The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is round the corner and the buzz is in the fifth gear. All the eight franchises are in the final leg of their preparation to lift the illustrious trophy in the lands of UAE. Meanwhile, in this article, we will find out all the details – squads, schedule, live streaming details of IPL 2020.
After a lot of speculations and dilemma, the cash-rich will league will commence from September 19. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in the opener. However, the tournament was originally scheduled to take place in March. But with the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, BCCI had to postpone the league twice.
However, until ICC postponed the T20 World Cup, there was no surety of IPL 2020 taking place this year. But the puzzle completed as expected and the tournament will now run in the middle east.
Meanwhile, there will be 50 matches in total with 10 double-headers. The entire tournament will take place in a bio-secure bubble due to the novel coronavirus.
Complete squads of eight franchises in IPL 2020
Chennai Super Kings
Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazelwood, R Sai Kishore, MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Rituraj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Monu Singh, Lungi Ngidi, N Jagadeesan.
Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Alex Carey, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Jason Roy, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande.
Kings XI Punjab
Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Ishan Porel, James Neesham, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Tajinder Dhillon.
Kolkata Knight Riders
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, Chris Green, Eoin Morgan, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Praveen Tambe, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy.
Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McCleneghan, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Digvijay Deshmukh, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Saurabh Tiwary.
Ankit Rajpoot, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Steven Smith, Varun Aaron, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad.
Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Fabian Allen, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh.
Full Schedule Of IPL 2020
Where will the matches be played?
Three stadiums in the UAE will host all the matches of IPL 2020. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host 20 round-robin games including the tournament opener, while Dubai and Sharjah will play host to 24 and 12 games respectively.
However, the organisers are yet to reveal the venues for the playoffs.
When will IPL 2020 matches start?
The organisers have made a distinctive change going into the 13th season of IPL. Unlike other seasons when the matches used to start at 8:30 PM, this edition will see the games start from 7:30 PM IST. Otherwise, the day encounters will commence from 3:30 PM IST.
Where can we watch IPL 2020 matches?
Star Sports Network will telecast all the matches of IPL 2020 live. You can also watch the matches on Disney Hotstar application while you are on the move.