July 30, 2021

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League

IPL Teams and their T20I equivalents

It’s not often that both the IPL and the T20 World Cup have been played back-to-back. So, here’s a fun comparison of the IPL teams and their T20I equivalents.

IPL Auction 2021
IPL Auction 2021. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

There’s a realm of T20 cricket that is getting laid from July and possibly has all the eminent T20 tournaments under its five-month affair. The inaugural edition of the Hundred kicks starts the carnival which eventually culminates itself with the 7th edition of the World T20. In between, there’s also a CPL and the second half of the IPL 2021.

It’s not often that both the IPL and the T20 World Cup have been played back-to-back, eventually making it an extravagant arrangement both for the fans and for the broadcasters. Hence, to cherish the two mega offerings in a slightly different way, here’s a fun comparison of the IPL teams and their T20I equivalents.

8. Kolkata Knight Riders – South Africa

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Unfortunately much like South African cricket, even the KKR side has been on a dire shrink. The franchise, since the omission of the former skipper Gautam Gambhir, has experienced a topsy-turvy ride, especially with only a single playoffs spot in the last three years. Further, much like the South African team, even the KKR franchise has faced some leadership issues and is yet due to gain some traction.

Also, with both the teams often getting hailed to possess some utterly talented youngsters like Aiden Markram and Shubman Gill, both of them are vigorously in due to produce towering scores. Of late, even skipper Eoin Morgan had a grim IPL 2021, much similar to the South African captain’s current T20I form.

Overall, both the teams regularly struggle to come up with some clinical wins merely because they fail to click collectively. Hence, with regards to South African cricket, the KKR franchise eventually forms a significant equivalence with the Proteas.