IPL 2020 Auction: Pat Cummins becomes most expensive overseas player hitting 15.5cr, while Piyush Chawla most expensive Indian

The auction for IPL 2020 took place in Kolkata in which Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas player with 15.50 crore, while Piyush Chawla became the most expensive Indian with 6.75 crore. The auctions for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 was held in Kolkata on Thursday. Owners and the coaches of the eight franchises were present during the meeting and a whopping Rs 140.30 crore was spent.

IPL is very much popular across the country. People eagerly wait for IPL matches and audience book tickets in advance. IPL matches are held every year in the country that is why auction for the team takes place every year. Mumbai Indians hold a record of having won four titles, whereas Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni, have lifted the IPL title thrice. During the auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Pat Cummins for Rs 15.50 crore, emerging the most expensive player of the IPL 2020, while Piyush Chawla became the most expensive Indian player. Cummins also became the second-most-expensive player in the T20 after Yuvraj Singh (Rs 16 crore in 2014 to Delhi) Let’s have a look!

The Ambanis bought Chris Lynn (Rs 2 cr), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 8 cr), Saurabh Tiwary (Rs 50 lakh), Mohsin Khan (Rs 20 lakh), Digvijay Deshmukh (Rs 20 lakh) and Balwant Rai Singh (Rs 20 lakh).

Both Shahrukh and Juhi were spotted at the auction in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had a purse of approximately Rs 35.65 cr. They spent Rs 27.15 cr and ended up saving Rs 8.50 cr. KKR also clashed with the RCB over Rahul Tripathi but KKR managed to take the player home with Rs 60 lakh.

Delhi Capitals bought 11 players, Jason Roy (Rs 1.5 cr), Chris Woakes (Rs 1.5 cr), Alex Carey (Rs 2.4 cr), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 7.75 cr), Mohit Sharma (Rs 50 lakh), Tushar Deshpande (Rs 20 lakh), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 4.8 cr), Lalit Yadav (Rs 20 lakh).

KXIP spent Rs 26.20 cr and ended up saving a whopping Rs 16.50 cr. Kings XI Punjab bagged the following players – Glenn Maxwell (Rs 10.75 cr), Sheldon Cottrell (Rs 8.5 cr), Deepak Hooda (Rs 50 lakh), Ishan Porel (Rs 20 lakh), Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 2 cr), James Neesham (Rs 50 lakh), Chris Jordan (Rs 3 cr), Tajinder Dhillon (Rs 20 lakh) and Prabhsimran Singh (Rs 55 lakh).

CSK spent Rs 14.45 cr and saved Rs 15 lakhs. They ended up buying the following players – Sam Curran (Rs 5.5 cr), Piyush Chawla (Rs 6.75 cr), Josh Hazlewood (Rs 2 cr), R Sai Kishore (Rs 20 lakh).

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