The Indian Premier League(IPL) is now at its pick now and the star players of the different franchises have started to show their mettle. However, there are a number of players who are unable to create an impact. They are currently out of action and are warming the bench.
The IPL governing body is eager to provide ample opportunities to the players who are currently unused by their franchisees. This is why they have brought in the concept of mid-season transfer.
The concept of mid-season transfer is pretty similar to that of the English Premier League. The unused players of the franchisees will come under this rule so that they can get more game time. The franchisees who need them can pick them up during the mid-season transfer.
There are several rules that will be followed during the mid-season transfer and every franchisee has to abide by them.
The IPL governing body has prescribed certain rules for the mid-season transfer. They are as followed-
- The franchises can sign a player from other franchises only at the halfway mark of the season.
- A player will not be eligible for transfer if he has played more than two matches till the halfway mark.
- The transfer rule will come into effect only after all the teams have played seven matches each.
Last year, the IPL governing body had opened a 5-day window to loan out unused players. This rule was applicable for players who had not played more than two matches for their teams. This time around, they have gone one step further and provided the unused players with more opportunities to play.
There are several players who are yet to participate in the contest of bat and ball in this IPL. They will be eligible for the mid-season transfer and make an impact for their new bosses.
The players from each team eligible for the mid-season transfer are listed below:
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, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood.
Ajinkya Rahane, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamicchane, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma.
Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Kings XI Punjab:
Chris Gayle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Simran Singh, Tajinder Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkhande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson.
Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, David Miller.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahamad, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav.
As we can see, there are a number of players on this list who have performed well in the past for their teams. The mid-season transfer is expected to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents once again.