Indian Premier League (IPL) is to be auctioned in Kolkata on December 19 for the 13th season i.e. IPL 2020. Before this, which players can bid in the auction, it has been decided. According to ESPNcricinfo, the Governing Council of the IPL sent a list of short-listed players to all franchisees on Wednesday. In this, 332 players out of a total 971 shortlisted for the auction have been shortlisted. There are 19 Indian capped players in these 332. On the franchise’s request, the IPL has added 24 new players to the list. Other players who can make a big bid include Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Jason Roy, Kesrick Williams, Dan Christiaan, Adam Jampa, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Will Jacques. Know The IPL 2020 Auction Date.
All the 8 franchises of IPL can be purchased by a maximum of 73 players. Out of these, he would have to buy 29 foreign players. Franchisees will have a special eye on some big names on this auction. The first name is being taken by Glenn Maxwell. He is included in the list of 7 players who have the highest base price. Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Jose Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Dale Steyn, Chris Maurice, and Angelo Matthews have a base of 2 crores (the US $ 279,000). This is the maximum base price in the IPL auction.
IPL 2020 Auction Date
Maxwell’s inclusion in the auction is quite surprising as he has taken a break from international cricket due to the mental health issue. Maxwell has played in three teams in the IPL so far. He did not participate in the auction for IPL 2019 due to ICC One Day World Cup and Ashes. Speaking of bidding on Indian players in the auction, Robin Uthappa is the most expensive. His base price by the IPL is 1.5 crore rupees (about 209,000 US dollars).
At the same time, the IPL has reduced the height of Jaydev Unadkat this time. The base price of Unadkat, which was sold for Rs 8.40 crore in the previous season, has been kept at Rs 1 crore (about the US $ 139,000), compared to the previous price of Rs 1.5 crore.
The IPL is being auctioned in Kolkata for the first time. The first batsmen will bid. After this, the number of all-rounders, wicketkeeper batsmen, fast bowlers and then spinners will come. If this slot is completed even if the slots remain then first capped and then uncapped players will be bid.