Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-04 10:16:00
The IPL is the world’s largest professional cricket league and it is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The tournament was launched in 2008. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a success from day 1 and it has grown exponentially since then.
In this article, we will discuss about all the teams that are participating in IPL 2020 along with their squad members and captaincy. You can also read about the list of teams which made it to semifinals and finals. We will also cover about how many matches were played at each venue during IPL 2020 season 11. Lastly, we will tell you about top 10 most expensive buys of this season including players who have joined new teams or retained their old one before auction took place on February 20th 2020
You've got to hand it to Rajasthan Royals. The team has been very active in the transfer market and has managed to sign some of the biggest stars of the tournament. After having signed Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, and Carlos Brathwaite, they have now added Shimron Hetmyer to their roster as well.
The South Africa batsman was picked up by KKR in the auction earlier this year but couldn't make it into their playing XI during their first four matches of IPL 2019. However, he impressed during practice sessions for his franchise and was finally included for their next game against CSK on May 20th after which he will be available for selection again for RR's games against Punjab Kings XI and Mumbai Indians later in May.
After completing his mandatory quarantine, Hetmyer rejoined Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. The left-handed batsman will be available for Rajasthan Royals' next game against Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.
Hetmyer was selected in the squad of West Indies cricket team that toured Bangladesh recently but he couldn't make it to the playing XI due to the virus. He didn't travel with West Indies team to India for their ongoing tour and stayed back at home nursing his viral infection.
As a result, Rajasthan Royals have been forced to make some changes to their squad. They have named Ben Stokes' replacement in the upcoming clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The player who has been brought in as his replacement is Shreyas Gopal. The left-arm spinner has played only four matches so far in his IPL career but has managed to grab 7 wickets from those games. In this edition of the tournament he averages 31 with the ball and has picked up two wickets for 18 runs at an economy rate of 8 per over. He also scored a useful 47 off 36 during his side's loss against Mumbai Indians last night (April 15).
The Ipl is one of the biggest tournaments in the world and it is a lot of fun to watch. I hope that this article helped you understand how it works!