IPL 2020: How teams have fared after 7 matches

IPL 2020 has reached its half-way mark with each team has played seven matches. The tournament is going very well with all the excitement, thrill, and tight contests. We see how teams have fared so far.

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Mumbai Indians – Position 1

  • Win/Loss = 5/2
  • Points = 10
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = L W L W W W W

Started the tournament as the defending champions and losing the opening match. However, considered as one of the strongest team of the tournament and probably the most-favored team to win the event, MI came back strongly. Their bowling department comprised of the newest members of the team, Trent Boult and James Pattinson, deadly Jasprit Bumrah, and the spin factor of Krunal Pandya. Boult and Bumrah, with 11 wickets each are at number 2 and 3 respectively on the wicket-takers list. All of their batsmen have performed in one match or other with Kieron Pollard provides the finishing touch to the innings. The team looks well set to make it to the playoffs.

Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have been phenomenal for MI

Delhi Capitals – Position 2

  • Win/Loss = 5/2
  • Points = 10
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = W W L W W W L

The second-best team and in fact they lost their last match against Mumbai Indians. Started their campaign with a thrilling super-over win against KXIP the batting and bowling unit look well-balanced. The opening combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw followed by Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant with Marcus Stoinis in the finishing role. The bowling department led by the South African pair of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje performing well for the team with R Ashwin and Axar Patel spin duo makes the bowling challenging and tricky for the opposition.

Kagiso Rabada is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament so far.

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Kagiso Rabada is leading the bowling charts after seven matches

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Position 3

  • Win/Loss = 5/2
  • Points = 10
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = W L W W L W W

Sitting very well on the third spot. Starting the event on the winning note against SRH, the batting unit comprised of Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers. Padikkal is the surprise upcoming player so far having scored three half-centuries in the tournament. All of the top four players have performed in the winning cause for the team and looks well set to take the team in the second half as well.

With the return of Chris Morris, the bowling unit further strengthened with the likes of Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Kolkata Knight Riders – Position 4

  • Win/Loss = 4/3
  • Points = 8
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = L W W L W W L

Losing the opening match to MI, KKR bounced back to win two matches on the trot. Although their star overseas players including Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Eoin Morgan haven’t performed as expected but the team is still very much balanced. The combination of young and old blood in the team is still reliable and with the big names in the team who can be match-winner on any day.

A recent jolt for the team as Sunil Narine has been placed in the warning list for suspect action but things are pretty much under control at the moment.

Sunrisers Hyderabad – Position 5

  • Win/Loss = 3/4
  • Points = 6
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = L L W W L W L

Worries for the team. Worries for David Warner. Losing four matches and to be in the bottom half of the table is never good. David Warner himself is not at his best, Jonny Bairstow performed well in one match and his performance is also pretty unreliable. Rashid Khan is at his absolute best. Almost performed every time with the ball but the team needs to be more consistent in their batting if they like to fancy their chances for the playoffs.

The team halted with first with the loss of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and then dealt with the loss of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, their leading bowler in the bowling unit.

Rajasthan Royals – Position 6

  • Win/Loss = 3/4
  • Points = 6
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = W W L L L L W

Started the tournament on a high note with two back to back wins with scores of 200+ in both the games. Chasing the score of 223 in their second game but then a string of bad performances. Sanju Samson and Steve Smith, the main drivers of the first two matches didn’t perform as expected in the next matches. Jos Buttler scored 50 in one match but he didn’t turn his starts into big innings. Ben Stokes missing the first six matches was also the factor. His substituent, Tom Curran did perform well in his absence but could make the team win matches.

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Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have won RR couple of matches but not after that

However, Jofra Archer is the silver lining for the team. Performing well in each match with his sheer pace. The team won their last match against SRH and their overseas and local players must return to form in order to start winning again.

Chennai Super Kings – Position 7

  • Win/Loss = 2/5
  • Points = 4
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = W L L L W L L

Not the team you are accustomed to seeing at the bottom part of the table. Chennai Super Kings started their campaign with a win against the defending champions in the IPL opener. But things went horrible after that as they lost three matches on the trot. Shane Watson is not in the best of the touches. However, their openers gave them a 10-wicket win in their fifth match with a 181-run partnership for the opening wicket. Faf du Plessis is the third-highest run-scorer of the competition but things haven’t gone the way as MS Dhoni would have expected.

The absence of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh is also a contributing factor in the cause. MS Dhoni is not in the best of touches. This year, CSK is really in danger of not qualifying for the playoffs and that will be the first such instance.

Kings XI Punjab – Position 8

  • Win/Loss = 1/6
  • Points = 2
  • Match 1 to Match 7 = L W L L L L L

Probably the most unfortunate team of the tournament. They could have easily won three or four matches but luck wasn’t on their side. Started the tournament with a super-over loss against DC. A team that has two top run-getters of the tournament. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are the openers of the team and they are at the number 1 and number 2 place in most runs scored by players. There have been only two centuries so far in the tournament, one by KL Rahul and one by Mayank Agarwal. Still, they are at the bottom of the table at the half-way mark.

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KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. The top two run-getters after seven matches

KXIP are currently on a five-match losing streak. But problems for KXIP. Glenn Maxwell is having a dreadful IPL so far. He has only scored 58 runs in seven innings with a highest score of 13 and a strike-rate of 95. Mujeeb ur Rahman hasn’t been effective. Chris Gayle hasn’t got a game yet. They are on the verge of elimination and only one more defeat can end their campaign for this year.