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VIVO IPL Auction 2020 Updates: KKR get Pat Cummins for Rs 15.50 crore, 48-yr-old Pravin Tambe picked by KKR

Mumbai Indians bagged Chris Lynn for Rs 2 crore, while England ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan has been purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.25 crore

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins, who is currently ranked no. 1 in ICC Test Rankings, was the most expensive buy at the IPL 2020 auction. (Reuters)

Australian pacer Pat Cummins was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 15.50 crore, while his teammate all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10.75 crore after fierce bidding with Delhi Capitals. Cummins has become the most expensive foreign buy in the history of IPL so far. Another big buy at the auction was South African Chris Morris, who was sold for Rs 10 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell, with a base price of Rs 50 lakh, fetched a winning bid of Rs 8.50 crore from Kings XI Punjab.

Mumbai Indians bagged Chris Lynn for Rs 2 crore, while England ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.25 crore during the IPL 2020 auction that was held in Kolkata. The bidding process saw a total of 338 players go under the hammer, most of whom went unsold.

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21:28 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Will bring energy, positivity to KKR like a 20-year-old: Pravin Tambe

Pravin Tambe believes that one’s age is what one feels and at 48, the Mumbai leg-spinner doesn’t think that he is one day older than 20.

“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.

20:51 (IST)19 Dec 2019
IPL auctions come to an end

The Indian Premier League 2020 auctions have come to an end after a 5-hour long session. The auctions, which were held in Kolkata, witnessed intense bidding wars for a number of players. Pat Cummins emerged as the most expensive buy. Cummins was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 15.50 crore.

20:48 (IST)19 Dec 2019
We have got best player of IPL auction: KKR coach McCullum on Pat Cummins

Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum on Thursday called Pat Cummins “the best player of the auction” and said that is why the franchise did not mind paying a record Rs 15.50 crore for the Australian pacer, the most for a foreign recruit in IPL history.

20:47 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Andrew Tye picked up by RR

Andrew Tye has been picked up by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore. 

20:45 (IST)19 Dec 2019
IPL Auction 2020 Live: Dale Steyn retained by RCB

After going unsold in the first two rounds, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at his base price of Rs 2 crore.

20:26 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Marcus Stoinis joins Delhi Capitals

Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been picked by Delhi Capitals in the 2nd round for Rs 4.8 crore. Stoinis had gone unsold in the first round.

20:09 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Pravin Tambe

Pravin Tambe is 48 years old! And he has been bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

20:03 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Kane Richardson picked up by RCB

The Royal Challengers Bangalore bought pace Kane Richardson for Rs 4 crore. Richardson will be expected to solve the death-bowling troubles that the team faced last season.

20:00 (IST)19 Dec 2019
KL Rahul appointed KXIP captain for IPL 2020

India opener K L Rahul was on Thursday named captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.

18:42 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Josh Hazlewood joins CSK

Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood was bought by Chennai Super Kings at his base price of Rs 2 crore. 

18:37 (IST)19 Dec 2019
James Neesham picked up by Kings XI Punjab

New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham has been picked up by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 lakhs. Neesham made the headlines for his heroics at the ODI World Cup Final earlier this year. 

18:29 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Saurabh Tiwary bought by MI for 50 lakhs

Saurabh Tiwary was picked up by Mumbai Indians at the IPL Auctions 2020 at his base price of Rs 50 lakhs. 

18:26 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Shimron Hetmyer joins Delhi Capitals

Hard-hitting West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer has been bought by  Delhi Capitals for Rs 7.75 crore. He played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore last year. 

17:50 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Rajasthan Royals get Anuj Rawat for Rs 80 lakh

India Under-19 left-handed opener Anuj Rawat has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 80 lakh. He made his Twenty20 debut for Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2019. 

17:42 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Yashasvi Jaiswal


Yashasvi Jaiswal, 17, has been grabbed by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.40 crore. Jaiswal recently became the youngest cricketer to hit List A double century. 

17:39 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Varun Chakravarthy sold for Rs 4 crore to KKR

Varun Chakravarthy, who was sold to Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 8.40 crore last year, has gone to KKR for Rs 4 crore this time. 

17:36 (IST)19 Dec 2019
SRH takes Priyam Garg for Rs 1.90 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad have also bagged  19-year-old batsman Priyam Garg for Rs 1.90 crore.  Deepak Hooda has been sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 lakh.

17:33 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Virat Singh goes to SRH for Rs 1.90 crore

Young left-handed batsman Virat Singh has gone to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.90 crore.  Rohan Kadam  and Harpreet Bhatia, both having base price of Rs 20 lakh, have  gone unsold.

17:31 (IST)19 Dec 2019
KKR buy Rahul Tripathi for Rs 60 lakh

Rahul Tripathi sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 60 lakh.  He played the 2019 edition of IPL for Rajasthan Royals. 

17:14 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Piyush Chawla sold to CSK for Rs 6.75 crore

Veteran leg spinner Piyush Chawla was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 6.75 crore. Chawla will join a side that already has a strong spin department with Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja among their ranks. 

17:09 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Sheldon Cottrell sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.5 crore

West Indian fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, who has a base price of Rs 50 lakh,  has been bagged by Kings Xi Punjab for Rs 8.5  crore.

17:04 (IST)19 Dec 2019
MI get Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs 8 crore

Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile,  who plays for Melbourne Stars in the BBL, has been sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 8 crore following intense bidding with Chennai Super Kings. 

16:59 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat, who was the most expensive buy last year with Rs 8.4 crore, has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore. 

16:55 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Dale Steyn goes UNSOLD

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, with a base price of Rs 2 crore, has gone unsold.

16:54 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Shai Hope UNSOLD

Star West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope has also gone unsold. Hope has been in a tremendous form in 2019. 

16:53 (IST)19 Dec 2019
SURPRISE! Mushfiqur Rahim goes unsold

Mushfiqur Rahim, whose base price was Rs 75 lakh, has gone unsold. Rahim had scored some big runs during Bangladesh recent tour of India.

16:50 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Alex Carey sold o Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.40 crore

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey has been sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.40  crore. His base price was Rs 50 lakh.

16:42 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme unsold

Yusuf Pathan, and New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme have gone unsold in the first phase of bidding in IPL 2020 players auction.

16:23 (IST)19 Dec 2019
RCB bids Rs 10 crore for Chris Morris

South  African all-rounder Chris Morris has been sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10 crore.  

16:17 (IST)19 Dec 2019
CSK buys Sam Curran for Rs 5.50 crore

Chennai Super Kings bid successfully for English all-rounder Sam Curran for Rs 5.50 crore. 

16:12 (IST)19 Dec 2019
KKR splurge Rs 15.50 crore for Pat Cummins

Australian pacer Pat Cummins has been sold to KKR for a whopping Rs 15.50 crore. The bidding involved a three-team war between RCB,  Delhi Capitals and KKR.  | READ MORE HERE

16:00 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Glenn Maxwell goes to KXIP for Rs 10.75 crore

Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab engage in fierce bidding for Australian  Glenn Maxwell. The all-rounder finally goes to KXIP for Rs 10.75 crore. 

15:52 (IST)19 Dec 2019
RCB gets Aaron Finch for Rs 4.4 crore

RCB and KKR engage in a bidding war for Australian batsman Aaron Finch. The Aussie T20 skipper finally goes to RCB for Rs 4.4 crore

15:47 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Jason Roy with Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.5 crore

Delhi Capitals have won the bid for explosive English batsman Jason Roy for the base price of Rs 1.5 crore.

15:45 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara unsold

India Test batsmen Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara have no buyers in the first round of IPL 2020 auctions. 

15:43 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Robin Uthappa goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore

Robin Uthappa, who spent years with KKR before being released this year, has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore.

15:41 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Eoin Morgan goes to KKR for Rs 5.25 crore

England ODI, T20 captain Eoin Morgan has been sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.25 crore. Morgan had a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. 

15:39 (IST)19 Dec 2019
Mumbai Indians bags Chris Lynn for Rs 2 crore

Mumbai Indians have bagged star batsman Chris Lynn for Rs 2 crore. Lynn was with Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous edition of the IPL. 

15:38 (IST)19 Dec 2019
IPL Auction 2020 kicks off

IPL Auction 2020 has kicked off in Kolkata and the first player under the hammer is Chris Lynn who was released by KKR.

15:18 (IST)19 Dec 2019
IPL Auction 2020 Live: At Rs 1.5 crore, Robin Uthappa brings experience and stability

Robin Uthappa released by Kolkata Knight Riders is the only Indian batsman with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore in IPL 2020 auction. The right-handed batsman was an integral part of the KKR’s middle order. He can be an asset in the middle order as he has the experience to bat in high-pressure situations and help his team cross the finish line.

Originally, 997 players had registered for the IPL 2020 auction, an official statement said. However, after vetting the list provided by the IPL teams, a total of 332 players were shortlisted. It will be interesting to see who all among the young talents are picked up by the teams. Players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhimanyu Easwaran and others would be hoping to showcase their talent in the T20 championship after having proved their mettle in the domestic circuit.

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