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IPL 2020 Auction, highlights: Cummins grabs headlines with record pay day; Maxwell, Morris draw big bids

Date: Thursday, 19 December, 2019 21:35 IST


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IPL 2020 Auction, highlights: Cummins grabs headlines with record pay day; Maxwell, Morris draw big bids


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A lot of money was spent tonight in Kolkata as eight IPL sides went about building their squads. Only the tournament will prove how well the teams did. Thank you for joining us today, hope you enjoyed our work.


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Most expensive buys at each IPL-Auction: 
2008: MS Dhoni 
2009: Anndrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen 
2010: Shane Bond and Kieron Pollard 
2011: Gautam Gambhir 
2012: Ravindra Jadeja 
2013: Glenn Maxwell 
2014: Yuvraj Singh 
2015: Yuvraj Singh
2016: Shane Watson 
2017: Ben Stokes 
2018: Ben Stokes 
2019: Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakarvarthy 
2020: Pat Cummins 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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IPL Player Auction 2020, Summary:

Players sold: 62 (32 capped, 30 uncapped)

Overseas players sold: 29

Total money spent: INR 1,40,30,00,000

Teams with most players: KXIP, RR, SRH (25)

Team with least players: RCB (21)

Biggest buy: Pat Cummins (15.50 INR cr by KKR)

Biggest uncapped buy: Varun Chararavarthy (4.00 INR cr by KKR)

Team which bought most players: RR (11)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Players bought in IPL Auction, 2020:


Sam Curran
Piyush Chawla
Josh Hazlewood
R Sai Kishore 


Jason Roy
Chris Woakes
Alex Carey
Shimron Hetmyer 
Mohit Sharma
Tushar Deshpande
Marcus Stoinis
Lalit Yadav


Eoin Morgan
Pat Cummins
Rahul Tripathi
Varun Chakaravarthy
M Siddharth 
Chris Green
Tom Banton
Pravin Tambe
Nikhil Naik


Glenn Maxwell
Sheldon Cottrell
Deepak Hooda
Ishan Porel
Ravi Bishnoi 
James Neesham 
Chris Jordan
Tajinder Dhillon
Prabhsimran Singh


Chris Lynn
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Saurabh Tiwary 
Mohsin Khan
Digvijay Desmukh
Prince Balwant Rai Singh


Aaron Finch
Chris Morris
Joshua Philippe
Kane Richardson
Pavan Deshpande
Dale Steyn
Shahbaz Ahamad
Isuru Udana


Robin Uthappa
Jaydev Unadkat
Yashasvi Jaiswal
Anuj Rawat
Kartik Tyagi
Akash Singh
David Miller
Oshane Thomas
Anirudha Joshi
Andrew Tye
Tom Curran


Virat Singh
Priyam Garg
Mitchell Marsh
Fabien Allen
Abdul Samad
Sanjay Yadav
Sandeep Bavanaka

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
20:58 (IST)
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It's over! The IPL 2020 Auction comes to an end with Pat Cummins being the most expensive player as KKR bought him for Rs 15.5 crore. A total of 62 players were sold including 29 overseas players. The total spent was Rs 1,40,10,00,000.

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UNSOLD: Veteran Vinay Kumar fails to find a buyer at his base price of Rs 1 crore.

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SOLD: RCB buy another player as they get Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana for Rs 50 lakh. 

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SOLD: Tom Curran finds a buyer as RR buy him for Rs 1 crore. 

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SOLD: Nikhil Naik goes to KKR for his base price of Rs 20 lakh. 

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SOLD: Lalit Yadav has been sold to Delhi for Rs 20 lakh. RCB capture Shahbaz Ahamad for base price of Rs 20 lakh. 

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SOLD: RCB are going after the pacers as they buy Andrew Tye for Rs 1 crore.

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SOLD: Dale Steyn finally gets sold at third attempt. He is going back to RCB at his base price of Rs 2 crore. 

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Yashasvi Jaiswal is a big pick no doubt and here he is with his message to RR fans:

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Chris Morris has a message for his new team RCB and fans!

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Marcus Stoinis in each IPL season (batting avg. and bowling avg.):

2016: 36.50, 24.25 (146 runs, 8 wickets)

2017: 5.67, 55.00 (9 runs, 2 wickets)

2018: 24.75, 40.00 (99 runs, 3 wickets)

2019: 52.75, 72.50 (211 runs, 2 wickets)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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UNSOLD: Mark Wood stays unsold at his base price of Rs 50 lakh.

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SOLD: Marcus Stoinis gets a big amount as he is sold to Delhi for Rs 4.8 crore.

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R Sai Kishore:

He took 20 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2019/20 at an average of 10.40 and a strike rate of 13.4 from 12 innings – the most by any player. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Prabhsimran Singh plays for Punjab and has a T20 strike rate of 139.54.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Pavan Deshpande plays for Karanatka and has a T20 strike rate of 149.47.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Tajinder Dhillon in T20 cricket:

SR : 144.16 (20 innings)

Eco. rate : 6.52 (17 wickets)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Pravin Tambe has been sold to KKR at the age of 48 years and 72 days for 20 lacs. His economy rate in IPL is 7.75.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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UNSOLD: Ben Cutting, Colin Munro fail to find buyers yet again. 

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SOLD: Prabhsimran Singh goes to KXIP for Rs 55 lakh. R Sai Kishore is going to CSK for Rs 20 lakh. Tushar Deshpande joins DC for Rs 20 lakh.

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UNSOLD: KS Baharat fails to attract a bid. 

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UNSOLD: Daniel Sams also finds no buyers for second time. 

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UNSOLD: Shahrukh Khan gets no bid for the second time.

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SOLD: Pavan Deshpande goes to Bangalore for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

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UNSOLD: Rohan Kadam is not having a good day as he fails to attract a bid once again. 

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UNSOLD: Legendary pacer Dale Steyn yet again fails to find a bid. His base price is Rs 2 crore. Australian pacer Andrew Tye also suffers the same fate.

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SOLD: Mohit Sharma finally finds a team as Delhi buy him for Rs 50 lakh.

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UNSOLD: Colin de Grandhomme, Kusal Perera yet again fail to find buyers. 

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SOLD: Prince Balwant Rai is bought by Mumbai for Rs 20 lakh.

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SOLD: Sanjay Yadav goes to Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakh.

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SOLD: Anirudha Joshi has been bought by RR for Rs 20 Lakh. Digvijay Deshmukh goes to MI for Rs 20 lakh. 

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UNSOLD: Pacer Vaibhav Arora goes without getting a bid for himself. Saurabh Dubey also finds no taker.

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UNSOLD: Nathan Ellis, Windies pacer Kesrick Williams fail to find a buyer. George Garton suffers same fate.

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SOLD: Abdul Samad goes to Hyderabad for a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

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UNSOLD: Sujit Nayak goes without attracting a bid.

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SOLD: KXIP buy Tajinder Dhillon for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

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UNSOLD: Yudvir Charak goes without attracting a bid.

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Kane Richardson:

He is known for his death bowling and has a good yorker.

His performance in T20 cricket in 2019/20 season: 8 wickets, 16.50 SR, 6.72 Eco.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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UNSOLD: Australian fast bowler James Pattinson, England pacer Liam Plunkett get no bid. 

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SOLD: 48-year-old Pravin Tambe goes to KKR for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

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UNSOLD: Sumit Kumar, Aryan Juyal, Kuldeep Sen find no buyers.

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SOLD: Windies pacer Oshane Thomas returns to RR at his base price of Rs 50 lakh.

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SOLD: RCB finally get an overseas pacer. Snaps Kane Richardson for Rs 4 crore.

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Fabian Allen:

He has a T20 strike rate of 165.70.

His economy rate in T20 is 7.52.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Chris Jordan:

He is known as a death specialist all over the world.

His last five performances in T20 cricket: 2/13, 0/28, 2/24, 3/23, 2/28

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UNSOLD: Isuru Udana (Rs 50 lakh), Sean Abbot (Rs 75 lakh), Matt Henry (Rs 50 lakh) find no buyers.

IPL 2020 Auction Live Updates: A total of 332 cricketers are set to go under the hammer including 186 Indian players.  The eight franchises have a total remaining purse of Rs 207.65 crore.

Preview: There's still a lot of time left for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but it's only a matter of hours before the auction kicks off in Kolkata on Thursday.

A total of 332 cricketers are set to go under the hammer, which will include top international players like Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. Among Indians cricketers, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat will hope to make it big on the auction day. The auction list contains 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations.

The eight franchises have a total remaining purse of Rs 207.65 crore with Kings XI Punjab having the maximum amount to spend — Rs 42.70 crore. Chennai Super Kings have only Rs 14.60 crore in the bank and they need to fill five spots.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have 12 slots left while Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have to pick 11 players to make up their squad.

Here’s a quick glance at the eight franchises and their players released and retained, as well as salary caps:

Rajasthan Royals

Players retained: Steve Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron and Manan Vohra.

Players traded in: Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot

Players released: Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Shubham Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Aryaman Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Liam Livingstone, Sudheshan Midhun.

Available slots: Indian - 7, Overseas - 4

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 28.90 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders

Players retained: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi.

Players released: Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Srikant Munde, Yarra Prithviraj, Anrich Nortje

Available slots: Indian - 7, overseas - 4

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 35.65 crore

Delhi Capitals

Players retained: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Players released: Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro.

Acquired and released: Mayank Markande

Players traded in: Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin

Available slots: Indian - 6, overseas - 5

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 27.85 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Players retained: Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha.

Players released: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.

Traded players: None

Available slots: Indian - 5, overseas - 2

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 17 crore

Chennai Super Kings

Players retained: Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Jagadeesan Narayan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, MS Dhoni, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur and Suresh Raina.

Players released: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings and Scott Kuggeleijn.

Players traded: None

Available slots: India - 3, overseas - 2.

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 14.60 crore

Mumbai Indians

Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Players released: Evin Lewis, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Beuran Hendricks, Ben Cutting, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Pankaj Jaswal, Alzarri Joseph.

Players traded in: Sherfone Rutherford, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Players traded out: Mayank Markande, Siddhesh Lad.

Available slots: Indian - 7, Overseas - 2.

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 13.05 crore

Kings XI Punjab

Players retained: KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Murugan Ashwin.

Players released: Varun Chakravarthy, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, David Miller, Moises Henriques and Agnivesh Ayachi.

Players traded in:  Jagdeesha Suchith and Krishnappa Gowtham.

Players traded out: Ravichandran Ashwin

Available slots: Indian - 5, overseas - 4.

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 42.70 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Players retained: Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, and Navdeep Saini.

Players released: Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetymer, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Barman, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Milind Kumar and Dale Steyn.

Transfers: None

Available slots: Indian - 6, overseas - 6

Amount remaining in purse: Rs 27.90 crore.

Updated Date: Dec 19, 2019