IPL 2020: Squad experience of each franchise

IPL 2020: Squad experience of each franchise

Here we look at the experience in the Twenty20 format of each squad ahead of the IPL 2020:

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

Experience has always been a key factor in the view of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for winning the title. However, it is not that the team with the most experience has been successful every time but such teams do earn an edge.

A team with a proper mixture of experience and youth will be the best to go along in the T20 format. A total of 186 players have spread across the eight teams in the IPL 2020 ahead of which all those 186 players have got a collective experience of more than 20000 T20s.

Here we look at the experience in the Twenty20 format of each squad ahead of the IPL 2020:

8. Kolkata Knight Riders – 2087 matches

Kolkata Knight Riders have got the likes of Andre Russell (330 T20s), Sunil Narine (341 T20s), Eoin Morgan (290 T20s) and Dinesh Karthik (288 T20) in their squad. The four players collectively account for 1249 appearances in the T20 format but the KKR team remains as the least experienced T20 squad among the eight teams.

The major reason for it is none of the remaining 18 players in the KKR squad have completed 100 T20 matches. Kamlesh Nagarkot is yet to make his T20 debut while the mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy made his T20 debut last year in the IPL only and hasn’t played any other T20. Their squad generates a total of 2087 T20 appearances; more than 150 T20s fewest than the next on the list.