Vivo IPL 2020: Schedule, Teams, Players, Concussion Substitute, No Ball Specialist Umpire, Venues, and More

Vivo IPL 2020

The BCCI (Board for Cricket Control in India) has announced the list of Vivo IPL 2020 League matches along with their complete details featuring the venue details, match time, and more. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier league would witness a total of 60 matches spread over 57 days with the final scheduled on May 24. The 2020 IPL season features a total of eight teams that are scheduled to play a total of 8 games that includes seven home games and one away game. BCCI has scrapped the doubleheaders of Indian Premier league 2020 on Saturdays this year but includes two back to back games on Sundays. The BCCI has also changed the timings of the night games from 8 pm to 7.30 pm, owing to the pressure from the franchises.

VIVO IPL 2020 Schedule

BCCI has announced the complete IPL t20 schedule of league games along with their venue details, but it is yet to announce the schedule for knock out games. To make room for IPL, BCCI has included an additional week at the league stage. So, instead of 44-day league days as witnessed in the 2019 IPL, this year’s IPL will witness a 50-day league season. Hence, the IPL 2020 edition becomes the longest in IPL history.

IPL T20 Schedule/Fixture 2020

Vivo IPL 2020 Official teams

The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League Season 2020 will feature a total of eight teams competing for the coveted trophy.

  • Mumbai Indians
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Delhi Capital
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Kings XI Punjab

Vivo IPL Auction 2020-5 Most Expensive Players

In line with the earlier auctions, the IPL 2020 witnessed an intense bidding bar as franchises were involved in a tough battle to bag their favorite players in the auction. The Indian Premier League 2020 features 5 most expensive players and incidentally, all the top 5 players happen to be from overseas.

The most expensive player in IPL 2020 turns out to be Pat Cummins. He was sold out to Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping sum of Rs 15.50 crore. The second most expensive player in IPL 2020 is Glenn Maxwell who was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10.75 crores. In the third spot, is the South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who was bagged by Kings XI Punjab for 10 crores. The West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell was fourth in the list and he was snapped up by Kings XI Punjab for 8.5 crores. The defending champions Mumbai Indians wanted to strengthen their bowling arsenal further with the addition of Nathan Coulter Nile. The Australian quick is the fifth most expensive player in IPL 2020 and was sold for 8 crores.

The Vivo IPL T20 2020 is back with a bang and is all set to enthral the cricket fans from March 29. With 13 teams vying to lift the coveted trophy, the 13th edition of Indian Premier League is set to kick off in grand style. 

ipl auction 2020

The most expensive Indian Player in IPL 2020 auction is Piyush Chawla. He earned the highest bid for Indian uncapped players as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bagged him for a whopping 6.75 crore. Earlier, Piyush was associated with Sharukh Khans Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Indian Premier League 2020 Teams and Players

Chennai super kings team(CSK) IPL 2020 players list

Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore

KKR Team 2020 Player List

Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik

Mumbai Indians (MI) Squad 2020 IPL

Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team IPL 2020 Players List

Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi

IPL 2020 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team Players List

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)Team 2020 Players List

Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.

Delhi Capitals (DC) Full Squad IPL 2020

Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Full Squad IPL 2020

Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Anuj Rawat

Vivo Indian Premier League 2020 Complete List of Venues

Vivo IPL 2020 is all set to kick off on March 29 with defending champions Mumbai Indians facing off against Chennai Super Kings in the Wankhede cricket stadium, Mumbai. The newly built largest cricket arena in the world, Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera) in Ahmedabad did not feature in the list of venues. However, as per the reports, the new stadium might host the IPL Final 2020. The stadium has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 and leap-frogged Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia, which until now is the largest cricket stadium in the world.

  • Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai
  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • M.A Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chennai
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
  • Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
  • M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
  • Barabati Stadium,Cuttack
  • Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
  • Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
  • Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
  • Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
  • Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
  • JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi
  • HPCA Dharamsala Cricket Stadium
  • Greenfield International Cricket Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
  • Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Indian Premier League 2020: Concussion Substitutes, Specialist Umpire for No-ball and more

The Vivo IPL T20 2020 would include many of the firsts this year thus making it an exciting affair for its fans. The concussion substitute in IPL and no ball umpire are the latest additions to this year’s tournament.

Third Umpire for No Ball in 2020 IPL

IPL governing council has faced severe controversies in the past owing to close no balls which are missed by the umpires last year. These proved to be vital in deciding the fate of the teams. In the purview of this, the governing council has decided to implement the specialist umpire for no-ball this year.

Third Umpire No Balls

Concussion Substitutes makes 2020 IPL more interesting

The Vivo IPL 2020 will feature a concussion substitute, which is right now being implemented in ICC tournaments. As per the rule, if any player happens to be injured during a cricket match, he will be likely replaced by a new player. However, the replacement will have to be approved by the Match referee and thereafter the new player would be allowed to play in the team. It is interesting to note that the concussion substitute is a like-for-like replacement. For instance, if a bowler gets injured the substitute would be a bowler. The same rule applies for the batsman as well. In a fast-paced game like IPL, this is a welcome move from BCCI.

Concussion Substitute IPL 2020

BCCI to conduct an All-Star Game after the end of IPL 2020 Final

The BCCI has announced that it will organize an all-star Match post IPL. There is no mention of the venue or the date for the same. The proceeds of the all-star game would be used for charitable purposes. The all-star teams would be picked based on the performances of the players in the tournament. The IPL all-star game was originally proposed by IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel and was backed by the BCCI.

Initially, the BCCI top brass under the able leadership of its president Sourav Ganguly planned to conduct the game before the start of IPL season 2020. Due to operational issues, the all-star match would be conducted post the IPL 2020 final after May 24. The availability of players as well as raising a broadcast tender are said to be underlying reasons for conducting the all-star game post IPL final. 

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