Former Team India cricketer Virender Sehwag
.. announced his IPL 2020 squad. Viru selected the players based on the performance of the cricketers this season. Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul and RCB young batsman Devdut Padikkal were selected as openers. Rahul won the Orange Cap with 670 runs. Padikkal, who played in the IPL for the first time, became the Emerging Player of the Season with over 450 runs. Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians was selected in third place. Surya has been consistently doing well for the last three seasons.
Sehwag, who selected Virat Kohli in the fourth position, has taken over the captaincy. Warner was selected in fifth place. Despite the ambiguity over who should be selected as captain in Kohli and Warner, Veeru said that the RCB was leaning towards the captain as Kohli could play in both the opener and the midfielder. Abby DeVilliers was selected in the austerity. Pollard and Pandya are in contention. Sehwag is leaning towards De Villiers who has scored more runs in death overs this season.
Sehwag has selected Kagiso Rabada, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shamil among the bowlers. Ishan Kishan was chosen as the 12th player and Jofra Archer as the 13th player.
Archer, a Rajasthan Royals player, has been named as the 13th player in the team. Sehwag has been left out of the Chennai and Kolkata Knight Riders squad.
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