lower middle order will chase any score with their experience in this T20 format and the two reason for their number three  position is one the other two top teams had more quality players in comparison with these players and the other one  which three players they will adopt with the fact they have more match winning players on their squad and shuffling the right players and finding the right combination of XI will be a healthy headache for the Team Management and the injury concerns of Russel made them to push in this ranking  , obviously Eoin Morgan will be the one of the overseas players. Since , Shakid did not play for more than a year after his ban this will be the fresh innings for his life. Let’s hope raining sixes from Russel in IPL 2021.

Playing XI overseas players 

  • Eoin Morgan(captain)
  • Andrew Russel
  • Shakib Al Hassan
  • Pat cummins

Rank 2:

Royal Challengers Bangalore :

Overseas  Players :AB De Villiers , Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson , Daniel Sams ,Adam Zampa,Fin Allen, Kane Richardson

If any year  auction occured, RCB is the only team which used to shuffle the players and will bring the deadly combined overseas players on paper which was failure till date after seeing the previous players performance like Finch, Mccullam, Watson , Moeen Ali who did not find rhythm with the combination, But in this year , there are some quite high chances to lift the cup with these variety of combination in both batting and bowling . Combination of Maxwell and AB De Villiers will be a treat to watch even for the opposite players . They also bought the tall bowler Kyle Jamieson to the team for 15 crores and traded Daniel Sams if any one has failure or injury they have some good back ups as well.Daniel Christian bowling experience will  bring lot of batting and bowling depth to the team , Especially he will be the death over specialist for the Team.If RCB won two games by defending the low totals in IPL, I am sure that they are front line contenders for the Trophy.

Playing XI overseas players:

  • AB De Villiers,
  • Glenn Maxwell,
  • Daniel Christian,
  • Kyle Jamieson

Rank 1:

Mumbai Indians

Overseas Players: Chris Lynn,Quinton Decock,Kieron Pollard,Jimmy Neesham,Nathan CounterNile,Trent Boult,Adam Milne,Marco Jenson

Mumbai Indians, there is no debate for their number one position since they formed one of the best teams in the world T20 leagues and has the capacity to beat any international team globally with any Team, There is no one specific reason for their rank one there are many reasons, especially their quality of playing the game . If you look at thier eight players they have clone for each player who can have the capacity to perform . For exampel Chris Lynn for Quinton De kock , Adam Milne for Counter Nile, Neesham for Pollard and even if Trent Boult injured they have one X factor Marco Jenson, left arm seamer . This is the only thing which showed the difference between Mumbai Indians and other IPL teams . All the eight overseas players  have the capability to play in the four slots and have exact backup within their team .They worked really hard in the year 2018  and tasting the success for the fruit in past two years and their speciality is picking the players before stats come out in google .For example , in this auction they bought Marco Jenson who is the tall left arm bowling all rounder played for South africa in under 19 world cup.No wonder every teams first check box is to beat Mumbai in league stages to build their confidence and we might see first Hat Trick IPL champion  too in this year after the decade . Let’s wait and watch the IPL 2021 performance of Mumbai .

Playing XI overseas players:

  • Quinton De kock
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Nathan Coulter Nile
  • Trend Boult 
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