IPL 2020 Auction: As Indian Premier League 2020 auction is all set to kick-off on December 19, the fans are brimming with an excitement. It is the time of the year when the IPL franchises get together to put their money on the players to rebuild their squads.
In IPL 2019 auction, Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakaravarthy became two joint-most expensive buys after being sold to Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab respectively for Rs 8.5 crore each. Likewise, England all-rounder Sam Curran was the most expensive overseas player as he was sold for Rs 7.2 crore to Kings XI Punjab.
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Pat Cummins, Shimron Hetmyer and Josh Hazlewood are some of the big names in the auction this time and are expected to bag huge amount.
Here’s all you need to know about IPL 2020 auction:
How much money do the franchises have left with them?
Once again, Kings XI Punjab will enter the auction with the biggest purse of 42.70 crore. KXIP released R Ashwin, their captain of last 2 years. Mumbai Indians, who became the first team to lift four IPL titles, have the smallest purse (13.05 crore) as compared to the other franchises.
IPL auction Date and Time:
The IPL auction will start at 3:30 PM IST on December 19 (Thursday).
IPL auction Venue:
The IPL auction will be held in Kolkata. This is for the first time that Kolkata is hosting the event.
IPL auction: Where to Watch?
The IPL auction will be live on Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports First, 1 Tamil, 1 Telugu, 1 Kannada, 1 Bangla.
How many spots are up for grabs and how many players will go under the hammer?
While 971 players had given their names, in total, 332 were shortlisted. Out of there are 73 spots up for grabs.
Who is the IPL auctioneer this time?
Replacing Richard Madley, Hugh Edmeades, will continue to play the role of auctioneer this year.