IPL 2020 Mid-season Transfer: We are into the fourth week of IPL 2020. The tournament has been a treat to watch for the fans thus far. Some drastic changes have been seen as far as the points table is concerned. One of the most successful sides in IPL, Chennai Super Kings aren’t leading the points table and are placed at the bottom half, while Royal Challengers Bangalore have put on some great performances early in the tournament and are amongst the top-four.
While we are inching closer to the half-way mark of the league, the teams are yet to have all their combinations figured out and get a sorted playing XI. And, with the mid-season transfer coming in a few days, all the sides would look to make use of the opportunity and thereby fill the loopholes.
As the tournament is going to progress further, the surfaces will tend to help spinners more. Teams might be tempted to go ahead with as many as three spinners in their playing XI.
CSK is one team that has a plethora of spinners in their unit. Their two overseas spinners, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner have not even played a single game in the tournament. And, with their current four overseas doing well, both the spinners might not feature in the XI for the entire tournament.
On the other hand, some teams are looking for quality spinners to add strength to their spin department and might be tempted to pick Imran Tahir ahead of the IPL 2020 mid-season transfer.
On that note, we look at three sides which can target Imran Tahir in the IPL 2020 mid-season Transfer:
Kings XI Punjab
The overseas players of the franchise have failed miserably. Their bowling has led to their downfall in the tournament. They are currently at the bottom of the table. Kings XI Punjab have played 6 games but are yet to find their ideal XI.
The addition of Imran Tahir might turn their fortunes around going ahead in the tournament. Given the quality he possesses, he could become the stand-out bowler for Punjab. Kings XI Punjab are currently sitting at the bottom of the table with 1 victory in 6 matches.
Mumbai Indians are at the top of the table with 4 wins in 6 games. The spin department, though, still lacks quality. MI pacers have done most of the damage for them thus far. However, they might not get that much help from the surface in the second half of the tournament.
Both Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya have combined to pick 10 wickets in 6 games. Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya have been the mainstays but haven’t done anything extraordinary. Thus, Imran Tahir could be someone they would want to add to their arsenal, through IPL 2020 Mid-season Transfer.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2020 Mid-season Transfer
Royal Challengers Bangalore have already a match-winner in Yuzvendra Chahal. Even though they have Adam Zampa in the squad, they might be tempted to have Imran Tahir in their arsenal. The inclusion of Tahir after the IPL 2020 Mid-season Transfer could well make RCB a team to beat in the upcoming matches in UAE. Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 5 games this season, of which they have managed to win three.