IPL 2020 Player Auction: Franchises all set for Bidding Wars


The IPL 2020 Auction gets underway in Kolkata today on December 19th, 2019 at 3:30 PM.

Eight teams’ bidders are set to splurge the big bucks on 332 players from all over the world - these include 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations.


The highest reserve price of INR 2 crore is reserved for 7 overseas players – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews.

Robin Uthappa is the only Indian in the INR 1.5 crore bracket while three others - Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan & Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at INR 1 crore.

IPL auctioneer : Hugh Edmeades from UK

Let’s follow and watch this bidding war as franchises are all set to break their Bank balance to grab Players with the ultimate goal of lifting the 2020 IPL trophy!

Share your thoughts and strategies that you think these franchises should adopt to build the winning team.


IPL 2020: KXIP richest, MI thinnest

Balance sheet of all 8 franchises after IPL retention and before the auction.


:moneybag:Big names and Big numbers! Who among these will be the top picks? :clipboard::thinking:


Players, the 8 teams could target.

Chennai Super Kings

Possible CSK recruits: Sam Curran, Chris Morris, Jason Holder, Pat Cummins, R Sai Kishore, Shahrukh Khan

Delhi Capitals

Possible DC recruits: Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Eoin Morgan, Kesrick Williams, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Porel, Jaydev Unadkat

Kings XI Punjab

Possible KXIP recruits: Jason Roy, Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch, Sheldon Cottrell, Rohan Kadam, Ishan Porel

Kolkata Knight Riders

Possible KKR recruits: Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan, Maxwell, Stuart Binny

Mumbai Indians

Possible MI recruits: Jason Roy, Tom Banton, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Rajasthan Royals

Possible RR recruits: Alex Carey, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Possible RCB recruits: Alex Carey, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jimmy Neesham, Rohan Kadam

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Possible SRH recruits: Chris Morris, Fabian Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Robin Uthappa, Shah Rukh Khan, Rohan Kadam, Pavan Deshpande

Source: Sportstar


These Words By IPL Auctioneer :heart_eyes:



Chris Lynn : The first signing of IPL 2020 auction by Mumbai Indians.
Base Price : Rs. 2 Cr
Sold Price : Rs. 2 Cr

KKR signed Eoin Morgan
Base Price : Rs. 1.5 Cr
Sold Price : Rs. 5.25 Cr

Robin Uthappa is sold to Rajasthan Royals
Base Price : Rs. 1.5 Cr
Sold Price : Rs. 3 Cr


And the salute goes to…Kings XI Punjab at 17 times his base price!



Jaydev Unadkat in IPL Auctions

2018 - 11.50 crore :arrow_right: Rajasthan Royals

2019 - 8.40 crore :arrow_right: Rajasthan Royals

2020 - 3.00 crore :arrow_right: Rajasthan Royals



Aaron Finch sold to RCB 4.4 Cr
Glenn Maxwell Sold to KXIP for 10.75 Cr
Sam Curran sold to CSK 5.5 Cr
Pat Cummins Sold to KKR For 15.50 cr :open_mouth:
Jason roy to DC 1.5 Cr
Alex Corey to DC 2.4 Cr
Jaudev Unadkat to RR 3 Cr
Nathan Coulter Nile to MI 8 Cr
Cittel to KXIP 8.5 Cr
Piyush Chawla to CSK 6.75 Cr

Steyn, Yusuf, Southee, Mushfiqur Rahim among Unsold


Smile lads, you’ve hit the jackpot!



The sold story so far post-Lynn… Big names:-

Morgan :arrow_right: KKR
Uthappa :arrow_right: RR
Jason Roy :arrow_right: DC
Finch :arrow_right: RCB


Just look at how embarrassing this is.
We have 4 overseas players #RCB


48-yr-old Pravin Tambe picked by KKR for his base price of Rs. 20 L.


The TOP 1⃣0⃣ Buys according to :moneybag: :moneybag: spent by Teams :bangbang:


“It was MS Dhoni’s plan to go for Piyush Chawla and he knows how to use him well.”

  • KS Viswanathan - CEO CSK


Most Expensive buys in IPL

2008 - Dhoni
2009 - Flintoff, Pietersen
2010 - Pollard, Bond
2011 - Gambhir
2012 - Jadeja
2013 - Maxwell
2014 - Yuvraj
2015 - Yuvraj
2016 - Watson
2017 - Stokes
2018 - Stokes
2019 - Unadkat, Chakravarthy
2020 - Cummins*



Best Buys in IPL 2020 Auction…

RCB : Josh Philippe, Finch
MI : Chris Lynn, Coulter-Nile
CSK : Sam Curran, Hazelwood
KKR : Tom Banton, Cummins
KXIP : Maxi, Neesham
RR : Miller, Uthappa
DC : Carey, Hetmyer
SRH : Priyag Garg, Mitch Marsh


One thing I don’t understand about RCB is, For years they are laking in bowling department. They need potent bowlers, especially death bowlers. But, Every time they turn up for auction they splurge on hitters. What are they thinking? Or Are they thinking? Their strategy is frustrating. :rage:


Chris Morris (10 Cr) and K Richardson (4 Cr) are now on board.
@Yogesh What do you think of these picks? If not these who would have been your picks for bowlers?


I am talking about their overall strategy for years. Morris is just a good choice, So is Kane. But, Good, Not great. RCB don’t have someone like Archer, Malinga, Bumrah, Starc, Cummins, Rabada, Ngidi. They don’t even have someone like Boult, Bhuvi, Shami, Chahar, Ferguson or Haazlewood. Steyn is also no longer force he was.

My point was RCB always chased Big hitters and not much bothered about getting best bowlers.