This session of IPL (13th edition) has have seen some unexpected twist in the team by changing some of the players from the last year. IPL 2020 trade witness the most unexpected result from the king’s eleven Punjab side RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN move from Punjab to Delhi Capitals.
IPL 2020 TRADE player list
IPL trade was introduced in 2018 and since then more than 20 trades have been made by teams. This year we have seen many trades some of which were surprising while others were just to balance the teams.
The main reason for this transfer was to manage the finance of the franchise and negotiate the price of players without releasing them to IPL auctions. This season there will also be mid-season transfer just like the leagues in football.
The trade was between 5 comprising Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. A total of 11 players have been traded between these 5 teams. Here are the players who have been transferred:
(RAJASTHAN ROYALS TO DELHI CAPITALS)
Indian test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has been traded from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals for 5.25 crores. The star batsman has played 100 matches for Rajasthan Royals. He has been a key player for the Royals as he provided the team with his consistent performances with the bat. He has been the leading run-scorer for the Royals 3098 runs with 2 centuries and 21 half-centuries. Rahane was traded to Delhi Capitals to provide the experience to the youngsters in the team.
(DELHI CAPITALS TO MUMBAI INDIANS)
Delhi capitals have let go of Trent Boult for 3.2 crores and given it to Mumbai Indians which is a good deal especially for Mumbai Indians as the red wicket pitch of Wankhede will suit Boult to swing and seam the ball. He (Boult) was not up to the mark last season for Delhi Capitals as the slow and sluggish surface of Delhi didn’t help him pick up wickets with the new ball, hence DC had invested more on spinners instead of pace bowlers.
(KINGS XI PUNJAB TO DELHI CAPITALS)
Ashwin has moved from Punjab to Delhi for 7.2 crores. He was the captain for KXIP in 2018 and 2019 but the team didn’t perform too well despite having match-winners like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, and Mohammed Shami. He was also involved in a controversy last year for Mankading Jos Buttler which wasn’t good for the spirit of the game. Delhi Capitals have picked him as Delhi’s surface allows the spinners to turn the ball and provide some experience too.
(RAJASTHAN ROYALS TO MUMBAI INDIANS)
Mumbai Indians have bought Dhawal Kulkarni back in the team for 75 lakhs through the transfer window. He has taken 86 wickets from 90 matches at an economy rate of 8.26. He plays for the Mumbai Ranji team so he is used to of playing at Mumbai, hence this is a very good transfer for Mumbai Indians.
(RAJASTHAN ROYALS TO KINGS XI PUNJAB)
After releasing captain R. Ashwin, Punjab has taken a like-for-like replacement in Krishnappa Gautham for 6.2 crores. Gautham can bowl in the powerplay overs and also can finish matches with his power-hitting ability.
(KINGS XI PUNJAB TO RAJASTHAN ROYALS)
The Royals have picked Ankit Rajpoot for 3 crores after releasing Kulkarni which is good trade as Kulkarni didn’t deliver much with the ball for the Royals. The pace of Rajpoot will certainly help royals to fill the gap of an out and out fast bowler.
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(DELHI CAPITALS TO RAJASTHAN ROYALS)
The royals have replaced KG Gautam and bought Rahul Tewatia for 3 crores. He (Tewatia) is a utility player and can play at any position and provide equal contributions with the bat, the ball as well as the field.
(MUMBAI INDIANS TO RAJASTHAN ROYALS VIA DELHI CAPITALS)
Young leg-spinner Mayank Markande has been traded to Rajasthan Royals for 2 crores. He didn’t have a good run season but is certainly an exciting talent to watch out for.
(DELHI CAPITALS TO MUMBAI INDIANS)
Big hitter Shane Rutherford has been traded to Mumbai Indians for 2 crores which once again a good buy as MI requires back-up for Kiron Pollard as a foreign all-rounder.
(MUMBAI INDIANS TO KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)
Siddesh Lad was a part of MI since 2013 but got limited opportunities to prove his potential, however, he is an important player in the domestic circuit. He can provide stability in the middle order for KKR.
(DELHI CAPITALS TO KINGS XI PUNJAB)
Uncapped all-rounder Jagadeesh Suchit has been picked at a base price of 20 lacks for KXIP to fill the uncapped slot in the team.
On a closing note do you miss your star player moving in IPL 2020 trade from your favorite team to another team, if yes which player?
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