The eight teams were looking to fill up a maximum of 73 spots at the auction, with 27 spots open for overseas players. While some of the uncapped Indians commanded high bids at the IPL 2020 auction, it was the international stars that topped the list of most expensive players.
The record for the most expensive overseas player previously held by Ben Stokes was broken. We take a look at the five costliest buys from the event.
Nathan Coulter-Nile – INR 8 crore – Mumbai Indians
Australia ignored Nathan Coulter-Nile for their up and coming ODI voyage through India and he doesn’t appear to be a piece of their T20I designs either. In any case, in the IPL universe, he told more noteworthy incentive than any semblance of Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Chris Lynn.
Coulter-Nile, who has recently played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, pulled in offers from Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai. He has been a dependable bowler in the IPL – his 36 wickets have originated from only 26 games at a sensible economy pace of 7.66. However, it was most likely his capacity to clear the ropes from let down the request that helped climb up his worth.
Sheldon Cottrell – INR 8.5 crore – Kings XI Punjab
The West Indies quick bowler pulled in offers from Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals. The intrigue for Cottrell was done no mischief by the way that he demonstrated a convenient client in the ongoing T20I arrangement in India. He got three wickets from three games, with an economy of under eight out of a high-scoring arrangement.
His general T20 numbers are exceptionally noteworthy, with 117 wickets against his name from 83 matches at 19.08. Besides, furnished with a frightful short ball and very much camouflaged more slow ones, he is by all accounts showing signs of improvement.
Chris Morris – INR 10 crore – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Hard-hitting crease bowling all-rounders can be an exceptionally esteemed ware in T20 cricket and South Africa’s Chris Morris fits into that section. He pulled in offers from Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore and exactly when it appeared as though Bangalore were going to pack him at 7.5 crores, Mumbai Indians jumped in. Yet, Bangalore were the most decided side, at long last verifying him for 10 crore.
Morris has played for Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings before. In 61 IPL matches, he has scored 517 runs at 27.21 and a strike-pace of 157.62. To go with that, he additionally has 69 wickets at 24.77.
Glenn Maxwell – INR 10.75 crore – Kings XI Punjab
Glenn Maxwell by and by prodded an offering war, with Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals – his two latest IPL establishments – showing an enthusiasm to win him back with little respect for his poor 2018 season, in which he scored only 169 runs at 14.08.
The Australia all-rounder is an accomplished T20 campaigner, having played 251 matches from which he has scored 5589 runs at a strike-pace of 154.94. His off-turn has earned him 85 wickets as well.
Pat Cummins – 15.50 crore – Kolkata Knight Riders
Pat Cummins might be the world’s best Test bowler right now, yet he is no slowpoke with the white ball either. Indeed, if the IPL sell off is a pointer, he is maybe the best on the planet in the briefest organization as well, as he made history by turning into the most costly abroad IPL player throughout the entire existence of the alliance.
The 26-year-old, who has 92 T20 wickets against his name from 77 games at 24.46, activated enormous enthusiasm from Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In any case, exactly when that fight appeared to have gone Bangalore’s direction, Kolkata Knight Riders came in and made what was to turn into the last offer. In seven T20Is in 2019, Cummins took nine wickets at 19.11. What was increasingly noteworthy was his economy pace of simply 6.61. His lower-request batting aptitudes may have additionally added to his worth.