Kolkata, December 19: Delhi Capitals ended the IPL 2020 auction with a squad strength of 22 players, including 8 overseas, and made some good buys from the auction room here on Thursday (December 19). Captained by Shreyas Iyer and coached by Ricky Ponting, the Delhi franchise will set out to grab their maiden IPL title next year.
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1. Full squad after auction
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 7.75 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (5.25 crore), Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy (Rs 1.50 crore), Prithvi Shaw.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Mohit Sharma (Rs 50 lakh), Sandeep Lamichhane, Tushar Deshpande (Rs 20 lakh).
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 7.60 crore), Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis (Rs 4.80 crore), Chris Woakes (Rs 1.50 crore), Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Lalit Yadav (Rs 20 lakh).
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey (Rs 2.40 crore).
2. Players released before auction
Ankush Bains, B Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.
3. Players retained
For IPL 2020 season, Delhi Capitals retained Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin were traded in while Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult, Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia were traded out.
4. Big buys from IPL auction 2020
Delhi Capitals bought West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer for a sum of Rs 7.75 crore and Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis for Rs 4.80 crore. Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey was the third costliest purchase for the Delhi franchise in the auction. They even got England cricketers Jason Roy and Chris Woakes at a reasonable price.
They had already traded in big names like R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane to strengthen their side before the IPL auction.
4. Total money spent
Including the purse of Rs 27.85 crore in the auction and the money spent to retain the players, Delhi Capitals spent a total of Rs 76.00 crore.