Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the scheduled date of the 13th edition of IPL has been changed from 29th march to an unknown date. Once the date is finalised by the BCCI, we will shortly update the detailed Vivo IPL 2020 schedule here and stay tuned for all the news about IPL 2020 here – IPL 2020 Latest News.
IPL 2020 has become the most awaited sporting event among Indians and overseas fans. We really hope that soon due to a halt in coronavirus pandemic, we will hear good news from BCCI and the announcement of the IPL launch date. By then, let’s have a recap about IPL 2020, from beginning to date to prepare ourselves before the first IPL match.
General IPL 2020 Information
- Official Board: BCCI
- Cricket format: Twenty20
- Tournaments format: Double Round-robin and Knockout
- Current Champions: Mumbai Indians in 2019 (4th title)
- Runners-up: Chennai Super Kings
- Total IPL Teams: 8
- Total Matches: 60
- Current Vivo IPL 2020 schedule.
- IPL Points Table 2020
IPL 2020 Venues List
- M.A.Chidambaram Chepauk Stadium, Chennai
- PCA Stadium Mohali, Punjab
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
- R.G.I. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
- M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
IPL 2020 Players: Foremost Takeaways from the Trading Window
By the eight franchises, 71 players were released overall for the trading window. Like every other edition, this year also we have seen some major names that have moved to other teams during the trading window. This year’s trading window was overwhelming due to the major few high-profile exchanges and Delhi Capitals has made a good fortune during the exchange.
On bringing one of India’s iconic player, Ajinka Rahane into the team, the Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal said “I am also extremely honoured to welcome one of India’s most stellar and consistent batsmen, Ajinkya Rahane, to the DC family. When the franchise underwent a revamp last year, a decision was made to keep Indian players at its core. The result was there for everyone to see, with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma performing brilliantly for us.”
This year a total of 10 players have swapped their allegiances during the trade window. Full list of transferred players is given below:
- Ravichandran Ashwin: Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals
- Ajinkya Rahane: Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals
- Dhawal Kulkarni: Rajasthan Royals to Mumbai Indians
- Ankit Rajpoot: Kings XI Punjab to Rajasthan Royals
- Jagadeesha Suchith: Delhi Capitals to Kings XI Punjab
- Sherfane Rutherford: Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians
- Krishnappa Gowtham: Rajasthan Royals to Kings XI Punjab
- Trent Boult: Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians
- Rahul Tewatia: Delhi Capitals to Rajasthan Royals
- Mayank Markande: Mumbai Indians to Rajasthan Royals via Delhi Capitals
The IPL trading window is a prologue to the main IPL auction for the 13th edition that lasts less than a month. This year, a total of INR 207.65 crore (£22.5 million approx.) is reserved for the spending to fill the vacant 73 slots.
Fun Fact 1:
Mayank Markande has become the first player ever in the IPL history who has been traded twice in the same window. Mumbai to Jaipur later, via a brief stopover in Delhi.
IPL 2020 Auction: A complete list of most expensive, sold and unsold players
|IPL Teams||Squad Size||Wallet at Start||Wallet Remaining|
|Chennai Super Kings||24||14.60 Crore||15.00 Lakh|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||21||27.90 Crore||6.40 Crore|
|Delhi Capitals||22||27.85 Crore||9.00 Crore|
|Mumbai Indians||24||13.05 Crore||1.95 Crore|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||23||36.65 Crore||8.50 Crore|
|Rajasthan Royals||25||28.90 Crore||14.75 Crore|
|Kings XI Punjab||25||42.70 Crore||16.50 Crore|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||25||17.00 Crore||10.10 Crore|
Fun Fact 2:
Pat Cummins, the Australian paceman has broken the records as the most expensive foreign player ever bought in the Indian Premier League for a whopping ₹15.5 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders. This hasn’t only made him the highest-paid overseas player in the IPL ever by outstripping Ben Stokes’ ₹14.5 crores in 2017, but the bought price is also just ₹50 lakh less than the all-time IPL buy a record of Yuvraj Singh who was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in ₹16 crores in 2015.
The IPL 2020 auction was comparatively smaller than any other IPL auctions, with only 73 slots availed for the eight franchises, in which 29 are to be filled by overseas players. Chris Lynn, Australian cricketer right-handed top-order batsman was the first player to be bought in the auction by Mumbai Indians for his base price ₹2 crores.
|Pat Cummins||All-rounder||2 CR||15.5 CR||KKR|
|Glenn Maxwell||All-rounder||2 CR||10.75 CR||KXIP|
|Chris Morris||All-rounder||1.5 CR||10 CR||RCB|
|Sheldon Cottrell||Bowler||50 L||8.5 CR||KXIP|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||Bowler||1 CR||8 CR||MI|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Batsman||50 L||7.75 CR||DC|
|Piyush Chawla||Bowler||1 CR||6.75 CR||CSK|
|Sam Curran||All-rounders||1 CR||5.5 CR||CSK|
|Eoin Morgan||Batsman||1.5 CR||5.25CR||KKR|
|Aron Finch||Batsman||1 CR||4.40 CR||RCB|
|Robin Uthappa||Batsman||1.5 CR||3 CR||RR|
The Most Expensive Retained Players
5- Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals for 12 CR.
4- David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad for 12 CR.
3- MS Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings for 15 CR.
2- Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians for 15 CR.
1- Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore for 17 CR.
10 Strong IPL Players Who are Unsold: Who remained behind
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RCB Unveils its New Logo as a Gesture of their Fierce Return
Royal Challengers Bangalore changed its logo as a positive gesture for restoring faith among players and fans. With the crest of the team, the RCB team went to twitter and said, “New Decade, New RCB, New Logo.”
Read full RCB Latest News Here.
The team garnered curiosity from fans and other franchisees when its Instagram and Twitter handles went blank and erased content including its display picture. The team was working on several effective campaigns before starting of the IPL. Finally, on 14th Feb 2020, the team presented its new logo depicting a balance of simplicity and iconicity and the name changed to only Royal Challengers.
- RCB while unleashing the new logo said “embodies the bold and fearless attitude” of the team.
- RCB fuelled intense gossips after their Twitter and Instagram went blank with no photos, videos and display pictures.
- Cricketers Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played participated with heart in the social media campaign.
Also Read: 4 Secrets Why RCB may win IPL 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2020: Warner replaces Williamson for captainship.
Swashbuckling Aussie batsman David Warner has been reinstated as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2020 on March 29. Warner replaces Kane Williamson, who led the side in 2018 and 2019.
Warner in past has led the SRH team for three IPL seasons — 2015 to 2017 — and in 2016, he helped the team to win the championship. The Australian player has captained the team in a total of 45 matches, giving 26 wins while with a win-loss ratio of 1.368. While, Kane Williamson has commanded the Sunrisers in overall 26 matches, winning 14 games with a win-loss ratio of 1.272.
The 33-year-old Australia Batsman who led the Hyderabad team to the IPL cup in 2016, has replaced New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for the current season.
In 2018, Warner was barred from participating in any of the tournaments due to Australia’s ball-tampering controversy, leading Williamson to be named as captain. But this year the player is all set to command Sunrisers’ team for the IPL 2020 championship and to which he said
“I’m thrilled to be given the captaincy for this coming IPL in 2020. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity once again to lead the team. I’d like to thank Kane (Williamson) for the way you guys led the team throughout the last couple of years and I’d be leaning on you guys for support and insight to the game as well.”
Full News about SRH Team Players and Matches.
Jofra Archer Out of due to Injury
Jofra Archer has been ruled out due to severe elbow injury. The Rajasthan Royals is still in shock and is looking for the right player to replace iconic Jofra Archer. The team can face severe loss in the IPL 2020 if it doesn’t find the right fit. There is a possibility that these 5 players might replace Jofra’s position. To know them, read 5 Top Players that can probably replace Jofra Archer.
Players Banned by BCCI from IPL 2020
Here are 4 iconic players on whom BCCI has acted stringently as they violated IPL standards and won’t be playing for the 13th IPL edition.
- Pravin Tambe: He has been barred for sending his name to the cash-rich T10 league. According to BCCI, he can’t be a part of both IPL and T10.
- Chris Green: The Kolkata Knight Riders-bound uncapped off-spinner has been banned from bowling for three months until declared not guilty for a suspect action in the Big Bash League.
- Shivam Mavi and Nitish Rana: Although, they aren’t confirmed banned there are high chances they won’t be playing in the IPL 2020 due to age fudging.
Full Article Here: 4 Big Players Banned from IPL 2020 by BCCI
BCCI to Face Loss of a Whopping Rs 10,000 Crores if IPL is cancelled
Due to coronavirus pandemic, the whole world is under terror. We have devastating figures of 312000 cases and 13400 deaths in 169 countries while with no vaccine. As the COVID-19 continues to create havoc globally, as uncertainty looms over the future of the happening of the IPL 2020.
The IPL scheduled date has already been pushed 15 days forward. However, looking at the current synopsis, things have only gotten worse as the cases in India touches 396 cases with 6 deaths. There are good chances of IPL cancellation.
But what happens once the IPL gets Cancelled?
According to Business Today, if the IPL games are cancelled this year, it can blow BCCI’s mind with a whopping Rs 3,869.5 crore. This comprises broadcast and streaming revenue of Rs 3,269.5 crore and Rs 200 crore of central sponsorship while and Rs 400 crore of title sponsorship revenues.
To jump off the loss-pit, BCCI members are scratching their heads by considering other options like smaller format or a limited number of venues. However, it fully depends on the future condition of the novel COVID-19.
Until Then, Wash Your Hands, Stay Indoors, and Stay Safe.