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IPL Extended Preview:

- Cblu785

VIVO IPL 2020 has been scheduled between 29 March 2020 and 24 May 2020. Opening match will be played on 29 March 2020 between the Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which will be played in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, Maharashtra. Final match to be played on 24 May 2020. 

Back in 1977, Kerry Packer came up with the idea of World Series Cricket, which had players from different nations playing together. But it was banned by the cricketing boards. But after 31 years, a competition in a similar spirit was inaugurated in India.

By the look of the tournament, people started to love the entertainment it offered. Big sixes, cheerleaders, Bollywood stars cheering the team on the sidelines and the glamours opening ceremonies spiced it up for the audience.

The league has created a new breed of batsmen from all over the world. A staggering 638 sixes were hit in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League. From a time where scoring 300 runs in ODIs was a mountainous task, modern era batsmen have begun to find new ways to score and T20s have played a huge role in it. India currently holds the record for scoring most the scores over 300 in ODIs, and IPL is to credit for this. 

After the IPL took off, T20 leagues have boomed in various countries around the world. From the Big Bash League in Australia to the Caribbean Premier League in the West Indies, T20 Leagues have spread all over and this further helps countries find talent. The Bangladesh Premier League, in particular, has helped the local talents a lot, with experienced campaigners playing a part in the league. 

These leagues also help generate a lot of revenue for the respective cricketing boards. Reports say that the IPL contributed a whopping Rs. 11.5 billion to the Indian GDP in 2015. With sponsors and TV rights, the money involved is huge. As many as 100 million people watched the IPL last season! 

With so many seasons gone by but it's popularity remains the same & now it is considered as one of the biggest league in the world! 

Some exciting times ahead from 29 march. 

Let's take a look at the teams competing: 



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

One of the most successful team of this league, having won the title 3 times, kings looks rock solid on the paper. Their biggest strength is their openers in Watson & Faf Du Plesis & of course "THE THALA" the captain for the ages - Mahendra Singh Dhoni



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

They are considered as one of the weakest performers of ipl but they played good cricket in the last season & they can just go ahead from this! JASON ROY & HETMYER are their biggest picks as both of them are match winners!



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

There is one thing about punjab either they plays supremely good or they will go down quickly, they needs to be more consistent as the tournament progresses! Maxwell, Neesham, Pooran, Rahul & Mujeeb can really turn the things around!



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

Kolkata is a team which plays better cricket irrespective of the situation. Their X-factor lies in the power of dre-russ (Andre Russell). Narine, Russell, Morgon & Cummins are their big match players.



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

Literally the MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAM of this league! They always plays surprising cricket, they have won a title once where they doesn't even looks like making it to playoffs & ends up winning the title! With such talent in their squad in all departments another good season waiting for them! Rohit, Pollard, Pandya & Bumrah are their main guns!



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

A team which never uses their money much for buying high profile impact players but still always performing higher than expectations perfectly defines royals. They had won the opening edition of IPL in 2008 under Shane Warne. Buttler is their X factor & Smith, Stokes, Samson & jofra are the other main players.



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

Well, the most underachieved team of any league! They have all what a team wants, big match winning bowlers, the great Virat Kohli & AB De Villiers themselves but still they have nothing to show which is quite disappointing! They have added finch & steyn this time to their squad & we can hope a better performance from them.



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

Hyderabad has also tasted a lot of success in IPL. David Warner & Jonny bairstow forms a really dangerous looking opening pair for Sunrisers. Addition of Mitchell marsh & Allen provides extra stability for them. Their biggest trump card is new sensation Rashid Khan who is consistent enough to make things tough for opposition! Warner, Williamson, Rashid are their main players!


Predictions - - -

Teams to make it to the playoffs - Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals.

FINALISTS - Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals





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IPL is the Indian Premier League, it is played here by all the provinces of India, players from different countries come to play IPL, it is a great event to play cricket, I enjoy playing IPL very much

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