Bengaluru, Dec. 19: It’s that time of the year once again, when the players go under the hammer and the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams enter a bidding war to find the best combination.
The IPL auction, which is usually held a little later, is all set to be conducted in Kolkata this year. The auction, set to be held today (Thursday), will be a relatively low-key affair with eight teams set to bid for players within budget restrictions.
A total of 338 players will go under the hammer including 143 foreign players and three cricketers from Associate nations.
Initially, 971 players were registered for the auction but was pruned to 332 after the eight IPL franchises submitted their final list of interest. All eight teams combined have only 73 slots to be filled.
The eight teams have a combined purse of Rs 207.65 crore. Seven players are in the highest Rs 2 crore category but none of them are Indians. Robin Uthappa is the Indian player with the highest base price at Rs 1.5 crore.
While Kings XI Punjab have the largest purse heading into the auction - Rs 42.70 crore, defending champions Mumbai Indians have the smallest purse at Rs 13.05 crore.
The City of Joy is all set to host the auction for the first time ever and the auction for the 13th edition of the IPL will be aired live on Star Sports Networks from 3:30pm IST.
Here, MyKhel brings you the Live Updates from the auction.
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As the auction for the IPL 2020 comes to an end, the number of players sold in Kolkata today are 62 and the number of unsold players are 64.
And with this the bidding war comes to an end. The squads have been filled for the upcoming edition of the and the auction has come to an end!
Vinay Kumar the last man up! And he goes unsold.
Kesrick Williams goes unsold
Isuru Udana goes to RCB
Tom Curran sold to the Royals
Nikhil Naik sold to KKR
Shahbaz Ahmed sold to RCB
Lalit Yadav sold to Delhi
Andrew Tye finds a bidder as Rajasthan Royals pick him up
Dale Steyn goes under the hammer for the third time. Third time lucky as RCB pick up Steyn for 2crores.
And we are back! Ten more players to go under the hammer
The first part of accelerated auction is over. The second part will resume in ten minutes.
Mark Wood remains unsold in the second attempt.
Marcus Stoinis gets picked in the second attempt as Delhi Capitals win the bid for 4.80crore.
Marcus Stoinis lucky the second time Delhi and Rajasthan caught in a bidding war.
All rounder Colin Munro remains unsold
Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting goes unsold in the second attempt as well
R Sai Kishore to join CSK!
Tushar Deshpande set to join Delhi Capitals
Prabhsimran Singh sold on the second attempt to Kings XI Punjab.
KS Bharat remains unsold
Daniel Sams remains unsold
Shahrukh Khan remains unsold
All-rounder Pavan Deshpande picked up by RCB for base price.
Rohan Kadam goes unsold
Andrew Tye goes unsold.
Dale Steyn remains unsold!
Mohit Sharma in luck as he is picked up by Delhi Capitals in the second attempt.
Kusal Perera unsold for the second time
Time for a second chance now! Colin de Grandhome goes unsold for the second time
Sanjay Yadav to join SRH
Prince Balwant Rai Singh to join MI for base price.
Digvijay Deshmukh goes to Mumbai Indians for his base price.
All-rounder Anirudha Joshi set to join the Rajasthan Royals.
Saurabh Dubey goes unsold
Vaibhav Arora goes unsold
George Garton goes unsold
Fast-bowler Kesrick Williams goes unsold
Nathan Ellis goes unsold
Abdul Samad sold to Sunrisers for his base price,
Sujit Nayak goes unsold
Tajinder Dhillon joins KXIP
Yudhvir Charak goes unsold
James Pattinson & Liam Plunkett go unsold
48-year-old Pravin Tambe sold to KKR. This saw a round of applause as age truly doesn't matter!
Kuldeep Sen goes unsold
18-year-old Aryan Juyal goes unsold
Sumit Kumar goes unsold
Oshane Thomas sold to Rajasthan Royals for his base price.
Australia bowler Kane Richardson joins RCB, after the Bangalore outfit won the bid at 4 crores.
Bidding war on for Kane Richardson who has a base price of 1.50crore
Matt Henry goes unsold
Sean Abbott goes unsold
Isuru Udana goes unsold
England all-rounder Chris Jordan sold to Kings XI Punjab at 3 crores.
West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder goes unsold
Tom Curran goes unsold
All rounder Fabian Allen to make his IPL debut with SRH.
Tom Banton sold to KKR for base price.
29-year-old Rahul Shukla goes unsold
Fast-bowler Mohsin Khan goes to Mumbai Indians for base price.
Joshua Philippe goes for base price to RCB
Nikhil Naik goes unsold
Shahbaz Ahamad goes unsold
Shams Mulani goes unsold
Chris Green goes to KKR.
Praveen Dubey goes unsold
Sandeep Bavanaka to SRH for 20lakhs
And we are back. Accelerated auction underway. Ayush Badoni goes unsold
We are set to return shortly. With 33 players already sold, only 40 slots remain to be filled.
The top buys of the day: Pat Cummins - Kolkata Knight Riders - 15.50 crores Glenn Maxwell - Kings XI Punjab - 10.75 crores Chris Morris - Royal Challengers Bangalore - 10 crores Sheldon Cottrell - Kings XI punjab - 8.5 crores Nathan Coulter-Nile - Mumbai Indians - 8 cores
Time for a long break, before the action resumes in Kolkata.
Adam Milne, the last player to go under the hammer before high-tea, goes unsold.
Josh Hazlewood joins Chennai Super Kings as CSK picks him up for his base price.
Chennai open the bid for Australia fast-bowler Josh Hazlewood.
Mustafizur Rahman goes unsold
Windies fast-bowler Alzarri Joseph goes unsold
29-year-old Mark Wood goes unsold
Barinder Sran with a base price of 50lakhs goes unsold.
Fast-bowler Anrich Nortje goes unsold.
Kings XI Punjab pick up New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham for his base price.
All-rounder James Neesham gets the bid going after a string of unsold players.
Australia all-rounder Ben Cutting goes unsold
Rishi Dhawan goes unsold
Colin Munro with a base price of 1 crore goes unsold.
Andile Phehlukwayo will have to wait to make his IPL debut as he goes unsold.
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 2 crores.
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis goes unsold
Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite with a base price of 50 lakhs goes unsold.
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill with a base price of 1 crore goes unsold.
Colin Ingram with a base price of 50 lakhs goes unsold.
Manoj Tiwary goes unsold
Saurabh Tiwary goes to Mumbai Indies for base price
David Miller goes to Rajasthan Royals for his base price of 75 lakhs.
Up next is 30-year-old South Africa batsman David Miller with an opening bid of 75 lakhs.
Evin Lewis goes unsold.
After starting at a base price, Windies batsman Hetmyer raked up 7.75 crores and will be plying his trade with the Delhi Capitals this season.
Royals & KKR locked in a tussle for the Windies batsman as the bid touches the crore mark.
First name under the hammer is West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer.
Back from the break: The teams have been asked to submit ten names each for the accelerated auction to be held after high-tea.
KXIP CEO Satish Menon on picking up Maxwell:
"He knows Mohali, he knows KXIP. I don't think there could've been a better choice than him" - CEO Satish Menon on @Gmaxi_32. 🗣#SaddaPunjab #SaddeKings #IPL2020Auction #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/LtjsKXnMLY— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 19, 2019
14-year-old Noor Ahmad goes unsold as we head into another break.
R Sai Kishore goes unsold
19-year-old Ravi Bishnoi set to make his IPL debut with Kings XI Punjab. Having a base price of 20L, Mumbai and Punjab were locked in a tussle as KXIP won the bid for 2crores.
Midhun Sudhesan goes unsold.
M Siddharth will make his IPL debut with KKR.
KC Cariappa at 20Lakhs goes unsold
Riley Meredith goes unsold at 40Lakh.
Ishan Porel sold to Kings XI Punjab for his base price.
19-year-old fast-bowler, Kartik Tyagi will make his IPL debut with the Rajasthan Royals.
Kulwant Khejroliya and Tushar Deshpande find no takers as they go unsold
Akash Singh goes to Rajasthan Royals for 20Lakhs.
Vishnu Vinod goes unsold
Ankush Bains goes unsold
Prabhsimran Singh with a base price of 20lakhs goes unsold
KS Bharat goes unsold
Kedar Devdhar goes unsold.
Wicket-keeper Anuj Rawat will make his IPL debut with Rajasthan Royals. Rawat sold for 80lakhs.
Pavan Deshpande & Shahrukh Khan go unsold.
Daniel Sams goes unsold.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, who had a base price of 20L, picked up by Rajasthan Royals for 2.40crores. The teenager will make his debut in the IPL with the Royals.
17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal is set for an IPL debut as KKR and KXIP locked in a tussle.
KKR win the bid for all-rounder Varun Chakravarthy. Starting at a bid for 30Lakhs sold to KKR for 4crores.
Varun Chakravarthy with a base price of 30l under the hammer. And the bid is on.
Deepak Hooda with a base price of 40 lakhs is sold to Kings XI Punjab for 50 lakhs.
Priyam Garg will make his IPL debut with Sunrisers Hyderabad. Starting with a base price of 20L, Garg went for 1.90crore to SRH.
Next up is Priyam Garg and the bids going up fast
Virat Singh sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1.90crore.
Up next is Virat Singh. Sunrisers finally join the bidding. SRH and KXIP locked in a bid
KKR win the bid for Rahul Tripathi at 60lakhs.
Rahul Tripathi with a base price of 20lakhs gets the bid going again.
Harpreet Bhatia goes unsold.
25-year-old Rohan Kadam also goes unsold.
Kalra will have to wait to make his IPL debut as he goes unsold.
And we are back in action after the short break. First one up after the break is Manjot Kalra.
So far 15 players have been sold, out of which 12 are overseas players.
Time for a five minute break. Cummins still holds the highest bid of the day as 18 players go unsold.
Last player before break is Zahir Khan. The 21 year-old Afghanistan player goes unsold.
West Indies spinner Hayden Walsh goes unsold
Adam Zampa goes unsold.
Ish Sodhi goes unsold
CSK pick up Piyush Chawla for 6.75 crores. After this bid Chennai have only 2.35 left in their purse.
Piyush Chawla goes under the hammer. KXIP and CSK locked in a tussle
Kings XI Punjab win the bid for Sheldon Cottrell as they pick the bowler for 8.5crores.
Intense bidding on for Windies fast-bowler Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell is up next. And the West Indies player will make his IPL debut as the bidding war is on.
Tim Southee goes unsold
Nita Ambani seems happy as Mumbai win the bid for Nathan Coulter-Nile. MI pick up the player for 8crores.
Nathan Coulter-Nile the next player to go under the hammer. And the bid is going up fast as Mumbai and Chennai are locked in a bidding war.
Andrew Tye goes unsold
Jaydev Unadkat with a base price of 1 crore sold to the Rajasthan Royals for 3 crores.
Jaydev Unadkat gets the bidding going after a string of unsold players
Fast bowler Dale Steyn with a base price of 2 crores goes unsold.
Next up is fast bowler Mohit Sharma. Starting at a base price of 50l, Sharma goes unsold. The string on unsold players continue
Shai Hope remains unsold
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera goes unsold. Four players go unsold on the trot.
Naman Ojha goes unsold
Mushfiqur Rahim will have to wait for his IPL debut as he goes unsold.
Heinrich Klassen goes unsold.
Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey will make his IPL debut with Delhi Capitals.
And the action is back underway. Three sets to be held before the next break. First player to go under the hammer after the break is Alex Carey.
Cummins bid headline the first two sets of the day:
As we take a break, here's our summary from the #IPLAuction2020 🏏— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 19, 2019
▪️ Pat Cummins (INR 15.5 Cr)
▪️ Eoin Morgan (INR 5.25 Cr)
Initial Budget: INR 35.65 Cr
Remaining Balance: INR 14.90 Cr#KKR #IPLAuction #KorboLorboJeetbo
Ten players have been sold in the first two sets. RCB, DC & KKR pick up two players each MI, RR, CSK & KXIP pick up a player each. Five players go unsold.
Time for a short break!
Stuart Binny goes unsold.
Starting at a base price of 1.50crore RCB won the bid for South African all-rounder Chris Morris for 10crores.
England All-rounder Sam Curran goes to CSK for 5.5crore after starting at a base price of 1 crore.
Having missed the previous edition Australian fast-bowler Pat Cummins sold to KKR for 15.50crore! KKR joined the bid at 15 crore and took the Australian away from DC and RCB.
Now KKR join the battle for Cummins. The bid currently stands at 15 crore.
Following the bidding war for Maxwell, now Delhi and RCB are locked in a bid for Pat Cummins.
Colin de Grandhomme goes unsold
Yusuf Pathan goes unsold
Chris Woakes goes to Delhi Capitals for his base price
Having not played in the 2019 edition, Maxwell raked up a massive bid. The bid started at a base price of 2 crores and Kings XI Punjab finally won the bid as they picked up the Australian all-rounder for 10.75 crore
Maxwell crosses the 10 crore mark and the bidding war is still on!
Glenn Maxwell is the next player up for bid. Delhi and Mumbai locked in a bid for the Australian all-rounder.
SOLD TO RCB. The Royal Challengers Bangalore won the bid for the Australian skipper.
Finch touches the 4 crore mark.
After starting at a base price of 1 crore, RCB and KKR are still fighting it out for Aaron Finch. The holding bid with RCB currently is 3.60 crores
Up next is Australia skipper Aaron Finch, and KKR and RCB are locked in a bidding war.
After two unsold players, England batsman Jason Roy goes for his base price to Delhi Capitals.
Second player on the trot to go unsold is India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara
Hanuma Vihari is the first player of the day to go unsold.
Rajasthan Royals win the bid
Up next is Robin Uthappa. Rajasthan Royals open the bidding.
KKR win the bidding war to pick up the favoured England batsman.
Next up is Eoin Morgan. And the bids flow in.
Chris Lynn first player to go under the hammer. Mumbai Indians pick him up for his base price.
As the auction begins, here's a summary Chennai Super Kings: Funds Remaining: ₹14,60,00,000 Overseas Players: 6 Total Players: 20 Delhi Capitals: Funds Remaining: ₹27,85,00,000 Overseas Players: 3 Total Players: 14 Kings XI Punjab: Funds Remaining: ₹42,70,00,000 Overseas Players: 4 Total Players: 16 Kolkata Knight Riders: Funds Remaining: ₹35,65,00,000 Overseas Players: 4 Total Players: 14 Mumbai Indians: Funds Remaining: ₹13,05,00,000 Overseas Players: 6 Total Players: 18 Rajasthan Royals: Funds Remaining: ₹28,90,00,000 Overseas Players: 4 Total Players: 14 Royal Challengers Bangalore: Funds Remaining: ₹27,90,00,000 Overseas Players: 2 Total Players: 13 Sunrisers Hyderabad: Funds Remaining: ₹17,00,00,000 Overseas Players: 6 Total Players: 18
The ITC Royal Bengal hotel in Kolkata is buzzing with activity as the auction is less than half an hour away. Here's how the day will unfold: 1. Capped batsman and all-rounder 2. Capped wicket-keeper, fast bowler and spinner 3. Uncapped batsman, all-rounder, wicketkeeper, fast-baller and spinner 4. Capped batsman, all-rounder and fast bowlers 5. Accelerated auctions
The auction is just half an hour away. Check out what KKR's think tank has to say.
📹 | The much-awaited #IPLAuction strategy discussion between the Fab Five of #KKRFanTank with #KKRThinkTank is here! 🙌— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 19, 2019
It's a long watch but it will be worth all your time! 😎#KorboLorboJeetbo #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/oYv2BjuDE1
Less than an hour to go for the action to unfold in Kolkata. The stage is set for the bidding war to begin.
While we wait for all the action to begin, check out what Simon Katich had to say on the eve of the auction.
Here's an inside scoop, exclusively for RCB fans. Simon Katich talks about tomorrow's IPL Auction.— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December 18, 2019
What's your message for the coach?#BidForBold #PlayBold #IPLAuction #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/9kYf81eMIF
A total of 338 players will go under the hammer after six players were added to the auction list.
Who will hit the jackpot this time? Find out soon, the IPL auction starts at 3.30pm IST
Six players including former Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar were added to the IPL auction list. Others are --Ashoke Dinda, Matthew Wade, Sanjay Yadav, Robin Bisht and Jake Weatherald.
Prior to the auction, RCB shared a video of skipper Virat Kohli. Here’s what the skipper had to say ahead of the auction.
Hello and welcome to the Live updates of the IPL auctions set to be held in Kolkata today.