The VIVO IPL 2020 player auction is set to take place on 19th December in Kolkata. Teams have already come out with the list of released and retained players.
As per updates, on 30th November, the Player Registration closed. Subsequently, a total of 971 players are signed up to go under the hammer in the IPL auction. That is to say, these include 713 Indian players as well as 258 overseas players.
Most importantly, the released and retained lists are out. Firstly, 73 spots are up for grabs. 215 capped players and 754 uncapped players are the contenders. Morever, 2 players from the Associate Nations are also in the list.
Capped Indian (19 players)
Uncapped Indian (634 players)
Uncapped Indians who have played at least 1 IPL match (60 players)
Capped International (196 players)
Uncapped International (60 players)
Associate (2 players)
The franchises are subsequently expected to submit their shortlist players. Futhermore, these players will make up the final VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction list. Consequently, the deadline for the same is Monday, 9th December 5:00 PM IST.
Also, Hugh Edmeades will once again be the auctioneer.
The break-down of 258 overseas players country-wise is as listed below.
New Zealand 24
South Africa 54
Sri Lanka 39
West Indies 34
The players with the highest base price for the 2020 VIVO IPL auction are :
INR 2 Cr ($279K)
Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn, Angelo Matthews.
INR 1.5 Cr ($209K)
Robin Uthappa, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbot.
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