IPL 2021 Standings

pos POs
teams teams
mp mp
W-L-D w-l-d
N/R N/R
Nrr Nrr
pts pts
1
Delhi Capitals DC
8
6-2-0
0
+0.547
12
2
Chennai Super Kings CSK
7
5-2-0
0
+1.263
10
3
Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB
7
5-2-0
0
-0.171
10
4
Mumbai Indians MI
7
4-3-0
0
+0.062
8
5
Rajasthan Royals RR
7
3-4-0
0
-0.190
6
6
Punjab Kings PBKS
8
3-5-0
0
-0.368
6
7
Kolkata Knight Riders KKR
7
2-5-0
0
-0.494
4
8
Sunrisers Hyderabad SRH
7
1-6-0
0
-0.623
2
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IPL 2021 Top Batsmen

#1
Nitish Rana
matches 7
runs 201
Strike Rate 122.56
#2
Rahul Tripathi
runs 187
#3
Andre Russell
runs 163

IPL 2021 Top Bowlers

#1
Pat Cummins
matches 7
wickets 9
econ 8.83
#2
Prasidh Krishna
wickets 8
#3
Andre Russell
wickets 7
Harbhajan Singh H.Singh
Bowler
Matches
163
Runs
833
Wickets
150
Role
Bowler
IPL Debut
2008
Batting Style
Right Handed
Bowling Style
Off break
Born
July 3, 1980
Nationality
India

A young Harbhajan Singh bolstered his credentials after a successful home Test series against Steve Waugh's invincible Australia in 2001. Replacing an injured Anil Kumble, 'Bhajji' was crowned 'Man of the Series' in performances that stopped the Kangaroos record unbeaten run. He took 32 wickets in the series, including the first ever Test hat-trick for India.


Prior to his ascendancy during that series, Harbhajan made his ODI and Test debut in 1998. After a year in action, few noteworthy displays coupled with a suspect bowling action was all that emerged and he was eventually relegated to domestic cricket. His return after a two-year hiatus was a one filled with renewed determination that epitomized captain Sourav Ganguly's fearlessness. Following his stand-out performance against Australia, he forced selectors to rethink India's bowling line-up by opting for a two-pronged spin attack in tandem with Anil Kumble. He added further repute as a player with his pinch-hitting abilities as a tail-ender.


Following spin-ally Kumble's retirement from international cricket, the mantle was cast on The Turbanator (his nickname), especially in series abroad where India usually played with a solitary spinner. He stuck to his task in India's series victory in New Zealand in 2009, the country's first such win against the Kiwis in 40 years. In November 2010, he scaled an unprecedented summit in his batting career when he scored his maiden Test century against New Zealand, helping India to save the match.


In 2011, Harbhajan led the Mumbai franchise in the Champions League and emerged victoriously. However, a poor run of form in international cricket forced him out of the team and he was left out for the home series against West Indies and the tour to Australia later that year. Immediately, the off-spinner went back to basics and improvised in his stint with Essex. He did get a few opportunities to come back but his shoddy performances coupled with the meteoric rise of Ravichandran Ashwin meant that he had a very little opening to become the mainstay again.


Although, Harbhajan did make a comeback to the Test side and became the 10th Indian to play 100 Tests when he played against Australia in Chennai. But after that, he was dropped and sent back to the domestic format. An impressive performance for Mumbai in the 2015 Indian T20 League and Harbhajan was called up again for the only Test against Bangladesh that year. In the 2015-16 season, he played a few Tests and some ODIs and also got a chance in the 2016 World T20 squad.


Since 2016, Harbhajan hasn't played in the national colours in any format and it is very unlikely that he will make a comeback again. Although he has not announced retirement, his career is all but over. In recent years, Harbhajan has become a bowler who has been economical but hasn't been able to pick up wickets consistently. After playing for 10 years with Mumbai, he was released by the franchise and was bought by Chennai in the auction for the 2018 Indian T20 League. Just before the start of the 2020 Indian T20 League, Harbhajan pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons and for the next edition, Kolkata acquired his services.

IPL Statistics
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    2021
Batting & Fielding
Mat
No
Runs
Hs
Ave
s/r
100s
50s
4s
6s
ct
st
Career
163
90
833
64
15.71
137.91
0
1
79
42
49
0
2021
3
2
4
2* v MI
-
100.00
0
0
0
0
1
0
2019
11
1
1
1 v MI
1.00
33.33
0
0
0
0
4
0
2018
13
3
29
19 v PBKS
9.66
80.55
0
0
3
1
4
0
2017
11
7
16
7* v RPS
8.00
100.00
0
0
0
1
2
0
2016
14
7
92
45* v RPS
30.66
109.52
0
0
11
2
4
0
2015
15
10
117
64 v PBKS
16.71
160.27
0
1
9
9
3
0
2014
14
7
28
10 v DC
5.60
112.00
0
0
2
2
3
0
2013
19
14
116
25* v CSK
19.33
146.83
0
0
12
5
9
0
2012
17
11
108
33 v DC
12.00
135.00
0
0
14
3
6
0
2011
15
8
103
30 v KKR
34.33
145.07
0
0
9
6
2
0
2010
15
7
105
49* v DCH
26.25
166.66
0
0
12
5
6
0
2009
13
10
84
20 v DCH
10.50
158.49
0
0
6
5
3
0
2008
3
3
30
28 v CSK
15.00
176.47
0
0
1
3
2
0
Batting & Fielding
2021
Mat
3
No
2
Runs
4
Hs
2* v MI
Ave
-
S/r
100.00
100s
0
50s
0
4s
0
6s
0
ct
1
st
0
Bowling
Mat
Balls
Runs
Wickets
AVe
BBI
Econ
s/r
3w
5w
Career
160
3416
4030
150
26.86
5/18 v CSK
7.07
22.77
9
1
2021
3
42
63
0
-
0/8 v SRH
9.00
-
0
0
2019
11
264
312
16
19.50
3/20 v RCB
7.09
16.50
2
0
2018
12
191
270
7
38.57
2/22 v RCB
8.48
27.28
0
0
2017
11
246
266
8
33.25
3/22 v DC
6.48
30.75
1
0
2016
14
294
392
9
43.55
2/29 v SRH
8.00
32.66
0
0
2015
15
342
446
18
24.77
3/27 v RCB
7.82
19.00
1
0
2014
14
330
356
14
25.42
2/13 v RR
6.47
23.57
0
0
2013
19
420
456
24
19.00
3/14 v PBKS
6.51
17.50
3
0
2012
16
324
384
6
64.00
2/13 v DCH
7.11
54.00
0
0
2011
15
318
370
14
26.42
5/18 v CSK
6.98
22.71
0
1
2010
14
321
377
17
22.17
3/31 v DCH
7.04
18.88
1
0
2009
13
264
256
12
21.33
4/17 v DC
5.81
22.00
0
0
2008
3
60
82
5
16.40
3/32 v PBKS
8.20
12.00
1
0
Bowling
2021
Mat
3
Balls
42
Runs
63
Wickets
0
Ave
-
BBI
0/8 v SRH
Econ
9.00
S/r
-
3w
0
5w
0