IPL 2021: MOST DANGEROUS PLAYERS OF EACH FRANCHISE
Cricket Today|April 09, 2021
Shubman Gill has done a lot of fine things of late in his young career. The KKR youngster and Team India batsman is someone who can set the tempo for the side atop...
RENIN WILBEN

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is set to start from April 9 onwards. This season will be a bit of a challenge for teams given the limitation of six venues, bio bubble and action without fans. Like every IPL season, there are a set of players in the competition who are the prime assets for their teams. These players have that extra bit of edge to often tilt the factor in favour of their respective sides. There are also emerging players who crop up and go on to show consistency as time progresses. On this account, we look at the most dangerous players of each team in IPL 2021.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Shubman Gill has done a lot of fine things of late in his young career. The KKR youngster and Team India batsman is someone who can set the tempo for the side atop. With KKR looking up to Gill for positive starts, his influence will be massive. KKR do not have an established opening duo and therefore Gill's importance is of huge value. With 939 runs in 41 matches for KKR, Gill will aim to better the 440-run mark achieved last season. Shakib Al Hasan's return to KKR is a huge bonus. Shakib was bought in the IPL 2021 Auction after having represented the franchise previously under Gautam Gambhir. With some mouth-watering records in the game, Shakib is a consistent force. His bowling on the slow tracks will help KKR. He is a celebrated performer and will bolster KKR's spin show.

MUMBAI INDIANS

Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has changed his fortunes since moving to MI a few years back. Since 2018, he has managed to pile up scores of 512, 424, and 480. What Surya brings to the table is assurance. He is the perfect anchorman who is so comfortable with his shot-making. The former KKR player will be a massive threat for teams this time too, Jasprit Bumrah has taken over from Lasith Malinga as MI's leading pacer. The right-arm fast bowler is another player with a flurry of wickets under his belt. Since 2016, he has claimed 15-plus wickets every season. In IPL 2020, he scalped 27 wickets at 14.96. Bumrah boasts of excellent results at the death and will be ominous.

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