IPL 2021: COC presents the team of the IPL 14 tournament  

CSK won their fourth IPL title by beating KKR in the IPL 2021 final in Dubai.

M: 14| RUNS:  242| HS: 53*| AVG: 34.57| SR: 168.05|100s: 0| 50s: 1 | 6s: 12 | 4s: 19

Shimron Hetmyer  | BCCI-IPLDelhi Capitals had enough of pretty-looking batters but needed someone to compliment Rishabh Pant in the big-hitting department and that’s where they used Shimron Hetmyer cleverly. Hetmyer was used as a finisher and was given the freedom to go big from the start.

This resulted in the West Indian slamming 242 runs at a strike rate of 168.05 with one half-century hitting 12 sixes and 19 fours, helping DC finishing up on a high.  

M: 16| RUNS:  227| HS: 62*| AVG: 75.66| SR: 145.51 |50s: 1 | WKTS: 13| BB: 3/13 | ECO: 7.06

Ravindra Jadeja  | BCCI-IPLRavindra Jadeja was one of the vital cogs in the CSK’s IPL 2021 winning campaign as he played the role of all-rounder perfectly.  His amazing innings against RCB in Mumbai was his crowning glory as he made 62* with 4 fours and 5 sixes, hitting the Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel all over the Wankhede Stadium.

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He then returned to pick 3/13 which included scalps of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers helping CSK win by 69 runs. Overall with 227 runs and 13 wickets to his name in 16 matches, Jadeja proved to be the MVP for CSK at least.  

M: 16| RUNS:  114| HS: 18*| AVG: 16.28| SR: 106.54

MS Dhoni with his 4th IPL title | BCCI-IPLMS Dhoni didn’t do much of note with the bat barring one knock of 18* which helped CSK make it into their 9th final, beating DC in the first qualifier. He was also a bit sloppy with the gloves, dropping Venkatesh Iyer for a duck in the IPL 2021 final.

But where he excelled was the way he led the CSK team throughout the tournament. Many said that the now 4-time IPL winners were playing with just 10 players and carrying Dhoni in the XI, which was true, but his value as a leader, inspiration, and captain cannot be evaluated in terms of numbers and stats and that is why he is in Team COC’s IPL 2021 team of the tournament.

M: 16| WKTs: 21| BB: 3/28| ECO: 8.80

Shardul Thakur  | BCCI-IPLShardul Thakur proved to be one of the biggest assets for the CSK team in the IPL 2021 as he picked 21 wickets in 16 matches and his 3/38 in the IPL 2021 final included wickets of Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rahul Tripathi, all dangerous players in their own right.

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He was rewarded with a spot in the main Team India squad for the T20 World Cup as he was swapped with spinner Akshar Patel, who was moved to the reserve players list.


By Jatin Sharma - 16 Oct, 2021

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