The cash-rich cricket league’s high on budget auction concluded in the city of joy yesterday. The IPL Auction 2020 saw a fierce bidding war between the 8 franchisees who were there two fill the gaps in their squads.
While Pat Cummins created a history by becoming the highest ever overseas and second-highest overall (after Yuvraj Singh) purchase at whopping 15.50 Crores, his fellow Aussies too had reasons to smile. 4 Aussie players made it to the list of top 10 buys in yesterday’s action.
Now, since the shopping is done and the wait for the league to start has begun here’s how the 8 squads look.
The Capitals came in with a purse of over 27 crores and with 8 purchases in the auction they manage to get a squad of 22 sorted out. West Indian Shimron Hetmyer and Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis were their big purchase.
The Delhi Capitals squad stands like this: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Avesh Khan
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 7.75 Crore), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 1 Crore), Alex Carey (Rs 2.4 Crore), Jason Roy (Rs 1.5 Crore), Chris Woakes (Rs 1.5 Crore), Mohit Sharma (Rs 50 Lakhs), Tushar Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs), Lalit Yadav (Rs 20 Lakhs)
Kolkata Knight Riders
The two time champions KKR came into the auction with a fairly big purse of 36.65 crores. They made it count with the biggest purchase of the auction Pat Cummins. Apart from Cummins, the KKR bought 8 more players including the English captain Eoin Morgan.
The Kolkata Knight Riders squad stands like this: 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Pat Cummins (Rs 15.5 Crore), Eoin Morgan (Rs 5.25 Crore), Varun Chakravarthy (Rs 4 Crore), Tom Banton (Rs 1 Crore), Rahul Tripathi (Rs 60 Lakh), Pravin Tambe (Rs 20 Lakhs), M Siddharth (Rs 20 Lakh), Chris Green (Rs 20 Lakhs), Nikhil Naik (Rs 20 Lakhs)
Royal Challengers Banglore
The RCB had many slots to fill thanks to the number of releases they made before the auction. Their big pick was Portea’s all-rounder Chris Morris and Aussie opener Aaron Finch. Not to forget they got back Dale Steyn.
The Royal Challengers Banglore squad stands like this: 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Chris Morris (Rs 10 Crore), Aaron Finch (Rs 4.4 Crore), Dale Steyn (Rs 2 Crores), Dale Steyn (Rs 2 Crores), Kane Richardson (Rs 1.5 Crores), Isuru Udana (Rs 50 Lakhs), Joshua Philippe (Rs 20 Lakhs), Pavan Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)
The Sunrisers had a pretty much-balanced squad before the auction and required to fill just a few spaces. Their big purchases were Mitchell Marsh, uncapped Virat Singh and India U-19 captain Priyam Garg.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad squad stands like this: 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Mitchell Marsh (Rs 2 Crore), Priyam Garg (Rs 1.9 Crore), Virat Singh (Rs 1.9 Crore), Fabian Allen (Rs 50 Lakhs), Sandeep Bavanaka (Rs 20 Lakhs), Abdul Samad (Rs 20 Lakhs), Sanjay Yadav (Rs 20 Lakhs)
The Royals got good deals in face of Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, and youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal who were their highest spent picks in yesterday’s auction. They chipped in David Miller in a smart bid.
The Rajasthan Royal squad stands like this: 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Robin Uthappa (Rs 3 Crore), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 3 Crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 2.4 Crore), Kartik Tyagi (Rs 1.3 Crore), Andrew Tye (Rs 1 Crore), Tom Curran (Rs 1 Crore), Anuj Rawat (Rs 80 Lakh), David Miller (Rs 75 Lakh), Oshane Thomas (Rs 50 Lakhs), Aakash Singh (Rs 20 Lakh), Anirudha Joshi (Rs 20 Lakhs)
The 4 time champions were quick on the auction table and got it right from the word go. The Mumbai paltan got Chris Lynn with there first bid before spending big on Nathan Coulter-Nile.
The Mumbai Indians squad stands like this: 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 8 Crore), Chris Lynn (Rs 2 Crore), Saurabh Tiwary (Rs 50 Lakh), Mohsin Khan (Rs 20 Lakhs), Digvijay Deshmukh (Rs 20 Lakhs), Prince Balwant Rai Singh (Rs 20 Lakhs)
Kings XI Punjab
The Punjabi’s had the biggest purse coming into the auction and were quick to bring back their star Glenn Maxwell back to the den. Maxwell was the second-highest purchase of the day behind Cummins.
The Kings XI Punjab squad stands like this: 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Glenn Maxwell (Rs 10.75 Crore), Sheldon Cottrell (Rs 8.5 Crore), Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 2 Crore), Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 55 Lakhs), Deepak Hooda (Rs 50 Lakh), James Neesham (Rs 50 Lakh), Ishan Porel (Rs 20 Lakh), Chris Jordan (Rs 75 Lakhs), Tajinder Dhillon (Rs 20 Lakhs)
CSK’s idea of maintaining a core and sticking to it has been the perfect recipe for there success over the years. With a balanced squad already in the Superkings just made 4 purchases with Piyush Chawla being the highest pick.
The Chennai Super Kings squad stands like this: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, 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
Bought at Yesterday’s Auction: Piyush Chawla (Rs 6.75 Crore), Sam Curran (Rs 5.5 Crore), Josh Hazlewood (Rs 2 Crore), R Sai Kishore (Rs 20 Lakhs)