IPL 2020 Auction

Highlights of IPL Auction 2020: In Kolkata on Thursday, 62 players were sold and a total of Rs 140.30 crore was spent in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 Player Auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who snapped up Dale Steyn, finish with just 21 players. Kings XI Punjab, Sunrsiers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals fill their quota of 25 players. Australian paceman Pat Cummins most expensive player at Rs 15.5 crore.

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62 players, including 29 overseas, were sold on Thursday with total spending of Rs 140.3 crore. After a relatively frugal auction last year—because many top players were unavailable as a result of international commitments—the money was flowing ahead of the 2020 IPL season.

That brings us to the end of the auction: 62 players sold on Thursday

62 players, including 29 overseas, were sold on Thursday with total spending of Rs 140.3 crore. Only 4 teams managed to fill up the full quota of 25 players.

  • CSK – 24 players, 8 overseas
  • DC – 22 players, 8 overseas
  • KXIP – 25 players, 8 overseas
  • KKR – 23 players, 8 overseas
  • MI – 24 players, 8 overseas
  • RR – 25 players, 8 overseas
  • RCB 21 players, 8 overseas
  • SRH – 25 players, 8 overseas

Accelerated Round 2 Summary: Dale Steyn goes to RCB again

  • Sandeep Bavanaka – 20 Lakhs – SRH 20 Lakhs
  • Chris Green – 20 Lakhs – KKR 20 Lakhs
  • Joshua Philippe – 20 Lakhs – RCB 20 Lakhs
  • Mohsin Khan – 20 Lakhs – MI 20 Lakhs
  • Tom Banton – 1 Crore – KKR 1 Crore
  • Fabian Allen – 50 Lakhs – SRH 50 Lakhs
  • Chris Jordan – 75 Lakhs – KXIP vs RCB – KXIP 3 Crores
  • Kane Richardson – 1.5 Crores – RR vs RCB – RCB 4 Crores
  • Oshane Thomas – 50 Lakhs – RR 50 Lakhs
  • Pravin Tambe – 20 Lakhs – KKR 20 Lakhs
  • Tajinder Dhillon – 20 Lakhs – KXIP 20 Lakhs
  • Abdul Samad – 20 Lakhs – SRH 20 Lakhs
  • Anirudha Joshi – 20 Lakhs – RR 20 Lakhs
  • Digvijay Deshmukh – 20 Lakhs – MI 20 Lakhs
  • Prince Balwant Rai Singh – MI 20 Lakhs
  • Sanjay Yadav – 20 Lakhs – SRH 20 Lakhs
  • Mohit Sharma – 50 Lakhs – DC 50 Lakhs
  • Pavan Deshpande – 20 Lakhs – RCB 20 Lakhs
  • Prabhsimran Singh – 20 Lakhs – KXIP vs DC – KXIP 55 Lakhs
  • Tushar Deshpande – 20 Lakhs – DC 20 Lakhs
  • R Sai Kishore – 20 Lakhs – CSK 20 Lakhs
  • Marcus Stoinis – 1 Crore – DC vs RR – DC 4.8 Crores
  • Dale Steyn – 2 Crore – RCB 2 Crore
  • Lalit Yadav – 20 Lakh DC
  • Nikhil Naik – 20 Lakhs – KKR 20 Lakhs
  • Tom Curran – 1 Crore – RR 1 Crore
  • Isuru Udana – 50 Lakhs – RCB 50 Lakhs

RCB buy Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana in final accelerated round

Royal Challengers Bangalore are the final team to fill up their overseas slots. Dale Steyn goes to RCB for Rs 2 crore. They also buy Sri Lanka’s Isuru Udana for Rs 50 Lakh.

Lalit yadav, Shahbaz Ahmad, Nikhil Naik find takers

Lalit Yadav sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 Lakh. Nikhil Naik sold to KKR for Rs 20 Lakh.

Andrew Tye, Tom Curran sold to Rajashtan Royals

Former Purple Cap holder and hat-trick hero Andrew Tye of Australia sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore in the final round. Tom Curran, England pacer, snapped up the Royals for Rs 50 Lakh.

KL Rahul appointed Kings XI Punjab captain

India opener K L Rahul was on Thursday named the captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. “We are happy to appoint Rahul as our captain for the upcoming season. He has been through a lot in the last year or so and has now come back strongly,” KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia told PTI on the day of the IPL auction in Kolkata.

Aceelerated Round 2: Teams to nomiate 3 players now

Dale Steyn can still find a buyer! We have another round of accelerated auction. Teams have been asked to nominate 3 players each. At the moment, Royal Challengers Bangalore have the least number of players — 18 while Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad have filled up their slots of 25 players.

Accelerated Round 1 summary: Marcus Stoinis steals the show

  • Ayush Badoni – UNSOLD
  • Sandeep Bavanaka – Rs 20 Lakh – SRH
  • Pravin Dubey – UNSOLD
  • Chris Green – Rs 20 Lakh – KKR
  • Shams Mulani – UNSOLD
  • Shahbaz Ahmad – UNSOLD
  • Nikhil Naik – UNSOLD
  • Joshua Philippe – Rs 20 Lakh – RCB
  • Mohsin Khan – Rs 20 Lakh – MI
  • Rahul Shukla – UNSOLD
  • Tom Banton – Rs 1 crore – KKR
  • Fabian Allen – Rs 50 Lakh – SRH
  • Tom Curran – UNSOLD
  • Jason Holder – UNSOLD
  • Chris Jordan – Rs 3 crore – KXIP
  • Isuru Udana – UNSOLD
  • Sean Abbot – UNSOLD
  • Matt Henry – UNSOLD
  • Kane Richardson – Rs 4 crore – RCB
  • Oshane Thomas – Rs 50 Lakh – RR
  • Sumit Kumar – UNSOLD
  • Aryan Juyal – UNSOLD
  • Kuldeep Sen – UNSOLD
  • Pravin Tambe – Rs 20 Lakh – KKR
  • James Pattinson – UNSOLD
  • Liam Plunkett – UNSOLD
  • Tajinder Dhillon – Rs 20 Lakh – KXIP
  • Yudhvir Charak – UNSOLD
  • Sujit Nayak- UNSOLD
  • Abdul Samad – Rs 20 Lakh – SRH
  • Nathan Ellis – UNSOLD
  • Kesrick Williams – UNSOLD
  • George Garton – UNSOLD
  • Saurabh Dubey – UNSOLD
  • Vaibhav Arora – UNSOLD
  • Anirudha Joshi – Rs 20 Lakh – RR
  • Digvijay Deshmukh – Rs 20 Lakh – MI
  • Prince Balwant Rai Singh – Rs 20 Lakh – MI
  • Sanjay Yadav – Rs 20 Lakh – SRH
  • Colin de Grandhomme – UNSOLD
  • Kusal Perera – UNSOLD
  • Mohit Sharma – Rs 50 Lakh – DC
  • Dale Steyn – UNSOLD
  • Andrew Tye – UNSOLD
  • Rohan Kadam – UNSOLD
  • Shahrukh Khan – UNSOLD
  • Daniel Sams – UNSOLD
  • KS Bharat – UNSOLD
  • Prabhsimran Singh – Rs 55 Lakh – KXIP
  • Tushar Deshpande – Rs 20 Lakh – DC
  • R Sai Kishore – Rs 20 Lakh – CSK
  • Ben Cutting – UNSOLD
  • Colin Munro – UNSOLD
  • Marcus Stoinis – Rs 4.8 crore – DC
  • Mark Wood – UNSOLD

Stoinis sold for Rs 4.8 crore after bidding war, Munro unsold

Stoinis sold for Rs 4.8 crore after bidding war, Munro unsold While Ben Cutting and Colin Munro remained unsold, Australia’s all-rounder Marcus Stoinis sparked a late bidding war in the accelerated round. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals went for the former Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder, adding spice to what was otherwise a predictable accelerated round.

In the end, Delhi Capitals bought Marcus Stoinis for Rs 4.8 crore.

R Sai Kishore snapped up by CSK

Okay, CSK have another spinner. R Sai Kishore, who topped the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 2019 bowling charts, is snapped up by the 3-time champions for Rs 20 Lakh, his base price.

Kings XI Punjab buy Prabhsimran Singh for Rs 55 Lakh

While KS Bharat, who had got a Test call-up recently, went unsold, young wicketkeeper-batsman Prabhsimran Singh snapped up by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 55 Lakh. Meanwhile, Tushar Deshpande goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 20 Lakh.

Pavan Deshpande goes to RCB, SRK goes unsold

RCB buy local lad Pavan Deshpande for Rs 20 Lakh. Meanwhile, Karnataka player Rohan Kadam goes unsold as well. Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan remains unsold. Poor chap, had played some blinders in domestic tournaments.

Dale Steyn remains UNSOLD

South Africa great Dale Steyn remains unsold. He had set his base price at Rs 2 crore and there are no takers. He had played a couple of matches for RCB in IPL 2019 before going unsold.

Meanwhile, Andrew Tye also remains unsold. What a fall for the former purple cap holder!

Mohit Sharma goes to DC for Rs 50 Lakh

Former Chennai Super Kings pacer Mohit Sharma goes to Delhi Capitals for Rs 50 Lakh. He had gone unsold earlier.

Colin de Grandhomme, Kusal Perera go unsold again

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, who went unsold earlier, goes unsold in the accelerated round as well. So does Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera.

Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Sanjay Yadav find takers

Two uncapped players bought at their base prices. Prince Balwant Rai Singh at Rs 20 Lakh to Mumbai Indians and Sanjay Yadav at Rs 20 Lakh to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Royals buy Anirudha Joshi, MI buy Digvijay Deshmukh

Rajasthan Royals have bought Anirudha Joshi at his base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Digvijay Deshmukh is bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 Lakh, his base price as well.

Kesrick Williams goes unsold

Okay, remember Kesrick Williams? The man who had a duel with India captain Virat Kohli with his notebook celebration? He goes unsold. He was expected to fetch some interest from the franchises. But he doesn’t.

SRH buy Abdul Samad for Rs 20 Lakh

Sunrisers Hyderabad have picked up another little-known player. Abul Sammad is sold for Rs 20 Lakh.

KXIP buy Tajinder Dhillon for Rs 20 Lakh

Kings XI Punjab have snapped up Tajinder Dhillon, uncapped India player, at his base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Yudhvir Charak goes unsold. So does Sujit Nayak.

Oldest player finds a taker: Pravin Tambe sold for Rs 20 Lakh

48-year-old Pravin Tambe sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 Lakh, his base price. He is the oldest player in the auction. Meanwhile, the youngest player, 14-year-old Noor Ahmad went unsold.

Kane Richardson sold to Rs 4 crore for RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won a bidding war here. They have snapped up Australia’s Kane Richardson for Rs 4 crore after wading off a stiff threat from Rajasthan Royals.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals have bought West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas for Rs 50 Lakh.

Kings XI Punjab snap up Chris Jordan for Rs 3 crore

A bit of bidding war for England all-rounder Chris Jordan. The former RCB player goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore. A solid buy — the biggest in this accelerated round. Sri Lanka’s Isuru Udana, meanwhile, goes unsold.

KKR buy Tom Banton for 1 crore

It’s a steal! Kolkata Knight Riders buy highly-rated England batsman Tom Banton for Rs 1 crore. He bats a bit like Kevin Pietersen. Meanwhile, Fabian Allen has been snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 50 Lakh. Jason Holder goes UNSOLD.

RCB buy Joshua Philippe

RCB buy Joshua Philippe, 22-year-old Australia big-hitter, for Rs 20 Lakh. RCB are looking to add to their foreigners list and this seems a decent buy.

Sandeep Bavanaka, Chris Green find takers

Okay, we have the 1st buy in the accelerated round. Sandeep Bavanaka sold at his base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Sunrisers Hyderabad make one successful bid for him. Meanwhile, KKR have bought Australia’s Chris Green for Rs 20 Lakh.

Accelerated Auction underway: List of 70 players up for grabs

We’re back after the High Tea in Kolkata. it’s time for the accelerated round. Teams were asked to nominate a maximum of 10 players each and a list of 70 odd players will go under the hammer in this round.

IPL Auction live: Purse remaining for the accelarated round

  • Kings XI Punjab: Rs 20.25 crore
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 10.10 crore
  • Delhi Capitals: Rs 14.70 crore
  • Mumbai Indians: Rs 2.55 crore
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 13.50 crore
  • Rajasthan Royals: Rs 17.45 crore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 11.2 crore
  • Chennai Super Kings: Rs 0.35 crore

Time for High Tea: Each team to nominate 10 players for accelerated round

It’s time for an hour’s break in the IPL Auction. Each player has to nominate 10 players for the accelerated round now. Before that there’s High Tea in Kolkata. We are nearing the end of this season’s auction.

Set 13 summary: Josh Hazlewood only player bought

  • Anrich Nortje – UNSOLD
  • Barinder Sran – UNSOLD
  • Mark Wood – UNSOLD
  • Alzarri Joseph – UNSOLD
  • Mustafizur Rahman – UNSOLD
  • Josh Hazlewood – CSK – Rs 2 crore
  • Adam Milne – UNSOLD

Chennai Super Kings spend Rs 2 crore on Josh Hazlewood

Okay, Chennai Super Kings needed a gun overseas pacer and we think they have got one. Josh Hazlewood, Australia’s leading Test bowler, has been snapped up at his base price for Rs 2 crore.

Meanwhile, Adam Milne goes unsold.

Mustafizur Rahman, Alzarri Joseph go unsold

Surprise! Alzarri Joseph, who picked up a 6-wicket haul for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019, goes unsold. No takers for the young West Indies pacer.

More big news from Kolkata. One of the most successful young pacers in Mustafizur Rahman from Bangladesh goes unsold as well.

Set 13: Capped pacers go under the hammer

Okay, we start this set with 3 unsold players — Barinder Sran and Anrich Nortje. England’s Mark Wood also joins the unsold players list.

Set 12 Summary: KXIP steal James Neesham

  • Carlos Brathwaite – UNSOLD
  • Marcus Stoinis – UNSOLD
  • Mitchell Marsh – Rs 2 crore – SRH
  • Colin Munro – UNSOLD
  • Rishi Dhawan – UNSOLD
  • Ben Cutting – UNSOLD
  • James Neesham – Rs 50 Lakh – KXIP

Colin Munro, Ben Cutting go unsold

Surprise! Australia all-rounder Ben Cutting, who played for Mumbai Indians, goes unsold. So does New Zealand’s big-hitting opener Colin Munro. India’s uncapped all-rounder Rishi Dhawan also finds no takers.

SRH snap up Mitchell Marsh at his base price

Another smart buy from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh snapped up at his base price of Rs 2 crore. South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, with a base price of Rs 50 lakh, goes unsold.

Set 12: Capped all-rounders go under the hammer

Carlos Brathwaite, West Indies’ T20 World Cup hero, goes unsold. Australia’s all-rounder Marcus Stoinis goes unsold as well. He had played for Royal Challengers Bangalore last year.

Set 11 summary: Martin Guptill unsold, Shimron Hetmyer makes it big

  • Shimron Hetmyer – Rs 7.75 crore – DC
  • Evin Lewis – Unsold
  • David Miller – Rs 75 Lakh – RR
  • Saurabh Tiwary – Rs 50 Lakh – MI
  • Manoj Tiwary – UNSOLD
  • Colin Ingram – UNSOLD
  • Martin Guptill – UNSOLD

MI buys Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary unsold

Rs 50 Lakh for Saurabh Tiwary. Mumbai Indians win it with the only bid. What do you think about this buy?

Meanwhile, Manoj Tiwary goes unsold. KKR did not make a bid for the former Bengal captain.

Evin Lewis goes unsold, David Miller snapped up at base price

While West Indies big-hitter Shimron Hetmyer triggered a bidding war, Evin Lewis, their aggressive opener, goes unsold. Meanwhile, David Miller is snapped up at this base price of Rs 75 Lakh by Rajasthan Royals.

Hetmyer goes to Delhi for INR 7.75 crores

RR and KKR engaged in a fierce bidding war to gobble Hetmyer whose base price stood at 50 lakhs. Later on Delhi Capitals joined in the fun too raising the stakes continuously. Finally, the wicketkeeper-batsman goes to Delhi Capitals for 7.75 crores

Set 11 commences now

Hetmyer, Guptill, Lewis, and others fates to be decided in this set

Jaydev Unadkat sets new record after being bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore

Rajasthan had to outbid Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab to buy back Unadkat, who had a base price of Rs 1 crore. This was the 9th time Unadkat was bought by a franchise, making him the most sought-after player in the history of IPL auctions.

Unadkat has so far played for 5 teams in the IPL. He has played 73 matches and picked up 77 wickets at an average of 28.46 with two five-wicket hauls.

Yashasvi Jaiswal: 17-year-old completes rags to riches story with mega IPL contract

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who once sold paani puris for a living, became a crorepati in the player auction for the IPL 2020 in Kolkata on Thursday.

17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has already grabbed headlines with some stunning performances in the domestic circuit and there was little doubt he would make big bucks in the IPL auction.

When Yashasvi Jaiswal’s name came up in the 7th set, there was silence and nobody seemed to be very interested even with a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

However, 4-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians started a bidding war which was joined by Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders before Rajasthan Royals swooped in to snatch Jaiswal up for Rs 2.40 crore.

Set 10 Summary: Ravi Bishnoi sold for Rs 2 crore

  • KC Cariappa – UNSOLD
  • M Siddharth – Rs 20 Lakh – KKR
  • Midhun Sudhesan – Unsold
  • Ravi Bishnoi – Rs 2 crore – KXIP
  • Sai Kishore – UNSOLD
  • Noor Ahmed – UNSOLD

14-year-old Afghan spinner goes unsold, so does Sai Kishore

Tamil Nadu’s left-arm spinner, one of the leading wicket-takers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, goes unsold. He was expecting to be picked for IPL this time after going unsold in the last auction. Meanwhile, 14-year-old Afghanistan spinner Noor Ahmad goes unsold as well.

Teenage leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi enters crorepati club

U-19 World Cup-bound leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore. The Rajasthan spinner triggered a mini bidding war as he was sold 10 times his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Set 10 underway: Uncapped spinners go under the hammer

Mystery spinner KC Cariappa goes unsold. Tamil Nadu spinner M Siddharth has been snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders at his base price for Rs 20 Lakh.

Set 9 Summary – Kartik Tyagi becomes crorepati

  • Aakash Singh – Rs 20 Lakh – RR
  • Kulwant Khejroliya – UNSOLD
  • Tushar Deshpande – UNSOLD
  • Karthik Tyagi – 1.3 crore – RR
  • Ishan Porel – Rs 20 Lakh – KXIP
  • Riley Meredith – UNSOLD

Ishan Porel sold to Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab snap up young Ishan Porel for Rs 20 Lakh – his base price. KXIP missed out on Kartik Tyagi but they bought Ishan Porel without any second thoughts.

U-19 World Cup-bound pacer Kartik Tyagi sold for Rs 1.3 crore

Solid buy from Rajasthan Royals. They outbid Kings XI Punjab to buy U19 World Cup-bound Uttar Pradesh fast bowler Kartik Tyagi for 1.3 crore. One of the surprise buys of IPL 2020 Auction.

Set 9: Uncapped fast bowlers go under the hammer

Aakash Singh, a young uncapped fast bowler, goes to Rajasthan Royals at his base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Former Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Kulwant Khejroliya goes unsold.

Set 8 Summary – KS Bharat among unsold players

  • Anuj Rawat – Rs 80 Lakh – RR
  • Kedar Devdhar – UNSOLD
  • KS Bharat – UNSOLD
  • Prabhsimran Singh – UNSOLD
  • Ankush Bains – UNSOLD
  • Vishnu Vinod – UNSOLD

Promising KS Bharat goes unsold

KS Bharat, who was called up for India’s Test squad, goes unsold. No takers for the young Andhra Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman.

Set 8 underway: Anuj Rawat sold for Rs 80 Lakh

Young wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat is the 1st player to go under the hammer in Set 8. He is snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 80 Lakh. Meanwhile, Kedar Devdhar is unsold.

Set 7 summary: Yashasvi Jaiswal strikes big

  • Deepak Hooda – Rs 50 Lakh – KXIP
  • Varun Chakravarthy – Rs 4 crore – KKR
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal = Rs 2.4 crore – RR
  • Daniel Sams – UNSOLD
  • Pavan Deshpande – UNSOLD
  • Shahrukh Khan – UNSOLD

U-19 star Yashasvi Jaiswal sold to RR

There was a long silence when Yashasvi Jaiswal’s name was read out by auctioneer at the IPL auction. However, Mumbai Indians began the bidding for their local player at Rs 20 Lakh. Soon, there was a bidding war with Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders joining MI.

In the end, 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore.

Varun Chakravarthy sold at Rs 4 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders have bought mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy for Rs 4 crore. The mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.4 crore at last year’s auction. However, he was injured and did not play more than a handful of matches. Dinesh Karthik might have played a big role in this purchase.

Set 7 underway: Kings XI Punjab buy Deepak Hooda

Deepak Hooda is the 1st player from Set 7. He goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 Lakh.

Set 6 Summary: Priyam Garg, Virat Singh make big bucks

  • Manjot Kalra – UNSOLD
  • Rohan Kadam – UNSOLD
  • Harpreet Bhatia – UNSOLD
  • Rahul Tripathi – Rs 60 Lakh – KKR
  • Virat Singh – Rs 1.9 crore – SRH
  • Priyam Garg – Rs 1.9 crore – SRH

India U-19 captain Priyam Garg sold for Rs 1.9 crore

India’s U-19 World Cup team captain Priyam Garg sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore. Solid buy, we reckon. SRH have bought two players in the set. Garg and Virat Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad make 1st bid, snap up Virat Singh

Okay, here’s the much-anticipated Virat Singh, not Virat Kohli. The left-hand batsman from Jharkand sold for Rs 1.9 crore. His base price was Rs 20 Lakh. Sunrisers Hyderabad made their 1st bid and they were successful at it.

KKR buy Rahul Tripathi for Rs 60 Lakh

Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore went on a bidding war for Rahul Tripathi, the impressive uncapped Indian opener. KKR bought him for Rs 60 Lakh.

Set 6 underway: Uncapped players up for bidding

Manjot Kalra is the first player to go under the hammer in the uncapped players list. He goes unsold. Rohan Kadam, Karnataka’s in-form middle-order batsman, goes unsold as well.

Dinesh Karthik will remain KKR captain, confirms McCullum

“Dinesh is definitely our captain. We wanted to get as much experienced leadership as possible and Eoin Morgan is one of the very best leaders going around currently in our game,” KKR’s new head coach Brendon McCullum told reporters during the first break of the auction.

“A perfect leiutenant for Dinesh Karthik and he (Morgan) will also fill the gap at No.4. He is in the form of his life. He is going to be a fine asset coming back to KKR,” said the former New Zealand captain.

KKR: Dinesh Karthik, Brendon McCullum welcome new buys

Dinesh Karthik, who is expected to lead Kolkata Knight Riders for another season, has welcomed Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan to the squad. Brendon McCullum has come up with a lengthy tweet, welcoming the two match-winners.

Remaining Purse after Set 5 of IPL Auction

  • Kings XI Punjab: Rs 23.45 crore
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 14.90 crore
  • Delhi Capitals: Rs 22.45 crore
  • Mumbai Indians: Rs 3.05 crore
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 13.50 crore
  • Rajasthan Royals: Rs 22.90 crore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 17 crore
  • Chennai Super Kings: Rs 2.35 crore

Spinners fail: 4 leggies go UNSOLD

After Piyush Chawla was bought for Rs 6.75 crore, 4 leg-spinners have gone unsold on the trot.

  • Ish Sodhi – UNSOLD
  • Adam Zampa – UNSOLD
  • Hayden Walsh – UNSOLD
  • Zahir Khan – UNSOLD

Set 5 underway: Piyush Chawla sold to CSK for Rs 6.75 crore

Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings went all out for leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. He is among the 4 pacers to have picked up 150 wickets in IPL. From a base price of Rs 1 crore, he is picked up for Rs 6.75 crore by CSK. How many spinners is MS Dhoni looking at? They already have Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma.

Set 4 summary: Sheldon Cottrell makes big bucks

  • Dale Steyn – UNSOLD
  • Mohit Sharma – UNSOLD
  • Jaydev Unadkat – Rs 3 crore – RR
  • Nathan Coulter-NIle – Rs 8 crore – MI
  • Tim Southee – UNSOLD
  • Sheldon Cottrell – Rs 8.5 crore – KXIP

Kings XI buy Sheldon Cottrell for Rs 8.5 crore

As expected, Sheldon Cottrell set the IPL Auction on fire. Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals were involved in a bidding war. He is sold for Rs 8.5 crore. His base price was Rs 50 Lakh. KXIP and DC were involved in a serious 2-way battle before Anil Kumble-led KXIP bagged the West Indies pacer.

IPL Auction: Sheldon Cottrell triggers bidding war

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are going for West Indies’ pace sensation Sheldon Cottrell. His base price is Rs 50 Lakh. He has already gone past Rs 2 crore. Delhi Capitals have joined the race as well.

Tim Southee goes UNSOLD

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee goes Unsold. His base price was Rs 1 crore.

IPL Auction: MI outbid CSK to buy Nathan Coulter-Nile

Okay, the most successful teams from IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have gone on a bidding war. Nathan Coulter-Nile has been sold for Rs 8 crore. CSK were willing to spend big money on the Australia pacer but they opted out once the bid reached 8 crore, 800 times more than his base price of Rs 1 crore.

UNSOLD: Andrew Tye

Australia pacer Andrew Tye goes Unsold. Tye was one of the leading wicket-takers in IPL for Gujarat Lions in the past.

IPL Auction live: Jaydev Unadkat sold for Rs 3 crore

Jaydev Unadkat was one of the costliest buys at IPL 2019 Auction. He was sold for Rs 8.4 crore. The left-arm pacer has once again started a bidding war. He is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore.

Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals and the Royals were involved in the bidding process.

Set 4 underway: Dale Steyn, Mohit Sharma go UNSOLD

Wow, this is big! South Africa pacer Dale Steyn goes UNSOLD. He had a base price of Rs 2 crore. Mohit Sharma, former Chennai Super Kings pacer, also goes unsold. His base price was Rs 50 Lakh.

Set 3 Summary: 5 wicketkeepers go UNSOLD

  • Alex Carey – Rs 2.4 crore
  • Shai Hope – UNSOLD
  • Mushfiqur Rahim – UNSOLD
  • Heinrich Klaassen – UNSOLD
  • Kusal Perera – UNSOLD
  • Naman Ojha UNSOLD

Mushfiqur Rahim, Heinrich Klaasen, Naman Ojha UNSOLD

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, with a base price of Rs 75 Lakh, goes UNSOLD. Heinrich Klaasen, South Africa’s gloveman, goes unsold as well, India wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha finds no takers as well.

Delhi Capitals buy Alex Carey for Rs 2.4 crore

Another player stolen from RCB. The Virat Kohli-led franchise was bidding for Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey. Rajasthan Royals pulled out of the race and Delhi Capitals came in late to steal him at Rs 2.4 crore. Alex Carey’s base price was Rs 50 Lakh.

Set 3 underway: Alex Carey goes under the hammer

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals are the two teams bidding for Alex Carey, the impressive Australia wicketkeeper-batsman. His base price is Rs 50 Lakh.

Absolutely pumped to be back at KKR: Pat Cummins

“Absolutely pumped to be back on board, KKR. I can’t wait to work with Baz McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. Can’t wait to get over there,” says Pat Cummins.

IPL Auction live: RCB have 10 more slots to fill

Royal Challengers Bangalore have 10 more slots to fill with just over 14 crore remaining in their purse. Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will be pretty happy with their stealers in the form of Chris Lynn, Jason Roy and Chris Woakes.

IPL auction live: Purse remaining

  • Kings XI Punjab: Rs 31.95 crore
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 14.90 crore
  • Delhi Capitals: Rs 24.85 crore
  • Mumbai Indians: Rs 11.05 crore
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 13.50 crore
  • Rajasthan Royals: Rs 25.90 crore
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 17 crore
  • Chennai Super Kings: Rs 9.10 crore

Set 2 summary: Big bucks for Maxwell, Cummins and Morris

  • Glenn Maxwell Rs 10.75 crore — KXIP
  • Yusuf Pathan – UNSOLD
  • Chris Woakes – Rs 1.5 crore – DC
  • Colin de Grandhomme – UNSOLD
  • Pat Cummins – Rs 15.5 crore – KKR (Record)
  • Sam Curran – Rs 5.5 crore – CSK
  • Chris Morris – Rs 10 crore – RCB
  • Stuart Binny – UNSOLD

Stuart Binny goes unsold

Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny finds no takers in the IPL 2020 Auction. Will teams bring him back during the accelerated set?

RCB buy Morris for Rs 10 crore

It’s Royal Challengers Bangalore who have bought Chris Morris for Rs 10 crore. This is their second buy after Aaron Finch. Kings XI Punjab pulled out late in the bidding war but Mumbai Indians joined in and increased the price. Rs 10 crore for Morris? What do you people think?

Chris Morris attacting big bids at IPL Auction

Delhi Capitals released Chris Morris but he is attracting some big bids at IPL Auction. The South Africa all-rounder is getting bids from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Mumbai Indians have joined in. The bid has now gone past Rs 9 crore. His base price was Rs 1.5 crore.

Chennai Super Kings buy Sam Curran for Rs 5.5 crore

Chennai Super Kings have bought their 1st player. After a long time, they have come in early to the bidding war and spent big money on a player. Sam Curran, the England all-rounder, has been snapped up for Rs 5.5 crore. His base price was Rs 1 crore.

IPL Auction: Sam Curran starts another bidding war

Sam Curran is setting the stage on fire now. Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are bidding for him. From a base price of Rs 1 crore, he has already gone past Rs 5 crore. Who will get him?

History! Pat Cummins most expensive foreign buy at IPL Auction

Pat Cummins creates history! He is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore. He overtakes Ben Stokes who was sold for Rs 14.5 crore ahead of IPL 2018.

He is now the costliest foreign buy in the history of IPL Auction.

Kolkata Knight Riders entered the bidding war only after the bids had crossed Rs 14.75 crore. After Delhi Capitals opted out, it was a two-way race between RCB and KKR.

Pat Cummins starts bidding war

As expected, Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is setting the auction stage on fire. Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at it now. From a base price of Rs 2 crore, it has already gone past Rs 8 crore.

Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme go UNSOLD

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme goes unsold. His base price was Rs 75 lakh. India all-rounder and KKR star Yusuf Pathan, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, goes UNSOLD as well.

Delhi Capitals buy Chris Woakes at his base price

England all-rounder Chris Woakes has been bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.5 crore. That was his base price as well. Good buy, we reckon. Delhi missed Maxwell and immediately went for Woakes.

BIG SHOW makes Big money: Rs 10.75 crore to Glenn Maxwell

Okay, we have the big news! Kings XI Punjab have bought Glenn Maxwell for Rs 10.75 crore. A severe bidding war between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals was underway. Neither teams refused to let go of the Australia all-rounder who began at a base price of Rs 2 crore. In the end, he was snapped up by KXIP. Has Anil Kumble & Co. paid a bit too much for Maxwell?

Set 2 underway: Glenn Maxwell is the 1st player to go under the hammer

Glenn Maxwell is setting the IPL Auction on fire. Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are involved in a bidding war. From his base price of Rs 2 crore, the bid has already gone past Rs 8 crore. Delhi is still going strong.

Set 1 Summary: Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch make big money

  • Chris Lynn — MI – Rs 2 crore (Base)
  • Eoin Morgan — KKR (DC) Rs 5.25 crore
  • Robin Uthappa – RR (KXIP) Rs 3 crore
  • Hanuma Vihari – Unsold Rs 50 Lakh
  • Cheteshwar Pujara – Unsold Rs 50 Lakh
  • Jason Roy – DC – Rs 1.5 crore
  • Aaron Finch – RCB (KKR) – Rs 4.4 crore

IPL Auction: RCB buy Aaron Finch for Rs 4.4 crore

Royal Challengers have made their first purchase at IPL Auction 2020. They buy Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch for Rs 4.4 crore. His base price was Rs 1 crore and KKR were involved in a bidding war with RCB.

That complete the 1st set.

Bidding war between RCB and KKR for Aaron Finch

Australia’s ODI captain Aaron Finch is setting the auction stage on fire. Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore are involved in a bidding war for Finch. His base price was Rs 1 crore and it has already tripled. Australian fans, rejoice!

Delhi Capitals steal Jason Roy at base price

More surprises here! With teams not willing to spend big bucks in Set 1, certain teams are benefitting from it. The latest is Delhi Capitals who have bought England opener Jason Roy at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari go unsold

No takers for India’s Test speciallists Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari. They go unsold after coming into the Auction in Set 1. Both of them had their base prices set at Rs 50 Lakh each.

Rajasthan Royals buy Robin Uthappa for Rs 3 crore

Rajasthan Royals have outbid Kings XI Punjab to buy IPL great Robin Uthappa for Rs 3 crore. His base price was Rs 3 crore. A good buy from the Royals, we reckon.

England captain Eoin Morgan goes to KKR for Rs 5.25 crore

It’s a two-way bidding battle for Eoin Morgan. Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals are going for the World Cup-winning England ODI captain. His base price is Rs 2 crore.

Kolkata Knight Riders buy Eoin Morgan for Rs 5.25 crore.

IPL Auction: Mumbai Indians buy Chris Lynn

It’s a steal! Chris Lynn goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore. Only MI came up with a bid and KKR did not even use their RTM. Surprise!

IPL Auction: Brijesh Patel delivering the opening address

Newly-appointed IPL chairman Brijesh Patel is delivering the opening address at the auction. He is welcoming the IPL top brass, including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah. An array of executives from all the stakeholders have arrived at the venue in Kolkata.

“BCCI is grateful to all our stakeholders, including our partners VIVO. Our broadcasting partner Star and Hotstar… More importantly, we would like to thank all the franchises. We would also like to thank all the fans for their unwavering support that has made the league a top-class one,” Brijesh Patel said.

Preity Zinta ready for IPL Auction

Kings XI Punjab have the biggest purse to spend at IPL Auction. And their co-owner Preity Zinta is gearing up for the auction. Keep in mind, she was instrumental in bringing back Chris Gayle who has been a fine performer for KXIP. Whom will they go for today? Tom Banton? Chris Lynn? Expect them to spend some big bucks!


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