IPL 2020 Auction Highlights: Bowler Pat Cummins is king of the ring

Though a mini-auction, the IPL 2020 Auction was a fiery one. Bowler Pat Cummins stole the show with a huge price tag sale to Kolkata Knight Riders for a massive Rs 15.5 crore. Glenn Maxwell came in second place with a 10.75 crore sale to Kings XI Punjab. Chris Morris was third with a 10 crore grab by RCB. The auction highlights are below. Which franchise do you think has the strongest team right now?
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  • 21:00

    That ends the IPL auction 2020

  • 20:57

    Bowler Vinay Kumar R was called up but left unsold.

  • 20:52

    Wicket-keeper batsman Nikhil Naik goes to KKR for 20 lakhs, England all-rounder Tom Curran goes to RR for 1 crore, Sri Lanka's Isuru Udana sold to RCB for 50 lakhs.

  • 20:48

    Lalit Yadav goes to Delhi Capitals for 20 lakhs, Shahbaz Ahamad goes to RCB for 20 lakhs.

  • 20:45

    Dale Steyn is back in business with RCB for 2 crore; Andrew Tye goes to Rajasthan Royals for 1 crore.

  • 20:28

    All-rounder Marcus Stoinis called back, sold to DC for 4.8 crore

  • 20:22

    Prabhsimran Singh sold to KXIP for 55 lakhs, Tushar Deshpande sold to Delhi Capitals for 20 lakhs, spinner R Sai Kishore heading to CSK for base price of 20 lakhs.

  • 20:17
    Fast bowler Mohit Sharma goes to Delhi Capitals for 50 lakhs, Pavan Deshpande goes to RCB for 20 lakhs.
  • 20:14

    Sanjay Yadav goes to SRH for 20 lakhs, Prince Balwant Rai Singh is sold to MI for 20 lakhs

  • 20:13

    All-rounder Anirudha Joshi is sold to Rajasthan Royals for 20 lakhs, Digvijay Deshmukh is sold to MI for 20 lakhs.

  • 20:09

    All-rounder Tajinder Dhillon sold to KXIP for 20 lakhs, Abdul Samad is sold to SRH for 20 lakhs

  • 20:08

    West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas is sold to Rajasthan Royals for 50 lakhs; experienced Pravin Tambe is sold to KKR for 20 lakhs.

  • 20:00

    Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson sold to RCB for 4 crore

  • 19:59

    England all-rounder Chris Jordan sold for 3 crore to Kings XI Punjab. Fabian Allen goes to SRH for 50 lakhs.

  • 19:55

    Mohsin Khan goes to MI for 20 lakhs, Tom Banton is sold to KKR for 1 crore.

  • 19:53

    Chris Green is sold to KKR for 20 lakhs, Joshua Philippe is sold to RCB for 20 lakhs

  • 19:49

    Sandeep Bavanaka sold to SRH for 20 lakhs

  • 18:52

    That's the end of the 1st session of the 2020 VIVO IPL Auction

    The auction has taken a break for High-Tea and be back in an hour.

  • 18:44

    Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood is sold to CSK for 2 crore

    The Aussie paceman was recently injured in a Test match, so Chennai Super Kings must be hoping for a fast recovery.

  • 18:37

    Jimmy Neesham is sold to Kings XI for 50 lakhs

  • 18:33

    All-rounder Mitchell Marsh is sold to SRH for 2 crore

  • 18:31

    NZ batsman Martin Guptill is unsold

  • 18:29

    Saurabh Tiwary is sold to Mumbai Indians for 50 lakhs

  • 18:28

    SA's David Miller is sold to Rajasthan Royals for 75 lakhs

  • 18:16

    Batsman Hetmyer joins DC for 7.75 cr

    Windies attacking batsman Shimron Hetmyer sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 7.75 crore.

  • 18:06

    R Sai Kishore goes unsold

  • 18:03

    Afghanistan player Noor Ahmad (Rs 20 Lakh base price) goes unsold

  • 17:59

    Ravi Bishnoi sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore

  • 17:59

    Midhun Sudhesan goes unsold

  • 17:58

    M Siddharth sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 20 lakh

  • 17:57

    K C Cariappa goes unsold

  • 17:56

    Riley Meredith goes unsold

  • 17:55

    Ishan Porel sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakh

  • 17:53

    Kartik Tyagi sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.3 crore

  • 17:52

    Tushar Deshpande goes unsold

  • 17:52

    Kulwant Khejroliya goes unsold

  • 17:51

    Akash Singh sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh

  • 17:49

    Vishnu Vinod goes unsold

  • 17:49

    Ankush Bains goes unsold

  • 17:48

    Prabhsimran Singh goes unsold

  • 17:47

    K S Bharat goes unsold

  • 17:47

    Kedar Devdhar goes unsold

  • 17:46

    Anuj Rawat sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 80 lakh

  • 17:43

    Shahrukh Khan goes unsold

  • 17:43

    Pavan Deshpande goes unsold

  • 17:39

    Yashasvi Jaiswal sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.4 crore

  • 17:36

    Varun Chakravarthy sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4 crore

  • 17:35

    Deepak Hooda sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 50 lakh

  • 17:32

    Priyam Garg sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore

  • 17:30

    Virat Singh sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.9 crore

  • 17:28

    Rahul Tripathi sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 60 lakh

  • 17:28

    Harpreet Bhatia goes unsold

  • 17:26

    Manjot Kalra, Rohan Kadam go unsold

  • 17:15

    Zahir Khan goes unsold

  • 17:14

    Ish Sodhi, Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh Jr go unsold

  • 17:10

    Piyush Chawla sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 6.75 crore

  • 17:04

    Sheldon Cottrell sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.5 crore

  • 17:03

    Tim Southee goes unsold

  • 17:00

    Nathan Coulter-Nile sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 8 crore

  • 16:59

    Andrew Tye goes unsold

  • 16:56

    Jaydev Unadkat sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore

  • 16:53

    Shai Hope, Mohit Sharma, Dale Steyn go unsold

  • 16:50

    Heinrich Klaasen, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naman Ojha, Kusal Perera go unsold

  • 16:49

    Alex Carey sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.4 crore

  • 16:22

    Stewart Binny goes unsold

  • 16:16

    Chris Morris sold to RCB for Rs 10 crore

  • 16:12

    Sam Curran sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 5.5 crore

  • 16:09

    Pat Cummins sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore

  • 16:02

    Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme go unsold

  • 16:01

    Chris Woakes sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.5 crore

  • 16:00

    Glenn Maxwell goes to Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 10.75 crore

  • 15:49

    Aaron Finch sold to RCB for Rs 4.4 crore

  • 15:44

    Jason Roy sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.5 crore

  • 15:42

    Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara go unsold

  • 15:41

    Robin Uthappa sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore

  • 15:40

    Eoin Morgan sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.25 crore

  • 15:37

    Batsman Chris Lynn sold for Rs 2 crore to Mumbai Indians

  • 15:33

    IPL 2020 Auction begins

  • 15:18

  • 10:19

    Funds with franchises

    CSK: Rs 14.60 crore,

    Delhi Capitals: Rs 27.85 crore

    KXIP: Rs 42.70 crore

    KKR: Rs 35.65 crore

    MI: Rs 13.05 crore

    RR: Rs 28.90 crore

    RCB: Rs 27.90 crore

    SRH: Rs 17 crore

  • 10:17

    Steyn makes a comeback - At Rs 2 crore base price this time

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn who had gone unsold in the previousIPLauction, has pegged his base price at Rs 2 crore this time. Steyn wasroped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile. That didn't go too well for him as he suffered an injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.

  • 10:16

    Indian young guns to watch out for

    Among the Indian youngsters, Mumbai left-hander opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and Priyam Garg, who is leading the India Under-19 World Cup squad, will be the ones to watch out for along with Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore and Bengal pacer Ishan Porel. All of them come with a base price of Rs 20 lakh.

  • 09:56

    IPL auction list pruned

    As many as 338 cricketers will go under the hammer at the IPL auction in Kolkata on December 19 with Australia's Glenn Maxwell and South African Dale Steyn among those opting for the highest base price of Rs 2 crore. The initial shortlist had 332 players.

    Read more here.

  • 09:51

    It's time for some auction

    The country is grappling with an unprecedented turmoil, but then the show must go on. And as if bringing a momentary distraction to those inclined, the auctions for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will be held in Kolkata on Thursday.

    Not far enough so as to not to feel the heat but distant enough to remain unobstructed, the bourgeois confines of a five-star hotel will play host to the annual player drafting process. The event, which starts in the afternoon is expected to lastlate evening,with73 slots to be filled across eight franchises.

    Read more here.

  • 10:14

    Afghanistan's Noor Ahmad - The youngest player in the pool

    At 14 years and 350 days, Afghanistan's Noor Ahmad is the youngest name in the auction pool. The left-arm chinaman, with a base price of Rs 30 lakh, may join the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi to play for the high-profile franchise league.

    Noor was impressive in the Under-19 one-day series against India recently, picking up nine wickets and with the teams' fascination for wrist spinners, he could be taken up early.

  • 10:09

    Aussies pulling out the big guns

    The Aussies are going big this time with five Australians --fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, all-rounders Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell and batsman Chris Lynn -- enlisting themselves, among seven overseas cricketers, at the highest base price of 20 million rupees (about $279,000).

  • 09:48

    IPL 2020: How to watch the auction live

    IPL fever is here again with the auction for the 13th season happening live on Dec. 19.

    The auction will see the eight franchises bidding to fill 73 slots from a pool of 332 players -- 186 Indian, 143 overseas and three players from Associate Nations. Each teamcan have a maximum of eight overseas players and a total strength of 25 players.In all, 997players had originally registered for IPL 2020.

    Read more here.