IPL 2020 auctions: Highlights, final squads and team by team analysis
A total of 338 players went under the hammer in the IPL 2020 auctions, vying for the remaining 73 spots across eight franchises. 62 of these slots were filled with a total of 29 overseas players attracting successful bids. But are these player able to make their team win in IPL 2020? (In our IPL today Match Prediction, we will discuss the chances of each team winning)
A total of Rs 140 crore were spent on the auction day with Kings XI Punjab bidding for the most money - Rs 16.5 crore. Pat Cummins at Rs 15.5 crore became the most expensive overseas pick in IPL history. Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris and Sheldon Cottrell followed at Rs 10.75 crore, Rs 10 crore and Rs 8.5 crore respectively. Piyush Chawla ended as the most expensive Indian player with a whopping Rs 6.75 crore bid by CSK.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Purse left: Rs 15 lakh
No of open players slot: Three (two domestic, one overseas)
With Lungi Ngidi being a hit or a miss due to injuries, Chennai Super Kings needed a couple of overseas pace bowlers. Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curran have plugged the two slots. Veteran leg spinner Piyush Chawla also bagged a fat paycheck.
Existing squad: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, N Jagadeesan, M Vijay, Rituraj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif
Players bought: Sam Curran (5.5 crore), Piyush Chawla (6.75 crore), Josh Hazlewood (2 crore), Sai Kishore (20 lac)
Purse left: Rs 1.95 crore
No of open players slot: One (One domestic)
Mumbai Indians were pretty much settled with their core in Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Pandya brothers, Lasith Malinga and Kieron Pollard intact. They needed an extra opener and got that in the form of Chris Lynn.
Existing squad: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aditya Tare (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan
Players bought: Chris Lynn (2 crore), Nathan Coulter Nile ( 8 crore), Saurabh Tiwary (50 lac), Moshin Khan (20 lac), Tarjinder Dhillon (20 lac), Digvijay Deshmukh
Purse left: Rs 9.00 crore
No of open players slot: Three (three domestic)
Delhi Capitals had a couple of really handy buys in the form of all-rounders Chris Woakes and Marcus Stoinis. They picked Shimron Hetmyer as their finisher while Jason Roy and Alex Carey will serve as reserves.
Existing squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Avesh Khan
Players bought: Jason Roy (1.5 crore), Chris Woakes (1.5 crore), Alex Carrey (2.4 crore), Shimron Hetmyer (7.75 crore), Mohit Sharma (50 lac), Tushar Deshpande (20 lac), Marcus Stoinis (4.8 crore)
Kolkata Knight Riders
Purse left: Rs 8.50 crore
No of open players slot: 2 (two domestic)
Kolkata Knight Riders went into the auctions primarily looking for top order batsmen. It was also speculated that Dinesh Karthik might lose his captaincy this time around. Despite the selection of Eoin Morgan, who could have done the job, KKR have announced that Karthik will retain captaincy. The team has picked England top-order batsman Tom Banton and Australian pacer Pat Cummins as their top buys.
Existing squad: Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier
Players bought: Eoin Morgan (5.25 crore), Pat Cummins (15.5 crore), Rahul Tripathi (60 lac), Varun Chakravarthy (4 crore), Chris Green (20 lac), Tom Banton (1 crore), Pravin Tambe (20 lac)
Kings XI Punjab
Purse left: Rs 16.50 crore
No of open players slot: 0
Kings XI Punjab already had a number of good batsmen and bowlers in their line-up but needed a few all-rounders to add balance. They had their wish fulfilled in the form of Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham and Chris Jordan.
Existing squad: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, K. Gowtham, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande
Players bought: Glen Maxwell (10.75 crore), Sheldon Cottrell (8.5 crore), Deepak Hooda (50 l), Ishan Porel (20 lac), Ravi Bishnoi (2 crore), James Neesham (50 lac), Chris Jordan (3 crore), Prabhsimran Singh (50 lac), Tajinder Dhillon (20 lac)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Purse left: Rs 6.40 crore
No of open players slot: 4 (four domestic)
Royal Challengers Bangalore had as many as 18 slots to fill. They did fill 14 of them, pocketing Aaron Finch and Josh Philippe as their batsman while Kane Richardson and Dale Steyn were their pace bowling picks. All-rounder Chris Morris also landed a fortune.
Existing Squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Players bought: Aaron Finch ( 4.40 crore), Chris Morris ( 10 crore), Joshua Philippe (20 lac). Kane Richardson (4 crore), Pavan Deshpande (20 lac)
Purse left: Rs 14.75 crore
No of open players slot: 0
Rajasthan Royals were short on fast bowling acumen and they got plenty of it in the form of Oshane Thomas, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye and Jaydev Unadkat. The team also picked Robin Uthappa as a top-order batting option.
Existing squad: Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Varun Aaron
Players bought: Robin Uthappa (3 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (3 crore), Yasashvi Jaiswal (2.40 crore), Anuj Rawat (80 lac), Kartik Tyagi (1.3 crore), David Miller (75 lac), Oshane Thomas (50 lac), Anirudha Joshi (20 lac)
Purse left: Rs 10.10 crore
No of open players slot: 0
Sunrisers Hyderabad were looking for Indian batsmen and all-rounders in the auction. They succeeded in bagging three quality Indian batsmen in Virat Singh, Priyam Garg and Sanjay Yadav. SRH also picked two overseas all-rounders in Mitchell Marsh and Fabian Allen.
Existing squad: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Billy Stanlake
Players bought: Virat Singh (1.9 crore), Priyam Garg (1.9 crore), Mitchell Marsh (2 crore), Sandeep Bavanaka (20 lac), Fabian Allen (50lac), Abdul Samad (20 lac), Sanjay Yadav (20 lac)
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