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IPL 2020-Mumbai Indians won the 13th edition of IPL;Trailblazers won the 3rd edition of Women’s T20 Challenge 2020

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13th-Edition-of-the-Indian-Premier-LeagueMumbai Indians won the 13th Edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) officially known as Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 that took place from 19th September-November 10, 2020 at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A total of 8 teams participated in the event. Delhi Capitals became the runner up in the 13th edition of IPL. Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals won the Player of the Series.

Winner of 2020 IPL:

Mumbai Indians won their 5th IPL Title by defeating First-Time Finalists Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the Final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

i.Title Winners Mumbai Indians received INR 20 Crore as Prize Money, whereas Finalists Delhi Capital received an amount of INR 12.5 Crore.

ii.Trent Boult (New Zealand) of Mumbai Indians was adjudged as the Player of the Match for his spell of 3/30 in Four Overs.

iii.Mumbai Indians became the Second Franchise after Chennai Super Kings to win two back-to-back Indian Premier League Titles.

Highlights:

i.Mumbai Indians became the first team in IPL history to win 5 Titles (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020) in 13 Editions.

ii.Pat Cummins (Australia) of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was the most expensive player of IPL 2020. He was sold for INR 15 Crores. Piyush Chawla (India) became the most expensive capped Indian player. Chennai Super Kings bought Piyush Chawla for INR 6.75 Crores.

Records Created in IPL 2020:

i.Following his 69-ball 132 (Not Out) against Royal Challengers Bangalore, KL Rahul holds the record for Highest score for an Indian in an IPL innings.

ii.Anrich Nortje (South Africa) of Delhi Capitals bowled the Fastest Delivery of All seasons of the Indian Premier League during the match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). The delivery clocked 156.2 kmph shattering the 8-year old record of Dale Steyn (South Africa) (154.4 kmph).

iii.Virat Kohli (India) of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with 4314 Runs leapfrogged MS Dhoni (India) of CSK to become the highest run-scorer by a captain in the history of IPL.

iv.Kohli also became the First Batsman to score 5500 IPL runs and the First Indian to score 9000 T20 runs.

v.MS Dhoni became the First Player to play 200 Games in IPL. Rohit Sharma (India) of Mumbai Indians became the Second player to play 200 Games in IPL.

vi.Dinesh Karthik (India) playing for KKR with 110 Catches overtook MS Dhoni (109 Catches) as the wicket-keeper with most catches in the IPL.

vii.Shikhar Dhawan became the first player in the history of IPL to record two consecutive centuries. He scored 2 consecutive centuries against CSK and Kings XI Punjab.

viii.Chris Gayle became the first batsman to get to 1,000 sixes in T20 cricket history.

Awards:

Award Player
        Orange Cap

(Highest Run Scorer of the Season)

KL Rahul (India) of Kings XI Punjab

Runs – 670 Matches – 14

Purple Cap

( Highest Wicket-Taker of the Season)

Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) of Delhi Capitals

Wickets – 30 Wickets, Matches – 17.

Most Valuable Player Jofra Archer (England) of Rajasthan Royals
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Emerging Player Devdutt Padikkal (India) of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Runs – 473 (50’s – 5)

Game Changer of the Season KL Rahul
Powerplayer of the Season Trent Boult (New Zealand) of Mumbai Indians
Super Striker of the Season Keiron Pollard (West Indies) of Mumbai Indians – Strike Rate of 191.42
Most Sixes Ishan Kishan (India) of Mumbai Indians. 30 Sixes, Matches – 14

About the Indian Premier League 2020:

It lasted for 53-days and a total of 60 matches. The Cricket Format of the IPL League is Twenty20 format. The tournament was administered by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The venue of the IPL was shifted from India to UAE due to Pandemic.Due to the Pandemic, the entire tournament was played in a Bio-secure environment.

i.This is the Second time that a complete IPL Tournament is being played outside India. The previous time an entire IPL season was conducted outside of India was the 2nd Edition of IPL (Winners – now defunct Deccan Chargers) which was held in South Africa in 2009.

ii.In 2014, the 7th Edition of the IPL (Winners – Kolkata Knight Riders), the first Twenty Matches were conducted in UAE due to General Elections.

iii.Title Sponsor- Fantasy cricket league platform Dream11 was named the title sponsor

The IPL matches were played at 3 venues in United Arab Emirates (UAE):

Stadium Place
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Dubai
Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sharjah
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi

Key Changes in Rules & Regulations:

i.Front foot no-balls were adjudicated by the Third Umpires.

ii.If a Super Over is a tie, subsequent Super Overs will be played until there is a winner.

Mid-season Transfer:

For the First time in IPL history, mid-season transfer windows were introduced. Using the mid-season transfer teams can transfer players between them. For a player to be transferred, the player should have played a maximum of 2 matches, and the player can be capped or uncapped and both Indian and International players were eligible for transfer.

Third Season of 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge:

Trailblazers won the Third Season of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 officially known as Jio Women’s T20 Challenge took place simultaneously in UAE from November 4-9,2020. The Group matches took place at Dubai & Abu Dhabi whereas the Final took place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE. It was a three-team tournament which consisted of 3 Group Matches and followed by a Final. The tournament was established by the BCCI in 2018.

The Three Teams:

The Three Teams are IPL Supernovas, IPL Trailblazers and IPL Velocity. IPL Supernovas were captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, IPL Trailblazers captained by Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj captaining IPL Velocity. All Three captains belonged to India.

Winner:

i.Trailblazers defeated Supernovas by 16 runs to lift their Maiden Women’s T20 Challenge at Sharjah.

ii.Smriti Mandhana of Trailblazers was adjudged Player of the Match for her knock of 68 in the Finals.

Key Points:

i.Radha Yadav (India) of Supernovas Became the first bowler in the history of Women’s T20 Challenge to pick up a 5-wicket haul when she took 5 wickets in the Finals against Trailblazers.

ii.IPL Supernovas had won the previous two Challenge Titles. They won the 2018 season title at Wankhede, Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 2019 Title at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

iii.Radha Yadav was named as Player of the Series for taking 8 wickets in the Tournament.

iv.Natthakan Chantham became the First Thai Cricketer to be represented in the Tournament.

v.Chamari Atapattu (Sri Lanka) of Supernovas was the highest run scorer of the Season. She scored 117 runs.

About Indian Premier League (IPL):
Chairman – Brijesh Patel
Headquarters – Mumbai (Maharashtra)

About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI):
President – Sourav Ganguly (Term ended, holding office until further interference by Supreme Court of India)
Headquarters – Mumbai (Maharashtra)