Indian Premier Language which is popularly called as IPL is the one of the richest sport in the world. Every year IPL cricket is played and the 8 teams buy Cricketers in the auction. This year auction was held in Kolkata on 19 Dec and the IPL 2020 auction saw some of costliest buys in the history of the cricket. Here is the list of top 10 expensive cricket players who are bought at a premium price for the IPL 2020 season.
1. Pat Cummins – Rs 15.5 crores
IPL teams love Australian cricketers and here is the proof. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Pat Cummins for Rs 15.50 crores making him expensive player in the IPL 2020 auctions. His current World’s best bowling numbers helped him fetch this whopping amount.
2. Glenn Maxwell – Rs 10.75 crores
Another Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell’s was bought by Kings XI Punjab for staggering Rs 10.75 crores. His absence in the IPL 2019 didn’t deter the teams from competing to buy him in this IPL T20 auctions 2020. His allround consistent performance makes him to the top 10 expensive cricketers in IPL 2020.
3. Chris Morris – RCB – Rs 10 crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spent Rs 10 crore to buy Chris Morris for his services this IPL T20. The team hopes his Right-arm fast-medium bowling skills and hard hitting and his experience in the International cricket will help them win the cup.
4. Sheldon Cottrell – Rs 8.5 crores
He is the highest paid West Indies cricketer in this IPL season. Kings XI Punjab bid Rs 8.50 crore to get Sheldon Cottrell in their team. His left arm fast medium bowling skills and his commendable numbers fetched him the spot in the IPL 2020 at a premium price. We hope to see his famous salute.
5. Nathan Coulter-Nile – MI – Rs 8 crores
Mumbai Indians paid Rs 8 crore to get Nathan Coulter-Nile on their side. This Australian pace bowler’s dependable bowling numbers have impressed the teams. Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2019 cup and they hope to repeat the same with the support from the new entrants.
6. Shimron Hetmyer – DC – Rs 7.75 crores
This 22 year old West Indies cricketer is bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 7.75 crore. Shimron Hetmyer hard hitting batting skills and the ability to turn the game might put the Delhi Capitals on the top team list in the IPL 2020 season.
7. Piyush Chawla – CSK – Rs 6.75 crores
Piyush Chawla is the only top 10 expensive player from India in IPL 2020 auction. Chennai Super Kings which is the runner up in 2019 fetched him for Rs 6.75 crores. The team hopes his leg spin and supportive batting will help to win the cup this year.
8. Sam Curran – CSK – Rs 5.5 crores
This young England cricketer is bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 5.50 crores. Sam Curran fast bowling and the performance in the IPL matches and the love for the fast bowlers by the teams made him one of most expensive players in 2020 IPL auction.
9. Eoin Morgan – KKR – Rs 5.5 crores
The England Cricket team captain Eoin Morgan is bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a sizeable amount of Rs 5.5 crores. His international experience and expertise in handling a team are the points to look out for. His recent smashing batting performance made him one of the most valuable IPL T20 player.
10. Marcus Stoinis – DC – Rs 4.8 crores
Delhi Capitals (DC) spent Rs 4.80 crores to get Australian cricketer Marcus Stoinis in their team. His allrounder role performance will strengthen the DC team.
This is the list of top 10 expensive players in IPL 2020. But here we have some more interesting facts from the auction.
- Jaydev Unadkat who was worth Rs 8.4 croes in 2019 is now bought at Rs 3 crores. The Rajasthan Royals released him before the auction and bought him again at a bargain.
- Sheldon Cottrell base price is Rs 50 lakhs but he was sold for astonishing 8.5 crore rupees.
- Varun Chakravarthy is bought by KKR for Rs 4 crores, that did shock everyone because his base price is Rs 30 lakhs. His numbers are just not upto the mark.
Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) will start on 28 March 2020 till 24 May with 8 teams playing 60 matches in the twenty twenty format.