From over the decade in cricket, there are so many T20 cricket leagues played all around the world. But now the Indian Premier League (IPL) is standing top of all of them. IPL draws the most attention and interest from the fans as compared to other leagues like Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Big Bass League (BBL), and Pakistan Super League (PSL). Each year BCCI conducts an auction for IPL players where all team released players enter the auction with their base prices. Here we talk about IPL 2020 Auction: Know where all team squads stand.
IPL 2020 auction also a similar one from previous all auctions. In this auction, 73 slots will be filled by all eight teams. In 73, 29 Players will be overseas and the other 44 players will be both capped and uncapped Indians.
Now we are going to look out all 8 teams and their players after IPL 2020 auction.
Chennai Super Kings
Squad Length: 24
Players bought in auction: 4
Chennai Super Kings is one of the strongest and well-balanced teams of them all. This team wins gold many times in IPL history. Chennai Super Kings is the team who retains most players and come up with fewer amounts ahead of IPL auction 2020.
They enter the auction only for one purpose and that gives more deep and secondary options for players. Their top buy in the auction is Piyush Chawla they beat Punjab in bidding and buy him at 6.75 cr INR.
Other notable buys from Chennai Super Kings is England all-rounder Sam Curran buy at 5.5 cr INR and Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood buy at 2 cr INR.
Many fans of dhoni look closely on IPL 2020 Auction: Know where all team squads stand for CSK.
Chennai Super Kings Squad:
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, M Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan
Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood*
Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, R Sai Kishore*, Piyush Chawla*, Karn Sharma
Shane Watson, Monu Kumar, R Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran*, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo
Squad Length: 22
Players bought in the auction: 8
In IPL auction 2020 Delhi comes up with some weird strategy. Straightaway they go for overseas batsmen despite they have strong top order. They buy England explosive opener, Jason Roy. Then go after to Glen Maxwell but fail to buy.
After that Delhi goes for another overseas batsman Shimron Hetmyer and buys him at 7.75 cr INR. Then goes with real need and that strong all-rounder and brought up Chris Woakes at 1.5 cr INR. Delhi then brought another all-rounder Marcus Stoinis at 4.8 cr INR. Then they add another WK as a backup named Alex Carey.
Delhi Capitals Squad:
Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy*, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer*, Alex Carey* (wk)
Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Avesh Khan, Mohit Sharma*, Tushar Deshpande*
Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane
Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes*, Marcus Stoinis*, Lalit Yadav*
Kolkata Knight Riders
Squad Length: 23
Players bought in auction: 9
With the 35.6 cr in a purse, everyone expects big buys from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL auction 2020. In previous season KKR bowling was the weakest link and they want to fill that red mark with blue.
KKR wants a strong bowling line up who delivers at mid overs as well as death overs. Desperation saw clearly in KKR camp in the auction when they spent about half money on Buying Pat Cummins. They buy him at 15.5 cr INR. Pat Cummins becomes the most expensive overseas buy of all time in IPL history. Pat Cummins who is the biggest buy in IPL auction 2020.
After Pat Cummins, they buy another big name England captain Eoin Morgan at 5.25 cr INR. After these two big buys other notable buys come in the form of Varun Chakravarthy at 4 cr INR, Tom Banton 1 cr INR, and an all-round Chris Green 20 Lakhs INR.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan*, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton* (wk), Rahul Tripathi*, Siddesh Lad, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik (wk)
Harry Gurney, Pat Cummins*, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier
Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy*, M Siddarth*, Pravin Tambe
Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Chris Green*
Kings XI Punjab
Squad Length: 25
Players bought in auction: 9
Kings XI Punjab is the most underrated team of them all. In IPL 2020 they enter with the highest money than other teams. Kings XI Punjab looking for string batting line up with power hitters ahead of 2020 IPL auction.
They start their buying with Glenn Maxwell at 10.75 cr INR. In this bid, they beat Delhi Capitals. Another concern area for Kings XI Punjab is bowling so now they looking for some strong death bowler. They go after Caribbean fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and buy him at 8.5 cr INR.
After filling their two most concern areas then they go after with their secondary option when they brought New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham and England fast bowler Chris Jordan. Another surprising buy by Punjab is Indian uncapped player Ravi Bishnoi who they brought at 2 cr INR.
Kings XI Punjab Squad:
KL Rahul (c & wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh* (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan
Chris Jordan*, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell*, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel*
Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi*, Tajinder Singh*
Glenn Maxwell*, James Neesham*, Deepak Hooda*
Squad strength: 24
Players bought in auction: 6
Mumbai Indians is the most successful IPL team in history. They won time IPL trophy. The reason behind their 4 titles is their best squad strengthened. When Chris Lynn enter in bidding surprisingly apart from Mumbai Indians no other show interest to buy him and MI brought him at base price.
After Lynn, there come MI’s biggest buy in the IPL auction 2020 when they into bidding war with CSK for Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile and eventually won that and buy him at 8 cr INR. These two are the most notable buys by Mumbai Indians (MI).
Mumbai Indians Squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Ishan Kishan (WK), Aditya Tare (WK), Chris Lynn*, Saurabh Tiwary*
Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Nathan Coulter-Nile*, Digvijay Deshmukh*, Mohsin Khan*
Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav
Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai*
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Squad length: 21
Players bought in auction: 8
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the team that looks perfect and dangerous on paper in all seasons. But they can’t perfume well in the league. Ahead of Auction 2020 RCB need strong overseas batsmen, Top Overseas death bowlers and one or two any strong finisher.
In IPL auction 2020, RCB starts their buying with Australian Opener and current skipper Aaron Finch at 4.4 cr INR. After RCB filled batsmen slot now their next mission was brought some oversees death bowlers. They go after Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins but at the fag of Bidding, KKR beat up RCB and brought him.
Now RCB diverts their focus on Overseas all-rounder and they brought South African all-rounder Chris Morris at 10 cr INR. Now RCB hopes that this man going to finish their inning with some hard-hitting batting and also take wickets in middle overs as well as death. RCB then brought two other overseas players named Kan Richardson at 4.4 cr INR and Dale Steyn at 2 cr INR, in the search of death bowlers. RCB also brought some other overseas players like Australian uncapped WK Josh Phillips and another is Sri Lankan All rounder Isuru Udana.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad:
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch*, Josh Phillipe* (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed* (wk)
Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn*, Kane Richardson*
Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi
Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris*, Shivam Dube, Pavan Deshpande*, Isuru Udana*
Squad strength: 25
Players bought in auction: 11
After an inaugural season of IPL Rajasthan Royals’ performance is quite ordinary. They are lack all three departments. They want quality all-rounders who finish inning on high and strong death bowlers who deliver for the team in crucial stages.
In IPL 2020 auction Rajasthan Royals (RR) brought most players as compare to other teams. Their most notable buy is Robin Uthappa who buys at 3 cr INR.
Then they brought overseas pacers named Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, and Oshane Thomas. Another surprising buy form Royals was Indian uncapped player Yashasvi Jaiswal. They buy Jaiswal at 2.4 cr INR. Alongside Jaiswal, they also brought another uncapped Indian player named Kartik Tyagi at 1.3 cr INR.
In IPL auction 2020 Rajasthan Royal mostly focuses on bowling department where they brought 6 pacers (3 overseas & 3 Indians).
Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Steven Smith, Jos Buttler (WK), Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (WK), Shashank Singh, Robin Uthappa*, Yashasvi Jaiswal*, Anuj Rawat* (WK), David Miller*
Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat*, Kartik Tyagi*, Akash Singh*, Oshane Thomas*, Andrew Tye*, Tom Curran*
Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande
Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Aniruddha Joshi*
Squad Length: 25
Players bought in auction: 7
Another IPL team that becomes a top team for the last 4-5 years. Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the most complete teams in all departments. In IPL auction their buys were not too high.
They most of the players like Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad, and B Sandeep buys at their base prices. Their notable buys are Virat Singh and Priyam Garg at the same 1.9 cr INR.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad:
Abdul Samad*, Priyam Garg*, Virat Singh*, Sandeep Bavanka*, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Ricky Bhui
Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem
Fabian Allen*, Mitchell Marsh*, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma
So here is the full list of players and all team squads. Here you can find the biggest buy of IPL auction 2020. Here you can find Royal Challengers Bangalore team and players, Kings XI Punjab teams and Players, Delhi Capitals team and Players, Chennai Super Kings team and Players, Sunrisers Hyderabad team and players, Kolkata Knight Riders team and Players, Mumbai Indians team and players, Rajasthan Royals team and players.
So close lookout on IPL 2020 Auction: Know where all team squads stand as well as check out where your favorite team stands.