IPL 2020: Complete list of players from all 8 franchises
The cash-rich league is set to light up the gulf cities.
Updated - Aug 10, 2020 12:35 pm
IPL received a huge boost after the Indian government gave a go-ahead for organizing the 2020 season in UAE from 19th September. The big-ticket league is expected to be a showcase event with Indian cricket resuming after a gap of 6 months. IPL has been one of the most prominent leagues in the world for a long time now. The news of league finally happening brought a huge sigh of relief for all cricket fans.
Since the league is set to be happening outside India, few norms have been kept by BCCI, to which the franchises have agreed. The squad strength of all the teams will be no more than 24. The teams have put out their complete squad with each team looking solid on paper.
This year teams will be playing along with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Players will be going through rigorous testing during the league and they will have to cope with strict protocols for the whole tournament. Three cities are entitled to host the tournament in UAE which are Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. The final of the IPL will take place on 10th November.
The cash-rich league has been one of the uncalled festive seasons for fans since its inception in 2008. The tournament has been gaining immense popularity year after year. Though the league went in the bad frame after charges of fixing loomed the cricket extravaganza in 2015. CSK and RR were suspended then after serious charges of bookie links surfaced on some officials and owners of both the franchises.
Here’s a look at the complete combination of all 8 teams participating in the mega event
Chennai Super Kings
Retained: Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Jagadeesan Narayan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, MS Dhoni, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina.
Signed: Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Sai Kishore
Kolkata Knight Riders
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: Siddesh Lad
Signed: Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik
Retained: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Sherfane Rutherford, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McCleneghan, Rahul Chahar,
Traded In: Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni
Signed: Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh
Retained: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, and Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, and T Natarajan.
Signed: Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained: AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, and Shivam Dubey, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Signed: Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Aaron Finch, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana
Retained: Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, and Sandeep Lamichhane.
Traded In: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane
Signed: Jason Roy, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Tushar Deshpande
Retained: Jos Buttler (WK), Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (WK), Shashank Singh, and Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomrar, Ankit Rajpoot, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markhande, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron.
Signed: Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Anirudha Joshi, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran
Kings XI Punjab
Retained: Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, and K Gowtham, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, J Suchith, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin.
Signed: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Tajinder Dhillon, Ishan Porel