IPL 2020: 5 players who could re-join their old clubs
Some franchises are keen on re-bidding and buying some of their released players for a cheaper cost.
Updated - Dec 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Although the size of the IPL auction 2020 is not very huge, it still has managed to garner a lot of attention from different parts of the world. Not just the Indian talents who performed well in recent times in domestic cricket, but a lot of overseas cricketers too will be eagerly waiting to see if their fate has an IPL contract in store.
The league is getting bigger, better and attractive with every passing season and the star players getting involved is an indication of why so many Indians cue up near the stadiums to watch these games. Most of the franchises besides Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have released a lot of players and will be assessing the situation of some players which they released.
Here is a list of five players who we believe could end up joining their former clubs:
1. Glenn Maxwell – Kings XI Punjab
The Australian all-rounder previously represented the Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. His best time in the tournament came when he smashed more than 600 runs in the 2014 season for Kings XI Punjab and steered his side to their best finish in their history (2nd). If fortunes can have a say, Maxwell could perhaps end up back with Punjab.
Kings XI have roped in some amazing Indian talents and releasing the likes of David Miller and Sam Curran is a clear indication that they’re looking for an all-round option. They definitely have the purse to spend big money on him and also go all-out on other big players like Pat Cummins and Chris Lynn, but a homecoming for Maxwell seems likely.
Maxwell even captained Punjab in the 2017 edition, where he nearly took the side into the playoffs. He has had a memorable time with the franchise and is loved by their fans even now, which should make him one of the favourites to get back home.