The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction took place in Kolkata on December 19. Fans seen a lot of surprises during the auction. From Australian Player Pat Cummins being sold for Rs 15.50 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders, to Indian player Piyush Chawla coming as a surprise by Chennai Super Kings.
During the auction, a total of 62 players were sold with a whooping price to team. Below is the list of all the eight franchises:
- Chennai Super Kings: This team added four bowling options to their squad. The names are Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood and R Sai Kishore.
Take A Look Into The Existing Squad: MS Dhoni (c), Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, N Jagadeesan, M Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif.
- Delhi Capitals: Delhi invested heavily in big-hitters. They bought Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande and Lalit Yadav.
Take A Look Into The 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.
- Kings XI Punjab: Kings XI Punjab added some all-rounders to their squad. Punjab bought Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Jimmy Neesham, Tajinder Dhillon and Ishan Porel.
Take A Look Into The 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.
- Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR made it big this time; they managed to get Pat Cummins for a whopping Rs 15.50 crore. He has currently became the most expensive overseas player in the history of IPL. The new players to their squad are - Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakaravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Pravin Tambe and M Siddharth.
Take A Look Into Their 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.
- Mumbai Indians: They spent a lot to get Australia all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile. The new addition to this team are; Nathan Coulter- Nile, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh and Mohsin Khan.
Take A Look Into The 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.
- Rajasthan Royals: They seem to have the finest bid as Robin Uthappa and Jaydev Unadkat will be playing for the team. The other new members to join the team are; Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kartik Tyagi, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Anirudha Joshi and Akash Singh.
Take A Look A The 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.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Bangalore roped in Chris Morris in their squad for Rs 10 crore. During the last hours of the auction, Dale Steyn, was bought for Rs 2 crore. The new additions to this team are, Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe and Pavan Deshpande.
Take A Look At The 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.
- SunRisers Hyderabad: This time Hyderabad did not go for big names or bid in the auction. The new members to this team are; Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe and Pavan Deshpande.
Take A Look At The 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.
Phew.... That's a wrap ✌🏽December 19, 2019
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