10 BEST KNOCKS WITNESSED IN THE IPL 2021 LEAGUE STAGE
Cricket Today|October 15, 2021
IPL's most consistent batter over the last few seasons - KL Rahul's name just needed to belong to this list...
RENIN WILBEN

The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup is all set to get underway in the UAE and Oman from October 17. The event, which was earlier to be held in India, had to be shifted to another venue due to COVID-19. The BCCI, however, has retained the hosting rights of the event. The event will begin with Round 1, which will see eight teams, including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, fight for four Super 12 spots. The top eight sides automatically qualified for the Super 12s. They are India, Pakistan, Australia, England, West Indies, Afghanistan, South Africa and New Zealand. In this feature, we look at the top contenders to win the T20 World Cup crown this year.

KL RAHUL (98* VS CSK)

IPL's most consistent batter over the last few seasons - KL Rahul's name just needed to belong to this list. The magician weaved his skills in Punjab Kings' final league game against CSK, hitting a cracking unbeaten 98 in a winning cause. CSK managed 134/6 in 20 overs before PBKS sealed the deal in just 13 overs. Rahul scored 98 out of the 139 runs managed by PBKS. He was a delight to watch, slamming seven fours and eight sixes in a 42-ball affair. With a strike rate of 233.33, Rahul, who scored 626 runs this season, gave fans joy with one of the best T20 knocks.

RUTURAJ GAIKWAD (101* VS RR)

IPL 2021's second-highest scorer - Ruturaj Gaikwad will have one more shot to surpass Rahul for the Orange Cap. The opener has played several crafty knocks this season but the best of the lot was his unbeaten 101 against RR. He was so sweet to watch and kept CSK's scoreboard ticking all along. Ruturaj showed his prowess in finding the gaps, hitting nine fours and five sixes in a 60-ball show. Although RR went on to chase down the target, Ruturaj was majestic and became the youngest CSK batter ever to score a century (24y 244d).

SANJU SAMSON (119 VS PBKS)

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