Here’s the best of ESPNcricinfo’s content from the IPL 2020 season. For the full schedule and team-by-team guide, click here.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Explosive batting KKR’s biggest strength in pursuit of third IPL title
Rajasthan Royals: Combination questions for Rajasthan Royals with Ben Stokes doubtful
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Underachievers RCB look to new faces to fix old problems
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Inexperienced middle order the weak link for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kings XI Punjab: Will leaving out Chris Gayle give Kings XI Punjab better balance?
Delhi Capitals: Capitals start with all bases covered – except big hits down the order
Features and analysis
Wristspinners are in, but don’t write offspin off just yet
Fingerspinners are increasingly making their presence felt in the powerplay in IPL matches, Andrew Fidel Fernando writes
Here’s an ideal starting XI for each 2020 IPL team
Former India, KKR and Rajasthan Royals batsman Aakash Chopra runs his eye over the IPL squads, picking ideal starting XIs for each team
How has the Chennai Super Kings Dad’s Army fared since the last IPL?
CSK have relied on players in their mid-30s and made it to consecutive finals. But with 16 months gone since the last IPL, can their experienced players still deliver?
Smart Stats: Why David Warner topped Virat Kohli in IPL 2016
The absolute values of Kohli’s runs in 2016 are immense, but what about the actual value and impact on matches? Did another player score fewer runs or take fewer wickets, but do so in more high-pressure and demanding situations?
The IPL can actually be good practice for the Australia-India series
Ian Chappell’s column
How do the 2020 IPL captains stack up?
We take a look at seven of the eight captains in this year’s IPL and their styles
Come to Think of it: Do you really want Virat Kohli in your T20 XI?
Why Kohli might not be the ideal T20 top-order batsman
Dream Team: One out of Kohli, Dhoni and Bumrah doesn’t make it to our best current IPL XI
Our panelists pick the best current IPL XI
How the Royal Challengers Bangalore have miscalculated over the years
As RCB look to arrest their slump over the last three years, they have assembled a team that looks more balanced than the one from last season. Here’s a look at some miscalculations they have made over the years
Nagarkoti, Ahmed, Bishnoi head line-up of exciting uncapped Indian bowlers
A list of uncapped Indian bowlers is a very exciting one, with proven campaigners at the domestic level and a smattering of Under-19 stars from the recent past
Padikkal, Gaikwad in power-packed band of uncapped Indian batsmen
A list of uncapped Indian batsmen features a couple of players who have been part of, and impressed in, the IPL already, and some who will want to make their maiden forays memorable
Who will fill in for Malinga, Raina and Harbhajan in IPL?
The trio, who are such huge IPL icons, have pulled out of the tournament. ESPNcricinfo looks at how their absence could impact their franchises
Who is the only bowler to bowl two Super Overs in the IPL and win both games?
Stats analysis: And what’s the fewest runs conceded in an IPL Super Over?
Young ‘uns and big guns
Tymal Mills picks an all-time T20 XI from among the cricketers he played alongside
Andrew McDonald: IPL 2020 is going to be all about managing the individual Rajasthan Royals’ head coach discusses the challenges of franchise cricket in the Covid-19 era and the advantage of having multiple World Cup winners in the Royals squad
David Miller: ‘I’m in awe of Dhoni’s chases. I want to finish games like he does’
Miller on his role as a finisher, his learnings from watching MS Dhoni and playing alongside big names in the Royals side this IPL
From lockdown to IPL: ‘Can’t expect 100% intensity,’ say premier quicks and coaches With IPL 2020 set to begin on September 19, what will be the focus when they go out to train? We spoke to L Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat and Sandeep Warrier to get an idea
KL Rahul: ‘Aggression for us will be to adapt, not go kaboom from ball one’ Rahul, who will make his debut as IPL captaincy for Kings XI, talks about his captaincy role model, working with team director and head coach Anil Kumble, and why Chris Gayle running singles might not always be a good sign.
We look at the six most impactful players in the history of the IPL using ESPNcricinfo’s Smart Stats tool (min qualification 60 matches)
Rank 1: Andre Russell
Rank: 2: Chris Gayle
Rank: 3: Shane Watson
Rank: 4: Sunil Narine
Rank: 5: AB de Villiers
Rank 6: David Warner
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