The iconic Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) ended just two days before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 kick-started in Oman from the Group Stage, Round 1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clutched their fourth IPL trophy under the veteran leadership of MS Dhoni. However, everyone's favorite captain cool will not feature India in the T20 World Cup 2021. But, he will serve his team as a mentor to add his experience for the tournament.
The men in blue will initiate their World Cup journey versus Pakistan on 24th October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium as the big event has been scheduled for Oman, UAE respectively.
In this article, we will discuss the top five players of the IPL 2021 who will be undergoing their first-ever T20 World Cup in the contest's history and have not featured before. Let's have a look:
New Zealand's right-arm fast bowler played a crucial role in the Kolkata Knight Riders' climax journey in IPL 2021. KKR, on facing CSK in the final, however, lost by 27 runs but Ferguson's accomplishments thoroughly are debatable.
The seamer accounted for 13 wickets in eight matches bowling at an economy of 7.46 runs per over. The Black Caps devotees will anticipate for him to bowl with the same consistency in the ongoing World Cup. Notably, the Kiwis will begin their T20 World Cup campaign versus the arch-rivals New Zealand on 26th October.
KKR's worthy spinner, Varun Chakravarthy will be making his ICC t20 World Cup debut this release. After his phenomenal spells, he has made his place in India's Wt20 crew. He has played India's warm-up match against Australia but has not made a sound impact. However, the lookouts may witness him performing in the Super 12 round set to begin from 23rd October.
Chakravarthy ended as the seventh-best bowler of the tournament. He bagged 18 wickets in 17 matches for the Purple Force.
KL Rahul, the captain of the Punjab Kings (PBK), may have failed to drag his team on the top but inspired the watchers individually. He added 626 runs being the top-run maker of the season but Raturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis surpassed him scoring a few more runs in the playoffs.
Notably, no player other than Rahul has smashed 600 runs in the Robin Hood stage. He will be playing his first-ever T20 World Cup and is ready to portray an appealing sight.
Rishabh Pant, captain of the Delhi Capitals (DC), finished IPL 2021 ranking 10th on the list of Orange Cap holders. He slammed 419 runs in 16 innings leading the blue team from the front.
DC coiled up their IPL 2021 journey on the third spot on Points Table. Pant, the wicketkeeping batter, is set to wear India's national jersey for the first time in T20 World Cup.
Shardul Thakur was earlier placed in the playing reserves but after Axar Patel got eliminated, Thakur was fixed in his place in the main 15-man squad for Team India for the T20 World Cup.
He terminated his IPL 2021 journey as the fourth-best wicket-taker owning 21 wickets in 16 games. Thakur's fans await to see him blooming in the mega event too.