IPL Million Bonanza Game & The Ultimate IPL 2020 Guide: Teams, Schedule, Tickets, and Fantasy IPL
On 18th February, the BCCI announced the schedule for the VIVO Indian Premier League 2020. The announcement added fuel to the intense fire of discussions, speculations, and debates among Indian cricket fanatics. If you want to get a clear picture of the entire IPL 2020 before the first match on March 29th, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to know about the teams, fixtures, fantasy IPL and predictions, ticket sellers, and where you can watch it live.
IPL 2020 Teams
This year, 8 teams will battle it out to be crowned the new IPL champion. While the past has taught us that anything can happen in the IPL, there is but one way we can gauge the entire tournament even before it has begun — by evaluating the teams. Below, we’ve listed everything you need to know about the 8 teams: squad list so you can make your predictions, our expert predictions for the playing 11, and the nuances we’ve observed so far.
|Batsmen||Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary|
|All-rounders||Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Prince Balwant Rai|
|Bowlers||Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh|
Mumbai Indians went into the auction with an exceptionally strong Indian core, but an extra opener in Chris Lynn won’t hurt them. The team does, however, lack experienced spin bowlers.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Rohit (capt), de Kock (wk), Suryakumar, Kishan (wk), Hardik, Krunal, Pollard, Bumrah, Chahar, Coulter-Nile/Malinga, Boult
Chennai Super Kings
|Batsmen||MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, M Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad,|
|All-rounders||Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Monu Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner|
|Bowlers||Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ravi Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood|
The Kings got exactly what they wanted in the auction — Hazlewood and Curran to improve their pace bowling. The yellow giants will play off of their experience in this tournament, but may stumble on spin-unfavourable grounds.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Dhoni (capt & wk), Watson, du Plessis, Raina, Rayudu, Jadhav, Jadeja, Bravo/Curran, Chahar, Chawla, Hazlewood/Ngidi
|Batsmen||Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Jason Roy, Alex Carey,|
|All-rounders||Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul,|
|Bowlers||R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande|
Delhi Capitals got some great buys with all-rounders Chris Woakes and Marcus Stoinis despite being outbid at four different occasions. Though we can see a strong core young Indian batting lineup, multiple overlapping slots can play spoilers during testing times.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Dhawan, Iyer, Rahane, Pant (wk), Hetmyer, Stoinis/Woakes, Ashwin, Paul, Axar/Mishra, Rabada, Harshal
Kings XI Punjab
|Batsmen||KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan|
|All-rounders||Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, K. Gowtham, Darshan Nalkande|
|Bowlers||Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Mohammed Shami, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Tajinder Dhillon, Chris Jordan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel,|
All-rounders like Deepak Hoods, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, and Chris Jordan completed the great existing batting and bowling lineups. We hope the fast bowlers are able to handle the pressure.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Rahul (capt & wk), Agarwal, Mandeep/Nair, Maxwell, Pooran, Sarfraz/Hooda, Gowtham, Mujeeb, Cottrell, Shami, Porel
Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Batsmen||AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmad, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Pavan Deshpande|
|All-rounders||Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana|
|Bowlers||Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn|
The Royal Challengers were also outbid several times but managed to walk out with batsmen Aaron Finch and Josh Philippe and bowlers Dale Steyn and Kane Richardson.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Finch, Parthiv (wk), Kohli (capt), de Villiers, Dube, Moeen, Morris, Chahal, Saini, Umesh/Sundar, Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders
|Batsmen||Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Siddesh Lad, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Eoin Morgan|
|All-rounders||Andre Russell, Chris Green, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine|
|Bowlers||Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, M Siddharth, Pravin Tambe, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Pat Cummins|
KKR went deep into its pockets for Pat Cummins and managed to score Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan and a few others with whatever they had left. But that doesn’t stop us from being concerned about the rather weak Indian batting lineup.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Tripathi, Narine, Karthik (capt & wk), Gill, Morgan, Varun, Russell, Rana, Cummins, Kuldeep, Warrier/Prasidh
|Batsmen||David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Sreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Sanjay Yadav|
|All-rounders||Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Mitchell Marsh, Abdul Samad, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen|
|Bowlers||Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan, Billy Stanlake|
SRH bagged three quality Indian batsmen and two overseas all-rounders from the auction but a weak finishing might come back to bite them in their bottom like last season.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Warner, Bairstow (wk), Pandey, Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar, Allen/Nabi/Marsh, Rashid, Kaul, Khaleel
|Batsmen||Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Robin Uthappa, David Miller|
|All-rounders||Ben Stokes, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia|
|Bowlers||Shreyas Gopal, Anirudha Joshi, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Varun Aaron, Akash Singh, Tom Curran, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye|
The Royals converted their weakness in the fast-bowling territory into their strenth with Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, and Jaydev Unadkat.
Our Playing 11 Prediction:
Buttler (wk), Uthappa, Samson (wk), Stokes, Smith, Parag, Jaiswal/Tewatia, Markande/Shreyas, Rajpoot, Archer, Unadkat
IPL Schedule 2020
If reading the previous section about the participating teams made you fantasize about which team you want to win and which rivals you want to be eliminated, don’t blame yourself. We’re guilty of the same. But when will we actually see the incredible matches and mid-match twists unfold in front of our eyes.
Worry not, for it starts soon; to be precise, the first match is on 29th March and is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings — the reigning champions and their biggest contenders. Here’s the full schedule.
|MATCH DAY||MATCH NO.||DAY||DATE||IST||UAE||VENUE||HOME||AWAY|
|1||1||SAT||19-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||MUMBAI INDIANS||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|2||2||SUN||20-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||DELHI CAPITALS||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|3||3||MON||21-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|4||4||TUE||22-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|5||5||WED||23-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|6||6||THU||24-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|7||7||FRI||25-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||DELHI CAPITALS|
|8||8||SAT||26-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|9||9||SUN||27-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|10||10||MON||28-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|11||11||TUE||29-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||DELHI CAPITALS||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|12||12||WED||30-SEP-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|13||13||THU||1-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|14||14||FRI||2-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|15||15||SAT||3-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|15||16||SAT||3-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||DELHI CAPITALS||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|16||17||SUN||4-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||SHARJAH||MUMBAI INDIANS||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|16||18||SUN||4-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|17||19||MON||5-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||DELHI CAPITALS|
|18||20||TUE||6-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||MUMBAI INDIANS||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|19||21||WED||7-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|20||22||THU||8-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|21||23||FRI||9-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||DELHI CAPITALS|
|22||24||SAT||10-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|22||25||SAT||10-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|23||26||SUN||11-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||DUBAI||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|23||27||SUN||11-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||MUMBAI INDIANS||DELHI CAPITALS|
|24||28||MON||12-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|25||29||TUE||13-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|26||30||WED||14-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||DELHI CAPITALS||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|27||31||THU||15-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|28||32||FRI||16-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||MUMBAI INDIANS||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|29||33||SAT||17-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||DUBAI||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|29||34||SAT||17-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||DELHI CAPITALS||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|30||35||SUN||18-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|30||36||SUN||18-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||MUMBAI INDIANS||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|31||37||MON||19-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|32||38||TUE||20-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||DELHI CAPITALS|
|33||39||WED||21-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|34||40||THU||22-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|35||41||FRI||23-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|36||42||SAT||24-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||DELHI CAPITALS|
|36||43||SAT||24-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|37||44||SUN||25-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||DUBAI||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS|
|37||45||SUN||25-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||RAJASTHAN ROYALS||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|38||46||MON||26-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|39||47||TUE||27-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||DELHI CAPITALS|
|40||48||WED||28-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||MUMBAI INDIANS||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|41||49||THU||29-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS|
|42||50||FRI||30-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||KINGS XI PUNJAB||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|43||51||SAT||31-OCT-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||DUBAI||DELHI CAPITALS||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|43||52||SAT||31-OCT-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD|
|44||53||SUN||1-NOV-20||3:30PM||2:00PM||ABU DHABI||CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||KINGS XI PUNJAB|
|44||54||SUN||1-NOV-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||DUBAI||KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS||RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|45||55||MON||2-NOV-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||ABU DHABI||DELHI CAPITALS||ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE|
|46||56||TUE||3-NOV-20||7:30PM||6:00PM||SHARJAH||SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||MUMBAI INDIANS|
IPL 2020 Venues and Tickets
Ask any fan who has been to an IPL match and you’ll begin to understand the real thrill of watching this nail-biting, sweat-inducing tournament. Being able to watch your favourite players and teams show their skill while surrounded by thousands of players is a memory that cannot be forgotten. Moreover, the support you show by encouraging your team might even motivate and influence them to win. You will be a part of the home ground advantage, no matter how small.
The 13th iteration of IPL will be played across 9 different stadiums in India. But wait? 9 stadiums for 8 teams? This is because Rajasthan Royals is using two grounds as its home stadium this season. If you’re interested in sharing the sweat and the excitement with your team, make sure to visit the venue closest to you.
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||Bangalore||Royal Challengers Bangalore||35,000|
|Feroz Shah Kotla||Delhi||Delhi Capitals||41,000|
|Eden Gardens||Kolkata||Kolkata Knight Riders||68,000|
|Wankhede Stadium||Mumbai||Mumbai Indians||33,000|
|Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium||Mohali||Kings XI Punjab||26,000|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||Hyderabad||Sunrisers Hyderabad||55,000|
|M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai||Chennai Super Kings||50,000|
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium||Jaipur||Rajasthan Royals||25,000|
|Barsapara Stadium||Guwahati||Rajasthan Royals||40,000|
To get in, you’ll need tickets to the match. And with the current hype and excitement for IPL, you’ll have to buy tickets weeks in advance if you want to get in. There are two ways you can buy tickets — online and offline.
Online tickets are available from popular ticket providers like BookMyShow and Paytm Insider. Just search the team or match name you’re interested in and select the number and type of seats. You can also get tickets from the official team websites as well. With easy online payment options like UPI and credit and debit cards, you can purchase your tickets within minutes. What’s more? You can check out our offers section if you want offers and promotions to get the best prices for your IPL tickets. We scour the internet and regularly update our viewers with the latest discounts and promotions regarding appliances, clothes, footwear, electronics, and many other products apart from IPL tickets.
For offline buyers, the options are quite unreliable. You can directly get the tickets on the match day from the stadium itself, but you should only go for this option if you’re ready to stand in line for hours with little to no chance of getting the tickets. Some stadiums also let you buy tickets in advance if you wish to avoid the same-day-purchase hassle. Apart from this, you might also be able to find several retail stores selling IPL tickets. When buying from one, always make sure it’s an authorised one.
When it comes to prices, you’re bound to see a lot of variances. Prices can vary depending on the stadium, teams competing, category of seat, or even the number of days left for a particular match. For example, as of now, match 2 of IPL 2020 between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab taking place in the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground has the following ticket price ranges on Paytm Insider:
- ₹900 – East Stand Second Floor
- ₹1100 – West Stand Third Floor
- ₹1600 – East Stand First Floor
- ₹2000 – North East Stand Second and Third Floor
- ₹2400 – West Stand Ground Floor
- ₹3300 – West Stand Ground Floor Premium
- ₹4100 – North-West Ground Floor Premium
- ₹5200 – Hill B South West
Where to Watch IPL 2020 Live
It’s almost impossible to attend every IPL match in person. The logistics of buying tickets for every single one and travelling to two cities every day are unfathomable, if not impossible. Moreover, watching an IPL match at home surrounded by friends and family can be fun too.
You can either watch IPL matches on TV or stream them on online websites and apps. For the 2020 season, IPL has given Star Sports the broadcasting and media rights. This means Indians can watch the league on any of the sports-centric channels on the Star Sports network. You can watch the games in six languages — English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Kannada.
Here are all the channels that will broadcast IPL: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3 (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi), Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil), Suvarna Plus (Kannada), Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telegu), Star Pravah HD (Marathi), Star Gold, Star Gold HD
You can also watch IPL matches on Doordarshan, the national broadcaster. However, only one match will be aired per week and it’ll have a one hour delay. But not everyone has a TV, or access to a TV during the match time. For such fans, Star Sports’ digital streaming platform Hotstar will prove to be of huge help. With it, you can watch matches on its website or app on a device of your choice.
These options are not applicable to IPL fans living abroad. But all hope is not lost. BCCI has partnered with several other international networks. Here’s a list of those networks and the countries they’re available in:
|India, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan||Star Sports|
|UK and Ireland||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Mix|
|USA and Canada||Willow TV, ESPN|
|Malaysia, Brunei||Measat (Astra)|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan territories||Supersport|
|Hong Kong||Now TV|
|Singapore||Starhub, Eleven Sports, SingTel|
|Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network, ESPN, STAR Cricket|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|Papua New Guinea||EMTV|
Fantasy IPL: More than a Fan
What is Fantasy IPL?
In the 2019 season of IPL, a fan named Arjun received autographed memorabilia, IPL final toss coin, a Vivo smartphone, and ₹30,000 worth of Big Bazaar Vouchers. With it, his name was immortalized in the history of IPL. And this season, you have a chance to become more than a fan too — by participating in Fantasy IPL.
Fantasy IPL is a virtual game where thousands of hardcore cricket fans create their own teams and win real money and prizes based on their performance. You need to create your playing 11 while adhering to a few budget and player restrictions, just like real life. You can then use this team to either play through the entire season with few changes to make a new one for every match in the tournament.
The fantasy IPL platform evaluates your team’s points based on the individual performances according to the fixed fantasy IPL points system. If you land in the top percentile of fantasy players, you get a prize. You’ll have to win the long game, however, if you want the ultimate recognition.
And while those games can be extremely competitive once the IPL season is in full swing, you can take a swing right here on this page. Scroll up and find our IPL predictions table. Drag the teams and place them in the order you think the teams will rank. If your prediction stands correct, you’ll get a chance to win Amazon vouchers and be featured on our website. And the best part? You can participate for free just by logging in.
How to Score Well in Fantasy IPL?
Ranking high in the Fantasy IPL league requires a lot of strategy and some luck. Here are some tips on making the most of your Fantasy IPL league:
- Think from your brain
If you want to have any shot of winning the Fantasy IPL League, do not simply pick all your favourite players and put them in a team. Pick the players who you think will win, not the ones who you want to win. Analyze the stats of the most consistent players and use your IPL and cricket knowledge to select the most dependable ones.
- Create a balanced team
Just like a real cricket match, a one-sided team can’t win. So don’t pick players who you want to win and aim for a good balance between the batting and bowling departments. You can almost cheat the system with some high-performing all-rounders.
- Stand apart from the crowd
This shouldn’t be your main mantra while playing in Fantasy IPL; you want to go for the most dependable team after all. But uncapped players, Indian players who haven’t played international cricket for Indian in any format, can give an unexpected boost to your points. Add one or two uncapped players in your team for cheap prices and keep your fingers crossed.
- Stay updated with IPL news
Teams and players go through many changes throughout the season. It’s important that you’re updated with the latest news and updates to be able to make the right changes to your fantasy team.
Some IPL Stats for Fantasy IPL
Most Runs in IPL
|9||AB de Villiers||154||4395||133*||2906||151||3||33||357||212|
Most Sixes in IPL
|2||AB de Villiers||212||154||4395||133*||39.95||151|
Most Centuries in IPL
|5||AB de Villiers||3||154||4395||133*||39.95||151|
Most Half-Centuries in IPL
|7||AB de Villiers||154||33||4395||39.95||2906||151|
Most Wickets in IPL
Highest Team Totals in IPL
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||263/5||13.15||Pune Warriors||Bengaluru|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||248/3||12.4||Gujarat Lions||Bengaluru|
|Chennai Super Kings||246/5||12.3||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||245/6||12.25||Kings XI Punjab||Indore|
|Chennai Super Kings||240/5||12||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||235/1||11.75||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai|
|Kings XI Punjab||232/2||11.6||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Dharamsala|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||232/2||11.6||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata|
|Delhi Daredevils||231/4||11.55||Kings XI Punjab||Delhi|
|Kings XI Punjab||231/4||11.55||Chennai Super Kings||Cuttack|
Which players are playing in IPL 2020?
IPL is one of the biggest tournaments in the world of cricket. The T20 format is one that has a record for attracting the most number of audience, thanks to its entertainment value. Therefore, each year we see a dozen of new players trying to find a place in the IPL teams. Some names that were included in the auction list for the first time are Joe Root (ENG), Matt Henry (NZ), Tamim Iqbal (BAN), Van Der San (SA), Alex Carey (AUS), Rahkeem Cornwall (WI), Glenn Philips (NZ), Liton Das (BAN), Hazratullah Zazai (AFG), and Avishka Fernando (SL). Apart from these, there are several Indian players that have been added to the new players’ list for IPL 2020.
The IPL 2020 also comprises of several biggest names from the international cricket world, which also serve as one of the biggest attraction for the success of IPL as a franchise. Some of the biggest names that will be seen playing in IPL 2020 are MS Dhoni (IND), Virat Kohli (IND), Rohit Sharma (IND), Jasprit Bumrah (IND), Chris Gayle (WI), Quinton de Kock (SA), Hardik Pandya (IND), AB de Villiers (SA), Chris Lynn (AUS), Lasith Malinga (SL), Faf du Plessis (SA), Shimron Hetmyer (WI), Jason Roy (ENG), KL Rahul (IND), Andre Russell (WI), Pat Cummins (AUS), Steve Smith (AUS), Jos Butler (ENG), Kane Williamson (NZ), David Warner (AUS), Rashid Khan (AFG), and Andrew Tye (AUS).
Which players are selected for the RCB team in IPL 2020?
RCB or Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the teams that has a huge fan base all over India and abroad, thus, there is always a hype amid the fans of which players will be selected for the team in the forthcoming season of IPL. Here is the list:
- Virat Kohli (C)
- AB de Villiers
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Gurkeerat Singh
- Aaron Finch
- Shahbaz Ahmad
- Joshua Philippe
- Parthiv Patel (WK)
- Pawan Negi
- Shivam Dube
- Moeen Ali
- Isuru Udana
- Pavan Deshpande
- Christopher Morris
- Kane Richardson
- Dale Steyn
- Mohammed Siraj
- Navdeep Saini
- Umesh Yadav
- Washington Sundar
- Yuzvendra Chahal
What Is The Schedule Of IPL 2020?
Due to the global pandemic raised by the COVID-19 or Coronavirus, the IPL 2020 was postponed which was scheduled to start from 29 March 2020. However, there was a recent update that came from the BCCI stating that IPL 2020 will now be conducted in the month of September, but not in the home country looking at the critical condition of the coronavirus pandemic within India. The schedule for which is yet to be announced.
For which team will Yuvraj Singh play in IPL 2020?
Sadly for the fans, Yuvraj Singh, the legend he is, will not be seen playing in IPL 2020 or any forthcoming editions of the league. This news comes as his performance dipped from a complete match-winner to struggling to make runs in the IPL 2019. Although the lack of form might not suggest that he will not be playing in the next IPL, the fact that he was seen playing for Global T20 Canada 2019 and T10 League 2019 puts a stamp on it. BCCI doesn’t allow Indian players to participate in foreign leagues unless he has taken retirement from international cricket as well as IPL.
For which team will Pat Cummins play in IPL 2020?
Pat Cummins is one of the top bowlers of the current Australian Squad. His recent form helped him bag the position of the most expensive foreign player to be bought in any season of IPL to date. He was bought by the Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders for a massive ₹15.5 Crore.
For which team will Shimron Hetmyer play in IPL 2020?
Shimron Hetmyer has certainly risen as one of the biggest hitters when it comes to the power-packed players from the West Indies team. After he slammed a ton against India and finished with the highest scoring batsman in the T20 series between India and West Indies, the stakes were high. The new rebranded team of Delhi Capitals bought him for a whopping ₹7.75 Crore.
How To Watch IPL Live?
There are basically two ways to watch IPL live: watch it on the TV channel Star Sports and Download JioTV or Hotstar and watch it online. While JioTV is free for Reliance Jio users only, Hotstar asks for a premium subscription of the OTT platform.
Who Won IPL 2019?
The IPL 2019 was a great event in the cricket world, just like all its predecessors. The winner of this season was yet again one of the most followed teams in IPL history, Mumbai Indians (MI).
Who Is The King Of IPL?
The answer to this question is often subjective to the person you ask to. With such a huge fan base of IPL, people are certain to have different players and teams whom they would like to call ‘The King of IPL’. However, no matter how many people you ask, the CSK captain and former Indian Captain – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (or as fans like to call him MSD) is referred to as ‘The King of IPL) due to his consistency and the virtue he has shown throughout his IPL career.
Who Will Win IPL 2020?
IPL or any cricket league/tournament doesn’t always have a fixed winner. In fact, there is no single tournament that has always had one single team winning the tournament every time. Hence, to say that a specific will win the IPL 2020 will be of no use. Nevertheless, the records have shown that there are certain favorites that have shown the winning potential most number of times in the history, like CSK/MI/KKR. But to see a new team finding its way to the top will also be a magnificent scene to witness.
How To Watch IPL Online for Free?
Out of the many ways that are available for watching an IPL match online, the best way is to watch it free on JioTV. However, having a JioTV connection on your phone is limited to the people who have a Reliance Jio subscription. Therefore, there is no practical way of watching IPL for free.
Who Is The Best Captain In IPL?
The IPL has produced some great captains that have led their teams to victory. David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad is a great example as he kickstarted an otherwise dull-looking side to winning the trophy with some surprisingly impressive performances. But calling a player the best captain of IPL is a subjective point of view and every IPL fan can have a different winner for the title. However, right before the beginning of the scheduled IPL 2020, a jury of the experts in the sport voted Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the best all-time captain of IPL. This voting came on the base that MSD-led CSK is the most consistently good performing team of IPL.
How To Watch IPL Free On Hotstar?
The best way to watch IPL for free on Hotstar is by downloading Hotstar app, Logging in to your JioTV account and then clicking on Star Sports Channel where the IPL matches are streamed. This way the user is not required to have a premium subscription of Hotstar services.
How To Book IPL Tickets?
Unlike other cricket matches, IPL is a big event and turns up the largest audience cricket grounds throughout the year. Hence, the best way to book a ticket of an IPL match is by using the various payment apps like Paytm or event booking apps like BookMyShow to book the tickets. These apps showcase the seats available and their prices in an organized way and all payments can be done online.
Which Channel runs IPL 2019 Live?
IPL 2019 was streamed live in two languages, Hindi and English, on sub-channels broadcasted by Star Sports.
How Many Times CSK Won IPL?
CSK is one of the most consistent teams in the IPL history. It is the only team that has managed to reach to the Play-offs, the final section of the season, on all its appearances. It missed its Play-off appearance only on two seasons in which the team was not allowed to played. Having reached the Play-offs the most number of times, it comes as no surprise that it is a team that has won an IPL trophy the second most number of times i.e. 3.
How Many Times KKR Won IPL?
Following up on the two teams that have won the tournament 4 and 3 times, KKR is right next in line with 2 IPL trophies in the year 2012 and 2014.
How Many Times MI Won IPL?
Although the team’s consistency has always been under the ax, there is no denying the fact that Mumbai Indians have always been a crowd favorite, thanks to the star-studded player line-up it has always been comprised of. Today MI stands as the atop team to have won an IPL trophy 4 times in all the 12 seasons, which is also the highest number of trophy wins in IPL.
Which teams have won the IPL trophy?
The IPL has shown some great dynamics with some teams being unbelievably consistent, others coming as a surprise winner and some just not being able to reach the edge even after appreciable trials. Here is the list of IPL teams that have won the IPL trophy at least once in the 12 seasons.
- Mumbai Indians
- Chennai Super Kings
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
- Deccan Chargers
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (Earlier called Deccan Chargers)
Which are the teams that have never won an IPL trophy?
The IPL has a huge list of teams that have always been in the talks but never were able to win the trophy. This list contains names that are always seen as the contenders on papers but under-performed or were just not strong enough to outperform others.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Kings XI Punjab
- Delhi Daredevils
- Rising Pune Supergiants (T)
- Gujarat Lions (T)
- Kochi Tuskers (T)
- Pune Warriors (T)
Teams marked with “(T)” are teams that have not been part of the IPL tournament permanently or rather were functional temporarily. These teams came in and went out due to various reasons.
Which new team will be playing the IPL 2020?
Although no new city has been added to the list of teams participating in IPL 2020, the previously-called Delhi Daredevils has been rebranded as Delhi Capitals which we will be seeing in IPL 2020.
What are the world- records made in IPL?
The IPL is one eventful tournament of the cricket world. It has a history of creating events that were never witnessed before in cricket starting from the first match in which the legendary New Zealand batsman/captain Brendon McCullum scored a total of 158 runs which then held the record for the highest individual score in a T20 match.
Listing down some more of the world records that were created in IPL:
- Highest Individual Score in T20 – Chris Gayle (175*)
- Fastest Century in any T20 tournament – Chris Gayle (30 balls)
- Most number of hattricks in a T20 tournament – Amit Mishra (3)
- Most runs scored by a batsman in a single T20 season – Virat Kohli (973)
- Highest partnership in T20 history – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers (229)