In the IPL 2020 auction total of 332 players gone under the hammer of IPL auction. 190 Indian players and 148 overseas players, including three players from associate nations, were up to grab in IPL 2020 auction. This year Pat Cummins becomes the most expensive foreigner player, second most expensive player overall.
The auction pool added six new players to the IPL this year – Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Mathew Wade ,Jake Weatherald, Robin Bist, and Sanjay Yadav.
The highest reserve price for this auction is 2 cr and only seven players were managed to keep their place secured in the top-level bracket.
What was interesting in the IPL 2020 auction?
Afghanistan’s Noor Ahmad is the youngest name in this auction pool. Noor is just 14 years and 350 days old. The left-arm bowler with a base price of 30 lac is likely to join the league of high profile franchise with Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi.
Here is the list of players sold in IPL 2020 auction
Overall, for some buyers, this auction was just finding the remaining pieces of their unsolved puzzles. While others looked unsettled with their line-ups. This time it didn’t seems to be a very big auction. As there were only 73 slots to be filled by the 8 franchises owners and 29 of them are being foreign buys.
The available budget for eight franchise:
- Kings XI Punjab: Rs 42.70 cr
- Delhi Capitals: Rs 27.85 cr
- Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 35.65 cr
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 17 cr
- Rajasthan Royals: Rs 28.90 cr
- Chennai Super Kings: Rs 14.60 cr
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 27.90 cr
- Mumbai Indians: Rs 13.05 cr
When and where to watch IPL Auction Live?
You can catch the live actions of IPL 2020 auction on December 19, 2019, from 2:30 PM onwards on Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports First, 1 Tamil, 1 Telugu, 1 Kannada, 1 Bangla; and from 3:20 p.m. on “Select Dugout Auction Special” on Select 1/1 HD and Hotstar.