Cricket fever begins with the thrill bidding of players at IPL 2020 auction

Cricket fever begins at the right moment with the thrill bidding of players at IPL 2020 auction!

The VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list is out with a total of 332 cricketers who went under the hammer in Kolkata on December 19th, 2019. The auction completed with the franchises shelling out a combined sum of ₹ 140.30 crores to buy a total of 62 players including 29 overseas cricketers.

The highest reserve price is ₹2 crores and the seven overseas players – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket. Pat Cummins, the Aussies all-rounder was bagged by KKR for ₹15.5 Cr becoming the 2nd-most expensive foreign player in the history of the IPL auction. He broke the record of Ben Strokes who bought by Rising Pune Super Giant for ₹14.5 Cr in the 2017 IPL auction.

Initially, RCB and Delhi Capitals were locked in the bidding war for Cummins who had a base price of ₹2 Cr. The bid swiftly soared past ₹5 Cr, with RCB briefly in the lead at ₹5.25 Cr. Cummins eventually returned to KKR for a jaw-dropping price of ₹15.5 Cr in the end.

Highlights of Fierce Bidding – Most Expensive Players:

1. Aussies player Pat Cummins made merry ranking for big bucks at IPL 2020 who claimed 15 wickets for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2017. In 2018 he was ruled out from Mumbai Indians due to injury.

2. Glenn Maxwell ended up with a whopping price of ₹10.75 crores to Kings XI Punjab becoming the second most expensive buy in this IPL 2020 auction.

3. Chris Morris the powerful all-rounder went into a bidding war between RCB, Rajasthan Royals, KXIP but RCB eventually bagged Morris for a whopping sum of ₹10 Crores.

4. West Indies pace bowler Sheldon Cottrell bought by KXIP for ₹8.5 crores right from the base price of 50 Lakhs. How many of them are fall in love with ‘Cottrell salute’? Comment your reaction below.

5. Nathan Coulter-Nile Australian pacer bought for the sum of ₹8 crores by the defending champions Mumbai Indians In a fierce battle with last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings MI had to shell out a substantial sum to grab the pacer.

6. Shimron Hetmyer will be shifting bases from his previous franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore to Delhi Capitals for IPL 2020. Base price: ₹50 lakhs and he sold for ₹7.75 crores.

Here is how those lineups stack up for the 13th season of IPL who bought in an auction.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
Piyush Chawla 6.75 Crores
Sam Curran 5.5 Crores
Josh Hazlewood 2 Crores
R Sai Kishore 20 Lakhs

 

DELHI CAPITALS
Shimron Hetmyer 7.75 Crores
Marcus Stoinis 1 Crore
Alex Carey 2.4 Crore
Jason Roy 1.5 Crores
Chris Woakes 1.5 Crores
Mohit Sharma 50 Lakhs
Tushar Deshpande 20 Lakhs
Lalit Yadav 20 Lakhs

 

KINGS XI PUNJAB
Glenn Maxwell 10.75 Crores
Sheldon Cottrell 8.5 Crores
Ravi Bishnoi 2 Crores
Prabhsimran Singh 55 Lakhs
Deepak Hooda 50 Lakhs
James Neesham 50 Lakhs
Ishan Porel 20 Lakhs
Chris Jordan 75 Lakhs
Tajinder Dhillon 20 Lakhs

 

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Pat Cummins 15.5 Crores
Eoin Morgan 5.25 Crores
Varun Chakravarthy 4 Crores
Tom Banton 1 Crore
Rahul Tripathi 60 Lakhs
Pravin Tambe 20 Lakhs
M Siddharth 20 Lakhs
Chris Green 20 Lakhs
Nikhil Naik 20 Lakhs

 

MUMBAI INDIANS
Nathan Coulter-Nile 8 Crores
Chris Lynn 2 Crores
Saurabh Tiwary 50 Lakhs
Mohsin Khan 20 Lakhs
Digvijay Deshmukh 20 Lakhs
Prince Balwant Rai Singh 20 Lakhs

 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Robin Uthappa 3 Crores
Jaydev Unadkat 3 Crores
Yashasvi Jaiswal 2.4 Crores
Kartik Tyagi 1.3 Crores
Andrew Tye 1 Crore
Tom Curran 1 Crore
Anuj Rawat 80 Lakhs
David Miller 75 Lakhs
Oshane Thomas 50 Lakhs
Aakash Singh 20 Lakhs
Anirudha Joshi 20 Lakhs

 

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Chris Morris 10 Crores
Aaron Finch 4.4 Crores
Dale Steyn 2 Crores
Kane Richardson 1.5 Crores
Isuru Udana 50 Lakhs
Joshua Philippe 20 Lakhs
Pavan Deshpande 20 Lakhs

 

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
Mitchell Marsh 2 Crores
Priyam Garg 1.9 Crores
Virat Singh 1.9 Crores
Fabian Allen 50 Lakhs
Sandeep Bavanaka 20 Lakhs
Abdul Samad 20 Lakhs
Sanjay Yadav 20 Lakhs

 

TOP UNSOLD PLAYERS
Yusuf Pathan Base price Rs 1 crore
Mushfiqur Rahim Base price Rs 75 lakh
Tim Southee Base price Rs 1 crore
Martin Guptill Base price Rs 1 crore
Jason Holder Base price Rs 75 lakh

Your favorite teams are back. Which is the strongest team in IPL 2020, can you predict? Comment your answers below. Follow Festeve Mantra for more updates on IPL. Stay tuned!

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I’m Anand K passionate digital marketer, freelancer and professional blogger from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. I have been in the digital marketing industry since 2015.

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