The 2020 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 13 is scheduled to be the thirteenth season of the
IPL, professional Twenty20 Cricket(T20) league established by the (BCCI) in 2007.
The IPL 2020 tournament was originally scheduled to commence on 29 March 2020 but was suspended
until 15 April due to the pandemic. After the Indian Prime Minister announced on 14 April that
the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020, the BCCI suspended the tournament
indefinitely. On 2 August 2020, it was announced that the tournament would be played between 19
September and 10 November 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. On 10 August 2020, the Indian
government gave its permission for the tournament to take place in the UAE. The full fixtures for the
tournament were confirmed on 6 September 2020.
On 4 August 2020, VIVO pulled out as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for this year’s
edition. On 18 August, Fantasy cricket league platform Dream 11 has been named title sponsors rights
with the bid of ₹222 crore (US$31 million) crore for IPL 2020.On 29 August, Indian online education
technology company Unacademy has been named official partner of IPL until 2022.
Top 3 Indian Cricket Batsmen of IPL 2020 are:
David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner is a master of slow tracks and slow bowling. He has tremendous
power in his shots, and also has a sharp mind on how to pace his innings. Warner was the star of the
show last year and scored 692 runs in 12 games to win the Orange Cap. He should definitely be the top
contender to do so once again this year.
Virat Kohli ( Royal Challengers Bangalore)
When it comes to taking on challenges, there is perhaps no man better than India captain Virat Kohli.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain feeds on the thrill of being in difficult situations, and he more
than often finds a way out of them. Kohli has already been deemed fitter than ever by RCB strength and
mental conditioning coach Shankar Basu, and he will certainly be eager to put on a show in the UAE. It
has been five months since Kohli last performed on the biggest stage, and he will do whatever he can to
prove exactly why he is always in the discussions of ‘best batsmen’ in the world.
Aaron Finch ( Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s latest acquisition Aaron Finch is another top contender for winning the
Orange Cap this year. It is highly likely that RCB will use Finch as an opener, which certainly gives the
batsman plenty of time in the middle to settle down, and then play his shots. Finch has the ability to hit
power strikes, and he also has the capacity to play longer innings, especially in the limited-overs format.
With the line-up of Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, and Marcus Stoinis, Finch can enjoy a lot of
freedom on top to score runs. He could be RCB’s key player this season.
Writer – ~Isha Adhikari