IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window: eligible players, criteria and the rules

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IPL 2020 Mid-Season Transfer Window

Firstly, it seems as if cricket has decided to go the football way, with the mid-season transfer window, in the 13th edition of IPL. Monday’s clash between KKR and RCB will mark the completion of halfway mark of the tournament. Completion of that that game will see the IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window open which will allow the franchises to acquire or release players.

  1. Why is it needed?

The mid-season transfer window is akin to the January transfer window in football across Europe. It gives a brilliant opportunities to both players and franchise to look for fresh options. As a result the 5 days window helps teams looking for either a revival of their derailing fortunes or bolster a particular department which seemed like a weak link in the first half of the league.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 23: Chris Lynn of the Heat runs out for the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers at The Gabba on January 23, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

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Let’s have a look into the rules, criteria and the eligible players who could feature in the IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window.

Rules & criteria

TAUNTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Tom Banton of Somerset drives during the Vitality Blast match between Somerset and Middlesex at The Cooper Associates County Ground on August 30, 2019 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

To make the tournament more interesting, the BCCI decided to allow even capped players to take part in this edition of transfer window. Primary rules and criteria to be kept in mind:

• The window will start only when each franchise has completed 7 matches(after Monday’s game)

• All the players who have featured in not more than 2 matches for their franchise until now are eligible

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• Like last edition, the window is expected to be open for 5 days

• There should be a mutual consent between the two franchise over the trade of each player in the market

List of players eligible in this IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window franchise wise:

The Chennai Super Kings have the best bowling attack at IPL 2020 with the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Dwyane Bravo and Imran Tahir.
HYDERABAD, INDIA – MAY 12: Imran Tahir of the Chennai Super Kings celebrates taking the wicket of Ishan Kishan of the Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League Final match between the the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Hyderabad, India. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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Mumbai Indians:

Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh

Chennai Super Kings:

KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood

Delhi Capitals:

Ajinkya Rahane, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamicchane, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

Kings XI Punjab player Chris Gayle with teammate during the practice session ahead the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan ,India on Sunday, March 24,2019. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Kings XI Punjab:

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Simran Singh, Tajinder Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkhande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mandeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson

Rajasthan Royals:

Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomroor, Shashank Singh, David Miller

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav

The top 6 IPL 2020 mid-season transfer

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There are some amazing players who haven’t quite got the chance to represent their respective franchises in enough games as of yet. Players such as Ajinkya Rahane and Dale Steyn are two IPL veterans and could perhaps move to other franchises? Chris Gayle and Imran Tahir are also two huge names in IPL Cricket.

Lastly, which players do you want your franchise to buy in this IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window?




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