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  • 9:17 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction LIVE: A total of 62 players were sold during the auction, including 29 overseas cricketers. The eight IPL teams spent a staggering amount of Rs 140.3 crore on Thursday. Unbelievable numbers.

    Top buys: Pat Cummins (KKR, Rs 15.5 crore); Glenn Maxwell (KXIP, Rs 10.75cr); Chris Morris (RCB, Rs 10cr); Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP, Rs 8.5cr); Nathan Coulter-Nile (MI, Rs 8cr).
  • 9:14 PM IST

    With that, we come to an end of IPL 2020 Players’ Auction!

  • 9:07 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction LIVE: West Indies all-rounder Kesrick Williams remains unsold and so is Vinay Kumar. With this, we have come to the end of the IPL 2020 players’ auction.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction LIVE: In the final round of accelerated session – Tom Curran (RR), Isuru Udana (RCB), Nikhil Naik (KKR), Shahbaz Ahmed (RCB) and Lalit Yadav (DC). Curran and Udana bag Rs 1 crore and 50 lakh respectively. While the other remaining players were bought at the base price of Rs 20 lakh.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction Live Updates: Third time lucky! Dale Steyn finally gets sold in the third attempt. He is going back to his last franchise RCB at his base price of Rs 2 crore. Australia’s Andrew Tye also finds a buyer in Rajasthan Royals, he is bought at his base price of Rs 1 crore.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    Chris Morris has a message for his fans at RCB!

  • 8:41 PM IST

    Big buys for Delhi Capitals so far!

  • 8:37 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction Live updates: SOLD! Delhi Capitals snap up Australia’s big-hitting all-rounder Marcus Stoinis for Rs 4.8 crore. Stoinis was placed in the base price bracket of Rs 1 crore. With that, the first part of the accelerate auction is over. The second part will begin in 10 minutes.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction LIVE: UNSOLD! Proteas legendary pacer Dale Steyn once again fails to attract any buyers in the second round. His base price of Rs 2 crore might be one of the reasons because of which none of the franchisees showed interest in him. Australian pacer Andrew Tye also suffers the same fate. Ben Cutting, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Kusal Perera find no buyers too.

  • 8:26 PM IST

    IPL 2020 Auction Live Updates: Pavan Deshpande goes to RCB for his base price of Rs 20 lakh, Tushar Deshpande joins DC at the same amount.

    India discard Mohit Sharma will play for Delhi for Rs 50 lakh. Prabhsimran Singh goes to KXIP for Rs 55 lakh.


Australia pacer Pat Cummins on Thursday became the most expensive foreign player in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) as bowlers and uncapped Indian players ruled the roost in the 13th IPL Auction. 62 players were sold and Rs 140.30 crore was spent. Cummins, who sits at the top of the bowlers’ rankings in Test cricket, was sold for a whopping Rs 15.50 crore to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). His figures went past England all-rounder Ben Stokes’ auction bid of Rs 14.5 crores made at the IPL 2017 auctions. He was also only Rs 50 lakh away from equalling the record for the highest bid ever in the history of IPL auction which was made for Yuvraj Singh by the Delhi Daredevils in 2015.

Cummins has 92 wickets in 77 career T20 matches at an economy of little above 7. His international teammate, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was not considered for the upcoming ODI series against India in January, returned to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10.75 crore after a fierce bidding war with Delhi Capitals.

Maxwell, 31, had taken a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues earlier this year.

The future crop of Indian cricketers also made merry as mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy was bagged by KKR for Rs 4 crore. Tamil Nadu’s Chakravarthy was the joint-most expensive buy last season but picked up an injury after just one match.

Teenagers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kartik Tyagi, part of India’s U-19 World Cup squad, were sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.40 crore and Rs 1.30 crore respectively. The Royals also brought back left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat and were given a bit of competition by Kings XI but eventually got him for Rs 3 crore.

Jaiswal, who once sold paani puris for a living, has already grabbed headlines with stunning performances in the domestic circuit. This season, the batsman hit 203 off 154 balls with 12 sixes and 17 boundaries for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy thereby, becoming the youngest batsman to hit a double hundred in List A cricket.

Promising leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was also roped in by Kings XI for Rs 2 crore while India U-19 captain Priyam Garg went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore. SRH also snapped up Virat Singh for the same price.

Among other Indians in the crore club, seasoned leggie Piyush Chawla, who was released by KKR, went for Rs 6.75 crore to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while experienced Robin Uthappa was bagged by Royals for Rs 3 crore. Uthappa had gone into the auction with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, the highest for an Indian. He too was released by KKR last month.

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