Varun, who only started taking his spin bowling seriously in 2018, said he was not expecting to be picked in the national team. He has played only 12 T20s and featured in a lone First-Class game.
IPL 2020 playoff qualification scenarios: What KXIP, RR, KKR and the rest have to do to make the playoffs
Here are different permutations and combinations which will help you know what teams need to do to qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals aim to shrug off recent struggles, seal playoff berth in clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Two back-to-back defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab must be hurting but Delhi Ccapitals need to shrug it off and add two points to take their tally to 16, which will elevate them to the top of the table.
Chasing a target of 150, KXIP achieved the target in 18.5 overs losing only two wickets as they have now won their fifth successive match to keep play-off hopes alive.
Chakravarthy, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has picked up 13 wickets so far this season to be the leading wicket-taker for his side
IPL 2020 Highlights, KKR vs KXIP Match: Gayle, Mandeep star as Punjab claim eight-wicket win over Kolkata
Ferguson to bowl the penultimate over, and he'll be asking himself, 'is there even a point to this?' Well well well. It turns out there is a point to it. Chris Gayle is out! A bit strange that from the Universe Boss, he was caught in two minds between leaving a slow bouncer and ramping it, and in the end, he gloves it to Prasidh Krishna. Feels like this is too little too late, but with KXIP on the pitch, a super over can never be ruled out. Turns out we won't be needing one, Mandeep and Pooran do enough to take Punjab over the finish line. KXIP win by 8 wickets and go fourth in the table, into that precious, precious final playoff spot.
IPL on Pod: Discussing highly consistent CSK's elimination, DC's recent struggles, Glenn Maxwell's IPL future and more
In the fifth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Jigar Mehta, Shantanu Srivastava, and Ujwal Singh discuss CSK failing to qualify for playoffs for the first time, DC losing two consecutive matches for the first time in this edition, Glenn Maxwell's IPL future, and more.
KXIP are placed fifth on the points table having won five games from 11 outings, while KKR are a notch better, occupying the fourth spot with 12 points.
Check out photos from Saturday's IPL 2020 double-header as KKR and KXIP registered victories over DC and SRH respectively.
Kolkata has been a perfect fit for Chakravarthy in more ways than one, for no team has accommodated – and backed – ‘unusual’ spinners over the years.
IPL 2020 Highlights, KKR vs DC Match, Full cricket score: Chakravarthy stars with five-for as Kolkata beat Delhi by 59 runs
Cummins finishes his spell. Good day for him as well. Picked up two key wickets upfront and then removed Rabada on the penultimate ball of his spell. Three wicket for him. Tushar Deshpande, left handed bat, comes to the crease. Delhi Capitals need 63 runs in 6 balls.
IPL 2020: DC eye collective batting effort to consolidate top spot as KKR aim to stay in hunt for playoffs
Young Prithvi Shaw needs to bat with more responsibility at the top since Dhawan may not be able to rescue the side all the time. Shaw's last four innings have included two ducks.
IPL 2020 Highlights, KKR vs RCB Match, Full Cricket Score: Kohli, Gurkeerat guide Bangalore to comfortable eight-wicket win over Kolkata
RCB register a comprehensive eight-wicket win over KKR to move ahead of MI to the second spot on the points table! Kohli collects the winning run with 39 balls left in the chase, which gives his side a massive boost to their net run-rate!
IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson-inspired KKR aim to consolidate spot in top four against Virat Kohli's RCB
KKR have finally found their mojo with the late inclusion of tearaway pacer Lockie Ferguson and they would look to avenge their first leg rout by the star-studded RCB when the two sides clash on Wednesday.
IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more
In the fourth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Anish Anand, Shubham Pandey, and Ujwal Singh discuss the crazy night when two matches had three Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik's decision to handover captaincy to Eoin Morgan, predict playoff candidates, and more.
Check out photos from a dramatic day in the Indian Premier League where Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kipngs XI Punjab walked away with two points.
Ferguson was magnificent during the regulation 20 overs also as his 3/15 in 4 overs had SRH in all sorts of trouble.
Khan, who had become the first USA cricketer to be signed by an Indian Premier League franchise, was ruled out of the tournament on 7 October.
IPL 2020 Highlights, SRH vs KKR Match, Full Cricket Score: Ferguson guides Kolkata to Super Over win over Hyderabad
Super OVER, Ball 4: KKR win. Rashid concedes two leg byes. The win has come through leg byes ad KKR cross the winning mark. They collect the two points. Disappointment for SRH.
Sunil Narine was reported for a suspect illegal bowling action after KKR's match against KXIP at Abu Dhabi on 10 October.