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IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

IPL 2020 Auction: The five most expensive players

  • Dec 20, 2019
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Aussie players made merry, raking in the big bucks at the IPL 2020 players’ auction in Kolkata on Thursday. In a fierce competition between eight franchises, struggling to collect the best possible teams, Australians emerged as the most dominant number.Of the 338 players who fell under the hammer, 62 were sold at the auction table in Kolkata. The Eight franchises combined spent Rs 140.3 crore with Australian cricketers such as Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell attracting big deals.In the list of the most expensive five players at the auction, three were Australians.Below is a list of the five major purchases at the IPL 2020 Auction.Pat Cummins (Bought by KKR for Rs 15.50 Crore)Pacer Pat Cummins was the subject of the conversation in the city, as he became the most expensive foreign purchase in the history of IPL. Cummins got a massive offer of Rs. 15.50 crore from twice-winner Kolkata Knight Riders when they broke the previous record for Ben Stokes, which Rising Pune Supergiant bought for Rs. 14.5 crore at the 2017 auction. After a fierce three-way war of rivalries, KKR surpassed Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore to buy the number one test bowler in the world.Cummins was part of the Kolkata team in 2014 and 2015 and played for the last time in the Delhi Capital in 2017. The Mumbai Indians picked him up in the following season, but was excluded with a back injury."I thought he was the best player of the auction as a cricketer, he's grown, his body has become robust. He is now the vice-captain of the Australia cricket team, which is a mark of his development. Wonderful to secure a world-class player," said Brendon McCallum, KKR coach after buying Cummins.Glenn Maxwell (Bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10.75 Crore)Glenn Maxwell's international break didn't bother because of the mental health difficulties, as they struggled to buy expensive offroads. It ended up with Maxwell receiving Rs. 10.75 crore, becoming the second most expensive purchase at the auction and would represent KingsXI Punjab in the next 2020 IPL release. Maxwell recently returned from break and is currently playing with the stars of Melbourne in the Big Bash League.Chris Morris (Bought by RCB for Rs 10 Crore)In one of the great surprises of the auction, the South African realist Chris Morris was taken over by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a large sum of Rs 10 crore. With a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, Morris made big profits, as the franchises were looking for a powerful and impressive all-rounder. Rajasthan Royals showed initial interest in buying Morris, but then RCB and Kings XI Punjab got into a bidding war when RR remained behind. When the numbers suddenly increased, the Mumbai Indians also threw their hat into the ring, but the RCB finally packed Morris for a whopping sum of Rs 10 crore.Sheldon Cottrell (Bought by Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 8.5 Crore)The major cricket show "Cottrell Salute" will feature in the next release, as the left pacemaker attracted first-time buyers at IPL. Astonishing performance in the shortest format for Windies helped him catch the attention of the franchise when they went to the auction war. Finally, the Kings XI Punjab won a three-way battle that also included the Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals. The Punjab-based franchise had to spend Rs 8.5 crore to purchase the Cottrell, making him the fourth-highest auction purchase."Very happy to have Cottrell on board," said  Ness Wadia, owner at KXIP.Nathan Coulter-Nile (Bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 8 Crore)Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile completed the list of the five main purchases at the IPL 2020 auction, after Indian defenders Mumbai Indians purchased him for Rs. 8 crores. In a fierce battle with runner-up Chennai Super Kings last year, MI had to pay a large sum to take over Western Australian. After a great international year followed by some good performances in the domestic circuit, Coulter-Nile caught the headlines at the auction.Read More: Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020

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IPL auction: WI, Aus stars in focus but youngsters set to be top draws

  • Dec 18, 2019
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The focus will be on swords in West Indies and Australia, but some of the lesser-known youngsters may pull out with big deals at the IPL Player Auction in Kolkata on Thursday, as franchises are expected to limit their spending.The thirteenth edition of the lucrative franchise league will have additional significance because 2020 is the year of the T20 World Cup.With 14 years and 350 days, Noor Ahmed from Afghanistan has become the youngest name in the auction group. The left-arm chinaman, with a base price of Rs 30 lakh, can join players such as Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi to play in the prominent Super League.Noor has been impressive in the recently-launched U19 series against India, where he picked up nine wickets.Among the young Indians, the first player in Mumbai, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Priyam Garg, who lead the U-19 World Cup team in India, will be watched with the spinning of Tamil Nadu, the left arm Tamil Nadu, R Sai Kishore pacemaker from Bengal, Ishan Porel. All have a base price of Rs 20 lakh.For the stars, Shimron Hetmyer, the 22-year-old West Indies hitter who was launched by Royal Challengers Bangalore before the auction, already presented himself with a century from 85 balls in the first ODI vs India in Chennai.The Guyanese southpaw, who has a base price of Rs. 50 lakh, scored the most in the previous T20I series: 120 in three games with a hit rate of 151.89.After buying him at a whopping price of Rs. 4.2 crore last year, Royal Challengers Bangalore allowed batsmen to attack in 2019 IPL.But with three cards available for the right to match, RCB can still exercise the option to keep the player in the model.However, with a larger portfolio, other franchises will target Hetmyer at the first-time auction in Kolkata.Kesrick Williams, from the West Indies, is also expected to set a medium rhythm, which had upset the captain of India Virat Kohli as he is in the T20 International series, offering an intense offer at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.The limited money in a portfolio of most franchises may mean that the bid will not be particularly aggressive for those with a higher base rate.The auction includes five Australians: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. The five, along with South Africa's Del Steyn and Sri Lanka Angelo Matthews, are in the top group of Rs. 2 crores.Australian cricket players participating in the World Cup chose not to participate in the 2019 auction, but this time they registered their names keeping in mind the T20 World Cup at home in October.While Mitchell Starc has chosen not to participate this year, it is very likely that Maxwell, Cummins, Hazlewood and Lyn would be considered top players.After hopping two years in a row, Cummins can be a good deal. He had an impressive season for 2017 with 15 wickets at a strike rate of 18.46.However, it remains to be seen how Del Steen and Angelo Matthews will do at a high base price of Rs 2 crore.Steyn was not sold at the previous IPL auction, but Royal Cha Challengers Bangalore agreed to replace Nathan Coulter-Nile. This was not good, as he had an injury that excluded him from the World Cup.Upon entering the auction, RCB off-loaded Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, and Colin de Grandhomme along with nine other players. They are probably the busiest among the teams to fill 10-12 spaces.With the likes of Tim Southee, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazelwood at stake, it will be interesting to see how they'll do it with Rs. 27.90 crore in their portfolio.Among the Indians, Robin Uthappa, former Kolkata Knight Riders vice-captain, who was released by his winning team at IPL, maintained his base price at Rs. 1.5 crores.Currently leading Kerala state on the national circuit, Uthappa has recorded 139 runs in six T20 national championships for Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and it remains to be seen whether the 34-year-old has found any takers.KKR also released Piyush Chawla, and he is among the four bowlers who collected 150 wickets in IPL. The leg-spinner fixture, in addition to the Yusuf Pathan, bears a price tag of Rs 1 crore.Indian test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari, at a base price of Rs 50 lakh, also enter the tender area. Pujara was not sold last year, while Vihari was released by Delhi Capitals.As for the teams, Kings XI Punjab, who is aiming for an elusive title, has the most money to brag about, Rs. 42.70 crore, and is expected to make an extensive offer.With its rocky top arrangement, KXIP looks very dependent on Mohammed Shami as a quick bowling option. They can search for a spinner to fill the void left by Captain R Ashwin's exit.Funds with franchises:CSK: Rs 14.60 crore, Delhi Capitals: Rs 27.85 crore, KXIP: Rs 42.70 crore, KKR: Rs 35.65 crore, MI: Rs 13.05 crore, RR: Rs 28.90 crore, RCB: Rs 27.90 crore, SRH: Rs 17 crore.Read More: Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020,IPL Schedule,Time Table,Fixture,Team Squad,Dates,Venues,Point Table,Live Match,Tickets

IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

IPL 2020 Auction: Date, venue and auction purse available for all eight teams

  • Dec 04, 2019
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IPL 2020 AuctionThe next edition of the IPL player auction is just around the corner. For the first time, the auction will be held in Kolkata.IPL PLAYER AUCTION MORE DETAILS:WHEN?The IPL 2020 auction will be held on December 19 (Thursday)WHERE?KolkataLIVE COVERAGE:The live coverage of the IPL auction will be available on All News Channels on December 1971 players were released through their franchises before the IPL 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19 this year. A total of 127 players were retained, including 35 foreigners.Kings XI Punjab entered the auction on December 19 with a bag worth Rs. 42.70 crore, the biggest of the eight teams after it dropped eight players, including South African David Miller, Englishman Sam Curran, and the mysterious Tamil Nadu Varun Chakravarthy, purchased for huge rupees 8.4 crores last year.The champions Mumbai Indian retained 18 players, including veteran Sri Lankan player Lasith Malinga, despite his fitness problems, while f releasing 12 players.Chennai Super Kings, three-time champions, is entering the auction with a small bag of Rs. 14.60 crore.Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, has around Rs. 28 crores to work at the auction.Here is the full list of the eight portfolios:Delhi Capitals launched nine players, including two South Africans, Morris and the powerful Colin Ingram. New Zealand's first-class batsman Colin Munro and Indian test specialist Hanuma Vihari were also released.Rajasthan Royals dropped 11 players, including pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 8.4 crore last year after paying Rs. 11.5 crore for him the previous season.Sunrisers Hyderabad released the smallest number of players, five, including Shakibul Al Hasan, who was banned by the ICC for failing to report illegal methods, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, and Yusuf Pathan.Following is the list of players released by the teams:Chennai Super Kings: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn.Delhi Capitals: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.Kings XI Punjab: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy.Kolkata Knight Riders: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe.Mumbai Indians: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh.Rajasthan Royals: Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Sudhesan Midhun.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.Read More

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MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson: VVS Laxman

  • Nov 28, 2019
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With MS Dhoni saying he will not discuss his international future until January, former batsman VVS Laxman feels that veteran Wicketkeeper is preparing for IPL 2020 and will take a call after the T20 Championship.HIGHLIGHTSLaxman awaits the return of Dhoni as long as he has a good performance in IPLDhoni hasn't played international cricket since the 2019 World CupDhoni said  that he wants to be left alone until January 2020Former Indian VVS Laxman feels that MS Dhoni can return if young Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson do not take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the near future.VVS Laxman said, MS Dhoni would relate to his international future after the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2020. He added that Dhoni could be seen in international cricket if he plays well for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).The future of Dhoni's International Cricket has become intense speculation since the  World Cup-winning former captain has not played since the 2019 World Cup.Dhoni was not available for the West Indies tour and took an educational license during which he trained with the Para Regiment in the Indian army. Nor he was a part of India's limited-overs team for series against South Africa and Bangladesh.While the images of his Ranchi training raised expectations of an early return, Dhoni was not named in the T20I and ODI squads for the next series against the West Indies at home.“I think MS Dhoni will wait patiently to see the performance of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson."If these two young people do not take advantage of their opportunity, it can be believed that MS Dhoni can return considering he performs well in the IPL that leads to the World Cup.""At this time, Rishabh Pant will be the first option, and his back up will be Sanju Samson, and if these two boys do not take advantage of the opportunities given to them, then we may be able to look at MS Dhoni, considering how he performs in IPL." Meanwhile, Dhoni broke the silence about his international return at a promotional event in Mumbai on Wednesday. "January tak mat poocho (don't ask me till January)," said Dhoni.

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IPL 2020 Auction: Players who could be released by franchises CSK, RR, RCB, MI, and others

  • Nov 15, 2019
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The Indian Premier League franchises are set to reveal their release and retain a list of players for the 2020 IPL season. Here are some of the top names who could be sent into the pool.The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction is just one month away and we have already seen a big change: Ravichandran Ashwin has been changed from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to Delhi Capitals (DC). There is another possible exchange that could occur before the December auction, November 14, after which the relevant privilege retention list will be disclosed and issued.Each franchise needs to provide space for new players before the season 13 auction, scheduled to take place in Kolkata on December 19. Here, take a look at the potential expenses of each concession before the tender war:Kings XI Punjab - Varun Chakravarthy: Sold for a big fee of Rs 8.4 rupees at the last auction, Chakravarthy had high hopes, but the season-infested 2019 season saw him play only one match against Kolkata Knight Raiders and return in figures of 35. The franchise may try to release some money by releasing it before the auction.Other players could be released: David Miller, Ankit Rajput, Hardus Viljoen Mumbai Indians - Barran Sran: Purchased for a big fee of Rs 3.4 rupees last season, Sran proved to be one of the worst players in the entire league at IPL 12. In his two games, the left sailor leaked racing at an economy rate of 12.75 and couldn't pocket one pocket. Mumbai can certainly improve with this money and is likely to send it to the group before the auction.Other players that can be released are Anmolpret Singh, Evin Lewis, and Mitchell McClenaghan.Delhi Capitals - Colin Ingram: Rs Bombing Rs 6.4 crore in a mixture that failed miserably last season was a big lesson for the Delhi Capitals. He averaged only 18.4 in 12 games, while the injury rate was also poor (120). After Ravichandran Ashwin crammed for a large fee a few days ago, the capital certainly needs to release some money for the auction.Other players can be released: Chris Morris, Colin Monroe, Jayant YadavKOLKATA KNIGHT RAIDERS - Carlos Pratwight: Windies played in all-terrain only two games last season, scoring 11 assists with a bat and unable to pack one share. He earned a Rs 5 Rs rate at the IPL 2019 auction, but the franchise barely used it. KKR can try to recover part of the money it has invested by returning it to the group of players and using the funds better.Other players can be released: Robin Utaba, Piyush Chawla, Renko Singh, Joe DenleyRajasthan Royals - Jaydev Unadkat: The runner was first launched on the group and then bought by Royals at a great cost of Rs 8.4. With Rajasthan failing to enter the exclusion stage again, Unadkat shared the blame for his disappointing personalities that saw him pack up only 10 wickets and give up races at an economic rate of 10.66. Rajasthan can be purchased again, but at a discounted price.Other players to be released: Stuart Binny, Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Dhawal KulkarniChennai Super Kings - Kedar Jadhav: Having lost his place in the India Limited lineup, Kedar can face the ax by CSK. Not all the terrain had the best start of last season and the franchise will seek to improve it with a crore of 7.80 crore in which it invested in 2018.Other players who can be released are: Ambati Rawdo, Karen Sharma, Murali VijaySunrisers Hyderabad - Martin Guptill: Whether through franchise or New Zealand, Kiwi Opener has never been the best time with bats in the past year or so. At IPL, only Guptill managed to collect 81 races last season and played only three games. Although the cost does not exceed Rs 1 crore, it seems to exceed the requirements of SRH, which has some very talented beginners in the team.Read More: VIVO IPL 2020 FULL SCHEDULE

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Ajinkya Rahane moves to Delhi Capitals for IPL 2020

  • Nov 15, 2019
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Indian Premier League trading window: On the deadline day, Delhi Capitals snapped up India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane after letting go of spinners Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia.Ajinkya Rahane, deputy test captain of India, will play Delhi Capitals next season in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The transfer of the bet was successfully announced by Delhi on the day of the transfer deadline.Ajinkya Rahane, who had led Rajasthan Royals in the past, played for 8 seasons with Rajasthan Royals after moving to Mumbai Indians in 2011. Rahane also played with MS Dhoni led by Rising Pune Supergiants when Royals was suspended between 2016 and 2017.It has been previously reported that Rahane, worth Rs.4 crore, will participate in a direct exchange with Prithvi Shaw from Delhi Capitals. However, Delhi did not disclose any details about Prithvi Shaw, who completed the drug ban on November 15.However, Delhi Capitals launched the mysterious vertigo Mayank Markande and vertigo man Rahul Tiwatia, captured by Rajasthan Royals.Earlier on Wednesday, members of the Rajasthan royal family exchanged K. Gotham with the Kings XI Punjab and captured Ankit Rajput.In particular, Delhi Capitals also completed the transfer of R. Ashwin out of the game from Kings XI Punjab. On the other hand, Trent Bolt was transferred to Mumbai Indians.Rahane, who was trying to return to India's limited composition, was removed as a mid-season leader with Steve Smith in the lead. Rahane managed well, scoring 393 runs in 14 games with an average of 32.75, including an unbeaten 105.The 31-year-old played the T20 championship in India in August 2016 and ODI in February 2018.

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IPL auction 2020: Full list of players exchanged during trading window

  • Nov 15, 2019
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IPL 2020 auction: The IPL Board set November 14 as the deadline for privileges to present its final list of retained and released players. The new season IPL trading window closes on the same day.This means that the privileges have less than 24 mutual hours to exchange players. In particular, this was one of the most active transfer windows in the Indian Premier League with many big names such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Trent Boult. Ajinkya Rahane, former captain of Rajasthan Royals and current deputy of Indian Test team captain, also left the Delhi Capitals. He was with them for 9 years.Here is a full list of players exchanged during IPL trading window:Ravichandran Ashwin - Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals (Rs 7.1 crore)Jagadeesha Suchith - Delhi Capitals to Kings XI Punjab (Rs 20 lakh)Sherfane Rutherford - Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians (Rs 6.2 crore)Mayank Markande - Mumbai Indians to Delhi Capitals (Rs 1.4 crore)Ankit Rajpoot - Kings XI Punjab to Rajasthan RoyalsKrishnappa Gowtham - Rajasthan Royals to Kings XI PunjabTrent Boult - Delhi Capitals to Mumbai IndiansAjinkya Rahane -Rajasthan Royals to Delhi CapitalsMayank Markande - Delhi Capitals to Rajasthan RoyalsRahul Tewatia - Delhi Capitals to Rajasthan RoyalsDhawal Kulkarni - Rajasthan Royals to Mumbai IndiansThe IPL 2020 auction will be held in Kolkata on December 19. BCCI has already announced that all teams have an additional budget of Rs 3 crore, in addition to the remaining balance of Rs 85 crore from last year's auction.How much money each team has?The Delhi Capitals have the highest balance of Rs. 8.2 crore, followed by Rajasthan Royals with Rs. 7.15 crore, Kolkata Night Riders with Rs. 6.05 crore and Sunrisers Hyderabad with 5.3 crores. XI Punjab kings have Rs. 3.7 crore, Chennai Super Kings has Rs. 3.2 crore, while Mumbai Indians Rs. 3.05 crore while Royal Challengers Bangalore has Rs. 1.8 crore.Read More : Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020,IPL Schedule,Time Table,Fixture,Team Squad,Dates,Venues,Point Table,Live Match,Tickets

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IPL: Kings XI Punjab trade Ashwin to Delhi Capitals

  • Nov 08, 2019
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The Eleventh Kings of Punjab Ravichandran Ashwin exchanged to Delhi Capitals on Thursday for 1.5 crore rupees and Karnataka Spinner Jagadeesha Suchith, ending a series of intense negotiations on the future of the IPL. In addition to Suchith, KXIP also asked Delhi to adjust New Zealand's pacemaker Trent Boult as part of Ashwin's compensation, but this was not achieved. "Everyone is happy with this agreement. We are happy and Ashwin is happy and Delhi is happy," said KXIP owner Ness Wadia. "We had talks with three teams, but we finally reached that conclusion. We wish Ashwin the best." Ashwin is expected to receive 7.6 million rupees, worth his auction, from Delhi. An official announcement will be issued before the IPL transfer window closes on 14 November. Under the leadership of Ashwin, KXIP showed a lot of promise in the first half of the last two seasons before losing momentum in the second half. It finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019. The surprise player, who only plays a form for India, returned to a strong comeback in a series of tests at home against South Africa after impressing the bench in the West Indies, where Ravindra Jadeja (spinner) was in the playing eleven. KXIP reached the semi-finals of the inaugural version of IPL in 2008 before reaching the playoffs only once in 2014 when it finished second. Now with the legendary Anil Kumble as coach, the franchise aims to end the wave of titles. Read More: Vivo IPL 2020 Schedule: Full Schedule Of VIVO IPL 2020,IPL Schedule,Time Table,Fixture,Team Squad,Dates,Venues,Point Table,Live Match,Tickets