IPL 2020: All you need to know about mid-season transfer window
There is a possibility that some of the franchises who are seeking changes in their team, may use the option of mid-season transfer
With a spate of injuries and imbalance in various sides in the first half, there is a possibility that some of the franchises who are seeking changes in their team, may use the option of mid-season transfer which started on Tuesday. At this stage all teams have played half of their league phase games (seven).
CSK’s leg-spinner Tahir had taken 26 wickets in 17 matches last season. It is a surprise that he or Mitchell Santner haven't featured despite none of the CSK spinners have done really well. Piyush Chawla, CSK's most successful spinner, has conceded close to nine runs per over.
Tahir could invite interest from one of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who are now reluctant to bowl Sunil Narine, Rajasthan Royals, whose premier spinner Shreyas Gopal hasn't been up to scratch, or SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), who have lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar due to injury. Delhi Capitals too have lost Amit Mishra though their bowling attack is holding.
Rahane's former team, Rajasthan Royals, who traded Rahane to Delhi Capitals last winter, have been struggling with their batting and so have CSK and KKR. One of these sides may show interest in the Mumbai batsman.
How does this transfer work? Though the concept is new in India, those who follow football transfers know how a mid-season transfer window model functions.
WHAT ARE THE RULES
The rules for mid-season transfer this season permits capped players too unlike in 2019 when only uncapped players were permitted for transfer. The only condition in the transfer is that they should not have played more than two matches. Started on Tuesday the transfer phase will last for a total of five days.
The player who sign for a different team during this phase will not be allowed to play against his parent side.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA
What are the criteria players must fulfil to be eligible to make a temporary move from one side to the other during this IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window?
The IPL Governing Council has clearly specified that only those players, capped or uncapped, who have played less than two matches for their parent team in the ongoing edition will be eligible for switch sides.
Among other big names eligible for transfer are Mitchell Santner and Josh Hazlewood (CSK), Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Nabi and Wriddhiman Saha (SRH), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Chris Gayle (KXIP), Tom Banton, Lockie Ferguson (KKR) and David Miller (RR).
(With inputs from IANS)