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IPL auction 2020: The seven most expensive players in the auction

IPL auction: 7 most expensive players

Kolkata, December 19: The much-anticipated IPL 2020 auction came to an end in Kolkata on Thursday (December 19) with a total of 62 players getting sold among various teams. Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins emerged the most expensive player at Rs 15.50 crore, bagged by the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Veteran leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was the costliest Indian player as Chennai Super Kings grabbed him for Rs 6.75 crore. MyKhel looks at the 7 most expensive players after IPL auction 2020.

1. Pat Cummins - Rs 15.50 crore

1. Pat Cummins - Rs 15.50 crore

The Australian pacer was bagged by Knight Riders for Rs 15.50 crore, making him the most expensive overseas player ever and the second most expensive player in the history of IPL after Yuvraj Singh (Rs 16 crore).

2. Glenn Maxwell - Rs 10.75 crore

2. Glenn Maxwell - Rs 10.75 crore

The Australian power-hitter made a return to cricket recently after taking a break to tend to his mental health. It became a sweet comeback for Maxwell as Kings XI Punjab snaffled him for Rs 10.75 crore.

3. Chris Morris - Rs 10 crore

3. Chris Morris - Rs 10 crore

The South African all-rounder was released by Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore broke the bank for him at Rs 10 crore. Morris will be eager to make amends for a lukewarm IPL 2019.

4. Sheldon Cottrell - Rs 8.75 crore

4. Sheldon Cottrell - Rs 8.75 crore

Kings XI Punjab came to the auction with a heavy purse of Rs 42.70 crore and they stretched it to optimum to get West Indies fast bowler. Cottrell is having good limited-over series against India.

5. Nathan Coulter-Nile - Rs 8 crore

5. Nathan Coulter-Nile - Rs 8 crore

The Australian pacer getting that amount was bit of surprise. But Mumbai Indians went for the broke for Nathan even with a meagre purse and got him after a bitter battle.

6. Shimron Hetmyer - Rs 7.75 crore

6. Shimron Hetmyer - Rs 7.75 crore

The West Indian left-hander was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore after a tepid IPL 2019. But his sparkling form in the on-going limited-over series against India helped him get a brilliant deal from Delhi Capitals.

7. Piyush Chawla - Rs 6.75 crore

7. Piyush Chawla - Rs 6.75 crore

The veteran leg-spinner was let go by Kolkata Knight Riders after a long association and instead bid for young mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. But Chawla found a new den at Chennai Super Kings at bargain price of Rs 6.75 crore.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 19, 2019, 21:26 [IST]
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