With IPL 2021 due to begin in another two days, former cricketers and commentators have begun to give their early prediction for the tournament.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said that he expects the Mumbai Indians to get a hat-trick of IPL titles by winning the 14th edition of the tournament.
Vaughan also added that if by chance the Mumbai Indians suffer ‘some bizarre loss of form’, then he expects the David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the title.
“Early #IPL2021 prediction … @mipaltan will win it … if by some bizarre loss of form then @SunRisers will win it … #OnOn #India,” Vaughan tweeted on Wednesday.
IPL 2021 will begin with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on April 9.
After beating the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 final last year, Mumbai Indians picked up their second consecutive and a record-extending fifth IPL title.
They have the chance to become the first time to win a hat-trick of titles if they are able to defend their crown. The only other team to win two successive titles were the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, who went on to win in 2010 and 2011.
But they were unable to continue their winning run the following year as Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders went on to win the title.