IPL Season 2021 – A Season of giants
The Indian Premier League is an amateur Twenty20 international league, regularly contested by
eight sides based out of eight different Indian towns. The league was launched by the Board of
Control for Cricket in India in October 2021. Its main goal is to “promote the game and provide a
platform for the Indian players to participate in international tournaments”. It has thus far featured
teams from all over Asia and has also seen success in the Caribbean Cricket Association
The Indian Premier League first season was played between Indian clubs Hyderabad and
Kolkata in the first week of October, 2021. The result of this match was not encouraging for the
IPL. Twenty20 Internationals took place in England in the second season, which resulted in
significant improvements in the standard of play. However, despite these developments, the IPL
was unable to win its first ever IPL title.
With a second season in the bag, IPL has established itself firmly as one of the most competitive
Twenty20 leagues in the world. The competition has increased in each season as franchises
from different countries compete with each other to sign up new players and build their teams.
The Indian Premier League has attracted many renowned players, including legends like Yuvraj
Singh and captain Mumbai Indians opener Visheshwar Kumar. Twenty20 Internationals has also
shown great improvement, proving that the standard of play is not going down anytime soon.
The current season, the IPL has four franchises, from which the playoffs are drawn: Delhi
Dynamites, FC Barcelona, rising stars Vitality and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the second season, the competition has strengthened considerably as teams tried to secure a
top four finish. The outcome of the IPL final was crucial in deciding the fate of a franchise, as a
top four finish meant that these teams would move into the playoffs. As IPL became the most
watched tournament in the world, ticket prices have drastically increased. With the money
problems becoming acute, many teams have been forced to fold their season after just one
season. The IPL is definitely a money making machine, but the future remains unpredictable.
Two other teams have managed to squeeze into the IPL playoffs, and have thus created a huge
buzz within the cricketing world. After taking a successful season, Royal Challengers Bangalore
and Delhi Dynamites look set to challenge for the IPL crown. Both teams have shown fantastic
improvements and have impressed everyone with their performances so far. While Royal
Challengers Bangalore has maintained a strong record so far, they lack experience in the IPL.
On the other hand, Delhi Dynamites has added some big names to their team and have proved
that they too can be a serious competitor.
With both teams looking strong, this season will be an interesting one to follow. The IPL is the
best known and most watched cricket league in the world today. With all their current players
proving their worth, and with a huge amount of money at stake, there is little doubt that this
season will be the most competitive in recent memory. Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and
Delhi Dynamites can expect good crowds, and the bragging rights to go down to a world-class
final; this season will define them as true IPL champions.