We’re barely 10 days away from the commencement of IPL 2021. Two thing that every IPL season promises is entertainment and thrilling finishes. Thrilling finishes generally means a super over. Super Overs are really interesting and every franchise needs to tactically tackle super over if they ever arise. Today we shall be taking a look at the best Super Over combinations for each of the eight teams

1) Chennai Super Kings:


CSK are one team which seldom go to the Super Over. However, if they do go to a Super Over this season then they must bat Faf, Jadeja and MS Dhoni as their three batsmen for their super over. All of them can hit the bowl a long way. They must make Sam Curran or DJ Bravo bowl the Super Over for them as both of them have a lot of tricks under their sleeve and the either of them would do a good job

2) Mumbai Indians:


Now this is a no brainer. MI must make Hardik Pandya, Pollard and Rohit Sharma bat in a Super Over if they ever have to play one. Their bowler for the Super Over would undoubtedly be Jasprit Bumrah.

3) Royal Challengers Bangalore:


RCB have a lot of players who could decimate any bowler on their day. If they’re ever to play a Super Over, then Kohli, ABD and Maxwell should be their batsmen. Bowling in the Super Over would be an issue for RCB as they don’t really have a specialist death bowler. Thus, they could turn to either Saini or Jamieson

4) Sunrisers Hyderabad:


SRH depend a lot on their overseas players for their batting and thus if they are ever to play a Super Over in IPL 2021, David Warner and Kane Williamson would be their openers. If Bairstow is a part of their team then he can be their 3rd batsman. If not then they can go with Manish Pandey. Their bowler would be Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he’s been SRH’s go to bowler over the last few years.

5) Delhi Capitals:


Delhi Capitals had won one of the most memorable Super Over victories in IPL 2019. It was KG Rabada who won them that game and it should he him who’d bowl the Super Over for them. When it comes to the bathing, they can play Stoinis, Pant and either of Steve Smith or Shikhar Dhawan

6) Kolkata Knight Riders:


KKR have a lot of explosive players and thus they would be one team which no one would want to play a Super Over against. They could make DK, Morgan and Russell bat in the Super Over. If Lockie Ferguson is in their playing XI, he’d the bowl the Super Over. If not then Cummins would.

7) Rajasthan Royals:


Just like KKR, RR have a lot of explosive players with them as well. Buttler, Samson and Stokes would bat in the Super Over for them. Jorfra Archer would bowl for them in the Super Over. If he isn’t fit then Morris could do Archer’s job.

8) Punjab Kings:


PBKS went into 2 Super Overs in the last season. They won one and lost the other. Their skipper KL Rahul and his trusted ally Mayank Agarwal could open in their Super Over followed by the Universe Boss Chris Gayle. Chris Jordan or even Shami could bowl for them in their Super Over.

By Arvind Krishnan

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