5 Mid-Season transfers we all want to happen in IPL 2020
All the players who haven’t played more than two games are eligible for transfers.
Updated - Oct 14, 2020 12:01 pm
The Indian Premier League – IPL is an outstanding platform for budding cricketers and experts to showcase their skills in the shortest format of the game. The teams have a favourable environment where uncapped players can learn how to furnish their skills from some of the best international players in the world.
This season, the BCCI has adopted a “football-style” mid-season transfer process. The following are the rules– 1. The player should not have played more than two matches when the transfer is taking place. 2. The transfer will only be applicable at the half-way mark in the league stage when the franchises have played 7 games each.
All the players who haven’t played more than two games are eligible for transfers. This can be an excellent opportunity for these talented players to get a chance to prove themselves. At the same time, it could also solve the team’s problems in specific domains.
Here are 5 Mid-Season transfers we all want to happen in IPL 2020:
1. Chris Gayle to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris Gayle is the best batsman in the history of the shortest format. He has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. With 4484 runs in 124 innings at an average of 41.14 and a strike rate of 151.03, there remains no doubt about the fact that he’s the best batsman ever in the IPL.
Gayle had two good seasons with the Kings XI Punjab, even when he was beyond his prime. He scored 368 runs in 11 matches in 2018 and 490 runs in 13 matches in 2019 at a healthy average and strike-rate. However, it was disappointing to not see him start this season for the Kings XI. Even after Kings XI kept losing games, Gayle didn’t get a single chance.
Kings XI Punjab are not likely to leave Gayle, considering he was out of the last few games as a result of a stomach problem. It would have been a treat for RCB fans to get the ‘Universe Boss’ back in their franchise for possibly his last season in the league. He could have been a reserve opener for Aaron Finch, who hasn’t looked in the best touch till now.