India’s greatest festival IPL 2020 is starting from 23 March 2020. Preparations of IPL 2020 have started with great joy. All know IPL franchise is the most popular and biggest league in the world. All eight team of IPL is ready to show their ability. Also, they are looking at world cup 2020, they will give a huge statement through bat to be part of the Australian squad or the world cup. Delhi Daredevils have been renamed to Delhi Capitals.
IPL Auction has been completed and the most expensive player of the auction is Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals) who bought Rs. 8.4 crore and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy (Kings X1 Punjab) in Rs. 8.4 crore. Although this season of IPL will be the year of youngster cricketer, many of them are debuting in this IPL teams and give their best so that their team will be in the top in IPL points table. Prabh Simran, Prayas Ray, Rasikh Salaam, Shivam Dubey, Varun Chakravarthy and more are a watchable cricketer in this season. All teams are looking good with their players but some teams are ahead of them, we will predict later.
#. IPL Table
Matches for the first two weeks of Indian Premier League 12 have been announced by BCCI. Two matches will be played at the weekend, the timing of the first match is 4 PM (afternoon) and the second match will be live at 8 PM (evening). Here is a full schedule of 17 matches announced by BCCI with date, match, and venue.
|23-03-2020||CSK VS RCB||CHENNAI|
|24-03-2020||KKR VS SRH||KOLKATA|
|24-03-2020||MI VS DC||MUMBAI|
|25-03-2020||RR VS KXIP||JAIPUR|
|26-03-2020||DC VS CSK||DELHI|
|27-03-2020||KKR VS KXIP||KOLKATA|
|28-03-2020||RCB VS MI||BENGALURU|
|29-03-2020||SRH VS RR||HYDERABAD|
|30-03-2020||KXIP VS MI||MOHALI|
|30-03-2020||DC VS KKR||DELHI|
|31-03-2020||SRH VS RCB||HYDERABAD|
|31-03-2020||CSK VS RR||CHENNAI|
|02-04-2020||RR VS RCB||JAIPUR|
|03-04-2020||MI VS CSK||MUMBAI|
|04-04-2020||DC VS SRH||DELHI|
|05-04-2020||RCB VS KKR||BENGALURU|
BCCI has just released the IPL 2020 schedule of 17 matches due to Lok-Sabha election. Rest of the matches date will announce after the confirmation of election date. These 17 matches have played during 2 weeks across 8 venues. Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will play 5 matches in this 2 weeks and remaining 6 teams will play 4 matches each.
The opening match of IPL is between defending champion Chennai Super Kings VS Royal Challengers Bangalore. The released date may be subjected to change. The date is confirmed after the date of the election are announced. IPL’s official said, “These are still subject to the announcement of Lok Sabha 2020 election dates. Once these have been released, The BCCI will address any issues with the first two weeks and will also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates. IPL teams and their squad
The squad of all IPL teams is ready and their preparation is ongoing. They bought 70 players out of 351 enrolled players. Highest bid player was Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals) and Varun Chakravarthy (Kings XI Punjab) of Rs. 8.4 crore. England’s all-rounder Sam Curran (Kolkata Knight Riders) was bought of Rs. 7.2 crore is the highest bid foreign player.
#. IPL teams & player list
1. Chennai Super Kings
Chennai super kings are defending champion of IPL 2018 and one of the most successful franchises of IPL and hold the title three times and they played all the qualifier, and have the best win percentage in IPL history. After CSK had to undergo a 2-year suspension because of involvement of their owner in betting with Rajasthan Royals in 2015.
In 2018, the comeback of CSK and made a statement in their first match by beating Mumbai Indians. Super Kings led by the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. The reason for CSK success is support, you will also show in every match of CSK, their huge support specially in their home ground M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK is also in favorite list for holding the 2020 trophy.
Retained Players: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Murli Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jhadav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Bought: Mohit Sharma (Rs 5 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (Rs 20 lakh).
Total Squad Strength: 25
2. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the unluckiest franchise of IPL history, the team had made three final appearances and lose all. RCB also disappointed us last season and were not even able to qualify for the playoff. RCB only focused on batsmen from the beginning, and also RCB was more dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers form. This is the reason for the RCB of not winning any IPL titles. Although RCB has huge red army fan who come to support them in every match. But in this season,
RCB is a well-settled team after getting some players through IPL auction 2020. Markus Stoinis, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter Nile, and Tim Southee will give their contribution by the ball. Royal Challengers Bangalore is led by the champ Virat Kohli and coached by Gary Kristen and their home ground is M. Chinnaswamy stadium. Many cricket experts are saying that winning chances of RCB is very high. Hope this year bold army will bring the trophy home.
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sunder, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis.
Bought: Shivam Dube (Rs 5 crore), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 4.2 crore), Akshdeep Nath (Rs 3.6 crore), Prayas Barman (Rs 1.5 crore), Himmat Singh (Rs 65 lakh), Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Rs 50 lakh), Heinrich Klaasen (Rs 50 lakh), Devdutt Padikkal (Rs 20lakh), Milind Kumar (Rs 20 lakh).
Total Strength: 24
3. Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians are one of the most successful franchises of Indian Premier League. Like Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians also win three times IPL trophy. Mumbai Indians are the richest franchise of IPL because of its CEO Nita Ambani (Reliance Industries) and featured by many support staff like Sachin Tendulkar as an icon of MI, Robin Singh as Batting coach, Shane Bond as bowling coach. Captain of Mumbai Indians is The hitman Rohit Sharma and coach of this team is Mahela Jayawardene. As the strongest team in IPL, They want to hold 2020 IPL trophy.
In IPL auction, Mumbai Indians spent only Rs 7.60 crore because they retained most of their stars. They bought Lasith Malinga and Yuvraj Singh, which is not in form and also bought some youngster cricketer. But although they have a terrific player who changes the match in a while. They have number one hitter Rohit Sharma and number one bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Mumbai all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are the backbone of the team and performed many times according to their team need.
Mumbai Indian’s home ground is iconic Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). Mumbai Indians are also in the list of the most favorite team to win
this year IPL.
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Ankul Roy, Siddesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock.
Bought: Barinder Singh Sran (Rs 3.4 crore), Lasith Malinga (Rs 2 crore), Yuvraj Singh (Rs 1 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (Rs 80 lakh), Pankaj Jaswal (Rs 20 lakh), Rasikh Dar (Rs 20 lakh).
Total Strength: 24
4. Kings XI Punjab
The journey of Kings XI Punjab is not well in most of the IPL season. They have been able to reach just two times in IPL qualifier. Previous Season of IPL was disappointing season for Punjab, their ranking was 7/8 because the most of their players were not in good form only KL Rahul was looking good throughout the season and manage to score 659 in 14 innings with a strike rate of 146 (highest run-scorer) and in bowling department Andrew Tye was the highest wicket-taking bowler in previous season,
He had succeeded to dismiss 24 batsmen with a Strike Rate of 14.00. But no one succeeded to contribute expect them that’s the reason for the failure of Punjab. In 2020 IPL auction they bought 13 players and most of them are debuting so, it would be wrong to say how Punjab would play. Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, and Nicolas Pooran are the famous bought of Kings XI Punjab and they have the potential to change the match any time.
Ashwin’s captaincy was not good in last season, hence the captaincy can be stripped off from Ashwin in IPL 2020. Rahul and Gayle are the biggest contenders for captaincy. The coach of Punjab is Mike Hesson and their home grounds are PCA Stadium located in Mohali and Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Retained Players: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mandeep Singh.
Bought (13): Varun Chakravarthy (Rs 8.4 crore), Sam Curran (Rs 7.2 crore), Mohammed Shami (Rs 4.8 crore), Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 4.8 crore), Nicolas Pooran (Rs 4.8 crore), Moises Henriques (Rs 1 crore), Hardus Viljoen (Rs 75 lakh), Darshan Nalkande (Rs 30 lakh), Sarfaraj Khan (Rs 25 lakh), Arshdeep Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Agnivesh Ayachi (Rs 20 lakh), Harpreet Brar (Rs 20 lakh), Murugan Ashwin (Rs 20 lakh).
Total Strength: 23
5. Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals won the first edition of IPL in 2008 by defeating Chennai Super Kings won by 3 wickets in the captaincy of Shane Warne. The entire journey of Rajasthan has been up and down, they managed to qualify in qualifier four times and won the titles one time. In 2015 Rajasthan Royals was banned for 2 years by Supreme Court of India as their players Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were involved in match-fixing along with Chennai Super Kings. In the previous season of IPL Royals performed well and able to take a place in the qualifier without Steve Smith.
Steve Smith was banned for a year due to the ball-tampering incident against South Africa, and his ban is ending this year. Royals will perform very well in the presence of Steve Smith. We also aware the form of Jos Buttler in last season, he smashed 5 consecutive fifties and scored 548 runs in just 13 innings with an average of 54.80. Jaydev Unadkat once again the expensive player of IPL 2020. Once again they have trusted in the fast bowler and bought two more fast bowlers, Varun Aron, and Oshane Thomas.
They have also two spinners in their squad. If Joss Buttler will retain his form then Rajasthan Royals surely win. The captain of Royals will be Steve Smith and coached by Paddy Upton. Their home ground is Swai Mansingh Stadium.
Retained Players: Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Mithun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathy, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror.
Bought (9): Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 8.4 crore), Varun Aron (Rs 2.4 crore), Oshane Thomas (Rs 1.1 crore), Ashton Turner (Rs 50 lakh), Liam Livingstone (Rs 50 lakh), Shashank Singh (Rs 20 lakh), Riyan Parag (Rs 20 lakh), Manan Vohra (Rs
20 lakh), Shubham Ranjane (Rs 20 lakh).
6. Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals is one of the IPL franchise which represents Delhi. The DelhiCapitals has changed the name in 2018 earlier they were known by the name Delhi Daredevils. Till now Delhi’s entire journey has been worst. You will bewonder Delhi never qualify for final in entire IPL season. They are only successful in reaching the playoff only 2 times and rest ended with sixth, seventh and last position. Delhi’s middle order and finisher are always a big reason for failure. But they did well in IPL auction by buying Colin Ingram, he will surely solve Capitals problem of middle-order with Risabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. Although their Finisher spot even now not fill by Hanuma Vihari. Looking at their bowling department, Rabada, Ishant, Boult, Axar and Sandeep Lamichhane will lead this department.
There is not any update on who will be captain of Delhi Captain but chances of Shreyas Iyer is high for the Captain, Shikhar Dhawan. In my view, capitals are not so good for winning the trophy. Coach of Delhi Capitals is Ricky Ponting and Mohammad Kaif is the assistant coach. Sourav Ganguly, as the new advisor for the Capitals. Their home grounds are Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in New Delhi and Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatiya, Jayant Yadav, Manoj Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult.
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Bought (10): Colin Ingram (Rs 6.40 crore), Axar Patel (Rs 5 crore), Hanuma Vihari (Rs 2 crore), Sherfane Rutherford (Rs 2 crore), Ishant Sharma (Rs 1.10 crore), Keemo Paul (50 lakh), Ankush Bains (Rs 20 lakh), Jalaj Saxena (Rs 20 lakh), Bandaru Ayyapa (Rs 20 lakh).
7. Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are one of the successful franchise of IPL and win two times IPL trophy under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. In last season, all predicted that Riders will not qualify for the knock out round but they stunned them and finished on rank 3 in the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. Also, Riders have huge numbers of fans and come in every match to support their team with a slogan of Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo. Knight Rider’s batting line up is one of the best line up in IPL.
The top order of Riders like Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, and Shubman GiL are capable to give an explosive start. Sunil Narine is a most valuable player for Riders, he has contributed with both and bat many times by making runs with tremendous strike rate. Apart from this, they have a monster all allrounder Andre Russell, who will finish the match throughout the moment. In bowling section, they have Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and many more.
Their bowling department is little weak because of injury of U19 World Cup stars Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. Although Kolkata Knight Riders are looking good and do well in upcoming IPL. Dinesh Karthik is the captain and Jacques Kallis is the coach of this team.
Rider’s home ground is Eden Garden in Kolkata city.
Retained Players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gil, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Bought (8): Carlos Brathwaite (Rs 5 crore), Lockie Ferguson (Rs 1.60 crore), Joe Denly (RS 1 crore), Harry Gurney (Rs 75 lakh), Anrich Nortje (Rs 20 lakh), Nikhil Naik (Rs 20 lakh), Yarra Prithviraj (Rs 20 lakh), Shrikant Mundhe (Rs 20 lakh).
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the teams of IPL which made debut in 2013 season after replacing Decan Chargers. The entire season of Hyderabad has gone very well. They qualified for the playoff in their inaugural season. Hyderabad won their maiden IPL title in 2016 season under the captaincy of David Warner. In last season, David Warner was banned because of ball-tampering incident. However, they were successful in reaching the playoff under the brilliant captaincy of Kane Williamson and lost by Chennai Super Kings.
One good news for Sunrisers’s fans is David Warner is returning this season. They just bought only 3 and released Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Capitals and took Abhishek Sharma (in finishing role), Vijay Shankar (all-rounder), and Shahbaz Nadeem (left-arm spinner) in exchange of him. For Dhawan place, they bought Martin Guptill who will open with David Warner. Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson will fill the place of the middle order.
Looking at their bowling department, they have a very good bowler in both fast and spin department. Orange army will surely qualify for playoff and they can take the title second times. Kane Williamson did a very good captaincy in last season but David Warner is an all-time favorite for captaincy, so Warner will the captain of Hyderabad and Tom Moody is the coach. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the home ground of Sunrisers.
Retained Players: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Billy Stanlake, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul.
Bought (3): Jonny Bairstow (Rs 2.2 crore), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 1.2 crore), Martin Guptill (Rs 1 crore).
#. Our IPL 2020 Prediction
Looking to IPL player list of all teams, our prediction as follows:
Team Qualify for The playoff
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians or Sunrisers Hyderabad
Who Will Be Winner of IPL 2020 In my view, Royal Challengers Bangalore will hold the title of the upcoming IPL 2020. Virat’s squads are more balanced than other franchise, If all the overseas have stayed with the team for all match then they will surely win.
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