IPL 2021: Team-wise fittest players in the 14th edition of IPL
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is just a day away from us with a lot of expectations and excitement.
The first match of the tournament will be played between the Rohit-led Mumbai Indians and Virat-led Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday night at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Ahead of the league, all the franchises have been trained up really well and will be keen to show off on the field. On the other side, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals would be looking to clinch their first title in the league.
Moreover, all the teams have to play their games away from their home due to the increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in India. In addition to that, Axar Patel, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Sams have become the prey of that virus and got well soon.
Besides, in this article, we are going to see the fittest players from each franchise who are going to represent their team.
8. Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The Australian pacer Pat Cummings is one of the best bowlers present in the world. Everyone knows that pacer always prone to injuries but this man has proved it wrong by maintaining his fitness levels to higher standards.
Kolkata Knight Riders scalped this speedster in the previous IPL Auction for a whopping amount of INR 15.5 Crores. The right-hand pacer picked up 12 wickets in IPL 2020.
7. Manish Pandey (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
The Karnataka batsman was once a regular fixture in the KKR line-up who joined with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. The Orange army roped Manish Pandey for an amount of INR 11 Crores which was the highest buy-in in the IPL Auction 2018.
Now he has become the mainstay in the SRH's line-up for his acrobatic performance on the field and with the bat as well.
6. Trent Boult (Mumbai Indians)
Hailing from New Zealand, Trent Boult had been traded by Mumbai Indians from Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2020. After that, Boult proved his worth with the ball as he bagged 25 wickets from 15 games at an average of well below 19 and was the third-highest wicket-taker of the season.
However, fans don't talk much about him and his fitness but we should know that he is the fittest player from the Mumbai Indians camp.
5. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)
Ravindra Jadeja is coming back after suffering an injury on the Australia tour. The latter joined the CSK camp this month and started his training ahead of the league.
He played a vital role in the previous season who scored 232 runs at an average of well above 46. Moreover, there is no question about his fielding as he has the ability to take wickets on the field if he fails to do with the ball.
4. Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
The English all-rounder Ben Stokes is the fittest player from the Rajasthan Royals team. Like Jadeja, Ben Stokes performance with the bat and ball or either on the field is not a questionable one.
He can do the damage with all the abilities he has in his pocket. Representing his side in the last season, Ben Stokes scored 285 runs from 8 games including a hundred to his name.
3. KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
Another Karnataka batsman on the list named KL Rahul. The skipper of Punjab Kings is the fittest player from his side as he has the ability to bat till the end of the innings and can take stunning catches on the field as well.
He was the highest run-getter of IPL 2020 as he scored 670 runs from 14 matches that he played at an average of well above 55. Still, his side failed to qualify for the playoffs and will be keen to clinch the title in this edition of the league.
2. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada is the leading pacer for both South Africa and Delhi Capitals team. He always maintains his fitness levels to higher standards which makes him one of the best pacers all around the globe.
The South African pacer was the highest wicket-taker of the 13th edition of IPL who had scalped 30 wickets to his bag from 30 games.
1. Virat Kohli
Without any doubt, the skipper of India and Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli will hold the No.1 position on the list. In addition to that, Virat Kohli is considered one of the fittest sportsmen all around the globe. We have witnessed his fitness levels on a lot of occasions as his runnings between the wickets till the end of the innings and his fielding skills. Virat Kohli will be looking to lead his side to lay their hands on the IPL trophy for the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League.