IPL 2021: The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League is just around the corner and the anticipation and excitement for the same among fans have been increasing every day. Recently, the schedule of the much-awaited tournament was released and it was revealed that none of the eight teams will get their home advantage.
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata will host IPL 2021 Interestingly
CSK won't play at Chennai
RCB won't play at Bengaluru
KKR won't play at Kolkata
MI won't play at Mumbai
DC won't play at Delhi
To Avoid home game advantage
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 7, 2021
Yes, you read that right. One of the biggest highlights of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is that all the games are scheduled to be played on neutral venues. Despite this fact, there are several cricketers who will be playing in front of their home crowd.
Here, in this article, we bring you some of the cricketers who will be playing in front of their home crowd despite teams not getting the home advantage. Have a look:
Young Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan has represented Delhi in many domestic tournaments. He will be using his experience in the four fixtures of Mumbai Indians in Delhi.
Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar and Sachin Baby:
Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, and Sachin Baby represent Karnataka and Kerala in domestic tournaments. All these cricketers will be using their experiences to win the game for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the three fixtures in Chennai.
Jayant Yadav, who will be seen playing for Mumbai Indians in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, has experience playing in Delhi for many years. Jayant will be using the conditions in his favor to help MI win the IPL for the 6th time.
Shardul Thakur and Ruturaj Gaikwad:
Both the cricketers play for Maharashtra in the domestic tournaments and thus both the cricketers will be using their experience of playing in Mumbai for their team.
Axar Patel and Prithvi Shaw:
Axar Patel is a local boy in Ahmedabad. He turned out to be the second-highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded test series against England. The cricketer will be once again seen playing on the same pitch to help his team win the game.
On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw has been the leading run-getter for Mumbai in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Shaw will be seen playing a crucial role for Delhi Capitals in Mumbai-leg fixtures. The Delhi Capitals opener can play a crucial role for DC in the Mumbai-leg fixtures.
Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Wriddhiman Saha, Kedar Jadhav:
While Manish Pandey and Sandeep Sharma have played a lot of cricket for Delhi, on the other hand, T Natarajan and Kedar Jadhav both cricketers have a lot of experience of playing in Chennai.
The talented wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha is from Kolkata and has a lot of experience of playing there. He will be seen using his experience of playing in Kolkata for his team SRH.
Mayank Agarwal, who impressed one and all with his performances for KXIP last year, will be playing 5 matches in Bangalore, which is also his hometown. The cricketer will be looking to exploit the situation in his favor at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Murugan Ashwin also has experience playing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League in his hometown. Ashwin is well aware of the conditions and will be using his bowling experience at the batting paradise at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
All-rounder Rahul Tewatia left everyone impressed with his heroics for Rajasthan Royals in the four-matches in Delhi. The cricketer has played a lot of cricket in Delhi in the domestic circuit in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Dinesh Karthik can produce a stellar show in Chennai and Bangalore leg matches as he has a lot of experience of playing there.
Varun Chakravarthy and Prasidh Krishna:
Varun Chakravarthy and Prasidh Krishna have played a lot of cricket for Tamil Nadu in domestic tournaments. Both the cricketers are expected to do well in the challenging Chinnaswamy pitch.