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By Vinershea | Dec 19, 2019 09:38 AM

The much awaited day has arrived; as auctions for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be conducted today in West Bengal's Kolkata city. The eight franchises are expected to be restrained in their spending and keeping eyes on the best players. 

IPL auction 2020: Timing, venue and top players names here

In total there are, 332 cricketers (186 Indian, 146 overseas players) who will go under the hammer. As per Economic Times report, this year's auction will not be a big one as only 73 slots will be filled by the eight franchises while the 29 of them can be foreign buys.

There are few players to watch out for during this auction: Afghanistan's Noor Ahmad, who is the youngest name in auction this time. He has a base price of Rs 30 lakh. Looking at domestic cricketers, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Priyam Garg, along with R Sai Kishore and Ishan Porel are few among the many to be looking into. All of them come with a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

The auction also features five Australians cricketers, who involve Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. They are in the highest bracket of Rs 2 crore.

Highlighting over the teams war chest: Chennai Super Kings come with Rs 14.60 crore, Delhi Capitals with Rs 27.85 crore, Kings XI Punjab with Rs 42.70 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders with Rs 35.65 crore, Mumbai Indians with Rs 13.05 crore, Rajasthan Royals with Rs 28.90 crore, Royal Challengers Bangalore with Rs 27.90 crore, and SunRisers Hyderabad with Rs 17 crore. Among the lot, KXIP, is one who has got most money to splurge- Rs 42.70 crore. 

Coming to the main part; the auction timing and venue: The auction is taking place at a hotel in Kolkata and is expected to begin from 2.30 pm. If you do not want to miss out on the proceedings then can be watch it on the Star Sports Network and on Hotstar. 


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