IPL 2020: Predicting where each team will finish on the points table

IPL 2020: Predicting where each team will finish on the points table

Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris emerged as the biggest winners of the auction as the trio fetched a deal of 10 Crores or more.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The IPL Auction 2020 took place last Thursday in Kolkata as all the eight franchises tried their best to assemble a well-balanced unit. Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris emerged as the biggest winners of the auction as the trio fetched a deal of 10 Crores or more.

The fans hailed the team managements for showing interest in the domestic stars like Virat Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal and R. Sai Kishore. However, the franchises even made a few questionable decisions at the auction. For instance, Mumbai Indians spent 8 Crores for Nathan Coulter Nile while Chennai Super Kings used 6.75 Crores from their auction purse to sign Piyush Chawla.

On the basis of the final squads of all the teams, here’s how the points table of IPL 2020 looks like:

8. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Photo: IANS)

Rajasthan Royals continued their streak of releasing Jaydev Unadkat and buying him back at a cheaper price as they bought him once again for 3 Crores. Besides, Rajasthan stacked up their fast bowling attack for no reason by signing Andrew Tye and Tom Curran in the final moments.

They went for the out-of-form players, Robin Uthappa and David Miller in the auction. Just like 2019, the entire pressure will come on the shoulders of their three English stars- Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal will have to play with supreme consistency to save RR from a bottom place finish.

Their skipper Steve Smith and new signing Uthappa play a similar type of game and they may kill the momentum of the innings. In the bowling attack, Archer will not have much support as Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot are the team’s best Indian pacers. Also, their spinners don’t have much experience under their belt.

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