IPL 2020: The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is a few months away, So which are the most expected teams in the upcoming IPL 2020? In this article, we are going to list down the most expected IPL teams by analyzing their data points and their past records in the previous IPL from 2008 to 2019.
Chennai Super Kings – The Most Consistent IPL 2020 Team
Well, needless to say about CSK’s consistent performance from the past IPL seasons from 2008 to 2019. They are 3 times title winners(2010,2011 and 2018), 8 times Final Qualifier (2008,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2018 and 2019) and All-time playoff qualifier. Though they were banned for 2 IPL seasons, 2016 and 2017. They came back on 2018 and became the IPL champion and runner-up in IPL 2019.
CSK Strong Points
- MS Dhoni’s captaincy
- Experienced players – MSD, Raina, Bravo, Faf, Watson, Harbhajan and Jaddu, etc
- Consistent play – proving in every season of IPL
IPL auction completed. Here is the updated full player’s list and final squads of Chennai Super King. Total amount spent on the team, new players bought in an auction, and also the list of players who were released from Chennai Super King for upcoming VIVO IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians – The Strongest IPL 2020 Team
Mumbai Indians, One of the strongest teams in IPL won 4 titles out of 5 IPL finals played. Mumbai Indians won four times in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. They lost in IPL 2010 final against Chennai Super Kings. And, they have won 2 close IPL matches by 1 run in IPL 2017 and 2019.
MI Positive Points
- Full of young players
- Lots of hitters – Rohith Sharma, Pollard, Pandya
- Players with proven records in limited over game.
IPL auction completed. Here is the updated full player’s list and final squads of MUMBAI INDIANS. The total amount spent on team new players bought in an auction and also the list of players who were released from MUMBAI INDIANS for the upcoming VIVO IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 Team
Many of you would be surprised to see the DC in this list as Delhi never even qualified for the IPL final in any of the previous season. But the, in the last IPL season, the young squad of DC was rocking from the league stage to the eliminator round.
Deccan Chargers Strong Points
- Young and Energetic Players
- Experienced players in limited-overs format – Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rahane, Jason Roy and Hetmyer etc
- Good bowing squad – Ashwin, Mishra, Ishant Sharma and Rabada etc.
IPL 2020 auction completed. Here is the updated full player’s list and final squads of DELHI CAPITALS (DC). Total amount spent on team new players bought in an auction and also the list of players who were released from DELHI CAPITALS for upcoming VIVO IPL 2020.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Team
The KKR team have won the IPL titles 2 times, in IPL 2012 and in IPL 2014. This is one of the most expected teams in the IPL due to its current buys in the IPL auction. The team is having experienced and balanced domestic and overseas cricket T20 players in their squads such as
- Eoin Morgan,
- Russel, Narine,
- Dinesh Karthik, and
- Pat Cummins, etc.
IPL 2020 auction completed. Here is the updated full player’s list and final squads of KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS. The total amount spent on the team, new players bought in an auction, and also the list of players who were released from KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS for the upcoming VIVO IPL 2020.
IPL Points Table Rules
As mentioned earlier, the primary target of each and every team is to end up in one of the top four spots of the IPL points table. It is a secondary goal to be among the top two as those teams get an extra opportunity to be in the Finals.
Standings are decided on the number of points each team has. If more than one team is tied with the same number of points, the ‘Net Run Rate’ (NRR) is taken into consideration. The rules for gaining points are as follows:
- A team gets 2 points for a win.
- A team gets 1 point in case the game is abandoned or ends abruptly as No Result.
- A team gets 0 points in case of a loss.
The NRR of a team is extremely crucial as the IPL Standings get too close as the tournament progresses and often a few teams are tied on points. The NRR of a team is calculated as ‘the number of runs scored by the team to the number of overs faced’ to ‘the number of runs conceded by the team to the number of overs bowled’ in the same tournament.