What is your review of the auction purchases of each team for the IPL 2020?

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Mudassir Ali 8 months 1 Answer 116 views

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  1. Well let us start with my favourite team

    Mumbai Indians

    The only team that didn’t even need an auction as they already had a winning combination. If they lacked anything, it would be some hard hitting batsmen as you don’t know how Hardik will perform after injury and Pollard isn’t the same anymore so buying Chris Lynn at just 2 crores is hell of a smart buy. He is a total game changer and provides the necessary solidity in the top order. Another one of their buys is Nathan Coulter Nile which may seem weird but is smart too as they already have enough pace bowling options in Bumrah, Boult and Hardik so they could replace Malinga by Nathan to give an extra batting option. I wished they had bought a winning spinner but nevertheless, it was an excellent auction for them. Now they have an excellent team which has a solid and deep batting, lethal pace bowling and a decent spin department- so awesome!

    Probable Playing 11:- Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar

    Chennai Super Kings

    Teams like MI and CSK show how to use auction properly. CSK needed pace bowling options after they released Mohit Sharma and David Willey so they bought in Sam Curran and Josh Hazlewood which fits the equation perfectly. Cherry on the cake is Sam Curran provides depth to their already deep batting. Piyush Chawla wasn’t necessary but still he can replace Kedar Jadhav to really strengthen their squad. I wished they had brought in quality batsmen as their batting looks to be over reliant on experience rather than form but nevertheless, an awesome auction for them.

    Probable Playing 11:- Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlwood, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla

    Kings XI Punjab

    To be frank, I think they totally got their strategy for the auction wrong. One can have only 4 overseas players in the playing 11 and now they have a lot of compeitition in Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy Neesham, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Jordan and Mujeeb so god knows how they will chose 4 out of them and to accomodate both Maxwell and Neesham, means either they will over rely on young raw batsmen or will ruin their bowling department so clearly they should’ve focused on Indian options too. So yeah a bad auction for them.

    Probable Playing 11:- KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mayank Aggarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Muruguan Ashwin

    Rajasthan Royals

    They bought in Robin Uthappa which was a smart buy as they needed someone to provide solidity in the top order and his experience comes in handy but unfortunately apart from Robin, none of their buys make any sense which may look good on the paper. They bought Jaydev Unadkat again which is plain stupid for me. They then bought David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye and Tom Curran which I hardly seem playing in the playing 11 as they already have Jos Butler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith and Jofra Archer and I can’t see anybody out of the 4 who can be replaced. Still their playing 11 looks good but their pace department could’ve been better

    Probable Playing 11:- Robin Uthappa, Jos Butler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat

    Delhi Capitals

    Let me be straightforward, if they don’t win IPL this time then they never will as they have the best lineup possible for the IPL. They have the bunch of Indian options which is a blessing on Indian grounds. Buying Jason Roy gives them a super opener capable of spreading fireworks all around. Buying Shimron Hetmeyer strengthen their lower middle order a lot and Marcus Stoinis is an excellent back up option too. They then bought Mohit Sharma which was the necessary indian pace bowler they needed. They also bought in brilliant back up players in Chris Woakes and Alex Carey. Now their batting has extreme depth and solidity, their pace bowling is decent enough and their spin department is the best it can be so a phenomenal auction for them

    Probable Playing 11:- Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmeyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

    Sunrisers Hyderabad

    I actually don’t understand what their plan for the auction was. They had enough pace bowling option and they didn’t need an all rounder like Mitchell Marsh that too overseas, so their lone top star buy doesn’t make sense to me. They needed a solid and explosive batsmen for their lower middle order but they didn’t do anything and now it looks that like last IPL, they will again over rely on their top order as their current middle order is too fragile and they don’t even have the depth in batting so if I would be in the SRH team, I would be worried.

    Probable Playing 11:- David Warner, Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Wriddhimann Saha, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvi, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid, Nadeem

    Royal Challengers Bangalore

    They fixed some issues but failed to address others. No doubt, buying Aaron Finch was an excellent deal as now Virat can drop to no.3 and Aaron Finch himself is a dynamic in-form opener. They bought in Chris Morris which maybe good but is kind of a question mark because he isn’t the same anymore and even with the incoming of Morris, their lower middle order isn’t promising as it comprises of Morris, Moeen Ali and Washington Sundar. They may have bought Dale Steyn or Richardson but it will be hard to fit them in the team so I think it was an okay auction for them.

    Probable Playing 11:- Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Paddikal, AB De Villers, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzu Chahal, Dale Steyn

    Kolkata Knight Riders

    Obviously their biggest buy was an excellent choice in Pat Cummins and much needed too. Buying Eoin Morgan also strengthen their batting a lot and provides an explosive touch too. Though their batting lineup looks super solid now but their bowling lineup is a big question mark. They are sure to play Cummins, Eoin and Andre Russell so for the 4th overseas slot they have either Narine or Ferguson. Choosing Narine will badly ruin their pace bowling as Nagarkoti or Prasidh aren’t closely reliable and choosing Ferguson means they will reduce their spin and batting option so god knows how they will deal with their bowling department which they failed to strengthen through the auctions

    Probable Playing 11:- Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Nagarkoti

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