The ongoing thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) being staged in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now entered into its second half and more importantly the business end after 28 matches of the round robin stage in the marquee T20 league were completed with RCB vs KKR game at Sharjah on October 12 (Monday)
With the first half of the tournament done and dusted, the eight franchises battling it out for the coveted IPL title have had a good look at the opposition, the playing conditions on offer and accessed their own strengths and weaknesses based on the spree of results they have strung together in the opening 3 weeks.
With the play-offs battle now heating up at the business end of the season, all eight teams would look to make most of the mid-season transfer which got underway from Tuesday (October 13) and plug any holes or overcome any chinks in their armor with a bid to put forth their strongest possible challenge and qualify for the knockouts.
In a first of its kinds, the mid season transfer window in Season 13 of the IPL will not just be restricted to uncapped players but will also have capped players thrown into the fray.Hence the franchises have a much wider and experienced pool of players to chose from in the transfer period.
The mid season transfer window will be in place for a period of 5 days from October 13 to October 17.
A closer look at the pool of players eligible for mid-season transfer features some major T20 stalwarts like Chris Gayle (KXIP), Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey and Sandeep Lamicchane (DC), , Imran Tahir and Josh Hazlewood (CSK), Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali and Mohammad Siraj (RCB); all of whom haven’t made the cut into the playing XIs of their respective franchises in the opening half of the tournament.
While these big names could be high up on the buying bucket of franchises, it will have to be seen if the franchises which they represent in the ongoing season will be willing to release them at the first place.
So let us understand what are the rules for mid-season transfer in IPL 2020
Only players who have played two or lesser matches for their respective franchise in the first half of IPL 2020 will be eligible for transfer. Both teams have to mutually agree on the transfer deal.
The player will only be loaned out to another franchise and would to his original side at the end of the season.
Fees of the players
The original franchise will get a mutually agreed money from the receiving franchise which is not subject to the salary cap of the player.
The first fifty per cent of the loan fee will be paid within the first seven days of registration and the remainder within seven days of the final game.
The loanee will also be disallowed to play against his original side in the return-leg fixture.
Here is the complete list of players eligible for mid-season transfer in IPL 2020
Mumbai Indians: Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh
Chennai Super Kings: KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood
Delhi Capitals: Ajinkya Rahane, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamicchane, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
Kings XI Punjab: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Simran Singh, Tajinder Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkhande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mandeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson
Rajasthan Royals: Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomroor, Shashank Singh, David Miller
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav