Eight franchises buy 62 players at VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction
62 players, 29 overseas and 33 Indians were sold as the eight Indian Premier League franchises splurged their way into fierce bids at the 2020 VIVO IPL Player Auction in Kolkata.
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins set the cash registers ringing as he became the most expensive overseas signing in the history of the tournament after Kolkata Knight Riders acquired him for a whopping Rs.15.50 crores.
His Australian teammate, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell too earned big with the final bid being locked at Rs. 10.75 crores. The Big show made his way to Kings XI Punjab.What is an IPL Auction without the exciting Caribbean flavour? The West Indian duo of Sheldon Cottrell and Shimron Hetmyer went for Rs. 8.50 crores and Rs. 7.75 crores to KXIP and Delhi Capitals respectively.
Two international captains – Aaron Finch and Eoin Morgan – also garnered huge interest as Royal Challengers Bangalore and KKR snapped them up to bolster their squads.
The young batting sensation from Mumbai, Yashasvi Jaiswal went to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping Rs. 2.4 crores while the experienced leggie, Pravin Tambe was bought by KKR.