With the IPL set to be a 10-team affair after RP-SG bought Pune and CVC owned the Ahmedabad franchises respectively, there will be a big auction in December this year with a lot of teams restructuring their core, looking at the future.
IPL 2021: KKR's positive intent on and off field reason behind team's turnaround, says Venkatesh Iyer
Chasing a modest target of 136, Iyer smashed a 41-ball 55 and, alongside Shubman Gill (46), set up KKR's win over DC.
IPL 2021: We were outplayed, but would love to have most players back next season, says DC coach Ricky Ponting
Ponting singled out the lack of enough runs as the biggest factor in the team's defeat, saying the power-play was the difference.
Rahul Tripathi's penultimate ball six helped KKR reach their first final since 2014 after losing six wickets for seven runs in a space of 23 balls in death overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders almost committed harakiri in what seemed like an easy run chase against Delhi Capitals in the IPL Qualifier 2 on Wednesday
Kolkata Knight Riders knocked Delhi Capitals out with a three-wicket win in Qualifier 2, setting up a repeat of the 2012 final with Eoin Morgan's men now facing Chennai Super Kings in the final.
Two-time champions KKR will face three-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash in Dubai on Friday.
Highlights, IPL 2021, KKR vs DC Qualifier 2, Full Cricket Score: Tripathi's six off penultimate ball wins it for KKR
IPL 2021, Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rahul Tripathi’s on strike for the hat-trick ball, and once again goes for the slog like Narine before him, only this time he connects from the middle of his bat, clearing the long off fence in style as KKR knock DC out and keep their fairytale campaign going with a thrilling three-wicket win!
The winner of Qualifier 2 will take on Chennai Super Kings in the title clash on 15 October.
If the emphasis is on momentum and peaking at the right time then KKR will definitely fancy their chances in their next outing, notwithstanding their opponents' resources and depth in lineup.
Here's all you need to know about the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals
Rabada, who was the tournament's highest wicket taker last edition, has struggled to replicate the terrific form in the second leg of the ongoing season.
Dhoni, who retired from international cricket, still remains a favourite of many across the globe. It was Dhoni’s vintage knock that brought back smiles on the faces of CSK supporters after the skipper scored the match-winning boundary off Tom Curran.
Needing 13 off the last over, Dhoni hit a square cut, got a bit of luck going his way and then pulled DC's best bowler Tom Curran for the most celebrated T20 boundary of recent times.
Dhoni arrived at the crease with CSK needing 24 off 11 balls. He hit 18 off them off 6 balls to power the Yellove Brigade into the finals. He came. He saw. He conquered. He rolled back the years.
CSKi skipper Shoni has also praised DC for bowling well and exploiting the big boundaries to good effect.
DC though will get another shot at making it to the final when they meet the winner of the eliminator between KKR and RCB scheduled on Monday.
IPL 2021, Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Tom Curran to see things through. HE'S GOT A WICKET! He offers up a juicy looking slower ball, and Moeen Ali falls for it hook, line and sinker, as he pulls into the hands of Kagiso Rabada on the boundary line! Four for MS Dhoni on the second ball, he's hammered that over extra cover. Back to back boundaries, and this one's thanks to a huge slice of luck as it gets a big inside edge and races off to the rope. Curran started this over so well, but he's under serious pressure here. And he adds to that pressure with a wide! Four runs needed from three balls. MS DHONI NEEDS JUST ONE BALL! Chennai are through to their ninth IPL final, and once again, it's thanks to their hero MS Dhoni! Chennai win by 4 wickets. DC will now face the winner of the KKR v RCB match.
Capitals were the best team in the league and their 20-point finish at the group stage was an indication of their consistent performances which didn't dip due to the COVID-19 forced break.
Stoinis limped off the field with a hamstring strain while bowling his second over in Delhi's first match of the resumed IPL in the United Arab Emirates.