IPL 2021: Top surprise performer for CSK, RCB, MI, RR, DC, PBKS, KKR and SRH after 4 matches- The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League kick-started in the best possible manner as all the eight teams have managed to win at least one game in their four matches. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Banglore are at the top of the points table with four wins in four games. RCB is the only unbeaten side in this season so far. This came as a surprise for many cricket experts as no one was giving RCB a chance before the start of the tournament. Just like this surprise, there are many cricketers who stamped their authority in the first four matches.
In this article we will go through one surprise performer from CSK, RCB, MI, RR, DC, PBKS, KKR and SRH teams.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from RCB – Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel shifted to RCB from Delhi Capitals during the transfer window between the two seasons. The right-hand fast bowler is currently the Purple Cap holder as he has picked 12 wickets in four games with an average of 9.66 and economy of 7.25. Harshal grabbed
a five-wicket haul in the game against Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from CSK – Moeen Ali
England all-rounder Moeen Ali was bought by CSK in the IPL 2021 auction. So far, the left-hand batsman has amassed 133 runs in four games. He is enjoying batting in the top order and will want to make this season a big one. Apart from his batting, the off-spinner has also picked four wickets for MS Dhoni’s side. RCB fans must be very disappointed looking at Moeen’s form.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from DC – Avesh Khan
Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan is definitely one of the finds out of the ongoing season of IPL 2021. The pacer has so far picked eight wickets in four matches. The fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh is bowling with an excellent economy of 7.35. If DC is to win their maiden IPL title then Avesh will have put his best foot forward.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from MI – Rahul Chahar
Mumbai Indians showed confidence in skilful leg spinner Rahul Chahar by retaining him and the youngster did not disappoint. The leggy has picked eight wickets so far in four matches at an extraordinary average of 4.66. Captain Rohit Sharma is using him in the powerplay and he proved that he could do the difficult job too.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from SRH – Jonny Bairstow
England opener Jonny Bairstow is certainly a player that you expect a lot from, however, he was not the first choice opener at the start of the season for SRH. The English batsman was brought into the opening pair in their third game against MI. Jonny has so far scored 173 runs.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from KKR – Andre Rusell
KKR’s Andre Russell the bowler finds his way in this list as the all-rounder has taken seven wickets so far and is bowling the most important overs for captain Eoin Morgan. The destructive batsman showed a glimpse of form in KKR’s last game where he smashed a fifty. Russell has scored 99 runs in four matches so far.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from PBKS – Deepak Hooda
With 109 runs under his belt, Punjab Kings Deepak Hooda is one of the surprising packages of this year’s IPL. Hooda has scored runs at a crucial stage of the match and can chip in with a few overs in the middle with his off-spin. Deepak was the star performer for his team in the only game that PBKS won.
IPL 2021: Top surprise performer from RR – Chetan Sakariya
Rajasthan Royals’ Chetan Sakariya, a pacer from Saurashtra is playing his maiden IPL after he was bought by RR for INR 1.20 Cr during the player auction ahead of the IPL 2021. Riding on impressive performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, Chetan kick-started IPL on a high. The left-arm pacer has picked six wickets so far at a strike rate of 16.