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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

IPL 2020: Full list of all eight updated squads after auction

IPL 2020: Full list of all eight updated squads after auction

  • Dec 23, 2019
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As expected, pacers continued to rule the roost as the eight franchisees splurged a combined sum of Rs. 140.30 crore on 62 players who were sold during the 13th Player Auction of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.Players sold: 62Money spent: Rs. 140.30 croreMost expensive signing: Pat Cummins (Rs. 15.5 crores, Kolkata Knight Riders) - most expensive overseas player in the history of IPL and the second-highest bid in IPL auctions so farMost expensive Indian: Piyush Chawla (Rs. 6.75 crores, Chennai Super Kings)The player auction for IPL 2020 got completed in Kolkata on Thursday with a number of players - both well-known and relatively unknown ones - making headlines throughout the day. While Pat Cummins (15.50 Crores) made history by becoming the 2nd most expensive player in IPL history, big names like Dale Steyn almost didn't find any takers, till the very last minutes when Royal Challengers Bangalore snapped him up for his base price of 2 crores.Here are how the full squads of all the 8 teams stack up after the auction:Chennai Super KingsS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction 1.Shane Watson Piyush Chawla(Rs 6.75 Crore)2.Ambati RayuduSam Curran (Rs 5.5 Crore)3.Faf du PlessisJosh Hazlewood(Rs 2 Crore)4.Suresh RainaR Sai Kishore (Rs 20 Lakhs)5.Kedar Jadhav 6.N Jagadeesan 7.M Vijay 8.Rituraj Gaikwad 9.MS Dhoni (wk) 10.Dwayne Bravo 11.Ravindra Jadeja 12.Mitchell Santner 13. Monu Singh 14.Harbhajan Singh 15.Imran Tahir 16.Karn Sharma 17.Karn Sharma 18.Lungi Ngidi 19.Deepak Chahar 20.Shardul Thakur 21.KM Asif   Rajasthan RoyalsS.noRetained PlayersPlayers Bought at Auction1.Jos Buttler (wk)Robin Uthappa(Rs 3 Crore)2.Steve SmithJaydev Unadkat(Rs 3 Crore)3.Sanju Samson (wk)Yashasvi Jaiswal(Rs 2.4 Crore)4.Manan VohraKartik Tyagi (Rs 1.3 Crore)5.Riyan ParagAndrew Tye(Rs 1 Crore)6.Ben StokesTom Curran(Rs 1 Crore)7.Mahipal LomrorAnuj Rawat(Rs 80 Lakh)8.Shashank SinghDavid Miller(Rs 75 Lakh)9.Shreyas Gopal Oshane Thomas (Rs 50 Lakhs)10.Rahul TewatiaAakash Singh(Rs 20 Lakh)11.Mayank MarkandeAnirudha Joshi (Rs 20 Lakhs)12.Jofra Archer 13.Ankit Rajpoot 14.Varun Aaron  Delhi CapitalsS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Shikhar DhawanShimron Hetmyer (Rs 7.75 Crore)2.Ajinkya RahaneMarcus Stoinis(Rs 1 Crore)3.Prithvi ShawAlex Carey(Rs 2.4 Crore)4.Prithvi ShawJason Roy (Rs 1.5 Crore)5.Rishabh Pant (wk)Chris Woakes (Rs 1.5 Crore)6.Axar PatelMohit Sharma(Rs 50 Lakhs)7.Harshal PatelTushar Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)8.R AshwinTushar Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)9.Amit Mishra 10.Sandeep Lamichhane 11.Kagiso Rabada 12.Ishant Sharma 13.Keemo Paul 14.Avesh Khan     Kings XI PunjabS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction 1.KL Rahul (wk)Glenn Maxwell(Rs 10.75 Crore) 2Chris GayleSheldon Cottrell (Rs 8.5 Crore) 3Mayank AgarwalRavi Bishnoi (Rs 2 Crore) 4Karun NairPrabhsimran Singh(Rs 55 Lakhs) 5Mandeep SinghDeepak Hooda(Rs 50 Lakh) 6Nicholas Pooran (wk)James Neesham(Rs 50 Lakh) 7Sarfaraz KhanIshan Porel(Rs 20 Lakh) 8Murugan AshwinChris Jordan(Rs 75 Lakhs) 9Mujeeb-ur-RahmanTajinder Dhillon(Rs 20 Lakhs) 10K. Gowtham  J. Suchith  11Harpreet Brar  12Mohammed Shami  13Hardus Viljoen  14Arshdeep Singh  15Darshan Nalkande  Kolkata Knight RidersS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Shubman GillPat Cummins(Rs 15.5 Crore)2.Siddesh LadEoin Morgan(Rs 5.25 Crore)3.Andre RussellVarun Chakravarthy (Rs 4 Crore)4.Dinesh Karthik (wk)Tom Banton(Rs 1 Crore)5.Rinku SinghRahul Tripathi(Rs 60 Lakh)6.Nitish RanaPravin Tambe(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Sunil NarineM Siddharth(Rs 20 Lakh)8.Kuldeep YadavChris Green(Rs 20 Lakhs)9.Harry GurneyNikhil Naik(Rs 20 Lakhs)10.Lockie Ferguson 11.Kamlesh Nagarkoti 12.Shivam Mavi 13.Prasidh Krishna 14.Sandeep Warrier  Mumbai IndiansS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Rohit SharmaNathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 8 Crore)2.Suryakumar YadavChris Lynn(Rs 2 Crore)3.Quinton de Kock (wk)Saurabh Tiwary(Rs 50 Lakh)4.Aditya Tare (wk)Mohsin Khan(Rs 20 Lakhs)5.Anmolpreet SinghDigvijay Deshmukh (Rs 20 Lakhs)6.Kieron PollardPrince Balwant Rai Singh(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Ishan Kishan (wk) 8.Sherfane Rutherford 9.Hardik Pandya 10.Krunal Pandya 11.Rahul Chahar 12.Jayant Yadav 13.Anukul Roy 14.Jasprit Bumrah 15.Lasith Malinga 16.Trent Boult 17.Dhawal Kulkarni 18.Mitchell McClenaghan    Sunrisers HyderabadS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.David WarnerMitchell Marsh(Rs 2 Crore)2.Kane WilliamsonPriyam Garg (Rs 1.9 Crore)3.Jonny Bairstow (wk)Virat Singh(Rs 1.9 Crore)4.Manish PandeyFabian Allen(Rs 50 Lakhs)5.Sreevats Goswami (wk)Sandeep Bavanaka (Rs 20 Lakhs)6.Wriddhiman Saha (wk)Abdul Samad(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Vijay ShankarSanjay Yadav(Rs 20 Lakhs)8.Mohammad Nabi 9.Abhishek Sharma 10.Rashid Khan 11.Shahbaz Nadeem 12.Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13.Siddarth Kaul 14.Khaleel Ahmed 15.Sandeep Sharma 16.Basil Thampi 17.T. Natarajan 18.Billy Stanlake  Royal Challengers BangaloreS.NORetained Players Players Bought at Auction1.Virat KohliChris Morris(Rs 10 Crore)2.AB de VilliersAaron Finch(Rs 4.4 Crore)3.Devdutt PadikkalDale Steyn(Rs 2 Crores)4.Parthiv Patel (wk)Kane Richardson (Rs 1.5 Crores)5.Gurkeerat Singh MannIsuru Udana(Rs 50 Lakhs)6.Moeen AliJoshua Philippe(Rs 20 Lakhs)7.Shivam DubePavan Deshpande (Rs 20 Lakhs)8.Yuzvendra Chahal 9.Washington Sundar 10.Pawan Negi 11.Umesh Yadav 12.Navdeep Saini 13.Mohammed Siraj 14.  15.  16.  17.  18.   

‘IPL not happening anytime soon’: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

IPL not happening anytime soon: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

  • May 18, 2020
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BCCI says T20 tournament not possible with travel restrictions on, reopening of stadiums not enoughAlthough the  Home Ministry’s nod to reopen the sports fields, the BCCI is not considering organizing the Indian Premier League at this time. According to BCCI Arun Dhumal, no plan in place for this year's IPL contract, provided there are restrictions on international and domestic travel."IPL is not possible at this time because there are still travel restrictions. How can you have an IPL without any trip happening? We are studying these guidelines and we will also study state government guidelines. Accordingly, we will plan."On Sunday, the Ministry of  Home Affairs MHA) issued guidelines indicating that sports stadiums can open without an audience. Sports complexes and stadiums are allowed to open; but the MHA notice said, "Viewers will not be allowed."Dhumal agreed that this paved the way for cricketers to resume outdoor training individually. Domestically, crickets can go to stadiums and resume training outdoors. Dhumal  said, "The whole team cannot be united because the players are scattered."Any useful discussion about IPL is known to only begin in August. But finding a window is still a problem. According to an official at the International Chamber of Commerce, although a section of IPL cricket managers and stakeholders seem to have considered that the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October and November, may not be an open and closed case.The World Cup T20 is an event for the International Criminal Court. "It will bring revenue to the world organization and the International Criminal Court will do its best to organize the tournament on time," he said.After locked them in for nearly 54 days, the new Home Office guidelines are a glimmer of hope for elite athletes at the country's major sports institutes, where they can now resume training. However, those outside the SAI campus may have to wait until at least June, as they may have to go through a quarantine period before being able to train at the centers.Athletes urged the government to allow them to train, and those on campus complained of nostalgia. An Indian Sports Authority (SAI) official has not waived when athletes will be able to resume training, but it is already known that those on their campus are: hockey teams in Bangalore, while some in athletics and weightlifting in Patiala, will receive Green signal this week.Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju held online meetings with athletes from these three sports last week and said that there would be a gradual resumption of training, with priority given to those already in the SAI centers. These athletes will have to follow the strict protocols and guidelines for the social distance set by the supreme monitor and their unions.Read More: When I go to bat my heart rate is upraised, I feel the pressure - DhoniArticle source: https://indianexpress.com/