There is always a great buzz whenever an IPL auction is around. Nothing different this time either and there is a great deal of excitement about it already. All the eight teams have gone ahead with different strategies for the upcoming edition as far as the releases and retentions were concerned. As many as 71 players were released by their respective franchises last month.
At the same time, 127 cricketers including 35 overseas players were retained by the teams. While some teams left out quite a few cricketers, a few others preferred maintaining the stability. For the auction that will be held on 19 December 2019, a total of 971 players enrolled their names. These included 215 capped players and 754 uncapped players. A couple of other players are from the associate nations – the USA and the Netherlands.
However, just 73 spots are up for grabs and it will be a cut-throat competition here. The franchises submitted their shortlist of players recently and a total of 332 players are set to go under the hammer in the auction.
Here is everything you need to know about the IPL Auction 2020:
When and Where?
19 December 2019 (Thursday) in Kolkata.
You can watch the auction event live on Star Sports and Hotstar. The entire event will be covered and you can catch all the live updates.
The IPL auction will commence at 3.30 PM IST on December 19.
Number of players who can be picked
Number of players who enrolled for the IPL 2020 Auction
971 (713 Indian and 258 Overseas; 215 capped, 754 uncapped, 2 from Associate Nations)
Number of players shortlisted
A total of 134 capped and 198 uncapped players have been shortlisted for the auction.
List of players released
CSK: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn.
DC: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.
KXIP: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy.
KKR: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe.
MI: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh.
RR: Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Sudhesan Midhun.
RCB: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.
SRH: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.
The total money that can be spent
Rs 207.65 crores
Budget left and slots available for each of the eight franchises
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