Playing XI of CSK if only Indians play IPL 2020
Even through BCCI is hopeful of organizing the franchise-based league in the September-October window, there is a chance that foreign players may not be able to participate in this edition.
Published - Jun 23, 2020 2:05 pm | Updated - Jun 23, 2020 2:09 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people throughout the globe. With the medical staff and agencies of all the nations busy in finding a way out of this pandemic, serious movement restrictions have been posed in these territories in order to contain the outbreak of the virus. People have also been advised to maintain an appropriate physical distance while interacting with other people.
One of the most important restrictions imposed is that of international travel. With the disease spreading at an exponential rate, it seems reasonable that countries have closed their borders in order to prevent further infestation of viral vectors in their territory. The closing down of international travel had a huge effect on various sports, leading to cancellation and postponement of many events.
Even IPL, the marquee sporting event of India could not remain immune from the vicious effects of the pandemic. Even through BCCI is hopeful of organizing the franchise-based league in the September-October window, there is a chance that foreign players may not be able to participate in this edition of the cash-rich tournament.
Here we discuss a possible Playing XI of the team Chennai Super Kings of only Indian players play in this edition of IPL:
1. Murali Vijay
One of the most experienced cricketers of the tournament, Vijay’s career was kickstarted by his impressive performances for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. An aggressive batsman during the initial years of his career, he modified his game a lot after being included in India’s Test Squad. Though his new style led to an inevitable decrease in his aggressive attitude, he still remains a potent force who can take the opposition apart on his day.
Vijay’s first few seasons in the IPL were like a fairytale. He held the record of the highest score by an Indian in IPL until it was broken by Rishab Pant in 2018. He also played a major role in his team’s victory in the finals of the 2011 edition wherein he missed out on his hundred by a mere 5 runs.
In 103 matches, he has scored 2587 runs at an average of 26.4 and a strike rate of 122.84. He has hit 91 maximums and has passed the triple figures on two occasions. In the absence of Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis, Vijay would get a chance to shine again for the Men in Yellow.