IPL 2020 – When and Where to Watch, Top Players Up for Auction and Money Left With Each Team

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December 19, 2019 10:27 am

The much anticipated IPL 2020 auction will take place in Kolkata on December 19th, 2019. Earlier 997 players were chosen but it has cut down to 332 now. Among these 186 players are Indian and 143 are overseas players and 3 players are from Associate Nations. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews have kept their reserve price of INR 2 crore.

Robin Uthappa is the only Indian who kept his base price of INR 1.5 crore while three other players – Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at INR 1 crore.

When and Where to Watch the Auction of IPL 2020

The IPL 2020 Auction will take place on Thursday, December 19 from 2:30 PM IST. It will be live-streamed on the Star Sports Network. Hotstar will also provide the live streaming for IPL 2020 Auction.

Teams and their present status

MUMBAI INDIAN

Purse Remaining: 13.05 crore

Slots: 7 (Domestic:5, Overseas:2)

Mumbai Indians have the lowest budget at the auctions to select a maximum number of 7 players. They will try to get a replacement for Evin Lewis at the top of the order. Martin Guptill could be a good choice for them who is the third-highest scorer in T20I cricket. He has amassed more than 6500 runs including 4 centuries in as many as 230 T20 matches.

They can think about Brandon King if they are looking for a cheap buy (base price INR 50 Lakh) for the top order. King has a successful CPL season with 496 runs in 12 innings at an average of 55.11 and strike rate of 148.94. Alongside this, they will try to buy an extra right-arm overseas fast bowler – Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood are the best options for this.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Purse Remaining: 14.6 crore

Slots: 5 (Domestic:3, Overseas:2)

CSK have kept their squad settle amongst all the eight franchises. They have just 5 slots available and the second-lowest purse remaining of Rs 14.6 crores at the auction. They will try to get a specialist batsman and Shimron Hetmyer could be a good buy for them. On a áll-rounder’s perspective, they can try for Glenn Maxwell or Mitchell Marsh as well.

CSK

KINGS XI PUNJAB

Purse Remaining: 42.7 crore

Slots: 9 (Domestic:5, Overseas:4)

Kings XI Punjab have the maximum purse of Rs 42.7 crore. They have released the players like Varun Chakravarthy, David Miller, Sam Curran and Andrew Tye and now can target Adam Milne and Sheldon Cottrell as well in the auction. They can try for Aaron Finch. He has scored 8440 runs in 267 T20 matches at an average of 35.76 and strike rate of 143.92 which included 7 centuries.

DELHI CAPITALS

Purse Remaining: 27.85 crore

Slots: 11 (Domestic:6, Overseas:5)

Delhi Capitals have a pool of veteran and talented Indian players (Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Ishant Sharma) by trading in the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane.

They can now concentrate on their 5 overseas buys where they can target Guptill, Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer. For all-rounder, Grandhomme and Marcus Stoinis are ideal choices.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

Purse Remaining: 17 crore

Slots: 7 (Domestic:5, Overseas:2)

SRH have released three all-rounders (Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan), and will try to get the explosive batting all-rounders down the order. Grandhomme and Stoinis, Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham are good choices for the spot.

SRH

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

Purse Remaining: 35.65 crore

Slots: 11 (Domestic:7, Overseas:4)

KKR have the second-biggest purse remaining as they have released 11 players including Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn. They are looking forward to buying an explosive batsman and Evin Lewis is in the radar. For all-rounder’s place, Colin de Grandhomme could be a great choice – he has a stunning strike rate of 162.34 in T20 cricket.

Among Indian players, Ricky Bhui is a good choice in the top-middle order who has a good T20 record with an average of 30.13 and strike rate of 131.42. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they opt for Guptill and Colin Munro in the auction. They both are great T20 players.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

Purse Remaining: 27.9 crore

Slots: 12 (Domestic:6, Overseas:6)

RCB have released as many as 12 players and are looking to rebuild their squad with a revised strategy. They can choose a maximum of six overseas players where they will look for two from each category – top-order batsmen, fast bowlers and all-rounders as well.

For batsmen, Lewis, Munro and Guptill, for all-rounders, David Willey, Curran, Cutting and Lynn whereas Alzarri Joseph, Cottrell, Chris Morris or Milne are the great choices for the franchises. Lynn has a good reputation as a T20 batsman where he scored 4000 runs at a strike rate of above 140 in 162 matches.

RCB

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Purse Remaining: 28.9 crore

Slots: 11 (Domestic:7, Overseas:4)

RR have released a number of Indian players and would like to re-build the core team. They need a couple of batsmen in the middle order and could opt for Uthappa and Hanuma Vihari. They can look for Deepak Hooda as a replacement for Stuart Binny. On the other hand, to strengthen their pace attack, they can try for Cottrell, Milne, Dale Steyn, Nathan Coulter Nile or Ben Cutting as well.

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