Kolkata: The players’ auction for the 12th edition of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is all set to take place with 332 players going under the hammer here on Thursday.

Initially, a total of 997 players had registered for the IPL auction of India’s biggest cricketing carnival. However, in the final list after the eight franchises submitted their shortlisted players, only 332 could make it to the fray.

With Rs two crore as the highest reserve price, seven overseas players will try their luck on the IPL auction, including Australians Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell while out of action South African pacer Dale Steyn and Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews too have opted to be slotted in the top bracket.

Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa, who had a below par outing last season, is the only Indian player in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Other Indian stars, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at Rs one crore.

A total of 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players and three from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the auction, which will start at 3.30pm.

NUMBERS GAME

Capped players-

2 CRORE: Seven players (All Overseas)

1.5 CRORE: 10 Players (1 Indian, 9 Overseas)

1 CRORE: 23 Players (3 Indians, 20 Overseas)

75 Lakh: 16 Players (All Overseas)

50 Lakh: 78 Players (9 Indians, 69 Overseas)

Uncapped players

40 Lakh: 7 Players (1 Indian, 6 Overseas)

30 Lakh: 8 Players (5 Indians, 3 Overseas)

20 Lakh: 183 Players (167 Indians, 16 Overseas)

AVAILABLE SALARY CAP

CSK- 14.60 cr

DC- 27.85 cr

KXIP- 42.70 cr

KKR- 35.65 cr

MI- 13.05 cr

RR- 28.90 cr

RCB- 27.90 cr

SRH- 17.00 cr

 

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A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

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