The IPL 2021 will start this time from April 9 and the final will be held on May 30 at Mumbai. The 14th season of IPL is going to be longer because now there will be no more two matches in a day. All preparations have already started for IPL 2021. Constant teams are making players’ lists and all are insisting on making their best playing XI. While many teams are engaged in exchanging their players, on the other hand there are some franchises that are looking at how many matches their players will be able to play for them this time due to the World Cup.
The first match of the IPL 2021 will be between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The final match of IPL 2021 is also to be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede ground. Earlier there used to be two matches within one day of Saturday and Sunday in IPL but now there will be only one match on 1 day on Saturday and Sunday, so the schedule of league matches of IPL has increased by a week. The time for league matches will be 50 days whereas earlier there used to be a 44 days league match. The last match in the league matches will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. All the teams have kept their home ground there but Rajasthan Royals have included Guwahati and Jaipur for their home matches RCB will play their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders on 31 March, while Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first match from Mumbai Indian on 1 April Will be seen playing the match.
Time India (IST)
|1||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||19 September 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|2||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||20 September 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|3||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||21 September 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|4||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||22 September 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||23 September 2020||Wednesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|6||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||24 September 2020||Thursday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|7||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||25 September 2020||Friday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|8||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||26 September 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|9||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||27 September 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|10||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||28 September 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|11||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||29 September 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|12||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||30 September 2020||Wednesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|13||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||01 October 2020||Thursday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|14||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||02 October 2020||Friday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|15||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||03 October 2020||Saturday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|16||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||03 October 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|17||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||04 October 2020||Sunday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|18||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||04 October 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|19||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||05 October 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|20||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||06 October 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|21||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||07 October 2020||Wednesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|22||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||08 October 2020||Thursday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|23||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||09 October 2020||Friday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|24||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||10 October 2020||Saturday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|25||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||10 October 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|26||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||11 October 2020||Sunday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|27||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||11 October 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|28||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||12 October 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|29||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||13 October 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|30||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||14 October 2020||Wednesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|31||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||15 October 2020||Thursday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|32||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||16 October 2020||Friday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|33||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||17 October 2020||Saturday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|34||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||17 October 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|35||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||18 October 2020||Sunday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|36||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||18 October 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|37||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||19 October 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|38||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||20 October 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|39||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||21 October 2020||Wednesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|40||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||22 October 2020||Thursday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|41||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||23 October 2020||Friday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|42||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||24 October 2020||Saturday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|43||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||24 October 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|44||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)||24 October 2020||Sunday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|45||Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||25 October 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|46||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||26 October 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|47||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC)||27 October 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|48||Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||28 October 2020||Wednesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|49||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||29 October 2020||Thursday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|50||Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||30 October 2020||Friday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|51||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||31 October 2020||Saturday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|52||Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)||31 October 2020||Saturday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|53||Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||01 November 2020||Sunday||3:30 PM IST||2:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|54||Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)||01 November 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||DUBAI|
|55||Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||02 November 2020||Monday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||ABU DHABI|
|56||Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI)||03 November 2020||Tuesday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||SHARJAH|
|57||Qualifier-1||TBD||TBD||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||TBD|
|58||Eliminator||TBD||TBD||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||TBD|
|59||Qualifier-2||TBD||TBD||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||TBD|
|60||FINAL||10 November 2020||Sunday||7:30 PM IST||6:00 PM UAE||TBD|
IPL Winners from 2008 to 2020
|Year||From Date||To Date||Winner Team||Runner-Up Team|
|2008||18 April 2008||1 June 2018||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings|
|2009||18 April 2009||24 May 2009||Deccan Chargers||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2010||12 March 2010||25 April 2010||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians|
|2011||8 April 1011||28 May 2011||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2012||4 April 2012||27 May 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings|
|2013||3 April 2013||26 May 2013||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|2014||16 April 2014||1 June 2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab|
|2015||8 April 2015||24 May 2015||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|2016||9 April 2016||29 May 2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2017||5 April 2017||21 May 2017||Mumbai Indians||Rising Pune Supergiant|
|2018||7 April 2018||27 May 2018||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|2019||23 March 2019||12 May 2019||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|2020||19 Sep 2020||10 Nov 2020||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capital|
VIVO IPL 2021Teams
As usual, there are 8 teams in IPL 2019. Delhi Daredevils have changed their franchise name and will play as Delhi Capitals. It will be worth to see if change in name bring fortunes to the Delhi team as they were last in the points table in IPL 2018 despite Rishabh Pant scoring heavily. Each team will play 14 matches in total and the top 4 teams after the league stage will qualify for playoffs. The teams in IPL 2019 are as follows:
|Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Kings XI Punjab|
|Chennai Super Kings|
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings are without any doubt one of the most successful team in the IPL history. They have won the title three time and were runner up 5 times. They were runner up in the last season i.e in 2019 IPL also in which they lost the final against Mumbai Indians by just 1 run.
The CSK team has performed very well in most of the seasons of IPL and are always strong contenders to be the Champions.
For 2020 season of IPL, CSK team has retained most of their players and again will be relying on the seniour players. Like the previous season, most of the players in CSK team are over 30 years.
For 2020 season auction, the team had 14.60 crore in their purse and they spent 14.45 Crore to purchase few good players like Sam Currant, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood and R Sai Kishore.
Piyush Chawla was purchased at the highest price of 6.75 Crore and 5.5 Crore were spent on Sam Curran.
The most prominemt thing about CSK is that they have the magical Dhoni as their captain who can still create magic for his team.
Although being out of the international cricket after 2019 World Cup, no one can still doubt on the leading capabilities of MS Dhoni.
Kind of effort the foreign players like Shane Watson and Faf du Plesis can put for their team has been seen in many seaons of IPL.
With the presence of players like Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina CSK will be hopefull for winning the title for the fourth time.
Players like Murali Vijay and Kedar Jadhav have also done exceedingly well for the team and are likely to do well in the 2020 seaon of IPL also.
The alrounders like Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja adds a good balance to the CSK team.
Bowling department of CSK also shines well. Fast bowlers like Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi makes an excellant bowling attack for CSK. The team has great spinners like Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh in their side. Imran Tahir who is over 40 can still feature in the playing XI and deliver well with the ball.
CSK team have some destructive batting in their side and have some dangerous bowlers in their 24 members squad who can take the team very close to the end of the tournament.
CSK Auction Details:
Purse: 14.60 crore
Spent: 14.45 crore
Bought (4): Sam Curran (5.5 crore), Piyush Chawla (6.75 crore), Josh Hazlewood (2 crore), R Sai Kishore (20 lakh)
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Singh
Squad strength: 24,
CSK players list/Squad 2021
Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif , Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood ,Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir , Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the IPL one time in 2016 and they were runners up in 2018 season. 2019 season of IPL was going pretty well for them during league stage but their lost the eliminator game. SRH have performed consistently in last few seasons of IPL and will be hoping to do well in the upcoming 2020 season also.
Shakib al Hasan will not be available for SRH in IPL 2020 due to injury. He performed greatly for the team in last season. Mitchell Marsh has been added into the team as his replacement but the team will surely miss the all-rounder services of Shakib al Hasan.
Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan are not retained by the team and they have purchased Priyam Garg, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen and Virat Singh. SRH is the only team, who have done very less expenditure in purchasing players as they have spent just 6.90 Crose out of 17 Crore.
The most talking point about SRH is that, they have given the captaincy again to David Warner. So David Warner will be leading the team for IPL 2020 instead of Kane Williamson.
Captain David Warner and Kane Williamson have found a lot of success for the team in last few seasons and they form the core of batting for SRH.
Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar in the middle order have good power hitting capabilities. These two batsmen will held the middle order responsibility for Sun Risers Hyderabad. Jonny Bairstow is likely to handle the wicket keeping responsibility and he can give consistent performance with the bat also.
SRH have some promising bowlers in their side like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan.
SRH Auction Details:
Purse: 17 crore,
Spent: 6.90 crore
Bought (7): Virat Singh (1.9 crore), Priyam Garg (1.9 crore), Mitchell Marsh (2 crore), Sandeep Bavanaka (20 lakh), Fabian Allen (50 lakh), Abdul Samad (20 lakh), Sanjay Yadav (20 lakh)
Retained: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Billy Stanlake, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan
Squad strength: 25,
SRH players list/Squad 2021
Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi
Kolkata Knight Riders
The two times winners, Kolkata Knight Riders were not able to make it into the top 4 in IPL 2019 season and they ended up at the 5th position. For IPL 2020 season, KKR have made many strong additions and changed few of their players. The most notable addition is Pat Cummins who was purchased at a big price money of 15.50 Crore Rupees. Another strong addition is Eoin Morgan on whom KKR spent 5.25 Crore out of their 35.65 Crose purse.
Dinesh Karthik will again be leading the KKR side for 2020 season. Andre Russell who can hit towering sixes will again be looking to make an impact for KKR with his explosive batting. His performance in last few seasons of IPL has been remarkable and he would look to continue that.
The addition of Eoin Morgan will give a huge strength to KKR team as he can play some phenomenal innings in T20 Cricket.
Captain Dinesh Karthik himself is capable of hitting the ball a long distance and his experience will help the team a lot in this upcoming season of IPL.
Shubman Gill is another emerging batsmen in KKR team who can play some usefull innings for this team.
With Pat Cummins in their side, the KKR fast bowling will definitely be led by him. The Spin bowling attach of Kolkata Knight Riders will mainly revolve around Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav.
KKR Auction Details:
Purse: 35.65 crore,
Spent: 27.15 crore
Bought (9): Eoin Morgan (5.25 crore), Pat Cummins (15.5 crore), Rahul Tripathi (60 lakh), Varun Chakaravarthy (4 crore), M Siddharth (20 lakh), Chris Green (20 lakh), Tom Banton (1 crore), Pravin Tambe (20 lakh), Nikhil Naik (20 lakh)
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi
Traded In: Siddhesh Lad
Squad strength: 23
KKR players list/Squad 2021
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik
Rajasthan Royals teams who finished at the 7th spot in IPL 2019 season, will be led by Steve Smith for IPL 2020. The team lifted the title in the first edition of IPL, but never able to give the same performance in any other edition of IPL. Looking to turn the fortune in this upcoming season of IPL, RR has made some shuffles into the team by making few new purchases and retaining few old players.
Robin Uthappa who was released by KKR in auction for 2020, has been purchased by RR at a price of 3 Crore. Indian U-19 runner up team’s star batsmen Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Andrew Tye and Tom Curran are few other worth mentioning purchases by Rajasthan Royals for 2020 season of IPL.
Since his return into the Cricket after the suspension, Steve Smith has been playing good Cricket all around and play some good knocks in IPL 2020 also.
Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are the three main batting pillars for Rajasthan Royals in this 13th edition of IPL. David Miller can also impress in the middle order with some big hitting and useful knocks.
Jos Buttler did exceptionally well for the team in the last season of IPL. He can clear the boundaries very quickly in the start of the innings and will look to ensure that the team do not lack up in terms of no. of runs on the board.
The Allrounder abilities of Ben Stokes will the be key for RR success in IPL 2020 and another positive thing in his name is that, he has been playing some big knocks since 2019 World Cup.
Although batting of Rajasthan Royals pretty good, but their bowling department looks slightly weakers. With Jofra Archer out of the IPL due to injury the bowling of RR will depend mainly on Andrew Tye, Tom Curran and Jaydev Unadkat
RR Auction Details:
Purse: 28.90 crore,
Spent: 14.15 crore
Bought (11): Robin Uthappa (3 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (3 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (2.4 crore), Anuj Rawat (80 lakh), Akash Singh (20 lakh), Kartik Tyagi (1.3 crore), David Miller (75 lakh), Oshane Thomas (50 lakh), Anirudha Joshi (20 lakh), Andrew Tye (1 crore), Tom Curran (1 crore)
Retained: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron, Manan Vohra
Traded In: Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia
Squad strength: 25
RR players list/Squad 2021
Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Anuj Rawat
Mumbai Indians have won the IPl 4 times and are the most successful team so far. They are the defending champions also as they won the 2019 seaon of IPL by beating CSK in the Final by 1 run.
Rohit Sharma will again be captaining the side. The team spent 11.10 Crore to purchase some new players like Chris Lynn & Nathan Coulter Nile. Nathan Coulter Nile is the costliest purchased by MI at 8 Crose. Few Other additions into the team are Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh and Balwant Rai Singh.
Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yada and Quinton de Kock makes a strong top order for MI team.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are performing very well in the international Cricket for their team and are likely to perform at that level in IPL 2020 also.
Alrounder Hardik Pandya has been out of the international Cricket for some time due to injury but he is likely to be fit for IPl 2020 and perform very well for his team as he did in the previous seasons.
His brother Krunal Pandya can also make a mark with both batting and bowling.
Kieron Pollard with his big hittings also makes Mumbai Indians a strong contentder for IPl 2020 also.
World’s no. 1 bowler Jasprit Bumrah in also in Mumbai Indians squad. Although Bumrah is not in top of his form but he is always a big dangder for any batsmen. Lasisth Malinga who might be playing his last IPl, can still turn the results of any match into the favour of his team.
MI Auction Details:
Purse: 13.05 crore,
Spent: 11.10 crore
Bought (6): Chris Lynn (2 crore), Nathan Coulter-Nile (8 crore), Saurabh Tiwary (50 lakh), Mohsin Khan (20 lakh), Digvijay Deshmukh (20 lakh), Balwant Rai Singh (20 lakh)
Retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan
Traded In: Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni
Squad strength: 24
MI players list/Squad 2021
Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn , Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore has been a strong betting unit in most seasons of IPL, but they are the most underforming team in IPL history so far. Out of last three seasons, they ended at the bottom of the point tables two times.
RCB have added players like Aaron Finch, Chris Morris and Kane Richardson in the auction for IPL 2020.
Team has decided not to change the top players like Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yunzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiars. The team will again be Captained by Virat Kohli.
RCB has some great batsmen in their side like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiars who will have to play major role with the bat for their team in IPL 2020 season.
Addition of Aaron Finch adds further strength to the team’s batting and makes the team a pretty well batting unit. All rounders like Chris Morris and Moeen Ali can also play vital role with both bat and ball.
RCB has a group of some talented fast bowlers like Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini in their team. Yuzvendra Chahal will be the main man who has to take the spin bowling responsibility of the team in this season of Indian Premier League 2020. Pawan Negi and Washington Sundar can also show their brilliance with ball.
RCB Auction Details:
Purse: 27.90 crore,
Spent: 21.50 crore
Bought (8): Aaron Finch (4.4 crore), Chris Morris (10 crore), Joshua Philippe (20 lakh), Kane Richardson(4 crore), Pavan Deshpande (20 lakh), Dale Steyn (2 crore), Shahbaz Ahamad (20 lakh), Isuru Udana (50 lakh)
Retained: Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini
Squad strength: 21
RCB players list/Squad 2021
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad
Kings XI Punjab
The best performance for Kings XI Punjab came in 2015 when they ended up as runners up, otherwise in most of the seasons of IPL, they ended up as the bottom teams. The same kind of performance came from the KXIP in 2019 season where they lasted at 6th position.
To get some positive and better results, KXIP has made various changes for 2020 IPL. The most important change is that, they have decided not to retain their Captain Ravichandran Ashwin and K L Rahul has been appointed as their new captain.
Another major change is the inclusion of Glenn Maxwell at 10.75 crore and Sheldon Cottrell at 8.5 Crore.
The team has decided not to release most of their seniour players like KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mohammamed Shami.
Batting will be the main strength of KXIP team as they have KL Rahul, Chris Gayle at top who can hit long boundaries in T20 Cricket. KL has shown some spectacular form in T20 and ODI Cricket in the recent past.
Glenn Maxwell’s form in BBL will add lot of firepower in the batting of KXIP.
KXIP has a decent batting unit having Giant killer Chris Gayle in their side. At the age of 40 he can still explode any kind of bowling attack.
Sheldon Cottrell has been added into the team as the leading fast bowler and his inclusion will boost the bowling of Kings XI Punjab a lot.
Apart from Sheldron Cottrell, the bowling of KXIP looks on downside as there are only few other bowlers like James Neesham and Mujeeb ur Rahman who can give notable contributions with the ball.
KXIP Auction Details:
Purse: 42.70 crore
Spent: 26.20 crore
Bought (9): Glenn Maxwell (10.75 crore), Sheldon Cottrell (8.5 crore), Deepak Hooda (50 lakh), Ishan Porel (20 lakh), Ravi Bishnoi (2 crore), James Neesham (50 lakh), Chris Jordan (3 crore), Tajinder Dhillon (20 lakh), Prabhsimran Singh (55 lakh)
Retained: KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin
Traded In: K Gowtham, J Suchith
Squad strength: 25,
KXIP players list/Squad 2021
Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.
The Delhi based franchise changed its name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals. The name in the change worked good for the team to some extent. Although the team was not able to win the tournament, but finised at third place. Looking to win the IPL for the first time, Delhi Capitals have spend 18.85 crore to bring some new players into their side for IPL 2020.
Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis are some top purchases by Delhi for Indian Premier League 2020. These players were purchased at the prices of 1.5 Crore, 1.5 Crore, 2.4 Crore, 7.75 Crore and 4.8 Crore respectively.
Delhi team have also traded in two players Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane from KXIP and RR respectively.
The team has decided to retain their star players like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer who will be the captain for Delhi Capitals for 2020 season.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw did well for the team in IPL 2019 and they will look not to embarras the team management in this season also.
The middle order of Delhi Capitals also looks experienced with the kind of batsmen like Jason Roy, Alex Carey and Shimron Hetmyer.
Since his appointment as Captain of Delhi Capitals, Shreyas Iyer has done lot of improvments in his batting and has also done great work with the bat in international Cricket. His good form with the bat recently will provide another favour to Delhi side in IPL 2020 season.
Marcus Stoinis impressed everyone with his consistency in the recently completed BBL season and his addition into the DC team will provide great strength in the all-rounder department. Chris Woakes is another well capable all-rounder in Delhi team.
Bowling department of Delhi Capitals also looks bit experienced as Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma take the charge of fast bowling. Mohit Sharma is also expected to go good job with ball.
The onus of spin bowling will be on Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane.
DC Auction Details:
Purse: 27.85 crore,
Spent: 18.85 crore
Bought (8): Jason Roy (1.5 crore), Chris Woakes (1.5 crore), Alex Carey (2.4 crore), Shimron Hetmyer (7.75 crore), Mohit Sharma (50 lakh), Tushar Deshpande (20 lakh), Marcus Stoinis (4.8 crore), Lalit Yadav (20 lakh)
Retained: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane
Traded In: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane
Squad strength: 22,
DC players list/Squad 2021
Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande
VIVO IPL 2020 Teams Squads
Chennai Super Kings Squad
MS Dhoni(c), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, David Willey, Kedar Jadhav, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Delhi Capitals Squad
Shreyas Iyer(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Ankush Bains, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa
Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Dinesh Karthik(c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Ajinkya Rahane(c), Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun
Kings XI Punjab Squad
Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
David Warner, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Billy Stanlake, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
IPL Awards 2021
At the end of every IPL tournament there are some awards given to the players and the team. So some of the prominent awards to be awarded at the end of the tournament are:
Orange cap in IPL 2021
Orange cap is awarded to the player who has scored most runs in the ongoing tournament. In IPL 2018 this award was received by Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson.
The main contenders for this award in this season could be Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Jos Butler.
Purple Cap in IPL 2021
The purple cap is awarded to the player with most wickets at the end of the tournament. IPL 2018 purple cap was awarded to Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab.
This year main contender for this award could be: Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Jofra Archer.
IPL Fair Play Award 2021
This award is the team award given to the team who play the sport in spirit of the game. The team is awarded fairplay points on the basis of showing respect to opposition, game laws and umpire. IPL fair play award 2018 was awarded to Mumbai Indians.
IPL Catch of the Season
This award is given to the player who takes the best catch during the course of the tournament. Trent Boult was given this award last year for his great catch during one of the games in IPL.
Most Valuable Player of the Season 2021
This award is given to the player who has contributed a lot to team winning course and made a valuable contribution. Sunil Narine was recipient of this award last season for his 357 runs at the top of the order and 17 wickets.
Emerging Player of the IPL 2021
This award is given to the player who have played less than 25 matches in IPL history and aged
less than 25. They should also have played less than 5 test matches or fewer than 10 ODI and T20 matches. Rishabh Pant was the winner of the award last season.
Super Striker of the IPL 2021
To win this award player must have played at least 7 matches and scored at least 105 runs while facing 42 balls. Player with highest strike rate of the season will get the award. Sunil Narine was awarded with Super Striker of the IPL 2018.
Stylish Player of the IPL 2021
This award is given to the player who has won most stylish player of the match most number of times during IPL season. Rishabh Pant was awarded Stylish Player of the IPL 2018.
Now just wait and switch on your TV sets from 29 march 2020 to watch highly rated cricket tournament of the year. You can also switch to hotstar app to watch live streaming of the tournament. This tournament will be telecasted on these channels: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi).