The cricket universe is extremely disappointed at the moment as the Coronavirus pandemic has compelled the BCCI to suspend IPL 2020 indefinitely. The IPL Governing Council had announced that the tournament would begin in the final week of March. However, the nationwide lockdown has put a big question mark over the tournament’s future.
Speaking of IPL 2020, there were a lot of things that the fans were excited to witness. Unfortunately, because of this viral outbreak, the cricket world would not see the following things now.
Top players including Dhoni might have played last IPL:
Many legendary players like Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, and several others would have been playing their final IPL season had the tournament happened as per the original schedule. While Dhoni has said that he would play IPL for three more years, his recent pictures have worried the fans about his future. It would be interesting to see if any of the above-mentioned players get a chance to play IPL again.
New Indian talents first time in IPL
Indian U-19 stars like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi, and Priyam Garg had received their first IPL contracts in the auction this year. They had an opportunity to showcase their talent on the grand stage. Even the hard-hitter from Jammu and Kashmir, Abdul Samad had received a fantastic deal from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Much to the disappointment of these players and their fans, they may not play in IPL this year.
First IPL under Ganguly as BCCI president:
Sourav Ganguly has revolutionized Indian cricket after he took over as the BCCI President. Be it the first day-night matches or the decision to conduct a limited number of day-night games in IPL 2020, Ganguly had taken some bold calls in the last few months. The fans were waiting to see how the IPL would take place under his leadership. But, they may have to wait for one more year now.
The strongest Indian contingent in IPL history
Every team wishes to have quality Indian players in their squad because a playing XI in IPL consists of seven Indian players. Also, there is no restriction over the number of Indian players a side can pick. Delhi Capitals assembled the greatest Indian contingent in IPL history this year as they had Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, and Ishant Sharma in their squad.
A New RCB:
Royal Challengers Bangalore created quite the buzz ahead of IPL 2020 by taking off their logos from every social media site. They launched their new logo and marketed IPL 2020 as the new dawn for RCB. They even signed match-winners like Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, and Kane Richardson. However, IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely now.