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| On Updated : Dec 20, 2019 11:36 AM IST

IPL 2020: Full squads and Predicted XIs

The IPL 2020 Auction day has ended and almost all the teams got what they wanted. All the teams have filled their squad and will be looking to start the season afresh without any baggage from the earlier seasons.

Here we take a look at the possible playing XI of all the teams, assuming the players from the squad are injury-free and commitment-free.

MUMBAI INDIANS

Squad: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh.

The defending champions will be looking to win the title again and defend their title as no other team has successfully defended their IPL title apart from CSK. They have all the ingredients to defend their title and has the strongest squad of all the teams.

Possible playing XI:

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Quinton de Kock(Wk)
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Ishan Kishan
  5. Kieron Pollard
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Rahul Chahar
  9. Jasprit Bumrah
  10. Lasith Malinga
  11. Trent Boult/Mitchell McClenaghan

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Squad: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeeshan, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood.

The ever consistent franchise in IPL history. They once again have underplayed in the auction and surprised many with their picks, only for them to surprise others in the IPL2020. They once again have strengthened their spin department to a whole new level this time. It only goes on to show the kind of pitches that will be on offer in CSK’s home matches in Chepauk.

Possible playing XI:

  1. Shane Watson
  2. Ambati Rayudu
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. M S Dhoni(Wk)
  5. Kedar Jadhav
  6. Dwayne Bravo
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Deepak Chahar
  9. Lungi Ngidi
  10. Imran Tahir
  11. Harbhajan Singh

DELHI CAPITALS

SQUAD: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis.

Delhi capitals finished 3rdin the previous season and its safe to say that they had a turnaround season last year. They did everything right last season starting from appointing Ricky Ponting, one of the best captains in the history of cricket as their coach and roped in Sourav Ganguly as a mentor. This season they have retained their core Indian set-up and in addition to that, they have also drafted in Ashwin and Rahane in a successful trade-off with Rajasthan and Punjab. Surprisingly, in this auction, they once again looked to bag many Batsmen and all-rounders, as there still is no able support for Rabada at the death overs. It will be interesting to see how Ricky Ponting will manage his resources.

Possible playing XI:

  1. Shikhar Dhawan
  2. Prithvi Shaw
  3. Shimron Hetmyer
  4. Shreyas Iyer
  5. Rishabh Pant (Wk)
  6. Marcus Stoinis
  7. Axar Patel
  8. Ravi Ashwin
  9. Chris Woakes
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Ishant Sharma

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

Squad: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Billy Stanlake, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Sandeep Bhavanka, Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav.

The Sunrisers from Hyderabad had a mixed season last year after having made the playoffs with the help of Net Run rate, lost to Delhi Capitals in the eliminator. They have a strong bowling line-up but that took a beating in the last season. It was their batting duo of Bairstow and Warner who lit the IPL last year and destroyed opposition’ bowling attack at will. With Warner and Bairstow expected to be available for the whole season, a little help from bowlers would turn them into a dangerous and exciting side.

Possible playing XI:

  1. David Warner
  2. Jonny Bairstow(Wk)
  3. Kane Williamson
  4. Manish Pandey
  5. Vijay Shankar
  6. Abishek Sharma
  7. Priyam Garg/ Virat Singh
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  10. Siddharth Kaul
  11. Khaleel Ahmed

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Squad: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Siddesh Lad, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, M Siddarth, Tom Banton, Pravin Tambe, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik.

KKR finished 5th and lost the chance to make the playoffs only by an inferior NRR. They lost their way last season at the beginning but came back strong at the later part of the tournament but was not enough to make playoffs. This auction, it is safe to say that they have had the best auction of all the teams, and with Brendon McCullum at the helm, they will be looking to take an aggressive approach that their coach is known for.

Possible playing XI:

  1. Shubman Gill
  2. Sunil Narine
  3. Rahul Tripathi
  4. Nithish Rana
  5. Eoin Morgan
  6. Dinesh Karthik(Wk)
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Shivam Mavi
  11. Prasidh Krishna/Kamlesh Nagerkotti

KINGS XI PUNJAB

Squad: KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeeshan Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Singh

Kings XI have announced that K L Rahul will be their captain of this season, with Rahul already carrying the burden in his shoulders in the batting department in the past 2 season for Punjab, it will be interesting to see how he handles the captaincy pressure as well. Their new head coach Anil Kumble came into the auction with certain players in mind and went all guns blazing for Maxwell and Jordan irrespective of their price. It was very clear if one had watched the Auction. This time, they seem to tick most boxes and it will be interesting to see how things pan out for them this season.

Possible Playing XI

  1. K L Rahul
  2. Mayank Agarwal
  3. Glenn Maxwell
  4. Nicholas Pooran(Wk)
  5. Karun Nair
  6. Mandeep Singh
  7. Krishnappa Gowtham
  8. Chris Jordan
  9. Mohammad Shami
  10. Sheldon Cotrell
  11. Ravi Bishnoi/Murugan Ashwin

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Squad: Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron, Manan Vohra, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat (wk), Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia

Royals had a terrible season last year and lost their first 4 games to start with. In the mid-season, they replaced their Captain and then they fared well when compared to the first half of the tournament. Now they have made Steve Smith as their full-time captain, With 4 overseas options already locked for them, they came into this auction solely with the intention of getting Raw Indian talents and some back up for the likes of Archer, Buttler, and Stokes. They managed to do what they wanted and will be looking to start the season afresh.

Possible Playing XI:

  1. Jos Buttler(Wk)
  2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  3. Robbie Uthappa
  4. Sanju Samson
  5. Steve Smith
  6. Ben Stokes
  7. Riyan Parag
  8. Jofra Archer
  9. Jaydev Unadkat
  10. Ankit Rajpoot
  11. Mayank Markande

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

Squad: Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, Joshua Philippe, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmad, Pavan Deshpande, Chris Morris.

RCB finished in the 8thplace last season but it was only one point that was separating them and the 4th placed team in the end. It was that kind of season forRCB, they looked like they couldn’t even win a game last season at the initial stages, but they came back pretty well towards the end of the tournament but it was too late for them. This season, with shrewdest cricketing brains, have united in the form of Mike Hesson and  Simon Katich, and have formed a team that is looking like a complete team at least on paper.

Possible Playing XI:

  1. Aaron Finch
  2. Parthiv Patel(Wk)
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Ab de Villiers
  5. Gurkeerat Singh
  6. Shivam Dube
  7. Chris Morris
  8. Washington Sundar
  9. Dale Steyn
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Umesh Yadav/ Navdeep Saini
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