IPL 2021 starts on Friday, April 9 with the first match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 8 teams are part of IPL 2021 and will play of total of 60 games among them during the tournament. Each team will play 14 games during the group stage, facing every opposition team twice. The top 4 teams will qualify for playoffs in IPL 2021.
There are a total of 196 players who are part of IPL 2021. All 8 teams have a combination of young and old players in their squad. While some teams have few players as young as 18 years old, there are also few players who are in their forties. Here we take a glance at the average age of every squad in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Average Age Of All The 8 Squads Of The Tournament
Rajasthan Royals – 25.41
Rajasthan Royals is the youngest squad in IPL 2021. The team has a lot of youngsters in the squad. The average age of the squad is 25.41. The oldest member of the squad is Australian pacer Andrew Tye, who is 34 years old. Rajasthan Royals’ youngest player in IPL 2021 is Akash Singh, who is just 18 years old. Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson is also a young player in the squad aged 26.
Punjab Kings- 26.88
Punjab Kings’ average age of the squad in IPL 2021 is 26.88. They have the second youngest squad in IPL 2021. Although Punjab Kings have Chris Gayle aged 41, they have 14 players aged 25 or younger. KL Rahul, who is Punjab Kings skipper, is 28 years old. Jhye Richardson, who joined Punjab Kings in IPL 2021 auction, is a 24-year-old pacer from Australia.
Mumbai Indians- 27.72
Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in IPL with 5 titles, have 27.72 as the average age of their squad. Mumbai Indians have some experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Kieron Pollard in the team. However, the team also has youngsters like Ishan Kishan, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, and Suryakumar Yadav.
Mumbai Indians’ youngest player in the squad is Marco Jansen, who is just 18 years old. Arjun Tendulkar, who joined Mumbai Indians during IPL 2021 auction, is another young player being 21 years old.
Sunrisers Hyderabad- 28.08
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the 4th youngest team in IPL 2021 with the average age of the squad being 28.08. Out of 25 players, 12 players of Sunrisers Hyderabad are 30 or above. Abdul Samad (19), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (19), and Rashid Khan (20) are some of the youngsters in the squad. Mohammad Nabi is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s oldest player at 36 years.
Delhi Capitals- 28.16
Delhi Capitals have a young captain Rishabh Pant, who is 23 years old. However, if we consider the average age of the Delhi Capitals squad, they are the 5th youngest in IPL 2021. The average age of the Delhi Capitals squad is 28.16. Along with young players like Kagiso Rabada (25) and Prithvi Shaw (21), Delhi Capitals also have senior players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, and Marcus Stoinis.
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 28.18
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s average age is a little more than Delhi Capitals at 28.18. 9 players of Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the age group of 25 to 29. The oldest player in the squad is Dan Christian, who is 37 years old. Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Sachin Baby are aged 32 each. Devudutt Padikkal is the youngest RCB player at 20.
Kolkata Knight Riders- 28.64
Kolkata Knight Riders is another team that has a lot of older players in the squad. KKR have 8 players above the age of 31 and they are the second oldest squad in IPL 2021 with an average age of 28.64. Harbhajan Singh is the oldest player in the squad at the age of 40. 21-year-old Kamlesh Nagarkoti and 22-year-old Shivam Mavi are among the youngest players in Kolkata Knight Riders.
Chennai Super Kings- 30.08
Chennai Super Kings is the oldest squad in IPL 2021 with the average age being 30.08. Chennai Super Kings is the only squad in IPL 2021 with an average age of more than 30. Out of their 25 players, 13 are aged 30 or more. For instance, CSK skipper MS Dhoni is 39-year-old. CSK also have the oldest player of the tournament Imran Tahir in their squad, who is aged 42.
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