Category: IPL 2020

IPL Statistics Latest Updates 2020

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Organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),The Indian Premier League is a Twenty20 (T20) competition in men’s cricket. The tournament was first held in 2008 and has taken place every year since then. During every year several teams went in and out of the tournament, while many teams changed their team name. The competition follows the format of Round Robin where each team plays with each other team twice, where each match will be conducted in either of the team’s home ground.

Since its beginning in 2008,Virat Kohli Indian batsman holds the record for the most runs made in the IPL. Chris Gayle conquered the flecked for gaining highest-individual score in a match with 175 runs off 66 balls and 128 off 62 balls,  the highest amount of overall 6’s in the league and also the highest number of 6’s in a match, fastest century, fastest fifty, highest amount of runs in a series as well as the most 100’s and the highest Man of the Match awards.

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The highest number of wickets taken by Lasith Malinga. the Wicket-keeping records  are earned by MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa dominate, all 3 being among the top 5 players of most stumps and most catches. The most overall catches by any fielder is 102 catches by the batsman Suresh Raina.

With an astounding score of 263–5Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match in 2013 against Pune Warriors India. Gayle hits the record score for a match in IPL during the same match and also the record for the highest number of 6’s in an innings.

This is also the second highest innings total by any team in a T20 match. The second record is also set by RCB against Gujarat Lions, having scored 248–5. CSK set the record 246-5 and 240-5 while KKR scoring 245–6 in a match against Kings XI Punjab in 2018.

 IPL Batting Stats

Most Runs

Under the Captaincy of Virat Kohlithe Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has The record for most IPL runs with 5412 runs in 177 matches and is just 44 runs ahead of the Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina.

Best Individual Score

Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle scored 175 not out against Pune Warriors India in 2013. The highest individual score in T20 cricket is also the best individual score in IPL history.

Best Batting Averages

The best batting average of 55.62 in the IPL is taken by Jonny Bairstow. He has played 10 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and scored 445 runs. . For batsmen with minimum 1000 runs or 50 matches, his opening partner David Warner has the best batting average of 43.17 scoring 4706 runs in 126 matches.

Most Wickets

Lasith Malinga, who is known as IPL legend has picked 170 wickets for the Mumbai Indians in 122 matches. When it comes to the bowling section he leads the IPL stats.

Most 5-wicket Hauls

JaydevUnadkat (one for Rising Pune Supergiant and one for RCB) and James Faulkner (both for Rajasthan Royals) have taken two five-wicket hauls each.

Best Economies

Better than any other bowler in the history of IPL, Bowling all-rounder from SUNRISERS Hyderabad Rashid Khan, has an economy of 6.55.

 ORANGE CAP

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a Twenty20 cricket competition based in India. At the end of each season the tournament honours players with several awards. They are Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Maximum Sixes Award, Most Valuable Player and Emerging Player of the Year.

The leading run-scorer in the IPL season will be awarded annually by the IPL Orange Cap , and it started during the first season of the tournament in 2008.

 In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League Australian batsman Shaun Marsh was the first player to win the award with 616 runs in 11 matches which was the most runs scoredand in 2009 edition Matthew Hayden took the award.

Sachin Tendulkar,Indian batting icon won the award in 2010, a season in which he led the Mumbai Indians.

Most times in the IPL ,David Warner (2015, 2017 and 2019) has donned the Orange cap, followed by Chris Gayle (2011 and 2012).

India skipper ViratKohli had bagged the award after an incredible run with the bat in 2016.He holds the record of most runs in the IPL season with 973 in 2016 and got his name in the Orange Cap winners list.

Kane Williamson had won the esteemed award in the 2018 season, enjoying a consistent run with the bat while handling captaincy duties for the Sunrisers.

Rules for IPL Orange Cap

The award is given to the leading run-scorer of the IPL season.

The batsman with the most runs in the tournament during the season would wear the Orange Cap while in the field.

In case of a tie, the batsman with a better strike rate is awarded the Orange Cap.

The Orange Cap owner who is fielding is allowed to wear the Orange Cap till the end of the innings even if an opposition batsman has overtaken his runs.

 PURPLE CAP

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a Twenty20 cricket competition based in India. At the end of each season the tournament honours players with several awards. They are Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Maximum Sixes Award, Most Valuable Player and Emerging Player of the Year.

The leading wicket-taker in the IPLis presented by The Purple Cap . The IPL announced the introduction of the Purple Cap on 13 May 2008.

In the inaugural edition of the league in 2008 Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir had won the award by taking 22 wickets in 11 matches.The award went to RP Singh (2009) and Pragyan Ojha (2010) too.

For the only time in 2011, Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga, the league’s all-time leading wicket-takerwon the Purple Cap.

Chennai Super Kings’ Dwayne Bravo (2013 and 2015) and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2016 and 2017)  have also won the Purple Cap.

In IPL 2018,Kings XI Punjab’s Andrew Tye had bagged the award

FAIR PLAY AWARD

The Indian Premier League has a way of cherishing the teams who play in the right spirit of the game.A special award where team with the maximum number of points gets the Fair Play Award at the end of the season.

Based on the points given by Umpires the winner team is decided. The judgement is based on the points given by two on-field umpires and the third umpire,A total of 10 points can be awarded to each team. The distribution of points is as follows.

4 points are given on the basis of how the team has adhered to the “spirit of the game”. 

There are 3 more criteria that carry 2 points each, based on the respect for the opposition, the laws of cricket and the umpires.

If a team has got two points in the criterion, its performance is considered as “good

Getting one or zero points indicates that its performance is “average” or “bad” respectively.

Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni the team has won the award for 6 times in their 10 appearances as CSK was suspended for the editions of 2016 and 2017.

Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad (2), Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians also hold the award in the 12 years of the league.

List of Fair play award Winners

Year of Tournament Winners Team
2008 Chennai Super Kings
2009 Kings XI Punjab
2010 Chennai Super Kings
2011 Chennai Super Kings
2012 Rajasthan Royals
2013 Chennai Super Kings
2014 Chennai Super Kings
2015 Chennai Super Kings
2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017 Gujarat Lions
2018 Mumbai Indians
2019

Sunrisers Hyderabad

 

Delhi Capitals Latest Updates 2020

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DELHI CAPITALS vs KINGS XI PUNJAB
Date : 20th September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won KXIP
Opted Bowling
First Batting  DC

PLAYING XI

Shikar Dhwawn, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captian), Rishab Pant (WK), Shimron Hetymer, Marcus Stoinins, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma

MATCH STATS

DC 157 – 8(20)
KXIP 157 – 8(20)
Winning Team DC
Won by Super Over
Player of the Match Marcus Stoinis

The Delhi Capitals which was earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, founded in 2008  is a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In December 2018, the team changed its name from the Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals .The charter is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. The team’s home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi.The team will be competing in the 2020 edition of the will compete between September and November 2020.

Delhi Capitals for the first time in seven years qualified for the IPL playoffs in 2019, and is the only team which have never appeared in an IPL final. The team currently being guided by captain  Shreyas Iyer with Ricky Ponting as team coach. Virender Sehwag is the leading run-scorer for the Capitals and Amit Mishra is the leading wicket-taker.

During the IPL 2020 auction Delhi Capitals bought West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer for the enormous Rs 7.75 crore after going into it with a base price of just Rs 50 lakh. He was the West Indies’ highest scorer in the three-match T20I series with 120 runs.During the first ODI which west Indies won  he scored 139.

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Two former captains of IPL teams  Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahanehave brought in by  Delhi Capitals (DC)for IPL 2020, however ShreyasIyer who will continue to lead them.On September 20, starting their first match against Kings XI Punjab, DC will be looking to set up their challenge in the UAE and is one of the teams have never won the IPL title

According to ESPNcricinfo  the team of Delhi Capitals wanted to buy Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell, Sam Curran, Pat Cummins and Jaydev Unadkat in the auction, which could not happen and the team had to turn to other options.The team will have to use their limited resources to dominate the home ground.Nevertheless , it was a good job by the capitals that they bought  Hetmyer and Alex Carrie.No batsman of the team can bowl and the lack of accurate backups of Rabada could be overshadowed by the team.

The Delhi-based franchise renowned itself to Delhi Capitals in 2019 season and with the new name got the better results. Being headed by young captain Shreyas Iyer and the benefaction of a talented players helped Delhi Capitals make it to the playoffs last year. The team would be aiming for an even better show this time.

In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. Narendra Modi On 14 April said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020, allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May.The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020

Squad

Indian Players

AjinkyaRahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, ShreyasIyer, Rishabh Pant, RavichandranAshwin, Axar Patel, LalitYadav, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, TusharDeshpande

Foreign Players

Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Keemo Paul, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane

Support Staff

Ricky Ponting (Head Coach), Mohammad Kaif (Assistant Coach), Samuel Badree (Spin Bowling Coach), Ryan Harris (Fast Bowling Coach), Vijay Dahiya (Head Talent Scout), Patrick Farhart (Physiotherapist), Dhananjay Kaushik (Assistant Physiotherapist), Rajinikanth Sivagnanam (Strength And Conditioning Coach), Sriram Somayajula (Analyst)

Players bought

Jason Roy, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma

PLAYERS TO WATCH

The Delhi Capitals which was earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, founded in 2008 is a franchise cricket team that represents the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In December 2018, the team changed its name from the Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals .The charter is jointly owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group. The team’s home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, located in New Delhi. The team will be competing in the 2020 edition of the will compete between September and November 2020.Here we go with the players to watch from DC.

RavichandranAshwin

An Indian international cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin ,an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off break. He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 250-, 300- and 350-wicket mark in Test cricket in terms of number of innings. He became the third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2016. Before he was traded to Delhi Capitals he was the skipper of Kings XI Punjab for the last two IPL seasons.

ShimronHetmyer

A Guyanese cricketer Shimron Odilon Hetmyer  plays for the West Indies. For the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup he was part of the West Indies’ squad. He was named as the captain of the West Indies squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2015. In 2018 The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Hetmyer as one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket. Hetmyer scored his 1,000th run in ODIs against Bangladesh On 17 June 2019.

KagisoRabada

​A South African international cricketer  KagisoRabada who plays all formats of the game.He is known by the nickname KG he is a fast bowler and plays domestic cricket for the Highveld Lions.

In November 2014 he made his South African debut in limited-overs cricket and in November 2015 he made his Test debut. He became the youngest bowler to take 150 wickets in Tests (23 years and 50 days) In July 2018.

Rabada became the first cricketer to win six awards at Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) annual dinner in July 2016 including the prize for Cricketer of the Year.He again won six awards at CSA’s annual dinner, including Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer and ODI Cricketer of the Year in July 2018. Wisden named him the best young player in the world In August 2018.

Rishabh Pant

A professional Indian cricketer  Rishabh Rajendra Pant who plays for India, Delhi, and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, a dazzling left-handed wicket-keeper batsman.At the age of 19 he has gone through all the ups and downs of a cricketing career. In the 2016 world cup he came into reckoning after his exploits for India Under-19.He lost his place to KL Rahul in the ODI team who has been brilliant touch, both with the bat and behind the stumps. But definitely Pant is another player who could play a key role for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.He has been excellent for Delhi Capitals over the last two IPL seasons, scoring 1172 runs at an average of 45.08 and an amazing strike-rate of 168.88.

Ishant Sharma

An Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma who has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He became the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets In 2011.Ishant Sharma became the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets Against South Africa in 2013.He is considered as one of the fastest Indian bowlers.Indian government has awarded him the prestigious Arjuna Award to recognize his outstanding achievement in cricket in 2020.

Marcus stoinis

An Australian cricketer Marcus Peter Stoinis who plays limited overs cricket for the Australian national team. Stoinis made his debutfor Western Australia in January 2009 at the age of 19.He is a right-handed batsman, all-rounder and a medium pacer by trade

Ajinkya Rahane

An Indian cricketer Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane plays  primarily as a middle-order batsman in the Test format and as a top-order batsman in white-ball forms of the game.During 2007–08 season for Mumbai  he made his first-class debut and averaged an impressive 77.04 after 100 innings. In his first five seasons he scored over 1500 runs three times. In August 2011 he made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester . On 25 August 2019 he scored his 10th hundred against West Indies in a tough situation to win India by 318 runs. Rahane was named player of the match by scoring 184 runs including a century and half century.

Shikhar Dhawan

An Indian international cricketer Shikhar Dhawan ,a left-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler, He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. At the 2015 World Cup, he was the leading run-scorer for India and became the fastest Indian to reach 3,000 ODI runs in the following year. He became the 2nd fastest Indian to reach 4000 ODI runs in December 2017.

Administration and support staff

Position Name
Owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi (GMR Group), Parth Jindal (JSW Group)
CEO Dhiraj Malhotra
Captain Shreyas Iyer
Head coach Ricky Ponting
Assistant coach Mohammad Kaif
Spin bowling coach Samuel Badree
Fast bowling coach Ryan Harris
Head talent scout Vijay Dahiya
Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart
Assistant physiotherapist Dhananjay Kaushik
Strength and conditioning coach Rajinikanth Sivagnanam
Analyst Sriram Somayajula

Kolkatta Knight Riders Latest Updates 2020

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MUMBAI INDIANS vs KOLKATTA KNIGHT RIDERS
Date : 23rd September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won KKR
First Batting  MI

PLAYING XI

Sunil Narine, Subham Gill, Nitish Rana,  Eoin Morgan, Andre Russel, Dinesh Karthik (W /C), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi

of the most entertaining teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, having more fan followers is the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress JuhiChawla and her spouse Jay Mehta. The team never has scarcity of fan followers with some of their players having already lit up the tournament over the years. Brendon McCullum , former opener and  current head coach has kick started the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 with a fiery 158.The team has been one of the most followed T20 franchises in the tournament.The home of the Knight Riders is the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.

The team has earned most popularity because of the celebrity owners ,qualified for the IPL playoffs for the first time in 2011. The team won the IPL championship in 2012 against Chennai Super Kings in the final. By defeating Kings XI Punjab the team repeated the feat in 2014. The team is currently being captained by Dinesh Karthik with Brendon McCullum as new team coach.. Since then, KKR have reached the playoffs 3 times in 5 seasons while they failed to reach the last-4 in 2019. This makes them the 3rd most successful side in IPL history after Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings who have 4 and 3 titles respectively.

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KKR have emerged as one of the most strong teams in the IPL as they have been helped by a number of great auction strategies assembling some of the best T20 stars in the world Since then. Having Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in the team the KKR squad looks like a team of global T20 mercenaries who are ready to explode on the big stage.

KKR got into the auction with 35.65 Cr INR in the wallet. They picked up Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins for a whopping 15.50 Cr, the highest amount for an overseas player at the auction which was really the big amount.He was bought for INR 15.5 crores, by by two-time IPL winner Kolkata Knight Riders.He has become the overpriced playerEver in IPL history.Aside this the KKR also brought in 48-year-old leg-spinner Praveen Tambe in their team.At the base price of INR 20lakh he was bought.They also made England captain Eoin Morgan part of their team  for 5.25 Cr. Along with this they have great players like Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton andChris Green.

Karthik has assured KKR will give 100% in contempt of the players like others from India and many other parts of the world not having played any competitive cricket in latter remembrance.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,

allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May.The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020.

KKR Squad

Dinesh Karthik(C), Andre Russell, Harry Gurney, KamleshNagarkoti,Pat Cummins,Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine,Tom Banton,Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy,  Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik

Administration and support staff

Position Name
Owner Shah Rukh Khan 

Jay Mehta, JuhiChawla

CEO and managing director  Venky Mysore
Team manager  Wayne Bentley
Head coach  Brendon McCullum
Assistant coach  Abhishek Nayar
Mentor  David Hussey
Bowling coach  Kyle Mills
Assistant bowling coach  Omkar Salvi
Spin bowling consultant  Pravin Tambe
Fielding coach  James Foster
Physiotherapist  Kamlesh Jain
Strength and conditioning coach  Chris Donaldson
Data and video analyst  A R Srikkanth

PLAYERS TO WATCH

A Team from Kolkata , two time winners OF Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get into the field during the 2020 edition of the tournament against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their opening encounter. Along with the presence of some new cricketers included at the time of the auction Dinesh Karthik will continue his Captaincy .Here we go with the players to watch out for from KKR.

Andre Russell

A Jamaican professional cricketer Andre Russell who is widely regarded as legend of the greatest T20 players to have ever played the game. A fast bowling all-rounder,winner of the ‘Most Valuable Player’ award in 2015 and 2019 .He has played a crucial role for Kolkata Knight Riders and expecting the same in this season as well.

Sunil Narine

A Trinidadian cricketer Sunil Narine who plays internationally for the West Indies, The right-arm off-spinner  has been an essential member of the Kolkata Knight Riders since his debut in the multi-franchise league .Narine has the reputation of a “mystery bowler”. Kolkata Knight Riders franchise got attracted by  his consistent outstanding performances in limited overs cricket and bought him during the 2012 IPL edition for an impressive USD 700,000

Tom banton

An English cricketer, a dynamic wicket-keeper batsman Tom Banton was the breakout star of the 2019 domestic season as his extravagant strokemaking at the top of the Somerset order launched him into England’s T20 squad and drew attention from franchises from around the world .The most eye-catching shots are his hockey-inspired reverse-slaps and scoops. Kolkata Knight Riders bid for the 20-year-old, picking him up for his base price of Rs 1 crore.

Pat Cummins

An Australian international cricketer, a fast bowler and a capable lower-order right-handed batsman., a versatile cricketer, the number one Test bowler in the world,Pat Cummins was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price of 15.5 crores in the 2020 IPL auction. During IPL 2017 , he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for 4.5 crores and in the 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians for  5.4 crores.Later he was ruled out of the entire tournament due to an injury.

Eoin Morgan

An Irish-born cricketer,a left-handed batsman,who captains the England cricket team in limited overs cricket. Morgan is the all-time leading run scorer and most capped player for England in ODI matches as of December 2019.He can turn out to be the match-winner for KKR With his sharp cricket sense and batting abilities.

Dinesh Karthik

An Indian wicket-keeper and batsman who made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2004. In the 2008 Indian Premier League Karthik played  as wicket-keeper for the Delhi Daredevils, scoring 145 runs at 24.16 with a strike rate 135.51.KKR will be working under karthik’s Captaincy.

Rahul tripathi

An Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra ,a right-handed batsman,  the leading run-scorer for Maharashtra in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, with 504 runs in eight matches was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for Inr.10 lakhs inFebraury 2017.During January 2018 he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. The Ranchi-born batsman had shown no signs of his inherent capabilities – having performed rather modestly in all formats of the game until then.  he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League in the 2020 IPL auction.

Nitishrana

An Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket, an all-rounder, a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who is also a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). An aggressive left-handed batsman who bowls part-time offspin, NitishRana was one of the shining lights for Delhi in an otherwise dark 2015-16 season, which was plagued by off-field controversies. He has become the captain of Delhi In November 2018 replacing Gautam Gambhir.

After getting released from the MI squad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) came calling ahead of the 2018 auctions and since then, he has become an integral part of the set-up, grabbing headlines with his match-winning knocks.

Rana made his List A and T20 debuts for Delhi in the 2012-13 season but played his first Ranji Trophy match only in the 2015-16 season. He had an impressive debut first-class season.He wipped out 613 runs in 8 games at an average of 55.72 in the 2017-18 Ranji season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Latest Updates 2020

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KINGS XI PUNJAB vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Date : 24th September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won RCB
Opted Bowling
First Batting  KXIP

 

PLAYING XI

Aaron Finch, Devduthh Padikkal, virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Josh Philipee(WK), shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini,Dale Steyn, Yuzvendar Chahal

RCB acronym as Royal Challengers Bangalore is based in Bangalore and owned by United Spirits and named once the company’s liquor brand Royal Challenge, is a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays within the Indian Premier League (IPL).The team has contended its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium since its beginning.

Being one of the most favourite franchises in Indian Premier League since the inaugural edition, Royal Chellengers Bangalore are yet to win an IPL title to their name. Since 2011 the team has been captained by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and despite the large names in the squad, the team has twice finished as the bottom-ranked side in 2017 and 2019 editions and also 6th in the points table in the 2018 season, and 7th in 2014 season.between 2009 and 2016 the team has crowned  runners-up on three occasions.

They gained the tag of “ underachievers” because of  their lack of success over the years despite the presence of various notable players.The team holds the records of both the very best and also the lowest totals in the IPL – 263/5 and 49 respectively.

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RCB will be directed by India captain Virat Kohli, the team has recently released its new logo and jersey, boasts of some of the best T20 players and fans would expect an improved show from their favourite stars this year.On 14 February RCB revealed their new logo for the team featuring a lion.

The RCB has been to tried to win  the IPL title in the 2009, 2011 and 2016 seasons but they failed to win the final all 3 times and were runners up. The team will continue to have Shivam Dube , who is a all-rounder and made his India debut last year and is one of the X-factors in the side. However the top-order is favoured with Aaron Finch, Kohli and de Villiers.Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn are the solid pace-attackers of the RCB team.Kane Richardson has exit the team due to personal reasons and leg spinner Adam Zampa will take his place.

It would be a sink or swim season for the IPL ‘underachievers’ and their real chance to do something.ViratKohli will continue to be  the captain of the RCB side and the team will also continue to enjoy the services of retired South African international palyers AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn.

RCB went on to buy 8 players and paid a hefty 10 crores for South Africa’s Chris Morris in the IPL 2020 auctions, held in Kolkata. The other 7 players include: Aaron Finch, Joshua Phillipe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana.

RCB has released their players Before the start of 2020 IPL: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee. During the IPL auction, they added 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).

IPL 2020 Auctions:

During the auction, which was held on December 19 last year,it seemed like the Royal Challengers top-brass had not come prepared, as they were trying to sign  new players. The franchise had released 11 players ahead of the auctionso they had a full chance to make it big at the auctions but, instead, they poured all their money into hiring Chris Morris and Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch.

Full squad

Virat Kohli(captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa(replacing Kane Richardson), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel(wicketkeeper), Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande

Team Anthem 

“Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se” was the theme song of the team for the 2008 season.For the 2009 season the team anthem, “Game for More” was created. The music was composed by Amit Trivedi and written by Anshu Sharma.for the 2013 seasonA new anthem, “Here We Go The Royal Challengers” was created and was used till 2015. The anthem “Play Bold” was composed by Salim–Sulaiman, sung by Siddharth Basrur and was released in 2016 during the launch of jerseys for the season. The same anthem was recomposed for 2017 and sung by AnandBhaskar in 6 languages – English, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi

PLAYERS TO WATCH 

Being one of the most favourite franchises in Indian Premier League since the inaugural edition, Royal Chellengers Bangalore are yet to win an IPL title to their name. Since 2011 the team has been captained by Indian skipper ViratKohli and despite the large names in the squad, the team has twice finished as the bottom-ranked side in 2017 and 2019 editions and also 6th in the points table in the 2018 season, and 7th in 2014 season between 2009 and 2016 the team has crowned  runners-up on three occasions. Here we go with the players to watch from RCB.

ViratKohli

An Amulet of the RCB ,A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is considered as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore and he has continued to be the captain since 2013. He has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world since October 2017, and is currently 2nd in Test rankings with 886 points. Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points) Among Indian batsmen, Ever since the beginning of the IPL The RCB skipper has been there with the team and is the heartbeat of this team. Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer IPL with 5412 runs from 177 matches at a great strike rate of 132 and an average of 38 in the history of the IPL.He had an unbelievable season back in 2016 where he amassed 973 runs and scored 4 centuries.

Ab de Villiers

A South African cricketer, one of RCB’s most consistent performers over the years, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. He is an attacking batsman In limited overs cricket.During his 15-year international career he was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times. At the end of 2019 his name was also featured in Wisden Cricketers of the Decade. De Villiers has scored 4935 runs in 154 IPL games at a brilliant average of 40 and a very high strike rate of 152 with 3 centuries and 33 half-centuries to his name.He has conquered over 8,000 runs in Tests including 22 centuries and 46 fifties. in November 2008.

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali, An English cricketer of Pakistani descent. He is all-rounder for his franchise.He is someone to watch out for , with both bat and ball after having been picked for the 2015 World Cup. He has the most inventive championship season in 2013, scoring a massive 1,375 runs in 17 First-Class games, which included four tons and eight fifties. . His bowling was equally marvellous as he gathered 31 wickets.

Kane Richardson

An young promising fast bowler of Australia , Kane Richardson who can bowl fast  and get the ball to move around. South Australia ,where he was born and he represents the same.For the 2009/10 Under-19 World Cup he was part of Australia’s squad,which also comprised Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, NicMaddinson and Alister McDermott. He is a proficient batsman, a skilled bowler  and an athletic fielder. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler too.

YuzvendraChahal

An Indian cricketer and former chess player who represents India in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty 20 Internationals (T20Is). He has impressed both experts and fans alike on the international stage through his wrist spinning and when it comes to the IPL, He has been considered to be the most mortal bowling option for RCB. In Indian domestic cricket he plays for Haryana and in Indian Premier League for  Royal Challengers Bangalore.  He is a leg break bowler.

Mohammed Siraj

 A son of an auto-rickshaw driver, the fast bowler from Hyderabad who made headlines when his services were recognised by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.60 cr. In 2015 he started playing leather ball cricket and within 2 years of domestic cricket, he was donning his country’s national colours. During Ranji Trophy season in the year 2016-17, he was recognised as highest wicket taker up of the Hyderabad with41 wickets from 9 matches, ending joint third highest wicket taker. He has a knack for taking wickets and that was apparent in debut IPL season, where he took 10 wickets from 6 games.

Aaron Finch

An Australian international cricketer, Aaron James who captains the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket.Currently he is holding the record for two of the three highest individual scores in Twenty 20 Internationals (T20I), his score of 172 against Zimbabwe in July 2018 beating his previous record of 156 against England in 2013. During July 2018, he became the first player to reach 900 rating points on the official International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I rankings.He made his Test debut for Australia in October 2018.He is a great insertion to the RCB team and his presence will strengthen the middle order.

Washington Sundar

A mark of thanksgiving to his mentor, Sundar has named after PD Washington. He is a left Handed batsman and right arm off spinner. On 13 December 2017, he has played for India against Sri lanka and made his debut during T20I. Batting for Tamil Nadu against Tripura in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, he scored his maiden first-class century. He was also selected for the India U-19 world cup in 2016.

Kings XI Punjab Latest Updates 2020

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KINGS XI PUNJAB vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Date : 24th September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won RCB
Opted Bowling
First Batting  KXIP

PLAYING XI

Lokesh Rahul (W / C), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bisnoi

Kings XI Punjab is one of the team participating in the IPL among 8 teams ,competing its 13th season this 2020. From the letter sequence existing in the team banner as “K J H P H “ we can  get  to know about the areas covered by the team are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. KL Rahul will direct the team as captain this season , declared by the team Co-owner Ness Wadia during the IPL auction. The team will be handled by  KL Rahul after the release of Ravichandran Ashwin. Rahul as outstanding Captain will try to get the team the title. The kxip bought Australia’s player Glenn Maxwell for Rs 10.75 crore during the IPL auction. Right now the team is being captained by KL Rahul with Anil Kumble as team coach.

In spite of having one of the best squads each year, Kings Xi have been the persisting underachievers in the 12 editions of the IPL till date. In the first season they made a promising start and reached the semi-finals but the team graph has gone down from there onwards.

KXIP team with high profile being owned by famous owners Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia ,but the team has given bad performance in the IPL  barring two seasons.

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The team reached their dream of winning the trophy excruciatingly in the year 2014, but they lost it against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.

In spite of changing their squad, captains and coaching staff, the team haven’t been able to make it to the playoffs ever since 2014.The team has tried all the probability to win but still its one of the team among two who haven’t won the competition. Rahul will be the 12th player to direct KXIP, the joint-most number of captains any franchise has ever had in the IPL along with Delhi Capitals.

Before the December auction the team has released 12 players and then spent over Rs 68 crore to buy the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan etc.

Chris Gayle and Rahul are Catastrophic opening pair of the team. . They also have all-rounders Neesham and KrishnappaGowtham in their ranks. The team looks superb on the paper and on current form but we have to wait and watch the performance in the field.

KXIP already have one of the most devastating opening pairs in the competition in Chris Gayle and Rahul. They also have all-rounders Jimmy Neesham and KrishnappaGowtham in their ranks. The squad once again looks outstanding on paper and on current form but it will all boil down to how they perform on the field once the tournament kicks-off on March 29.In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in mumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. Narendra Modi On 14 April said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

Kings XI Punjab is aiming to give better performance after the years of inconsistency under the captaincy of Rahul for the first time. Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss and James Neesham are two entertainers both on and off the field and they may be wanting to play cricket the Punjabi style, which is plenty of fun and aggression. With Sheldon Cottrell in the line-up as well as great bowling in the form of Mohammed Shami, Kings XI Punjab can go the entire distance in IPL 2020.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,

allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May. The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020

Full Squad

KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeebur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, HardusViljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesh Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kings XI Punjab is hoping to go all the way this year and lift their IPL trophy under KL Rahul’s Captaincy.Though its really difffcult for the players to accustom themselves to the hot and humid conditions in the Gulf country .Wishing them good luck for the upcoming tournament here we go with the players to watch for.

Mohammad Shami

An Indian international cricketer Mohammed Shami Ahmed is a right-arm fast bowler, who consistently bowls around the 140 to 145 km/h. He is also a reverse swing specialist. He joined the Kings XI team back in 2019 and picked up 19 wickets, fetching the leading wicket-taker for them. His bowling form will be key for the success of KXIP.

Glenn maxwell

An Australian international cricketer who currently plays ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia known for his dramatic shot making and spontaneity in the short form of the game. During 2014 IPL season Maxwell had scored 552 runs for KXIP and helped them to get their first and only IPL final appearance till date. This will be Maxwell’s second term with KXIP.

Chris Gayle

A Jamaican cricketer, young in his 40 and the world is looking for him all the time, Yes exactly its Chris Gayle who is part of the KXIP. Gayle is known for his characteristic hitting, imposing physique, and timing. He attributes the latter to being very thin when young, and having a heavy bat.

He had outstanding seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and during IPL 2018 auction he was bought by KXIP. He has gained 3163 runs in 85 innings for RCB at a brilliant average of 42 and a high strike rate of 152.7.He has given the best while playing for KXIP, scoring 490 runs and 368 runs in IPL 2018 and IPL 2019 respectively.

K L Rahul

An Indian international cricketer who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and captains Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. A right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper and the exciting player to watch out from KXIP this season as their captain KL Rahul. He became the part of KXIP during IPL 2018 and since then he has been absolutely enormous for the team, scoring 593 runs and 659 runs in the last two seasons respectively at an average of 53.90 and 54.91. Rahul has been charged with the Captaincy and his form both as a batsman and as a captain will determine KXIP’s fate in this season’s IPL.

Nicholas Pooran

A Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team in international cricket and for the Trinidad and Tobago in West Indian domestic matches.He was expected to be one of the biggest buys for Kings XI Punjab in last season but the left-hander failed to make an impact, scoring only 168 runs in 7 matches. However KXIP showed faith and retained him for IPL 2020.Of course he would be looking to repay the faith with an impactful performance this season.

James Neesham

A New Zealand international cricketer James Douglas Sheahan Neesham known as Jimmy Neesham who plays all formats of the game.He became the focus of attention as a promising all-rounder in the U-19 World Cup of 2010. After  making his first-class debut, Neesham was called into New Zealand’s T20I squad for the series against South Africa in 2012-2013.The Kiwi all-rounder was snapped up by Delhi in the 2014 Indian T20 League auctions and was later bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the following season.

Chris Jordan

A Barbadian-born English cricketer Christopher James Jordan is a right-arm fast bowler and a late-order right-handed batsman. Being a quality death bowler and for some hard-hitting shots lower down the order he was drafted for the first time by the Royal Challengers Bangalore during IPL 2016. In the 2017 edition he was grabbed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 50 Lakh. He burst on the county circuit as a 18-year old in 2007 when he picked up 20 wickets in five county championship games for Surrey.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

An Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Ur RahmanZadran , who plays for the Afghanistan national cricket team. At the age of 16 years and 325 days,two months after his international debut, he became the youngest player to take a five-wicket haul in a One Day International match. Blessed with his own private practicing facilities, Mujeeb discovered his aptitude for spin bowling trying to squeeze a tennis ball between his fingers to bowl off-breaks and carom balls. Over time, Mujeeb started to develop some strength and could propel the ball further with a flick of the finger

Rajasthan Royals Latest Updates 2020

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CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Date : 21st September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Sharjah Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won CSK
First Batting  RR

PLAYING XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samso (W), Steven Smith (C), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat
Shane Warne appointed  RR Mentor

Rajasthan Royals have appointed Legendary spinner Shane Warne as team Mentor for IPL 2020, Warne played an pivotal role in inaugural edition of IPL for RR to take the team win trophy, he will work alongside head coach Andrew McDonald, his victorian team mate from 2003 to 2007, he will be working with RR team management to strengthen the International team base.

No Clarity on Availability of Strokes

The preparations for IPL 2020 are in full swing by Rajasthan Royals, who start their campaign with first encounter with Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on 22nd September 2020,

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However the England Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was expected to play a big role for the team in this year IPL is yet to join the team as he has had to go to New Zealand to visit his ailing father, the Royals camp is anxious to know about his availability but coach Andrew McDonald doesn’t want to keep second-guessing the situation.

RR Team Profile

An endorsed cricket team based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is The Rajasthan Royals (often abbreviated as RR). As one of the initial eight IPL franchises the team is founded in 2008 and based at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Titled as the “moneyball” team of the IPL, the Royals are known to ascertain, vague, high potential talent but also having their involvement in many controversies and scandals.

Although declared as title contender by the media and fans the team won the inaugural edition of the IPL although under the captaincy of Shane Warne. During Rahul Dravid’s captaincy the team also won the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20. The team is embedded with a run-scorer  Ajinkya Rahane with 2705 runs and the leading wicket-taker  Shane Watson, with 67.

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Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings teams have been suspended for two years over a 2013 betting scandal because of the  verdict reached by a panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India On 14 July 2015, because of which they could not participate in both the 2016 and 2017 IPL tournaments. They made their existence in the 2018 season.

The team which cannot be easily assorted is Rajasthan Royals. The champions made the  big changes to their squad during the trading season and later during the auction. Ajinkya Rahane – who was the captain of the franchise until the last few games of the previous season – has been traded to Delhi Capitals. Captain Steve Smith will be hoping for a better show from his team in this season. The team will be missing the services of England’s pace sensation Jofra Archer this year. The team is currently being captained by Steve Smith. The franchise of Rajasthan has appointed Australian coach Andrew McDonald as a team coach.

Because of the health issues of his father, Stokes left the test series between England and Pakistan midway and still its not clear will he be available for this IPL season. Right now he is in New Zealand with his family after a 14-day quarantine, and it is expected that he may miss the first half of the tournament.Also, possibilities of his opting out of the full season can also not be ruled out. This will be a massive setback for Rajasthan.

The burden will be on Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, David Miller and Jofra Archer  in  the absence of Stokes and fans are expecting a lot from Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Karthik Tyagi.

Auction

Number of players are bought by Rajasthan Royals during the IPL 2020 Auction.Their costly purchases includes Robin Uthappa for INR 300L, JaydevUnadkat for INR 300L, and Yashasvi Jaiswal for INR 240L. Aside from these 3, they got Andrew Tye and Tom Curran for just INR 100L each. Shockingly, they got David Miller for just INR 75L.

Players bought

Robin Uthappa , Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal , Anuj Rawat , Akash Singh , Kartik Tyagi , David Miller , Oshane Thomas , Anirudha Joshi , Andrew Tye, Tom Curran

In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in mumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. NarendraModi On 14 April said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,

allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May. The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister KirenRijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020.

Full Squad

Robin Uthappa, JaydevUnadkat, YashasviJaiswal, AnujRawat, Akash Singh, KarthikTyagi, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Anirudha Joshi, Andrew Tye and Tom Curran, AnkitRajpoot,MayankMarkande, Rahul Tewatia, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, RiyanParag, Shashank Singh, ShreyasGopal, MahipalLomror, Varun Aaron and MananVohra.

Coaching Staff

Andrew McDonald (Head Coach), AmolMazumdar (Batting Coach), SairajBahutule (Bowling Coach), DishantYagnik (Fielding coach)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Jos Buttler

An English international cricketer , aright-handed batsman Jos Buttler who usually fields as a wicket-keeper.Buttler began to open the innings for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL,his successful 2017 IPL season with Mumbai Indians made the Rajasthan Royals go for him for the following IPL season.  Buttler was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for ₹44 million in January 2018 . He subsequently became the only second batsman in IPL history to achieve five scores of fifty or more in consecutive matches. He made an unbeaten 95 from 60 balls against Chennai Super Kings, his highest score in the T20 format to date.During the 2019 IPL season, Rajasthan Royals retained Buttler.

Jofra Archer

A Barbadian-born English cricketer who plays internationally for England .He made his first-class debut On 8 July 2016 for Sussex during Pakistan’s tour of England. After influencing everyone in the Big Bash League Jofra Archer was quickly roped in by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping INR 7.2 crores in the 2018 IPL auction.

On 22 April 2018, against the Mumbai Indians on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, he took three wickets and was named the player of the match.

In the 21 IPL games that he has played, Archer has picked up 26 wickets at a mind-boggling average of just 16. He also has the ability to use the long handle if needed. Thus Archer’s ability to bowl with both the new ball and at the death coupled with his batting prowess will be of great help to the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.

Ben stokes

 An English international cricketer, a left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, who is regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world.Stokes consistently bowls at around the 140kph (87mph) mark and he can also swing the ball. An attacking middle-order batsman, he holds the record for England’s fastest ever Test double-century. He is one of the most important players in the Rajasthan Royals squad. In 34 IPL games, Stokes has scored 635 runs and has picked up 26 wickets. During IPL 2020, the fate of the Rajasthan Royals based on his all-round ability.

Steve Smith

An Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team.according to the ICC Player Rankings Smith is eternally rated as one of the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world. Due to his distinctively high Test batting average he has been called the “best since Bradman”. He was initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, and later played primarily as a batsman. Presently he is guiding  Rajasthan Royals under his captaincy.

Smith’s presence is a big boost for RR as he is a live wire in the field. With his batting, he can control the innings and give direction to RR’s innings

Robin Uthappa

An Indian cricketer who plays for Kerala in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. In April 2006  he made his One Day International debut in the seventh and final match of the English tour of India making 86 as an opening batsman .He had a successful debut and It was the highest score for an Indian debutant in a limited-overs match. For his tactic of charging the bowler ,he is nicknamed ‘The Walking Assassin’.

During the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 .he played an important role in India’s win. He finished the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy season as the highest run scorer that season.He has scored 4411 IPL runs, was bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 3 crores.

David miller

A South African international cricketer, an aggressive left-handed middle order batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper who plays domestic cricket for the Dolphins and is the former captain of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League . A hard-hitting left-hander with a relish for clearing the boundary, David Miller made famous the phrase: “If it’s in the arc, it’s out the park.”

Sanju Samson

An Indian cricketer who represents Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Indian national cricket team. A wicket-keeper/right-handed batsman, who made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 19 July 2015. He is the youngest batsman to score 1,000 runs in the IPL and the youngest cricketer to captain a Ranji trophy side.On 29 April 2013 he achievedhalf-century in the IPL and Champions League Twenty20 at the age of 18.

Through an official poll he was proclaimed  as the “Best Young Player of the Season” in the 2013 IPL. Sanju became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a double hundred in Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Shreyasgopal

An Indian cricketer,RamaswamyShreyasGopal,who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket.  An all-rounder who bats right-handed, and bowls leg break. In 2011 he played three ODIs for India Under-19 cricket team .He had captained Karnataka at various age levels such as Under-13, Under-15, Under-16 and Under-19. In the 2014 IPL auction he was bought by Mumbai Indians , where he spent four seasons.

In the 2018 IPL auction he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals.On 30 April 2019, he took a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 Indian Premier League, which included the wickets of ViratKohli, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis. He was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI  for his performances in the 2019 IPL season.

Mumbai Indians Latest Updates 2020

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MUMBAI INDIANS vs KOLKATTA KNIGHT RIDERS
Date : 23rd September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won KKR
First Batting  MI

PLAYING XI

Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton De Cock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

The most successful franchise in IPL history with four title wins to their name is Mumbai Indians (MI) team based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra,  The team with the biggest fan base have also won the now-defunct Champions League twice. MI is Owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, the franchise is the most expensive team in the league. 

In the initial year the team faced struggles when they had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar in the squad. They saw many ups and downs during the year 2008-2009, however, once they purchased Indian batsman Rohit Sharma and the captaincy was handed over to him, the side saw changes emerge as they went on to become a strong team.

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Mumbai Indians, in the year 2017 turned into the primary establishment to cross the $100 million imprint in brand an incentive among the IPL establishments. In 2019 The brand estimation of Mumbai Indians is assessed to be around Rs 809 crore (generally $115 million), the most elevated among all the IPL establishments for the fourth continuous year.

Mumbai Indians is considered to be the most successful team in the IPL. They won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs in the final.

The team won the double by winning its first IPL title, in 2013, by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final, and then defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs to win its second Champions League Twenty20 title later that year. They won their second IPL title on 24 May 2015 by defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the final and became the third team to win more than one IPL title.

On 21 May 2017, they won their third IPL title by defeating the Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run in a thrilling final, thus becoming the first team to win three IPL titles. While playing the tournament, they won their 100th T20, becoming the first team to do so

In 2019, they repeated the same feat as they won a record breaking fourth IPL title, by beating CSK by just 1 run on 12 May 2019 in IPL Final.

Being headed by Rohit sharma as Captain, Mahela Jayawardene was appointed as head coach of Mumbai Indians before the 2017 season. Run scorer of the team goes to Sharma and leading wicket taker of the team and the IPL as well goes to LasithMalinga 

Four players are declared as icon players of the Indian Premier League for their respective city franchises which made the players unavailable to play for any team other than their city team. Mumbai’s icon player goes to Sachin Tendulkar 

Mumbai Indians bought Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 following a secret tiebreaker  at the 2010 players auction. They signed up ten uncapped Indian players out whom seven were former ICL players after the auction.

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings played in the final of Vivo IPL 2019 where Mumbai defeated Chennai by 1 run to become champions for the record 4th time in the year 2019. The final of 2019 had a thriller end which saw Chennai Super Kings needing 2 runs off the last delivery where Mumbai Indians bowler LasithMalinga took wicket on last delivery and won the match for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run to lift the IPL trophy for the record fourth time.  Mumbai Indians became the only team to have four IPL trophies, and the most successful team ever.

The Title of  ‘Harrier Super Striker of the Match’ title for 2 and 3 times grabbed  respectively by Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard . Hardik Pandya scored 91 runs off just 34 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders and made the fastest 50 off just 17 balls in that match.

The best bowling figures 6/12 in IPL history in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad which was also his IPL debut is recorded by Alzzari Joseph

They broke the record to become the only franchise to win the most IPL titles after they defeated arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by a run in the year 2019. As for the 2020 edition, in IPL auction, MI added six new names – Chris Lynn (2 crores), Nathan Coulter-Nile (8 crores), Saurabh Tiwary (50 lakh), Mohsin Khan (20 lakh), DigvijayDeshmukh (20 lakh), Balwant Rai Singh (20 lakh), to their squad.

Mumbai Indians full squad

Rohit Sharma (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, JaspritBumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Fabian Allen, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, DigvijayDeshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

One of the best team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are Mumbai Indians (MI), who is going to start this IPL 2020 as the defending champions. They’ve won four IPL titleswith one coming every alternative year (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019).since 2013.They are the slow starters but  they  pick up pace like no other team can. They’ve won titles after starting on the worst possible note, losing four out of their first five games. Here we go with the players to watch from MI.

Chris Lynn

The most devastating T20 batsmen in International cricket, the man from Australia who has represented Kolkata Knight Riders previously for over six years until he was released ahead of the IPL 2020 auction.

It is awaited that Chris Lynn would either open with Quinton De Kock or Rohit Shrama at the top and is expected to set forth devastating start to the Mumbai Indians.

Since he has conquered more than 150 in the first 6 overs we can expect him to hit big. According to former Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar Lynn will not get a single game. Certainly he is one of the five Mumbai Indians to watch for.

Quinton de Kock 

Quinton de Kock, a talent from South Africa who manages to capture your imagination. He was peddled to Mumbai Indians by Royal Challengers Bangalore in a major player trade off deal before the IPL auction last year.

We can say De Kock was one of the most consistent Mumbai Indians batsmen in IPL 2019 to finish in third place in the race for the Orange Cap.He scored 529 runs at an average of 35.26.

Jasprit Bumrah

The Indian T20 League has been the platform to make many young players and Jasprit Bumrah is one of them. Promoting Mumbai, with an unusual bowling action he became the centre point and caught everyone’s eye. He is blessed to bowl yorkers and get the steep bounce off the pitch.After making his international debut , the Gujarat pacer has arguably become India’s best bowler in limited-overs cricket.

Hardik Pandya

An Indian international cricketer, HardikPandya who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).. He is an another crucial wheel of Mumbai Indians to make them win the title this season. He has been amazing over the years for the IPL franchise.

He scored 402 runs at an amazing average of 44.66 and an unbelievable strike-rate of 191.42. Pandya also picked up 14 wickets at an average of 27.85.Pandya delivered his best IPL performance in the competition last season.

Rohit Sharma 

The fascinating captain of Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma, has impressively led the franchise from the front. Since 2013 ,MI have won the tournament four times under his leadership.His decisions to back key players and his knack of making the right changes in matches has served Mumbai Indians well over the years.

This IPL 2020 his fans are expecting something special from ‘Hitman’ and of course  there is no doubt about the explosive batsman’s mastery with the bat however.

Kieron pollard

After winning the 2020 Caribbean Premier League in West Indies the big man Kieron Pollard is coming off and will be looking to give the fullest in the forthcoming edition of Indian Premier League.Being a Proven match winner and a finisher for Mumbai Indians side since from few years he is aiming to finish off more matches in the upcoming season.

He scored a bulk of runs for his side and even picked up wickets at crucial stages which could prove beneficial for the Mumbai Indians side going ahead in this IPL season.

Surya kumar Yadav

An attacking right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, SuryakumarYadavhas been around in the domestic circuit and he’s been playing the IPL since 2012.Vigilance by his talent, he endured an IPL contract from Mumbai Indians for 2012 season.Though he was ignored throughout the season due to the presence of veteran players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard.

KKR selected this young talentIn 2014 IPL auction and Suryakumar did justice to their trust. He broke the headlines in IPL 2015 when he hit breathtaking and match-winning – 20-ball 46 with five sixes – against Mumbai Indians that overshadowed Rohit Sharma’s classy 98 on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens surprised many               

Lasith Malinga

LasithMalinga, an unconventional bowling action and precise usage of yorkers are the two traits of this player. The 35-year-old played last World Cup of his career in 2019. He is one of the most successful bowlers in ODI history due to his precise line and length. He supervised the Sri Lankan 2014 T20 World Cup winning side. He is a right-arm fast bowler that is commonly used as a specialist death bowler, and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nicknames, ‘SlingaMalinga’.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Latest Updates 2020

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE vs SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
Date : 21st September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won SRH
Opted Bowling
First Batting  RCB

PLAYING XI

David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Vijya Shankar, Mitchll Marsh, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

MATCH STATS

RCB 163 – 5(20)
SRH 153 (19.4)
Winning Team RCB
Won by 10 Runs
Player of the Match Yuzvendar Chahal

One of the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is The Sun Risers Hyderabad (often abbreviated as SRH) are a franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad India. In the 2020 Indian Premier League they are one of the eight teams to compete, which will be their eighth outing in all the IPL tournaments. The team is currently being captained by David Warner and coached by Trevor Bayliss with Brad Haddin as assistant coach, Muttiah Muralitharan as bowling coach and VVS Laxman as mentor.

Winning the IPL once and qualified for the playoffs five times, Sunrisers Hyderabad retained most of its squad including youngsters Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma. Among the key buys are Priyam Garg and Mitchell Marsh.

In the last two seasons, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has been a team to beat. In the previous season The Orange Army franchise did exceedingly well as they made it to the playoffs. David Warner, who was the leading run-scorer of the tournament last year The ‘Orange Army’ must be buoyed with the form of their batting mainstay. .he team also boasts of several match-winners.

Being a sensational opening pair,Warner and Bairstow have forgedwith ,and in-form Manish Pandey to bolster the middle order, the side has a great chance to go all the way. The biggest strength of the team is their bowling attack as well as the presence of superb all-rounders in the arsenal.

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At the IPL 2020 auction, Sunrisers turned out to be the lowest spending franchise splashing a meagre Rs 6.90 crore to buy seven players. Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh came has the highest buy.

By looking at the Sunrisers set-up, we can say that the team has almost all its bases covered, but they need an out and out speedster in their team. Billy Stanlake being part of the team, but his lack of experience on such pitches in the subcontinent could work against him.Fewplayers  could also be afforded a few more chances than they have so farsuch as  Basil Thampi and T Natarajan

On 18 February 2020. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the fixture details. With the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two finalist of the previous season at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the league stage was scheduled to start on 29 March 2020.The BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemicOn 13 March 2020. Narendra Modi On 14 April 2020 said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020, with the tournament postponed further. The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May. The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister KirenRijiju . It was announced On 2 August 2020 that the tournament would be played between 19 September and 10 November 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. the Indian government On 10 August 2020 gave its permission for the tournament to take place in the UAE. The schedule for the league stage of this season were released on 6 September with the SunRisers Hyderabad playing their first match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 21 September in a home game at Dubai.

Final Squad:

Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, SiddharthKaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, WriddhimanSaha, ShreevatsGoswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi.

Batsmens

David Warner (captain), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, SreevatsGoswami (wk), WriddhimanSaha (wk), Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Sanjay Yadav, Vijay Shankar

 All-rounders 

Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Sandeep Bavanaka, Abdul Samad

 Fast bowlers

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, SiddarthKaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Billy Stanlake

 Spinners

Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Fabian Allen

 Administration and support staff

Position Name
Owner  Kalanithi Maran (Sun Network)
CEO  K Shanmughan
Head coach  Trevor Bayliss
Assistant coach  Brad Haddin
Bowling coach  MuttiahMuralitharan
Fielding coach  Biju George
Mentor  V. V. S. Laxman
Physio  Theo Kapakoulakis
Physical trainer  Mario Villavarayan
Performance Analyst  ShrinivaasChandrasekaran

 PLAYERS TO WATCH

David Warner

An Australian international cricketer and a former captain of the Australian national team David Warner. He is A left-handed opening batsman. Warner has been SRH’s most valuable player ever since 2014 and has won the Orange Cap three times. Since 2014, he has scored the most number of runs in the IPLand is fourth among the all-time run-scorers in the list with 4706 runs at an impressive average of 43.17 and a stunning strike-rate of 142.He has 44 half centuries and 4 centuries in 126 games that he has played in the IPL.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

An Indian international cricketer ,Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh who plays all formats of the game. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-arm fast medium bowler who swings the ball both ways efficiently.In December 2012 he made his international debut,a T20I match against Pakistan during which he took a three-wicket haul. In February 2018after his five-wicket haul against South Africa in the first T20I he became the first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in all formats of the game.

Kane Williamson

A New Zealand international cricketer , a right-handed batsman and an occasional off spin bowlerKane Williamsonmade his first-class cricket debut in December 2007.During 2019 Cricket World Cup he captained New Zealand national team and led the team to the finals and he was  awarded the Player of the Tournament award. During February 2015 season of the IPL he was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for US$96,500.He was part of the team during 2016, 2017 and 2018 season. He was announced captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad replacing David Warner On 29 March 2018. Under Williamson’s captaincy Sunrisers Hyderabad finished runners-up after Chennai Super Kings defeated them in the final by 8 wickets, he also won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs (735) in the 2018 IPL season. He was named in the IPL XI of the tournament by Cricbuzz

Jonny Bairstow

An English cricketer, a right-hand batsmanJonny Bairstow,one of the finest white-ball opening batsmen in the current lot. He will continue to open the batting for SRH and it would be exciting for his fans to watch him at the UAE pitches.

He got to play only 10 games last season for SRH due to national commitments during which he scored 445 runs at a brilliant average of 55.62 including a fluent century (114).Bairstow and Warner went on to become one of the most dangerous partnerships of the IPL 2019 and literally they could light up the IPL and SRH will be in a great position to win their second IPL title.

Rashid Khan

An Afghan cricketer, 21-year-old star Rashid khan who’s bowling is always something to watch out forirrespective of the opposition and pitch conditions.He was also amongst the two first ever Afghan players to be selected for the IPL .He made his debut during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) where he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 4 crores and since then he has become the crucial part of the team. Rashid has picked up 55 wickets in his IPL career from 46 games at an average of 21.69 and a strike rate of 19.85. He is also handy with the bat, having a strike-rate of 165.07.

Mohammad Nabi

An Afghan cricketer, Mohammad Nabian all-rounder, a right-handed batsman and off break bowler. He became the first Afghan player to be sold in the 2017 IPL auction bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad at his base price of 30 lakh.Nabi only played three matches in the 2017 tournament. In the 2018 IPL auction he was again bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1 crore.

Sandeep Sharma 

 An Indian cricketer, a right-arm medium pace bowler Sandeep Sharma has represented India at two Under-19 World Cups – 2010 and 2012.He was also part of Under-19 team that won Under-19 World Cup in 2012. He made his debut in 2013,where he was signed up by Kings XI Punjab and took three wickets for 21 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11 May 2013. Sharma claimed 3/22 from his four overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore and in the process became the first bowler to get the renowned trio of Chris Gayle, ViratKohli and AB de Villiers out in the same game during the 2017 edition of IPL. He was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction.

Vijay Shankar 

An Indian cricketer Vijay Shankar, who is an all-rounder , bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. He was selected for the India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. He played one match for the Chennai Super Kings in 2014 edition of IPL and four for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017. On 13 May 2017 he had his highest batting score whichwas 63 not out against Gujarat Lions. He was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction.During the 2019 IPL season he was traded back to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was named as one of eight players to watch by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League tournament in March 2019.

Chennai Super Kings Latest Updates 2020

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CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Date : 21st September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Sharjah Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won CSK
First Batting  RR

PLAYING XI

Murali Vijay, Shane watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, M S Dhoni (W/C), Kedar Jadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi

Founded in 2008 ,The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Being the best win percentage among all teams in the IPL (61.28). They hold the records of most appearances in the playoffs (ten) and the Final (eight) of the IPL.  They will be one of the eight teams to compete in the League. The Super Kings have lifted the IPL title thrice (in 2010, 2011 and 2018). They are the only IPL team to qualify for the playoff stage in each edition of their appearance in the league The team is currently being captain by MS Dhoni with Stephen Fleming as team coach, Michael Hussey as batting coach and LakshmipathyBalaji in Team as bowling coach.

relaxoOften relying on some of its experienced players the team over the years has not let its core structure be changed much, while the buzz around for most other teams being on ‘bringing in young talent’.

Ahead of the player auctions for IPL 2020 The Chennai Super Kings had retained the core of their players. Two major purchases that they went ahead with this year were to pick Piyush Chawla, who had previously been fairly successful at the Kolkata Knight Riders, and to get the highly-talented English all-rounder in Sam Curran.

Piyush Chawla has picked up 150 IPL wickets, and his spin could be a great option for the slow tracks that are often found in the UAE.Sam Curran, who has done quite well for England in the short duration that he has been a part of their squad in all three formats of the game could be a fantastic all-rounder option.

Without trading any player in 2020, The Chennai Super Kings retained 19 players and released five players. Suresh Raina has returned to India On 29 August 2020 due to his personal reasons and will miss whole IPL 2020.  Harbhajan Singh pulls out the tournament citing personal reasons On 4 September.

“In the auction 2020, CSK got what they wanted” source by ESPNcricinfo. Sam Curran and Josh Hazlewood for the Chennai pitch is the wise selection. Although some may say that Piyush Chawla was not included in the team, the franchise may have wanted more experience in the team and there would have been a better balance of Chawla as an alternative to Imran Tahir. The team does not have much problem Except for the lack of a left-arm fast bowler

Complete CSK squad List:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), RavindraJadeja, Shane Watson,Dwayne Bravo, KedarJadhav, Murali Vijay, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, R Sai Kishore, Narayan Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar.

On 15 February the schedule for the league stage of this season were released with the Chennai Super Kings playing their first match against the Mumbai Indians on 29 March 2020 away from home at Mumbai.   In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemicmumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. Narendra Modi On 14 April 2020 Narendra Modi said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.Tthe BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,

allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May.The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by  Indian sports minister KirenRijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got  confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020

Administration and support staff

Position Name
Owner  N. Srinivasan, RupaGurunath, GurunathMeiyappan(India Cements)
CEO  KasinathViswanathan
Team manager  Russell Radhakrishnan
Brand ambassador  Vijay, Nayanthara, Laxmi Rai
Captain  Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Head coach  Stephen Fleming
Batting coach  Michael Hussey
Bowling coach  LakshmipathyBalaji
Bowling consultant  Eric Simons
Fielding coach  Rajiv Kumar
Throwdown specialist  Narasimhan V
Physio  Tommy Simsek
Physical trainer  Greg King
High Performance analyst  Lakshmi Narayanan
Logistics manager  Sanjay Natarajan

PLAYERS TO WATCH

CSK have made a remarkable entry during IPL in 2018 by winning the finals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Last year in the final CSK stumbled against Mumbai Indians.Now the team is looking forward to give their best in the upcoming season.Here we go with the players to watch from CSK.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Back bone of the team , the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the motivation for the team.He had directed the franchise to playoff in all the nine seasons the team has participated in. CSK has won the IPL title three times under Mahi’s captaincy.Right now the team is working hard under his guidance to win the trophy this season.

Faf du Plessis

Former captain of the South Africa national cricket team, a South African international cricketer Faf Du Plessis. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and part-time leg spin bowler.In November 2012he made his Test debut and became the fourth South African to score a Test century on debut. Du Plessis has played South African domestic cricket for Northerns and the Titans, as well as matches for Lancashire, the Chennai Super Kings, the Rising Pune Supergiants and the Melbourne Renegades. Powered by his hard hitting abilities he is the most important part of the team.

Dwayne Bravo

West Indies national cricket team’s star, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been the mannequin of the team just like Dhoni and Raina.An extravagant cricketer, a complete entertainer of the team and the way he takes wickets in tough situations and shatter the bowlers all around the wicket for fours and sixes makes him one of the most  admirable players in the CSK team.

RavindraJadeja

An Indian international cricketer, an all-rounder Ravindrasinh Anirudh sinh Jadeja ,commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja who plays as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket and the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Jadeja became the first Indian left-arm spinner to take 150 One Day International wickets on 22 January 2017 when he dismissed Sam Billings at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He grabbed the position of the top ranked bowler in the world in March 2017, leaving behind Ravichandran Ashwin who held that position for a long time.

Shane Watson

An Australian international cricketer , an intermittent captain in all formats who has played for Australia’s national cricket team and currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.  He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler. He made his debut in 2002 in a One Day International and took the retirement in 2016 as world No.1 T20 all-rounder. He was the last player to retire from Australia’s golden era of the early 2000s.

Sam curran

An English cricketer who plays for Surrey and England,Samuel Matthew Curran ,who is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler. In 2018 The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Curran as one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket and Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack chose him as one of their five Cricketers of the Year for the 2019 edition. At the age of 20he became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in April 2019.He is the most expensive English player in the IPL auction at Rs 5.5 crore, bought after an intense biding war between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

Imran Tahir

A Pakistani-born South African cricketer Mohammad Imran Tahir  is a right-handed batsman and a spin bowler who predominantly bowls googlies. Tahir became the first South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI on 15 June 2016 and he is the fastest South African to reach 100 ODI wickets. Tahir became the fastest South African to reach 50 T20I wickets On 17 February 2017, he became the fourth bowler for South Africa to take a hat-trick in ODIs On 3 October 2018. He is widely famous for his running celebration after every wicket he takes, known as The Marathon.

Ambatirayudu

An Indian professional cricketer Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu ,a right-handed middle-order batsman  who infrequently keeps wicket and bowls right-arm off breaks.  He plays for Hyderabad in domestic cricket, and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).He was named in the Indian squad for the first time in 2012 after giving strong performances for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. On July 2013 he made his international debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe.