It’s that time of the year again. Yup, it’s time for the top T20 stars from around the globe to see them become overnight millionaires. It’s time for the annual IPL auction. The venue this time is Kolkata, the home city of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and also the home of former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

A total of 997 players had registered their names for the auction. The eight franchisees were then asked to shortlist the players they wanted and based on that, the list was pruned to 332 cricketers.

Before that, a host of cricketers were retained, released and transferred as the teams made space for a fresh start.

Here’s everything you should know about the 2020 auction:-

When: December 19, 2020 (Thursday)

Where: Kolkata

Starts: 3:30 pm IST

Number of Cricketers to Go Under The Hammer: 332

Total No. of Slots to be Filled: 73

Number of Players Released: 71

Number of Players Retained: 127

Purse Remaining And Slots to Fill

TeamPurse Remaining (INR)Slots To Fill
Mumbai Indians13.05 croreSeven (5 domestic, 2 overseas)
Chennai Super Kings14.60 croreFive (3 domestic, 2 overseas)
Delhi Capitals27.85 croreEleven (6 domestic, 5 overseas)
Sunrisers Hyderabad17 croreSeven (5 domestic, 2 overseas)
Rajasthan Royals28.90 croreEleven (7 domestic, 4 overseas)
Kings XI Punjab42.70 croreNine (5 domestic, 4 overseas)
Kolkata Knight Riders35.65 croreEleven (7 domestic, 4 overseas)
Royal Challengers Bangalore27.90 croreTwelve (6 domestic, 6 overseas)


Highest Base Price: INR 2 Crore (Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews)

Highest Base Price (Indian): INR 1.5 Crore (Robin Uthappa)

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