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.
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The IPL 2020 auction will be held on December 19 (Thursday)
The live coverage of the IPL auction will be available on All News Channels on December 19
71 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.