That’s it from the auctions. It was a day full of frenzy with a few becoming billionaires while a few not getting even a single bid. The day belonged to Australian cricketers and India’s Under-19 players. Shimron Hetmyer and Sheldon Cottrell also returned with big bucks. Most teams will be happy with their purchases today. Detailed analysis of the auction will be coming your way shortly.
Andrew Tye to Rajasthan Royals for 1 crore. Lalit Yadav to Delhi Capitals for 20 lakhs. Tom Curran to Rajasthan Royals for 1 crore. Nikhil Naik back to KKR for his base price. Isuru Udana will play for RCB. Vinay Kumar is the last name on the list, he remains unsold.
Twist in the tale! RCB get back Dale Steyn for 2 crores.
Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals fighting for Marcus Stoinis. The price has reached 3.6 crores now. It is Delhi who emerges winner with the bid of 4.8 crores.
Delhi Capitals buy Tushar Deshpande while Chennai Super Kings take R Sai Kishore.
Kings XI Punjab get a backup wicketkeeper in Prabhsimran Singh.
Pavan Deshpande shall be seen in the RCB camp next year.
Delhi Capitals have lapped up Mohit Sharma for his base price. Dale Steyn remains unsold.
We will go through the unsold cricketers’ list now.
Aniruddha Joshi joins Rajasthan Royals for his base price. Mumbai Indians buy Digvijay Deshmukh and Prince Balwant Rai Singh. Sunrisers Hyderabad take Sanjay Yadav.
Stunning development, Kesrick Williams goes unsold.
Abdul Samad will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020.
Kings XI Punjab have another signing, this time it is Tajinder Singh.
48-year old legspinner Pravin Tambe up in the auction. KKR sign him up for his base price.
Another Royal battle ensues, it’s for Kane Richardson. He will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore who bought him for 4 crores. RR take Oshane Thomas for his base price of 50 lakhs.
England’s fast bowler Chris Jordan fetches three crores as he joins Kings XI Punjab.
Fabian Allen joins the Orange Army for his base price of 50 lakhs.
Kolkata Knight Riders steal Tom Banton for just 1 crore.
Australia’s Josh Philippe joins Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians take Mohsin Khan for his base price of 20 lakhs.
We are back after the break for the accelerated auction.
Sandip Bavanaka – 20 lakhs to Sunrisers Hyderabad
Chris Green – 20 lakhs to Kolkata Knight Riders
13 rounds have been completed and we take a long break now. Each team will now nominate 10 players of their choice for the accelerated auction. These can include unsold names as well.
Josh Hazlewood will play in Yellow. Chennai Super Kings buy him for 2 crores.
The man with the best bowling figures in the IPL, Alzarri Joseph, finds no takers.
Anrich Nortje, Barinder Sran and Mark Wood go unsold.
Best cricketer on Twitter, James Neesham, finds a spot in Kings XI Punjab for 50 lakhs.
Ben Cutting and Rishi Dhawan attract no bids.
Opening bid and only bid for Mitchell Marsh comes from SRH of two crores.
West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite goes unsold so does Australia’s Marcus Stoinis.
Manoj Tiwary, Martin Guptill and Colin Ingram find no bidders.
Mumbai Indians take Saurabh Tiwary for 50 lakhs.
South Africa’s David Miller will play in pink for Rajasthan Royals (0.75 crores)
No takers for Evin Lewis.
Shimron Hetmyer is here! Phew, it was almost too late but now the bidding battle has begun for the Caribbean superstar. We have reached the 2-crore mark with RR and DC fighting. The bids have now reached 6.75 crores. He will play for Delhi Capitals at the cost of 7.75 crores.
Surprise, surprise! Highest wicket-taker of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 R Sai Kishore goes unsold. Noor Ahmad is another addition to the unsold list.
Ravi Bishnoi ignites a bidding war between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. We are in crores now. He will play for KXIP after earning 2 crores.
KC Cariappa attracts no bid. Tamil Nadu’s M Siddharth is bought by KKR for 20 Lakhs. M Sudhesan finds no takers.
Kings XI Punjab take Ishan Porel for his base price of 20 Lakhs.
19-year old Kartik Tyagi is another buy for Rajasthan Royals at 1.4 crores.
Akash Singh joins Rajasthan Royals for his base price of 20 Lakhs.
Vishnu Vinod, Ankush Bains, Prabhsimran Singh and KS Bharat remain unsold.
Rajasthan Royals buy Anuj Rawat for 80 Lakhs.
Others do not get a bid as we move to the next round.
17-year old Yashasvi Jaiswal up for grabs. He will play for Rajasthan Royals at the price tag of 2.4 crores.
KKR will have the mystery of Varun Chakravarthy in this IPL at the cost of 4 crores.
Spin all-rounder Deepak Hooda taken by Kings XI Punjab for 50 Lakhs.
India’s under-19 captain Priyam Garg is up next. Ditto, SRH take him for the same amount as that of Virat Singh.
Virat Singh joins Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH’s first buy of the day and it is for 1.9 crores.
Rahul Tripathi is first to get a bid after three uncapped Indian players went unsold. RCB and KKR are interested in the opening batsman. KKR get him for 60 Lakhs.
Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh, Zahir Khan and Ish Sodhi do not get any bids. We take another break from the bidding war.
Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla is in demand. His price has skyrocketed to 6.25 crores and Chennai Super Kings get him for 6.75 crores. This was out of yellow!
Sheldon Cottrell‘s salute is attracting heavy bids from DC and KXIP. He has crossed the 8-crore mark now. Kings XI Punjab take his services for 8.5 crores.
Tim Southee does not attract any bids.
It’s MI vs CSK at the auction. Both want Coulter-Nile. The price has reached 7.25 crores. Mumbai Indians pouch him for 8 crores.
Andrew Tye, the man with an IPL hat-trick goes unsold. His fellow pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile up next.
Jaydev Unadkat, a regular auction hero, is up for the bidding now. Rajasthan Royals can’t let him go. They are bidding against Kings XI Punjab. They get him for 3 crores this time.
Dale Steyn goes unsold with his base price of 2 crores.
South African wicketkeeper Henrich Klaasen and Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim attract no bids. Naman Ojha and Kusal Perera also added to the unsold list. Shai Hope, the final name from wicketkeepers’ list remains unsold.
The second round begins with Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey. It’s a Royal fight with RCB and RR battling against each other. But it is Delhi Capitals who take him for 2.4 crores.
The Big show returns to KXIP
04: 22 PM
Chris Morris‘ stocks are rising up. KXIP and RCB outbidding each other. He has crossed 8 crores mark. And surprise! Mumbai Indians are interested but reach a cut-off at 10 crores. Royal Challengers Bangalore snap him.
Stuart Binny remains unsold. This ends the first round of auction.
04: 16 PM
Sam Curran up next. Chennai and Delhi, both want him in the team. Chennai Super Kings seem determined to get him and they do pouch him for 5.5 crores.
04: 12 PM
SOLD! KKR take Pat Cummins at 15.5 crores! Most expensive foreign player ever in the IPL!
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Now KKR swoop in the war and Cummins is already the most expensive overseas player in IPL history.
Need for speed! Australian pacer Pat Cummins has sparked another bidding war. DC and RCB up against each other. The bid has reached 14 crores! No one is backing out.
04: 03 PM
No bids for Yusuf Pathan and Colin de Grandhomme.
04: 00 PM
English all-rounder Chris Woakes joins Delhi Capitals for his base price 1.5 crores.
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell is up next. How much will the teams pay for the Big Show? The fight is between Punjab and Delhi. The price has reached 10 crores! Maxwell returns to Kings XI Punjab for a whopping 10.75 crores!
03: 50 PM
Aaron Finch joins Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at RCB for 4.4 crores.
India’s Test batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari have been ignored by the franchises.
Robin Uthappa will bat in pink this season. Rajasthan Royals sign him for 3 crores.
Here’s the first bidding war! Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders fighting for England’s World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan. KKR pouch him for 5.25 crores.
Chris Lynn is the first name out of the bag. Mumbai Indians buy him at the base price, LYNN SOLD FOR 2 CRORES TO MI! No one else bid for him.
03: 00 PM
The preparations for IPL 2020 will take final shape today at Kolkata. After releasing players in the trade window, all eight franchises are looking to plug gaps in their respective squads. A total of 73 spots are available and 338 players will be vying for them in the IPL 2020 Auction.
Seven overseas players have set the highest reserve price (INR 2 crores) for themselves – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews are placed in the highest bracket.
Robin Uthappa is the only Indian player in the Auction list with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. Other major Indian stars, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan & Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at INR 1 crore.
A total of 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players & 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the IPL 2020 Player Auction in Kolkata. The event begins at 15:30 IST. Stay tuned for live updates.
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