IPL 2020 will take place despite a life-threatening global pandemic. For cricket lovers stuck at home, this is one of the very few good things to happen in 2020. The first game will be played on 19th September 2020 and the final on 10 November 2020. The schedule has not been announced yet but we do have a data on every team. BCCI has capped teams at 24 players each which is not a big deal for the teams since most have a bench of 24 or 25 players even before this. Below is the player’s list for each team.
Mumbai Indians MI
New signings: Chris Lynn (2 crores), Digvijay Deshmukh, Saurabh Tiwary (50 lakhs), Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Full squad: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Fabian Allen, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare.
Chennai Super Kings CSK
New Signings: Sam Curran (5.50 crores), Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, R. Sai Kishore
Full Squad: MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Monu Kumar, Sai Kishore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB
News Signings: Aaron Finch (4.4 crores), Chris Morris (10 crores), Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe
Full Squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad SRH
New Signings: Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad
Full Squad: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell Marsh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Sanjay Yadav, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep.
Kolkata Knight Riders KKR
New Signings: Eoin Morgan (5.25 crore), Pat Cummins (15.50 crore), Varun CV, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth, Nikhil Shankar Naik.
Full Squad: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Siddhesh Lad, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik.
Delhi Capitals DC
New Signings: Jason Roy (1.50 crores), Chris Woakes (1.5 crores), Shimron Hetmyer (7.75 crores), Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande
Full Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande.
Rajasthan Royals RR
New Signings: Robin Uthappa (3 crores), David Miller (75 lakhs), Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Curran, Jayadev Unadkat, Anirudha Ashok Joshi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Oshane Thomas.
Full Squad: 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, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag.
Kings Eleven Punjab KXIP
New Signings: Glenn Maxwell (10.75 crores), Sheldon Cotrell (8.50 crore), Deepak Hooda (50 Lakhs), Ishan Porel (20 lakhs), Ravi Bishnoi (2 crores), Jimmy Neesham (50 lakhs), Chris Jordan (3 crores), Tajinder Singh (20 lakhs) and Prabhsimran Singh (55 lakhs)
Full Squad: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.
MI and KKR have always had a very good squad and so is the case for this year too. CSK although ageing squad has show time and time again that age is just a number. Addition of Chris Morris and Finch would certainly boost RCB’s chances as well. A team that underachieves on a regular basis. Will this be their year? With just three venues to play on, the IPL 2020 looks to be a more open tournament than those of the past.