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IPL 2020: 3 Blunders made by franchises in Trade Window

A total of 11 trades took place ahead of 2020 Auction.

Sherfane Rutherford
Sherfane Rutherford. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have revealed their list of retained and released players for IPL 2020. Ahead of the retentions, teams had been allowed to participate in the trade window, where they exchanged players. Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals showed active participation in trades.

A total of 11 trades took place this year. Many of them were masterstrokes by the franchises and helped them fulfill the loopholes in their squads. Some others were blunders, which might haunt the teams later on.

Let us take a look at 3 such blunders made by IPL franchises in Trade Window

1. Ajinkya Rahane to DC

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Delhi Capitals undoubtedly had the best batting order in IPL 2019, which comprised the likes of four outstanding Indian batsmen. What the team needed to work upon is the quality of the pitch at the Arun Jaitely Stadium and including a specialist and experienced spinner.

Therefore, Ajinkya Rahane moving to the team doesn’t sound a very good move. In this case, either he or Prithvi Shaw will have to sacrifice their favorite opening slot and adjust in the middle order. This will also mean pushing Rishabh Pant at number five. Experimenting with an already settled batting order isn’t justified.

Rahane was at his peak form in 2019, when he scored 393 runs at a strike rate of 137.89. Thus, it would be interesting to see how team management gives all these players chances and utilizes them to their fullest.

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