The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to start from 19th September 2020. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has released the official schedule on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings will square up against Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the IPL 2020.
Meanwhile, Twitteratis have started a new trend on social media. The fans are naming their favourite cricketers from each franchise playing in the IPL 2020. Going by the tweets, some exciting cricketers are being listed for different franchises.
Here’s a look at some of those:
Here’s the list of most favorite/liked cricketers from each of the 8 IPL franchises:
1. Delhi Capitals- Rishabh Pant
Without a second thought in mind, Rishabh Pant is the most favourite cricketer from the Delhi Capitals squad. Pant is undoubtedly one of the guys to watch for in IPL. Pant hasn’t quite able to cement his place in the Indian Team yet. With MS Dhoni calling his time on international cricket, he has a great opportunity in the upcoming edition of IPL to make a case in India’s limited over’s side.
2. KKR- Andre Russell
While KKR boasts of a lot of talented cricketers, Andre Russell should be the most favourite amongst the lot. A lot has to do with the way he has batted in the last few years in IPL. Andre Russell played some unbelievable knocks in the IPL last year. Fans are excited to see how he performs in the upcoming edition.
3. SRH- David Warner
On the back of consistent performances in IPL in the last few years, David Warner has made a special place in the hearts of people in India. He has won the orange cap for as many as three times in the history of IPL. Ahead of IPL 2020, Warner is likely to come out all guns blazing for SRH.
4. RCB- Virat Kohli
Probably the toughest job to pick one between AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli. Both are outstanding players, however, we would go for Virat Kohli and hope that he will bring the elusive title home this year.
Virat Kohli played his best season in 2016 where he amassed over 900 runs in a single season. The fans would expect him to replicate a similar performance in IPL 2020.
5. Chennai Super Kings- MS Dhoni
While the CSK owner said that MS Dhoni will play for a few more years for the franchise, you really don’t know actually. Nevertheless, all the eyes will be glued on MS Dhoni when he comes to bat in the middle in the first match of IPL against MI.
He is undoubtedly our favourite from the Chennai Super Kings squad.
6. Mumbai Indians- Rohit Sharma
It’s been an eternity since we watched the effortless sixes from Rohit Sharma’s willow. Hitman will be seen in action for the first time since Coronavirus took the world by storm. We all missed Rohit Sharma on the field, didn’t we?
7. Kings Eleven Punjab – KL Rahul
For Punjab, KL Rahul is the biggest bet. One of the most stylish cricketers in world cricket, watching KL Rahul is always a treat to the eyes. He has been a prolific run-scorer for Punjab in the last few years. This year, the 28-year old batsman is given the responsibility to lead the side as Ravi Ashwin has been traded to Delhi Capitals. It will be exciting to see how he takes up the job.
8. Rajasthan Royals- Jos Buttler
The way Jos Buttler is playing right now, nobody would want to miss an inning from the English wicket-keeper in IPL 2020. Given the kind of form he is in, Buttler is certainly in the race of earning the orange cap this year. Jos Buttler has scored consistently for the franchise in the last couple of years. The franchise would want him to play at least 4-5 match-winning knocks in IPL 2020.