IPL 2020 Auction: Indian Premier League Player Auction in Numbers, Country-Wise Cricketers' List
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Things for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 get started with the Player Auction on December 19, 2019. The IPL 2020 Player Auction will take place in Kolkata and 73 spots are available. A total of 971 players (including local and overseas) have registered for the IPL 2020 Player Auction.

The first list of registered players has been forwarded to all the franchises. The deadline for teams to shortlist the players is till 5:00 PM IST, December 09. Shortlisted players will then go into the Player Auction pool and from there, the franchises will have to bid for them. As things get rolling in the IPL 2020, let's have a look at the Player Auction in numbers. IPL 2020 Player Auction: From Jason Roy to Matt Henry, 5 Cricketers Who May Become Most Expensive Buys in 13th Edition of Indian Premier League.

2- Number of Associate players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list.

19- Number of capped Indian players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list.

60- Number of uncapped international players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list. Also, 60 uncapped Indians are in the list who have debuted in IPL previously.

196- Number of capped international players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list. IPL 2020 Player Auction: Check Out The Balance and Auction Purse of Each Franchise in Indian Premier League Season 13.

258- Number of overseas players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list.

634- Number of uncapped Indian players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list.

713- Number of Indian players in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list. IPL 2020 Player Auction: From Yusuf Pathan to Dale Steyn, 5 Cricketers Who Might Go Unsold in 13th Edition of Indian Premier League.

Country-wise breakdown of overseas players registered for VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction

Country Number of Players
Afghanistan 19
Australia 55
Bangladesh 6
England 22
Netherlands 1
New Zealand 24
South Africa 54
Sri Lanka 39
USA 1
West Indies 34
Zimbabwe 3

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has opted out of the IPL 2020 while Australian players like Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have registered for the auctions. Maxwell, who recently announced the decision to take a short break from cricket following some mental health issues, is expected to return to cricket with IPL.