What is IPL Mid Season Transfer? When does the player trade star and end and which players can transfer to which team? If you want the answers of these questions, keep reading the article.
The most competitive season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is ongoing in the United Arab Emirates. We have witnessed some upsets in the current season as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which is the most consistent team in the history of IPL has failed to hit their peak form yet and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is also standing on the last position of the IPL Points Table with only win.
IPL 2020 Mid Season Player Trade Eligibility and Criteria
- The IPL mid season transfer will only take place at the halfway mark, this means all IPL teams should have played seven games each.
- Players shouldn’t have played more than 2 matches in the league.
- All players whether Indian or overseas capped and uncapped are eligible this season for transfer.
- The transfer move will take place with only the agreement of the concerned player.
Player Trade List for IPL 2020
Here is the player exchange list of IPL 2020 teams eligible for Mid Season Transfer:
Mumbai Indians Trade List:
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 Trade List:
KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood
Delhi Capitals Trade List:
Ajinkya Rahane, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamicchane, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Trade List:
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 Trade List:
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 Trade List:
Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson
Rajasthan Royals Trade List:
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 Trade List:
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
IPl 2020 Mid Season Transfer – Which Player Trade to Which IPL Team?
Here is a list of 5 big names which could transfer to other teams and prove their worth.
Nathan Coulter Nile is currently a part of Mumbai Indians squad and bought for 8 crores in the IPL auctions. Coulter Nile missed the first phase of the IPL 2020 due to an injury and in his replacement James Patinson and Boult performed great, so it’s hard for him to join the playing 11 now. Nile can be a good option for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Their fast bowling attack is a problem for them and this young Australian pacer could be a good addition to their squad.
Ajinkya Rahane is a part of Delhi Capitals (DC) and is still warming the bench. DC has played 5 matches in IPL 2020 so far and Rahane is still yet to open his account in the ongoing tournament. Delhi Capitals have a great batting line up and they are also performing well in the matches and also DC is standing second on the Points Table. In this scenario, it is very hard to get a chance in the playing 11 for a right handed batsman like Ajinkya Rahane. He could join Rajasthan Royals (RR) who are having trouble to find an opening pair with Jos Buttler.
The experienced spinner Imran Tahir is still waiting for his turn in CSK playing 11. In the presence of young spinners like Piyush Chawla, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma. It is hard for Imran Tahir to join the playing 11. He can join Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), they definitely need an experienced spinner on their squad who can perform well in the middle overs.
It is very sad not to see Chris Gayle in any IPL match so far. He could be called the most aggressive player of T20 cricket and still he is waiting for his chance to rock the party. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have a strong top order in the form of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal and Gayle has less chances to join playing 11. In this situation, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) could be a next stop for West Indian Batsman.He already presented Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008 to 2010. Gayle will surely add up the boost in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batting line up.
David Miller is the part of Rajasthan Royals and played only one match from RR side. He went out on a duck and then failed to occupy a space in the playing 11. Ben Stokes is going to join his team in this week and chances for Miller to regain his spot in the team are low.The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is a good opportunity for him as their middle order is failing to perform in the absence of Suresh Raina. Miller can provide great solidity to the CSK’s middle order.
What is IPL Mid Season Transfer?
IPL Mid Season Transfer is a good chance for the franchises to replace those players from their squad who did not perform upto the mark. IPL franchises can get fresh blood into the squad who they missed out on during the auctions.
The Board for Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced a set of rules for IPL Mid Season Transfer. During Indian Premier League 2019, BCCI gave the option of the mid season transfer windows to the IPL franchises but none of the franchises went for it.
In the 2019 Indian Premier League, the BCCI allowed franchises to barter only uncapped players among each other but now in IPL 2020, the transfer window is capable of capped players as well.
Why Player Trade Introduced?
From the Inaugural edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, the cash-rich league made progress by leaps and bounds and now it has become the most expensive and biggest cricket league in the world. IPL mid season transfer procedure was introduced in 2018 for the first time to tighten the competition.
So far, some IPL teams have played well while some have had a bad time despite performing good in the previous seasons. Mid season transfer is an opportunity for those teams to improve their squads and perform better in the latter half of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL).
Mike Hesson, the team director of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had raised his voice in support of Mid Season Transfers before the start of the cash rich league.“
Looks if needs must, later on, we are certainly open to it,” Mike had stated at a virtual media conference. “We’ve got a small squad and we’ve done that for a reason. If something [injuries] was to occur, we’d certainly look at that.