The fate of IPL 2020 is still under clouds, but a raw hope is still there that the tournament will somehow take place later this year. However, all the teams have already been finalized as the IPL auctions which took place last year have made the proposition very clear.
All teams are looking heavy as of now, but things might get different according to the situation. Many international series which have been halted by this havoc COVID-19 outbreak, and once when things will get under control, many international assignments that were pending will surely get underway.
The availability and unavailability of players will depend on the series which will be running at the time IPL takes place. This year, there is a possibility when IPL will be more influenced by Indian talent.
In this Dream11 prediction, we are going to predict the two teams who in our knowledge are expected to make it to the finals of IPL 2020. Here, we are predicting three-time champions, Chennai Super Kings who were the finalists of the last edition, and Sunrisers Hyderabad who were the runners-up of 2018 and winners of 2016 edition. We will delve into a statistical comparison between the two teams.
Here is the Dream11 Today match prediction
In terms of IPL titles, the Super Kings might not be the most successful team, but when it comes to making it to the playoffs, they have done this thing right ever since the IPL got underway.
They were the winners in 2010, 2011 and 2018. The triumph in 2018 was nothing short of a miracle. Once again they have a team around MS Dhoni who still is the lynchpin of this set-up.
Squad for this season: MS Dhoni (C), Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla
Performance in the last edition: They ended as the runners-up.
We are picking Sunrisers Hyderabad as the finalists to face Chennai Super Kings. The team management announced a few days back that David Warner will be leading the side once again which is definitely a good sign considering the fact that he led them to their maiden triumph in 2016.
They probably possess the best bowling line-up in the tournament which will definitely help them to go deeper into the tournament.
Squad for this season: David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Sanjay Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Fabian Allen, Bavanaka Sandeep, Shreevats Goswami, Abdul Samad, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Billy Stanlake, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh.
Performance in the last edition: They ended fourth in the last season.