Each season of IPL witnesses amazing auction and this year too IPL auction went beyond expectations and made a record for most expensive foreign buyer. With the close of the IPL 2020 auction, the total of 62 players was sold by the eight dramatic teams of IPL. Franchises in total spent 1.4 billion to buy their favorite sportsman making this season more zestful and interesting.
Cricket is the dearest sport across the globe and this passion can be seen in all various tournaments held around the world. Be it an international event or a domestic, players never cease to miss any opportunity and present their best game. IPL too is one of the best and the most amazing platform where players from around the world participate and play the game to win the title. The whopping prize money, recognition and so many advantages are associated with IPL and this leads to players join the team. The year 2020 IPL season promises to thrill and the beginning can be seen with the record-breaking auction. Here is a list of top 5 expensive players who fought the battle of the auction and managed to join the team to showcase their skill and prowess in cricket.
- Pat Cummins by Kolkata Knight Riders– Unbelievably, the top test bowler scorer Pat Cummins from Australia was bid by KKR with a price of Rs. 15.50 crores breaking the record made by Ben Stoke for a price of 14.5 crores in 2017 by Rising Pune Super Giants. The audience witnessed an intense bid war between the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore but it was KKR who silently won the bid making a record in 2020 IPL.
- Glen Maxwell by Kings XI Punjab- Here comes another Australian player who is known for his great experience in cricket and popular as a sportive all-rounder. Glen Maxwell now joins the team of KXIP who paid him an adequate amount of Rs. 10.75 crore. Interesting and thrilling cricket tournament is awaiting ahead.
- Chris Morris by Royal Challengers Bangalore- IPL 2020 auction witnesses great inclination towards overseas allrounder pick and Chris Morris is another allrounder addition to this season. Picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore, this player is joining the RCB for Rs. 10 crores.
- Sheldon Cottrell by Kings XI Punjab- KXIP was presented in the auction with the largest purse of Rs. 42.70 crore and they bagged some of the best players from overseas. Along with Glen Maxwell, they managed to take this pace bowler towards their side with Rs. 8.5 crore. Now this West Indies bowler is a part of KXIP.
Nathan Coulter-Nile by Mumbai Indians- This Australian bowler has joined the Mumbai Indian by Mukesh Ambani for Rs. 8 crores. Having a good amount of experience and enthusiasm towards T20 format, many expectations are associated with him and hopefully, Mumbai Indians will find their investment as wise.