IPL 2019 Highlights – Power Rankings

Prateik K
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IPL 2019 – Week 1 Power Rankings & Highlights

4 matches were played during week 1 of the IPL 2019 and CSK, KKR, DC, and KXIP had won their opening games. 

CSK were host to RCB where they outplayed the visiting team as Bangalore were all-out for 70. While KKR defeated SRH at Eden Gardens chasing 182 courtesy a fifty from Nitish Rana and 19-ball 49 runs from Andre Russell. DC gave a solid performance in their first match at Wankhede defeating the Mumbai Indians by 37 runs.

While the RR vs KXIP match was the centre of a controversy involving Jos Buttler’s run out by R Ashwin. The RR chase turned on its head after Buttler’s dismissal and Punjab eventually won by 14 runs.

IPL Power Rankings at end of round 1 –  

IPL 2019 – Week2 Highlights & Power Rankings

In Week 2, the Delhi Capitals who were 2nd in Week1 power rankings played 3 matches. They weren’t favourites in the betting odds to win against CSK and KKR. The odds for DC against CSK were 1.90, while against KKR they fancied 2.00 odds. They lost to CSK and won in the Super Over against KKR, while against Punjab, they were favourites with 1.74 odds. They lost to KXIP by 14 runs.

On the other hand, CSK who were 3rd in the week1 power rankings played 3 and won 2 matches during week2. They were favourites to win in the betting odds for all these matches, including the one they lost to MI.

KKR played 2 matches and won 1 of them defeating Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens with yet another outstanding performance from Andre Russell in the death overs. KKR had odds of 1.66 against both KXIP and DC before the match started, however, they lost to DC in the Super Over.

SRH won two in two matches during this week and remained at the top in power rankings. SRH too, were clear favourites with 1.57 odds against RR and 1.66 against RCB, winning both matches convincingly.

IPL Power Rankings at the end of round 2 –

The only change in the Power Rankings from week 1 to week 2 was the CSK moving up to number 2 and DC down to number 3. RCB and RR had lost all of their matches in the 2nd week, while Mumbai Indians had won 2 of 3, including the win against CSK at home.

IPL 2019 – Week 3 Highlights & Power Rankings

Round 3 of this season witnessed 11 matches, and some more changes in the Power Rankings. It started with DC suffering yet another loss at home, this time at the hands of SRH, while RCB continued their losing streak and lost to KKR at home.

On the weekend, a double-header ensued as CSK and KXIP locked horns at Chennai, and SRH hosting MI at Hyderabad. Chennai did exceptionally well defending 160 runs on a track with ample dew, enough to get the ball slipping out of CSK bowler’s hands. They won the match by 22 runs, while a shocker was witnessed at Hyderabad where Alzarri Joseph debuted for MI. 

MI defended 136 runs against SRH getting the latter all-out for 96 as Alzarri Joseph finished 6 for 12 on his IPL debut. While RCB lost another one at home to DC, while RR lost to KKR at home on the following day of the double-header.

Round 3 also witnessed KKR losing to CSK and DC, making it their 2nd loss to DC in this season. The Power Rankings at the end of round 3 are –

Clearly, CSK has climbed to the top conquering everything coming their way. While MI too has jumped up to number 4, and KKR have dropped one place to number 5.

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