The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is off to a flier. While a couple of teams have found their combinations right, some others are yet to hit the strides. They will be eyeing the mid-season transfer to acquire some quality cricketers to strengthen the squad for the second half of IPL 2020.
The special feature has been introduced by BCCI which will change a lot of dynamics in the tournament. The franchises will do a lot of homework and solve the loopholes in the mid-season transfer before IPL 2020 moves ahead to the business end.
What is mid-season transfer?
BCCI has introduced an innovative idea of the mid-season transfer last season when they allowed franchises to internally trade uncapped players. However, no team used their right. This season the apex body has expanded and the capped player will also be a part of mid-season transfers.
What are the rules for mid-season transfer?
The player should not have played more than two matches for his current side when the transfer is taking place. Otherwise, he will not be eligible for internal trading.
What is the timing for mid-season transfer?
The franchises will only able to opt for mid-season transfer at halfway stage of IPL 2020 when all teams have played seven games each.
Here are some of the cricketers who will be eligible for mid-season transfers in IPL 2020:
Chennai Super Kings: KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore and Josh Hazlewood
Delhi Capitals: Ajinkya Rahane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamicchane, Alex Carey, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande and Mohit Sharma.
Kings XI Punjab: Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkhande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Simran Singh and Tajinder Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan
Mumbai Indians: Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh and Prince Balwant Rai
Rajasthan Royals: Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomroor, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat and Yashaswi Jaiswal
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahamad, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabien Allen and Sanjay Yadav