Who spent how much at the IPL 2020 Auction

A view of the auction centre  in a five-star hotel in Kolkata on Thursday.A view of the auction centre in a five-star hotel in Kolkata on Thursday.

KOLKATA: The Indian Premier League franchisees have collectively spent ₹ 140.30 crore to acquire a total of 62 players and all the berths for the 29 overseas talent were filled at the IPL 2020 Auction in Kolkata last evening.

Australian speedster Pat Cummins became the highest salaried cricketer in the history of IPL with the ₹ 15.50 crore winning bid from Kolkata Night Riders. Chennai Super Kings made the highest bid for the day for an Indian player – taking home wrist spinner Piyush Chawla for ₹ 6.75 crore.

Chennai Super Kings spent a total of ₹ 14.45 crore to acquire four players – Piyush Chawla (₹ 6.75 crore); Sam Curran (₹ 5.50 crore); Josh Hazlewood (₹ 2.00 crore)  and R Sai Kishore (₹ 20 lakh).

Chennai Super Kings thus has invested the highest ₹ 84.85 crore on the team for the IPL 2020.

Delhi Capitals spent a total of ₹ 18.85 crore to acquire eight players – Shimron Hetmyer (₹ 7.75 cr); Marcus Stoinis (₹ 4.8 cr); Alex Carey (₹ 2.4 cr); Jason Roy (₹ 1.5 cr); Chris Woakes (₹ 1.5 cr); Mohit Sharma (₹ 50 lakh); Tushar Deshpande (₹ 20 lakh) and  Lalit Yadav (₹ 20 lakh).

Kings XI Punjab spent a total of ₹ 26.2 crore to acquire nine more players – Glenn Maxwell (₹ 10.75 cr); Sheldon Cottrell (₹ 8.5 cr); Chris Jordan (₹ 3 cr); Ravi Bishnoi (₹ 2 cr); Prabhsimran Singh (₹ 55 lakh); Deepak Hooda (₹ 50 lakh); James Neesham (₹ 50 lakh); Tejinder Dhillon (₹ 20 lakh) and Ishan Porel (₹ 20 lakh).

KXIP has made a major gain in releasing and re-acquiring Prabhsimran Singh. The team had acquired the wicketkeeper-batsman for a whopping ₹ 4.8 crore last year. In the fresh trading Prabhsimran ends up losing ₹ 4.35 crore.

Kolkata Knight Riders spent a total of ₹ 27.15 crore for the acquisition of nine players – Pat Cummins at ₹ 15.50 core the highest paid overseas player and biggest bid at the IPL 2020 auction; Eoin Morgan (₹5.25 cr); Varun Chakravarthy (₹ 4 cr);  Tom Banton (₹ 1 cr); Rahul Tripathi (₹ 60 lakh); Chris Green (₹ 20 lakh); Nikhil Shankar Naik  (₹ 20 lakh); Praveen Tambe (₹ 20 lakh) and M Siddharth (₹ 20 lakh).

At 48 years, Tambe is the oldest player to be picked for the IPL 2020. But the Mumbai veteran has promised to bring fresh energy to the KKR camp. “I still play with a mindset like I am a 20-year-old young,” Tambe, who has an 18-year-old son, told PTI from Mumbai. “I will bring all my experience and energy to the team. And that positivity. I know that I can bring that, even if I’m with them not playing.”

Mumbai Indians were one of the calmest tables in the hall after having almost set their team balance right during the pre-auction trading. The Reliance Industries-owned franchisee spent a total of ₹ 11.1 crore to add six more players to the squad – Nathan Coulter-Nile (₹ 8 cr); Chris Lynn (₹ 2 cr); Saurabh Tiwary (₹ 50 lakh); Digvijay Deshmukh (₹ 20 lakh); Prince Balwant Rai Singh (₹ 20 lakh) and Mohsin Khan (₹ 20 lakh).

Rajasthan Royals spent wisely and made the maximum acquisitions at the IPL 2020 Auction. The Pink Camp for a mere ₹ 14.14 crore walked away with 11 players – Robin Uthappa (₹ 3 cr), Jaydev Unadkat (₹ 3 cr);  Yashasvi Jaiswal (₹ 2.4 cr); Kartik Tyagi (₹ 1.3 cr); Tom Curran ( ₹ 1 cr); Andrew Tye (₹ 1 cr); Anuj Rawat (₹ 80 lakh); David Miller (₹ 75 lakh); Oshane Tomas (₹ 50 lakh); Anirudh Ashok Joshi (₹ 20 lakh) and Akash Singh (₹ 20 lakh).

Royal Challengers Bangalore in their quest for the maiden IPL title have committed ₹ 21.5 crore to strengthen their squad with eight more acquisitions – Christopher Morris (₹ 10 cr); Aaron Finch (₹ 4.4 cr); Kane Richardson (₹ 4 cr); Dale Steyn ( 2 cr);  Isuru Udana (₹ 50 lakh); Shahbaz Ahmad (₹ 20 lakh); Joshua Philippe (₹ 20 lakh) and Pavan Deshpande (₹ 20 lakh).

Sunrisers Hyderabad went through the IPL 2020 auction holding a tight string on their purse. The franchisee spent a mere ₹ 6.9 crore to add seven more players to the squad – Mitchell Marsh (₹ 2 cr); Priyam Garg (₹ 1.9 cr); Virat Singh (₹ 1.9 cr); Fabian Allen (₹ 50 lakh); Sandeep Bavanaka (₹ 20 lakh); Sanjay Yadav (₹ 20 lakh) and Abdul Samad (₹ 20 lakh).

But for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, other five teams’ highest winning bid has been higher than the total spent of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Lynn was among the star attractions in the pre-auction analysis. The Australian was the first name to be drawn from the bag for the IPL 2020 Auction. Even before the franchisee think tank could warm up to the occasion Mumbai Indians were lucky to get this jackpot for the base price of ₹ 2 crore.

In spite of an impressive show in the on-going India West Indies limited overs series Shai Hope failed to find a buyer. There were also no bids for Kiwis Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro as well as Caribbeans Carlos Braithwaite, Kesrick Williams and the 14-year-old Afghan boy Noor Ahmad.

Strangely, Shaun Marsh’s name was not even drawn from the bag and the auction was all over.