Indian Premier League 2020
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings had their core already intact for Ipl 2020. Their focus on Ipl 2020 Auction was to ramp-up backups, and they did a pretty good job with that. The acquisition of Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, and Sam Curran gives them important backups and situational playing 11s.
Kings XI Punjab
With a completely revamped leadership team, Kings XI Punjab would begin their campaign for Ipl 2020. In KL Rahul, KXIP have got a mature leader, who can bring fresh ideas and calmness to the team.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders let go, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, and Robin Uthappa from their Ipl 2019 playing 11. They instead got Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, and Rahul Tripathi for Ipl 2020.
Probably the best playing 11 among all teams, the 2019 champions, Mumbai Indians didn’t have much work to do at the auction as their strongest playing 11 was already defined well before the auction when they traded Trent Boult and Sherfane Rutherford.
If we look at the strongest Rajasthan Royals squad for Ipl 2020 closely, their strongest playing 11 contain 9 players that have already played for them in Ipl 2019.
The entire focus of Sunrisers Hyderabad for Ipl 2020 Auction was to purchase as many young talents as possible. While it is a brilliant long term strategy, how good it will turn out for Ipl 2020 is something questionable.
Delhi Capitals did a wonderful job at the Ipl 2020 Auction by acquiring some key players. The inclusion of Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, and Ravichandran Ashwin gives a fresh look to Delhi Capitals.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Having retained the least number of players ahead of the Ipl 2020 Auction, RCB’s strategy looked baffling in the auction. While the purchase Aaron Finch and Chris Morris seem logical, they letting go of Alex Carey (WK) and Chris Jordan was surprising.