IPL 2020 is the thirteenth edition of the World’s biggest T20 tournament. The mecca of entertainment will be unleashed on the viewers during the summer of 2020. On 19th December 2019, the whole of the Nation tuned their television sets to watch the IPL action live
It is the best platform for an upcoming player to enjoy the international atmosphere.
IPL 2020 Auction in Action!
The latest Auction was for the 2020 season. Applications from all over the world were received. For the 73 slots available, there were 338 contenders- 190 Indians and 148 overseas players. Even though it was a comparatively smaller auction, the excitement was not any less. There were many top-notch players in the list- Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Eoin Morgan, and many more.
Let’s look at the eight teams about their place in the Auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
If there’s any team that badly needs to win the title, it is RCB. The team is on a rough patch for some years now. Despite taking the field with a star-studded lineup, they weren’t able to deliver. This auction gave them a platform to snap players that would hopefully help them get a better team composition. They were into the event with 12 slots to be filled, of which they can fill up to 6 overseas players.
These are the players RCB got during the IPL auctions 2020
- Chris Morris – 10 Crores
- Aaron Finch – 4.40 Crores
- Josh Phillippe – 20 Lakhs
- Dale Steyn- 2 Crores
- Kane Richardson- 4 Crores
- Pavan Deshpande- 20 Lakhs
- Shahbaz Ahmed- 20 Lakhs
- Isuru Udana- 50 Lakhs
Kolkata Knight Riders-
Appointing Brendon McCullum as their head coach, the team released some of the top names of the team- C Brathwaite, R Uthappa, P Chawla, and C Lynn. Even though there is a loss in the release, they have amends for it by picking the likes of Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins, with the latter being the most expensive signing in IPL history. Having lifted the trophy twice, they know what it takes to win a league. They left no stones unturned in picking the best team for this edition. The following are the buys of KKR in the Auction
- Eoin Morgan- 5.25 Crores
- Pat Cummins – INR 15.50 crores
- Varun Chakravarthy – INR 4 crores
- Tom Banton – INR 1 crore
- Rahul Tripathi – INR 60 lakh
- Chris Green – INR 20 lakh
- Pravin Tambe – INR 20 lakh
- Nikhil Naik – INR 20 lakh
- Manimaran Siddharth – INR 20 lakh
Kings XI Punjab
What’s an IPL auction without KXIP? The management’s active participation in the Auction is something so much popular. KXIP entered the IPL 2020 Auction with the maximum money bag among the team, 42.70 Crores. They have made some smart buys, bringing in many big match players this time around. Let’s have a look at their buys for this edition
- James Neesham – INR 50 lakh
- Ravi Bishnoi – INR 2 crores
- Ishan Porel – INR 20 lakh
- Deepak Hooda – INR 50 lakh
- Sheldon Cottrell – INR 8.5 crores
- Glenn Maxwell – INR 10.75 crores
- Chris Jordan – INR 3 crores
- Tajinder Dhillon – INR 20 lakh
- Prabhsimran Singh – INR 55 lakh
Chennai Super Kings
The three-time champion looked settled as a team before the IPL 2020 Auction. They were so much silent just like their skipper, sitting relaxed watching the proceedings.
CSK has a very balanced squad with a good mix of experience and youth. Having retained veterans like Dhoni, Rayudu, Du Plessis, Raina and Watson, this auction was a step to build a team for the future and the picks were made with a similar thought.
Here are the guys bought by CSK
- Josh Hazlewood –2 crores
- Sam Curran – 50 crores
- Piyush Chawla – 6.75 crores
- R Sai Kishore – 20 lakh
Delhi Capitals are perhaps the most underachievers in the history of IPL. On a number of instances, they were the cellar dwellers languishing at the bottom of the table. The team finally broke the jinx last year. Led by an inspirational captainship from the Young Shreyas Iyer, the fortunes of the team turned around and they made it to the playoff. This time even before the auction, they made sure their team had the right combination. Nearly 70% of the elevens have players who are representing India in international cricket. This IPL 2020 auction gave them a platform to strengthen their team further. Let’s have a look at their picks
- Shimron Hetmyer –7.75 crores
- Alex Carey –2.40 crores
- Chris Woakes –1.50 crores
- Jason Roy – 1.50 crores
- Mohit Sharma – 50 lakh
- Tushar Deshpande – 20 lakh
- Lalit Yadav – 20 lakh
- Marcus Stoinis – 4.8 crores
Like DC, RR believed in investing much towards Indian players.
RR released many players before the Auction; fans expected a strong line-up for the upcoming season. It is a fact that RR won the first-ever IPL season under the Aussie Legend, Shane Warne. The team hasn’t been anywhere close to delivering that kind of performance. Let’s see whether they are able to replicate their 2008 performance with their picks for IPL 2020 edition
- Robin Uthappa –3 crores
- David Miller – 75 lakh
- Kartik Tyagi – 30 crores
- Akash Singh – 20 lakh
- Anuj Rawat – 80 lakh
- Yashasvi Jaiswal – 4 crores
- Jaydev Unadkat – 3 crores
- Oshane Thomas – 50 lakh
- Anirudha Joshi – 20 lakh
- Andrew Tye – 1 crore
- Tom Curran – 1 crore
The most successful franchise in the IPL history entered the auction hall with a wallet of 13.05 Crores. MI started off the auction buying Chris Lynn at the base price. The team does look well-balanced as they picked many notable international players in every department. Already a strong team, they bolstered their team with these picks
- Chris Lynn- 2 crores
- Nathan Coulter-Nile – 8 crores
- Saurabh Tiwary – 50 lakh
- Mohsin Khan – 20 Lakh
- Digvijay Deshmukh – 20 lakh
- Balwant Rai Singh – 20 lakh
The team has an extraordinary combination of openers in David Warner and Jonny Bairstow and in the Bowling Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Afghani spin sensation Rashid Khan. Led by the super cool Kane Williamson, the team has the right mixture of domestic and international players. Let’s see how they fared this time around in terms of selecting players during this IPL 2020 auction
- Mitchell Marsh: 2 crores
- Priyam Garg: 9 crores
- Virat Singh: 9 crores
- B Sandeep – 20 lakh
- Fabian Allen – 50 lakh
- Abdul Samad – 20 lakh
- Sanjay Yadav – 20 lakh
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