Indian Premier League

Eight franchises buy 62 players at VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction

62 players, 29 overseas and 33 Indians were sold as the eight Indian Premier League franchises splurged their way into fierce bids at the 2020 VIVO IPL Player Auction in Kolkata.

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins set the cash registers ringing as he became the most expensive overseas signing in the history of the tournament after Kolkata Knight Riders acquired him for a whopping Rs.15.50 crores.

His Australian teammate, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell too earned big with the final bid being locked at Rs. 10.75 crores. The Big show made his way to Kings XI Punjab.

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Players sold

62

Overseas Players

29

Total Spent

₹1,40,30,00,000

Most Expensive Player

Pat Cummins
₹15,50,00,000

2019 in Numbers

DID YOU KNOW?

Match Trivia – With 100+ runs partnership against RCB in Match 11 of IPL 2019, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow became the first pair to post three consecutive century partnerships in the IPL

Best Economy

Anukul
Roy

5.50

106

FIFTIES

Best Strike Rate

Andre
Russell

204.81

Indian Premier League 2020

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during March or April and May of every year by eight teams representing eight different cities in India.  The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. The IPL has an exclusive window in ICC Future Tours Programme. The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and in 2014 ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues. In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. The brand value of the IPL in 2019 was ₹475 billion (US$6.7 billion), according to Duff & Phelps. According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed ₹11.5 billion (US$160 million) to the GDP of the Indian economy. There have been twelve seasons of the IPL tournament. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2019 season.