IPL Auction 2020: Pat Cummins goes for record bid, Piyush Chawla becomes most expensive Indian

Chawla was the most expensive Indian buy at the 2020 Player Auction. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings for whopping Rs 6.75 crore.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 21:29
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Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins scripted history on Thursday as he became the most expensive overseas player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after he was signed by Kolkata Night Riders for a whopping Rs 15.5 crore at the 2020 IPL Player Auction in Kolkata. 

Australia's Glenn Maxwell (sold for Rs 10.75 crore to Kings XI Punjab), South Africa's Chris Morris (bought for Rs 10 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore), West Indies's Sheldon Cottrell (sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.50 crore) and Nathan Coulter Nile (sold to Mumbai-based IPL franchise for Rs 8 crore) were the top five expensive players of this year's auction. 

Meanwhile, leg-spinning all-rounder Piyush Chawla was the most expensive Indian buy at the 2020 Player Auction. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings for whopping Rs 6.75 crore.

As many as 332 players, including 186 Indians, 143 overseas cricketers and three players from Associate Nations, went under the hammer during the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) Player Auction.

The highest reserve price for the Players Auction was Rs 2 crore and only seven players were included in this list namely Cummins (Australia), Chris Lynn (Australia), Mitchell Marsh (Australia), Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Dale Steyn (Australia), Josh Hazlewood (England) and Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka). 

Robin Uthappa was the only Indian player in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. The likes of Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat are in the base price of Rs 1 crore

Here are the highlights:

 

19 December 2019, 20:56 PM

And that's the end of 2020 IPL Player Auction! 

 

19 December 2019, 20:54 PM

India's Vinay Kumar R is the last man to go under the hammer and he goes unsold in the IPL 2020 Player Auction. 

19 December 2019, 20:52 PM

England all-rounder Tom Curran has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore, while Isuru Udana is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 50 Lakhs. 

 

19 December 2019, 20:48 PM

Lalit Yadav, Shahbaz Ahamad and Nikhil Naik sold to Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, respectively at their base price of Rs 20 lakhs each. 

19 December 2019, 20:39 PM

 Australia's Marcus Stoinis, with base price of Rs 1 crore, has been signed by Delhi Capitals for Rs 4.8 crore following a fierce bidding war. 

19 December 2019, 20:38 PM

Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting is back in the auction and he once again goes unsold. 
 

19 December 2019, 20:36 PM

Spinner R Sai Kishore goes to Chennai Super Kings for a base price of Rs 20 lakhs, while fast bowler Mohit Sharma has been sold to Mohit Sharma for Rs 50 lakhs. 

19 December 2019, 20:34 PM

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been called back into the auction and he is sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 4.8 crore.

19 December 2019, 20:31 PM

England all-rounder George Garton, Indian fast bowler Vaibhav Arora, Indian pacer Saurabh Dubey, New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme, Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera, South Africa's Dale Steyn and England pacer Mark Wood still remain unsold. 

19 December 2019, 20:29 PM

West Indies fast bowler Kesrick Williams goes unsold. His base price was 50 lakhs. 

19 December 2019, 20:28 PM

Indian all-rounder Tajinder Dhillon and batsman Abdul Samad have been sold to Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, respectively at their base price of Rs 20 Lakhs. 

19 December 2019, 20:24 PM

Surprisingly, Australian pacer James Pattinson, England fast bowler Liam Plunkett, Indian all-rounder Yudhvir Charak and Sujit Nayak all went unsold. 

19 December 2019, 20:22 PM

Indian bowler Pravin Tambe goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for the base price of Rs 20 lakh.

 

19 December 2019, 20:19 PM

West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 50 lakh, while Australia pacer Kane Richardson has been roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 4 crore at the IPL Auction in Kolkata. 
 

19 December 2019, 20:18 PM

Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana, Australian fast bowler Sean Abbott, New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry, Indian all-rounder Sumit Kumar, Indian opener Aryan Juyal and fast bowler Kuldeep Sen all go unsold. 

19 December 2019, 20:12 PM

England all-rounder Chris Jordan has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 3 crore after intense bidding. 

 

 

19 December 2019, 20:10 PM

West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder goes unsold. His base price was 75 lakhs. 

19 December 2019, 20:08 PM

England's Tom Banton has been sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1 crore. England all-rounder Tom Curran, whose base price was Rs 1 crore, goes unsold. 

19 December 2019, 20:03 PM

Australia's Joshua Philippe has been sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs, while West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 50 lakhs.

19 December 2019, 19:58 PM

Indian all-rounder Sandeep Bavanaka has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs, while Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has signed Australia's Chris Green for his base price for Rs 20 lakhs.

 

 

19 December 2019, 19:55 PM

Ayush Badoni, Pravin Dubey, Shams Mulani, Shahbaz Ahamad, Nikhil Naik and Rahul Shukla are all unsold in 2020 IPL Auction.

19 December 2019, 18:48 PM

South Africa's Anrich Nortje, Indian left-arm pacer Barinder Sran, England pacer Mark Wood, young Caribbean fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman and New Zealand pacer Adam Milne all went unsold. 

19 December 2019, 18:46 PM

Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has been sold to Chennai Super Kings at his base price of Rs 2 crore. 
 

19 December 2019, 18:44 PM

New Zealand pacer Jimmy Neesham has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 lakhs in IPL Auction 2020. 
 

19 December 2019, 18:42 PM

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2 crore. 

19 December 2019, 18:41 PM

Surprisingly, New Zealand's Martin Guptill, West Indies' Carlos Braithwaite, Australia's Marcus Stoinis, South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo, New Zealander and India's Rishi Dhawan are all unsold. 

19 December 2019, 18:34 PM

Shimron Hetmyer has been sold to Delhi Capitals for whopping Rs 7.75 crore. 

19 December 2019, 18:23 PM

West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer is the next man to go under the hammer. 

19 December 2019, 18:09 PM

Afghanistan spinner Noor Ahmad, Tamil Nadu's R Sai Kishore, Indian leg-spinners Midhun Sudhesan and K.C.Cariappa are all unsold in 2020 Player Auction for IPL. 

19 December 2019, 18:06 PM

Kings XI Punjab has signed leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi for Rs 2 crore. 

19 December 2019, 18:05 PM

Tamil Nadu all-rounder M Siddharth is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for an opening bid of Rs 20 lakh. 

19 December 2019, 18:04 PM

Bengal pacer Ishan Porel is sold to Kings XI Punjab at a base price of Rs 20 lakh. 

19 December 2019, 17:59 PM

Fast bowler Kartik Tyagi is the next man to go under the hammer and he is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.30 crore. 

19 December 2019, 17:58 PM

Indian fast bowler Akash Singh is sold to Rajasthan Royals at the base price.

19 December 2019, 17:56 PM

 Kedar Devdhar, with a base price of Rs 20 Lakh, goes unsold. KS Bharat, Prabhshimran Singh and Ankush Bains at 20 lakh each are unsold. Vishnu Vinod, whose base price was also Rs 20 lakh, has also failed to find a buyer. All uncapped wicketkeepers went unsold.

 

19 December 2019, 17:53 PM

Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 80 lakh. 

19 December 2019, 17:49 PM

Australian pacer Daniel Sams, India's Pavan Deshpande and Shahrukh Khan are all unsold in this year's IPL auction. 

19 December 2019, 17:46 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal is the next man in. The young Indian batsman has been signed by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.40 crore after an intense bidding war.

 

 

19 December 2019, 17:43 PM

Varun Chakravarthy, whose base price was Rs 30 lakh, is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4 crore. 

19 December 2019, 17:41 PM

Hard-hitting all-rounder Deepak Hooda goes to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 lakh. His base price was Rs 40 lakh.
 

19 December 2019, 17:38 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad has signed India Under-19 captain Priyam Garg for Rs 1.9 crore. 
 

19 December 2019, 17:37 PM

Virat Singh goes under the hammer and he has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore. 

19 December 2019, 17:35 PM

Rahul Tripathi is the next man available to grab and he is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 60 lakh. 
 

19 December 2019, 17:32 PM

India's Harpreet Bhatia and Rohan Kadam go unsold. 

 

19 December 2019, 17:31 PM

India's Robin Uthappa, who had a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore. 

 

19 December 2019, 17:25 PM

West Indies bowler Hayden Walsh, whose base price was Rs 50 lakh, also goes unsold.  

19 December 2019, 17:23 PM

Indian spinner Ish Sodhi, Australian spinner Adam Zampa and Afghanistan bowler Zahir Khan all go unsold in 2020 IPL Auction.

19 December 2019, 17:19 PM

Indian spinner Piyush Chawla is sold to Chennai Super King for Rs 6.75 crore. 

19 December 2019, 17:18 PM

Sheldon Cottrell has been signed by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.5 crore.

19 December 2019, 17:14 PM

Time for West Indies' Sheldon Cottrell to go under the hammer.