Australian pacer Pat Cummins broke the bank at the VIVO IPL 2020 Auction in Kolkata. He was sold to KKR for a whopping sum of INR 15.5 Crore. Therefore, he became the most expensive foreign player in the history of the IPL.
The previous record was held by Ben Stokes, who was sold for INR 14.5 Crore at the 2017 Auction. He also became the second most expensive player in the history of the IPL Auction. Yuvraj Singh remains the highest buy. He was bought by Delhi for INR 16 Crore at the 2015 Auction.
Cummins has previously played 16 IPL games for Delhi, picking up 17 wickets. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was the second highest buy. He was roped in by KXIP for a huge sum of INR 10.75 Crore. South African all-rounder Chris Morris followed as the third highest bid of the day. RCB got Morris for INR 10 Crore.
There were many decent buys by the franchises. However, there were also some surprising names that went unsold. Here is the complete list of all teams and players bought in 2020 IPL Auction respectively.
Full list of purse, slots and players after Auction :
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) :
Purse left : INR 15 Lakh
Slots left : 3 (2 domestic, 1 overseas)
Existing squad: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, N Jagadeesan, M Vijay, Rituraj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Monu Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif.
Players bought: Sam Curran(5.5 crore), Piyush Chawla (6.75 crore), Josh Hazlewood (2 crore), Sai Kishore (20 lac).
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Purse left : INR 1.95 Crore
Slots left : 1 (1 domestic)
Existing squad: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aditya Tare (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Players bought: Chris Lynn (2 crore), Nathan Coulter Nile ( 8 crore), Saurabh Tiwary (50 lac), Moshin Khan (20 lac), Balwant Rai Singh (20 lac), Digvijay Deshmukh (20 lac).
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Purse left : INR 9 Crore
Slots left : 3 (3 domestic)
Existing squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Avesh Khan.
Players bought: Jason Roy (1.5 crore), Chris Woakes (1.5 crore), Alex Carrey (2.4 crore), Shimron Hetmyer (7.75 crore), Mohit Sharma (50 lac), Tushar Deshpande (20 lac), Marcus Stoinis (4.8 crore), Lalit Yadav (20 lac).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Purse left : INR 8.50 Crore
Slots left : 2 (2 domestic)
Existing squad: Shubman Gill, Siddesh Lad, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier.
Players bought: Eoin Morgan (5.25 crore), Pat Cummins (15.5 crore), Rahul Tripathi (60 lac), Varun Chakravarthy (4 crore), Chris Green (20 lac), Tom Banton (1 crore), Pravin Tambe (20 lac), M Siddharth (20 lac), Nikhil Naik (20 lac).
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Purse left : INR 16.50 Crore
Slots left : 0
Existing squad: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, K. Gowtham, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande.
Players bought: Glenn Maxwell (10.75 crore), Sheldon Cottrell (8.5 crore), Deepak Hooda (50 l), Ishan Porel (20 lac), Ravi Bishnoi (2 crore), James Neesham (50 lac), Chris Jordan (3 crore), Prabhsimran Singh (50 lac), Tajinder Dhillon (20 lac).
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Purse left : INR 6.40 Crore
Slots left : 4 (4 domestic)
Existing Squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj.
Players bought: Aaron Finch ( 4.40 crore), Chris Morris ( 10 crore), Joshua Philippe (20 lac). Kane Richardson (4 crore), Pavan Deshpande (20 lac), Shahbaz Ahmed (20 lac), Isiru Udana (50 lac).
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Purse left : INR 14.75 Crore
Slots left : 0
Existing squad: Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Varun Aaron.
Players bought: Robin Uthappa (3 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (3 crore), Yasashvi Jaiswal (2.40 crore), Anuj Rawat (80 lac), Kartik Tyagi (1.3 crore), David Miller (75 lac), Oshane Thomas (50 lac), Anirudha Joshi (20 lac), Akash Singh (20 lac), Andrew Tye (1 crore), Tom Curran (1 crore).
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Purse left : INR 10.10 Crore
Slots left : 0
Existing squad: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Billy Stanlake.
Players bought: Virat Singh (1.9 crore), Priyam Garg (1.9 crore), Mitchell Marsh (2 crore), Sandeep Bavanaka (20 lac), Fabian Allen (50lac), Abdul Samad (20 lac), Sanjay Yadav (20 lac).
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