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IPL Auctions 2020 Preview: Schedule, When & Where to Watch

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The Indian Premier League on Friday has released the list of 332 cricketers who will go under the hammer during the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction in Kolkata on 19 December.

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The list contains 186 Indian players, 143 foreign players and three players from Associate Nations who want to feature in the upcoming thirteenth edition of the IPL.

Initially, 997 cricketers had registered to for the auctions. However, after the eight franchise teams submitted the final shortlist of players, the number has been cut down by almost three times.

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Seven foreign players, namely, Pat Cummings, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn and Angelo Mathews will be slotted in the highest base price of Rs 2 crore as the highest reserve price.

Former Kolkata Knight Riders star Robin Uthappa features as the only Indian with the base price of Rs 5 crore. Along with him spinner Piyush Chawla, allrounder Yusuf Pathan and bowler Jaydev Unadkat are the Indian players in the price bracket of Rs 1 crore. 

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The Vivo IPL 2020 Auction will be a smaller auction as the eight franchises need to fill only 73 spots. The number of slots for the overseas players goes further down to 29.

The players have been divided into two categories with the capped players appearing first, followed by the uncapped players.

List of Capped players according to the base price

Base Price Total Indian  Foreign 
Rs 2 Crore 7 7
Rs 1.5 Crore 10  1 9
Rs 1 Crore 23 3 20
Rs 75 Lacs 16 16
Rs 50 Lacs 78 9 69

List of Uncapped players according to their base price

Base Price Total Indians Foreign
Rs 40 Lacs 7 1 6
Rs 30 Lacs 8 5 3
Rs 20 Lacs 183 167 16

Click Here to check the complete list of VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction

When and where to watch the VIVO IPL 2020 Auction

The VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction set to take place in Kolkata. Hugh Edmeades will be the auctioneer for the second successive year. 

Date  Thursday, 19 December 2019
Time Auction starts at 3.30 PM. 
Channels Live coverage will begin at 2.30 PM on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports First, 1 Telugu, 1 Tamil, 1 Kannada, 1 Bangla, Star Sports  Select 1/1 HD (3.20 PM).

You can also stream the auction on Hotstar.

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Manan Dharamshi
Manan Dharamshi
I usually describe myself with three 'F's, i.e, Food, Football and Films. Born and Brought up in Bangalore since the mid-1990s, I have always had a huge interest in playing football, cricket and watching other sports. People who know me always tell I bleed football. Sports, and Football, in particular, has helped me through hard times and helped me to shape my view on the world. And that is one of the reasons why I want to serve as a Sports Journalist.


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