It has been days since the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has started. The league has covered twenty-two matches as of now and the remaining thirty-four matches are to be played along with the playoffs and the final.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) that got the hosting rights, is hospitalizing the eight franchises in three of their venues; Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.
In case you have missed, here is the remaining schedule for IPL 2020
The Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) must be suffering a big blow as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, one of the finest pacers has been ruled out for the entire remaining edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
Bhuvneshwar was injured during SRH’s last encounter against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He did retry but was limp off the field. As of now, his hip injury has made him unable to get featured in the next matches for the Orange Army.
Kane Williamson was not the part of the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) in their first two matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and his absence was questionable as the side lost both of their games. However, they decided to induce him in the third game played against the Delhi Capitals (DC), and luckily, the side has clinched their maiden win of the season.
Earlier, Williamson captained the team in 2018 and 2019 and also notched the trophy for the team back in 2018. Despite the fact, he refrained and the captaincy, for this season, has been transferred to Jonny Bairstow. SRH, who played their first game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), lost as their batting and bowling collapsed.
IPL 2020 Points table: The extravaganza, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has already been started in the United Arab Emirtaes (UAE) and has covered eleven matches. All the teams are giving their best on the stage to win the cash-rich T20 league.
The eleventh match that took place at Sheikh Zayed stadium on 29th September, locked horns between the Delhi Capitals (DC) and the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH). However, DC seemed favorite to win, but SRH stole the show as Kane Williamson was their part today.
Ben Stokes, England’s professional all-rounder will be joining his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the first week of October. The news has not been officially revealed but according to some reliable sources, the speculations say that he will be part of the Royals family soon.
The sixth game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) that happened between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), was thrilling to watch. The two franchises stepped in the ground with full confidence with an object of winning but KXIP were worth it.
RCB, who won their inaugural match of the 2020 season, were overwhelmed by their victory which led to overconfidence. Under Virat Kohli, they failed miserably and the skipper himself has been unable to score consecutively from the last two games. The side fell short of wickets in 17 overs and they were all out on 109 runs.
After RCB won the toss and decided to bowl first, KL Rahul’s side utilized the bat-supportive pitch and smashed a massive score of 206 runs losing only three wickets.
Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, and Karun Nair added 26 (20), 17 (18), and 15 (8) respectively to give a might chase to Virat Kohli’s side. (TheSportsMag)
KXIP vs RCB: KL Rahul plays a skipper knock
Rahul was extremely incredible as he added a ton and 32 on just 69 balls. He turned all the attention to himself that was busily griefing over Dean Jones’s death.
RCB failed in all three departments as they could not grab more than three wickets, and none of their batsmen scored more than 30 runs (Washington Sundar).
However, KXIP are to play their next game on 27th September against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and RCB will be playing against Mumbai Indians (MI) on 28th September.
The third match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) played between Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) witnessed a different level of confidence in RCB. They were majorly subjected to criticism for having the best skipper and yet not winning the matches. Their inconsistency in the bowling depart and poor deliverance in dead overs were two assets that often have cost them adversely.
However, in their inaugural match played in Dubai, the team showed that the conversation between AB De Villiers and the skipper Virat Kohli was not for nothing. When they discussed whole new confidence, they meant it hence, it has been implemented to the game.
On the other side, SRH, who are never known as a weak team, failed to make it against the Red Army. There might be major issues that must have been tackled by them.
The batting line-up of the Orange Caps looked quite inexperienced. Their major player, Mohammad Nabi, who was spotted in a good form in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was eliminated from the squad. He might have been a pro spinner to the side as well along with adding runs using his all-rounder’s abilities.
Also, the top-order seemed to be well-equipped with Bairstow and Pandey but lacking consistency and experience in the middle-overs have cost them negatively. With the increasing pressure, the line-up collapsed.
IPL 2020: What cost Sun Risers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore
The side is known to have experienced bowling with the likes of Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. All of their focus seems to be on the bowling depart which has restricted them to develop a strengthen batting army.
However, they will be playing their second game against Kolkata Knight Riders led by experienced Gautam Gambhir.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were often subjected to a height of criticism for reaching till playoffs or finals, but not making it till the trophy of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Many believe that the side lacks in its bowling department as they have got a powerful batting line-up.
In the third match of the IPL 2020 that has been played between Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and RCB in Dubai, the Red Army showed some different kind of confidence and a hype that never existed. They diminish the blames for having worst dead bowling by grabbing eight wickets in the last over.
SRH, who won the toss and decided to bowl, did every possible thing to save the game but were restricted on 153 on a chase for 163 runs as all of the players were professionally grabbed by Kohli’s bowlers.
RCB win with a whole new confidence level
Recently, Kevin Pietersen, who used to play for RCB back in 2009-10, also claimed the side’s lacking in bowling. He revealed that they heavily rely on their run-scoring and should focus on their deliveries too.
“I don’t know how many IPLs I have done now, sitting here and previewing every single one of them. It’s always that question about RCB and can they do it. Now, they have proven performers with the bat, they can bat and are brilliant with the bat. They have the greatest batsman, the greatest modern-day batsman that’s in their team, they’ve got the second greatest modern-day batman that’s in their team as well,” said Pietersen on Star Sports’ Cricket LIVE.
“They form a formidable batting partnership and I stress the batting partnership because what they’ve lacked is bowlers. Last year, when Dale Steyn came over, having lost a number of games in a row, they got a fast bowler and they started to win a couple of games. So, the strength and depth that they would have brought into that, the acquisition of Adam Zampa as well has been good,” he further added.
The next match is to be played at Dubai against KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab on 23rd September.
The second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), that took place between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) showed some thrilling sensations. As the match was in KL Rahul’s side, the tables turned to gift the match to Shreyas Iyer’s men.
The incident happens when the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon, gave a short-run call in the 19th over delivered by Kagiso Rabada. When the bowler delivered to Chris Jordan, he completed his first run and his bat was clearly inside the crease. There were no technical errors in detecting but Nitin gave out. The topic has been controversial and viral on social media.
In the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the masses were astonished to witness the entirely unexpected playing XI from both sides.
On one hand, MI was more dominant by international stars and on the other hand, CSK dropped Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir. Luckily, despite missing their many major assets, CSK managed to win the game by five-wickets showing that really are Dad’s army full of experience.