This is one of the best of ESPNcricinfo’s content material from the IPL 2020 season. For the total schedule and team-by-team information, click here.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Explosive batting KKR’s biggest strength in pursuit of third IPL title
Rajasthan Royals: Combination questions for Rajasthan Royals with Ben Stokes doubtful
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Underachievers RCB look to new faces to fix old problems
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Inexperienced middle order the weak link for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kings XI Punjab: Will leaving out Chris Gayle give Kings XI Punjab better balance?
Options and evaluation
Varun Aaron: The only reason I play the game is to play for the country
Not “stuck” with what occurred up to now, Aaron is eyeing the IPL to return to the nationwide staff
Wristspinners are in, but don’t write offspin off just yet
Fingerspinners are more and more making their presence felt within the powerplay in IPL matches, Andrew Fidel Fernando writes
Here’s an ideal starting XI for each 2020 IPL team
Former India, KKR and Rajasthan Royals batsman Aakash Chopra runs his eye over the IPL squads, selecting supreme beginning XIs for every staff
How has the Chennai Super Kings Dad’s Army fared since the last IPL?
CSK have relied on gamers of their mid-30s and made it to consecutive finals. However with 16 months gone for the reason that final IPL, can their skilled gamers nonetheless ship?
Smart Stats: Why David Warner topped Virat Kohli in IPL 2016
Absolutely the values of Kohli’s runs in 2016 are immense, however what in regards to the precise worth and impression on matches? Did one other participant rating fewer runs or take fewer wickets, however achieve this in additional high-pressure and demanding conditions?
The IPL can actually be good practice for the Australia-India series
Ian Chappell’s column
How do the 2020 IPL captains stack up?
We check out seven of the eight captains on this 12 months’s IPL and their types
Come to Think of it: Do you really want Virat Kohli in your T20 XI?
Why Kohli may not be the best T20 top-order batsman
Dream Team: One out of Kohli, Dhoni and Bumrah doesn’t make it to our best current IPL XI
Our panelists choose one of the best present IPL XI
How the Royal Challengers Bangalore have miscalculated over the years
As RCB look to arrest their stoop during the last three years, they’ve assembled a staff that appears extra balanced than the one from final season. This is a take a look at some miscalculations they’ve made through the years
Nagarkoti, Ahmed, Bishnoi head line-up of exciting uncapped Indian bowlers
A listing of uncapped Indian bowlers is a really thrilling one, with confirmed campaigners on the home degree and a smattering of Underneath-19 stars from the latest previous
Padikkal, Gaikwad in power-packed band of uncapped Indian batsmen
A listing of uncapped Indian batsmen options a few gamers who’ve been a part of, and impressed in, the IPL already, and a few who will wish to make their maiden forays memorable
Who will fill in for Malinga, Raina and Harbhajan in IPL?
The trio, who’re such big IPL icons, have pulled out of the event. ESPNcricinfo appears to be like at how their absence might impression their franchises
Who is the only bowler to bowl two Super Overs in the IPL and win both games?
Stats evaluation: And what is the fewest runs conceded in an IPL Tremendous Over?
Young ‘uns and big guns
Tymal Mills picks an all-time T20 XI from among the many cricketers he performed alongside
Andrew McDonald: IPL 2020 is going to be all about managing the individual Rajasthan Royals’ head coach discusses the challenges of franchise cricket within the Covid-19 period and the benefit of getting a number of World Cup winners within the Royals squad
David Miller: ‘I’m in awe of Dhoni’s chases. I want to finish games like he does’
Miller on his function as a finisher, his learnings from watching MS Dhoni and taking part in alongside large names within the Royals aspect this IPL
From lockdown to IPL: ‘Can’t expect 100% intensity,’ say premier quicks and coaches With IPL 2020 set to start on September 19, what would be the focus after they exit to coach? We spoke to L Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat and Sandeep Warrier to get an concept
KL Rahul: ‘Aggression for us will be to adapt, not go kaboom from ball one’ Rahul, who will make his debut as IPL captaincy for Kings XI, talks about his captaincy function mannequin, working with staff director and head coach Anil Kumble, and why Chris Gayle operating singles may not all the time be a very good signal.
We take a look at the six most impactful gamers within the historical past of the IPL utilizing ESPNcricinfo’s Good Stats instrument (min qualification 60 matches)
Rank 1: Andre Russell
Rank: 2: Chris Gayle
Rank: 3: Shane Watson
Rank: 4: Sunil Narine
Rank: 5: AB de Villiers
Rank 6: David Warner