IPL 2020 mid-season transfers: 13th season of the Indian Premier League will reach its halfway with the conclusion of RCB vs KKR match on Monday. After Monday's match, a new aspect will be added as the mid-season transfer window will open. Chris Gayle and Ajinkya Rahane are the two players who might switch their respective sides in the transfer window, opening October 13.
The mid-season Transfer window will be opening for five days starting from coming Tuesday. The transfer window will be closed by Saturday midnight. Teams can acquire new players for the second half of IPL 2020. However, there are certain eligibilities which need to be fulfilled for the mid-season transfer. This year both capped and uncapped players are qualified for transfer. Another interesting criterion is that a player should not have played more than two matches for his team in the first half of the season, and two notably names fall under this category are Chris Gayle and Ajinkya Rahane.
Chris Gayle (KXIP) and Ajinkya Rahane (DC) have been benchwarmers this season. They have not made a debut in IPL 2020 and therefore are eligible for the transfer. These two-star players will be the biggest attraction in the mid-season transfer window. Teams can grab their services for the later half but both the franchises need to agree. The fee for acquiring will be same as of the price of players in 2020 or previous IPL auctions. Chris Gayle and Ajinkya Rahane can be the key to solve the problems of teams who are struggling in this edition. Teams like Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals can grab Chris Gayle or Ajinkya Rahane to solve their batting issues.
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With the opening of the mid-season window, numerous players can switch team. Teams who are struggling such as Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab etc can revamp their squads to hike up the chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Also, Mid-season transfers will further increase the competition and excitement in the latter stage of the season. It would be interesting to see which team rope in players and which team sell their bench warmers.