At the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) auction, a total of 62 players were picked by the eight franchises. Out of these 62, 29 were overseas players. With 62 players sold, total of INR 1,40,30,00,000 was spent by the eight IPL franchises. Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins was the most expensive buy in the IPL 2020 auctions as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shelled out mammoth INR 15.50 Crore for him. He now becomes the most expensive foreign player in IPL history. Most Expensive Foreign Players in IPL: Pat Cummins Pockets Rs 15.50 Crore From KKR, Who Are The Other Cricketers To Earn Big Bucks?
Apart from Cummins, another Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was picked for INR 10.75 Crore by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who went to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for INR 10 Crore was the third expensive buy at the IPL 2020 auction.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) ended the IPL 2020 player auction with most picks as they bagged 11 players. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and KXIP bagged nine players each. Virat Kohli-led RCB and Delhi Capitals (DC) picked eight players each while Sunrisers Hyderabad bought seven players. Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) picked six players while Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were least active at the auctions and picked just four players. Shimron Hetmyer Grooves to Delhi Capitals’ Official Theme Song After Bagging 7.5 Crores From the Franchise in IPL 2020 Player Auction (Watch Video).
Sunrisers, Kings XI and Royals now have the maximum squad size in the league, with 25 players in their ranks. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have 24 players each in their squads while Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals have 23 and 22 players respectively. RCB (21) has the least number of players in their squad.
Sold Players at IPL 2020 Auction:
CSK: Piyush Chawla, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood.
DC: Jason Roy, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande.
KXIP: Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Tajinder Dhillon, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel.
KKR: Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Nikhil Naik, Varun Chakravarthy, M Siddharth, Pravin Tambe.
MI: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn.
RR: Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Anirudha Joshi, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Oshane Thomas, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye.
RCB: Aaron Finch, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn.
SRH: Mitchell Marsh,Sandeep Bavanaka, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen.
Unsold Players at IPL 2020 Auction:
Hanuma Vihari, Chesteshwar Pujara, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Stuart Binny, Heinrich Klaasen, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naman Ojha, Kusal Perera, Shai Hope, Mohit Sharma, Dale Steyn, Andrew Tye, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh, Zahir Khan, Manjot Kalra, Rohan Kadam, Harpreet Singh, Daniel Sams, Pavan Deshpande, Shahrukh Khan, Kedar Devdhar, KS Bharat, Prabhsimran Singh, Ankush Bains, Vishnu Vinod, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tushar Deshpande, Riley Meredith, Midhun Sudhesan, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, KC Cariappa, Evin Lewis, Manoj Tiwary, Colin Ingram, Martin Guptill, Carlos Brathwaite, Marcus Stoinis, Andile Phehlukwayo, Colin Munro, Rishi Dhawan, Ben Cutting, Anrich Nortje, Barinder Sran, Mark Wood, Alzarri Joseph, Mustafizur Rahman, Adam Milne, Ayush Badoni, and Praveen Dubey.