IPL 2019 Pre-Tournament Team Ratings- Part 1
3 years ago
With IPL 2019 season opener between CSK vs RCB just 2 days away here we present you the much awaited Pre-Tournament Team Ratings, starting with top teams and going all the way to the down with considering several factors.
Chennai Super Kings(CSK): Overall Rating- 9/10
Batting(9/10)- With likes of Shane Watson, Ms.Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu & Faf Du Plessis, they are one of the most balanced sides among all the teams.
Bowling(9/10)- CSK is the only team in the league which has as many as 7-8 options in their each possible playing XI courtesy Ms.Dhoni & Stephen Fleming who chose the team wisely. Though they need a overseas pacer to replace injured Ngidi but still have likes of Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, David Willey with Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh in spin department.
Squad- MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi(injured), Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB): Overall Rating- 5/10
Batting(6/10)- Though Virat led side has a very good batting but have a middle order full issues, they do not have experienced & skill-full players to finish the match but have AB de Villiers because of whom they can win some matches.
Bowling(4/10)- This team has one of the weakest pace & spin attack with likes of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi. Only Yuzvendra Chahal is the stand out bowler who can deliver for his team but needs to prove a point as a match winner.
squad- Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Marcus Stoinis
Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR): Overall Rating- 6/10
Batting(8/10)- KKR is one of the impressive team & has good batsman like Dinesh Karthik, Shubhman Gill, Rinku Singh & Chris Lynn with Andre Russell & Braithwaite providing the fire-power down the order.
Bowling(4/10)- KKR is one of the weakest side in terms of bowling except Kuldeep Yadav & Sunil Narine, it does not have good spinners and has to deal with a triple blow to pace bowling department. Thus they don’t have a genuine Indian & Overseas speedster.
squad- Dinesh Karthik (C), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, KC Cariappa, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje(injured), Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe
Rajasthan Royals(RR): Overall Rating- 7.5/10
Batting(9/10)- The likes of Steve Smith, Jos Buttler & Ben Stokes along with Rahane & Tripathi sets them up with a pretty good batting and fire-power down the order because of Jofra Archer & Ashton Turner.
Bowling(6/10)- After a cold season last year Unadkat & Kulkarni will look for some good time with Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer coming into the mix. They do have a in-experienced spin attack which makes them fragile.
squad- Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livinstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag