!! Om Shanischaryah Namah !!
Date - 26-Sep, Saturday
With continuous support from all and blessings from the divine, presenting the predictions for IPL 2020
Year 2020 - ruled by Rahu
Venue league matches – UAE (2,3,8)
League phase ruled by Mercury, Venus
Knockouts ruled by Mars
**** Venue of KO’s currently is UAE (but can shift to India)
This is early predictions based only on Team numbers and captain numbers
Tournament will have many heart-breaking matches & more than fair share of close matches, ties , But extreme scores are possible.
Venus & Mars period (Oct/Nov) will give lower scores as compared to Mercury (Sept).
One of top favourites will flop big time in Sept mostly CSK or MI or both
Non favourite teams will do well in early phase
Points table after first half will look very different from what is anticipated.
Safe choice in playoffs
Top 4 is very safe, up down performance as usual is expected more so as in UAE, but unless they mess really badly in series of matches they will be in top 4 (Consecutive losses and injuries can push them to 5 but unlikely)
Strong Contenders but can have difficult September
Mercury phase could be difficult for them with bad starts but if they don’t perform very bad, they can come back very strong … Poor captaincy, poor team selection and bad middle order can lead to their downfall, again Black color can hurt them.
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul has strong chances to lead his team in top 2, but might have to be careful in crucial moments, tentative decision making will make them rue their luck. Final moving to India might not help them, will look at their chart before playoffs again
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Will have pendulum swings, but some luck can take them to playoffs
Will be slightly higher in table surely, cant rule out few magical games … But as usual will leak lot of runs, quite few mistakes
November can be lucky for Kohli but have to scrap thru the league
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR will remain in contention, only due to young Indian players or foreign players, Morgan or Narine can take them to playoffs along with Gill/Rana, Russell might play well in few games but maybe note like previous years … Kartik has bad stars but Morgan/Narine can help him
Delhi can be very consistent but miss out in unexpected matches especially in October November …. Mercury phase will be great for them. Fall from great position cannot be ruled out, if they perform really well in Sept to offset the poor fall in second half, they can squeak in.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK will face the heat of the desert in the form of meltdown or pressure surely in September, be it chasing or pressure of expectations, but they will surely come back but not the CSK dominance expected this year which happens all IPL ( when they are comfortable after 10 games with playoff secured .. not this time ) … Moving IPL out of India was worst for them but will not rule MS Dhoni, Sadly I find it very difficult for him to win
RR in pink/blue have the most suitable colors for them to outperform but not all s so hunky dory….
Given they are last favorites, I surely see them them out-perform their position. Surely will upset some and make few high scores … wont totally rule out them to make playoffs as outsiders
This IPL will see even contested points table, and if any team outperforms early on,
surely expect that team to not win the tournament
At-least 2 of 4 from top favourites might find it difficult to reach the playoffs.
One of Punjab and Rajasthan will surely be in top 4 and even beyond
Will put more player-wise predictions shortly on my you tube video
!! Om Shanischaryah Namah !!