IPL2020 has been postponed until April 15 due to Coronavirus. Fans are hoping that this tournament will be short. The BCCI may consider holding the tournament after 15 April.
For the last few seasons, the most talked-about ‘Most Valuable Player of the Tournament’ has been happening during the IPL. The award was first introduced in 2013.
2.5 points for hitting a four, 3.5 points for a six, 3.5 for a wicket, 1 point for throwing a dot ball and 2.5 points for a stumping or a catch.
All-rounders are at the forefront of the race to win this award. We are telling you here that if the tournament is held this time, which 5 players can win this award.
The first name in this list comes from the all-rounder Andre Russell of the West Indies and Kolkata Knight Riders. He also won this award last year. He is the third player to name it twice.
Shane Watson and Sunil Narine have done this before them. Russell has the highest strike rate (196.67) and sixes (83) since 2018.
After Russell, India and Mumbai Indians star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is named in this list. Pandya was second in the list of Most Valuable Player last year. He was the man of the match in three matches. He had scored in 11 innings with a strike rate of over 140.
Returning after the injury, Pandya has batted aggressively in the DY Patil T20 tournament. His bowling is also sharp. They can give a tough fight to Russell in the race of Valuable Player.
Three other names in the race for the award could also be Quinton de Kock, Ben Stokes, and Moeen Ali. Quinton de Kock had scored 132.91 strike re 529 runs in 16 matches for Mumbai Indians in the previous season. He was third in terms of scoring the most runs. In wicketkeeping, he hunted 19 (catch or stump).
On the other hand, Ben Stokes has scored 319 runs in 22 innings for Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons.
During this, he also took 14 wickets. He was the man of the series in the ODI World Cup last year. Stokes in excellent form can do wonders this time. The race to win this award may also include Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Moin Ali. Last year, he scored a total of 220 runs. During this time his strike rate was 165. He also had two half-centuries. Moin took 6 wickets in the bowling.