Indian Premier League is all set to enter its business phase. Six of the eight teams have played five games so far while the other two have played two. And as the IPL 2020 approaches the mid-season stage, all the eight teams will have an opportunity to bolster their squad thanks to mid-season transfer.
Last season, the IPL governing council had allowed a five-day window for uncapped players to be loaned mid-season, subject to the player not having featured in more than two games. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Mahela Jayawardene had supported the idea but not a single team had loaned any player.
For the upcoming season, the IPL has permitted loans of capped players too – Indian or overseas – between teams at the halfway point in the season. Teams could rope in players from other sides to bolster themselves before the second half of the season.
So as everyone waits for the IPL mid-season, here is all you need to know about it:
1. Any player whether he is capped or uncapped, Indian or overseas is eligible for mid-season transfer.
2. The only criteria for a player to be transferred is that he should not have played more than two matches till that stage.
3. The players will be eligible for mid-season transfer only after each team completes seven games in the competition.
4. The price to be paid for the players will be from outside the purse.
5. The two franchises concerned with the move and the player have to agree for the transfer to go ahead.
6. After all the parties agree for the loan move, the arrangement would be between the franchises, with the money paid from outside the auction purse. The player will be entitled to his fixed auction price and won’t benefit from such a transfer.
Here is a list of franchise-wise players who are eligible for the mid-season transfer:
Chennai Super Kings:
KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore and Josh Hazlewood
Ajinkya Rahane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamicchane, Alex Carey, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande and Mohit Sharma.
Kings XI Punjab:
Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkhande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Simran Singh and Tajinder Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan
Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh and Prince Balwant Rai
Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomroor, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat and Yashaswi Jaiswal
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahamad, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa
Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabien Allen and Sanjay Yadav
*( None of the aforementioned players have played more than two games at this stage and are thus eligible for mid-season transfer. However, some of them can become ineligible if they represent their teams before the halfway stage).