IPL 2020 Auction: One Indian Among 9 With Rs 1.5 Crore Base Price
Robin Uthappa is the most expensive Indian cricketer available in the IPL 2020 auction.
A total of 971 players will look to fill the 73 available spots, across eight franchises, in the 2020 Indian Premier League players’ auction in Kolkata on 19 December. However, some players will command a larger monetary investment than others.
The largest base price for the 2019 auction has been listed at Rs 2 crore with seven players available for that minimum price. Right under the two crore bracket, there are nine players available for Rs 1.5 crores, here they are:
- Robin Uthappa (Ind)
- Shaun Marsh (Aus)
- Kane Richardson (Aus)
- Eoin Morgan (Eng)
- Jason Roy (Eng)
- Chris Woakes (Eng)
- David Willey (Eng)
- Chris Morris (SA)
- Kyle Abbot (SA)
Robin Uthappa is the only Indian player in both the 2 crore and 1.5 crore list and has by default, become the most expensive Indian cricketer available in this auction. He last played for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019.
The Rs 1.5 crore list features four English players, two Australians and two South Africans along with Uthappa.
Australian batsman Shaun Marsh played eight seasons for the Kings XI Punjab and is returning to the IPL after absences in 2018 and 2019. Bowler Kane Richardson has represented the now-defunct Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He last played for Bangalore in 2016.
England captain Eoin Morgan is also returning from a two year-absence, last playing for Punjab in 2017 while Jason Roy last played for the Delhi Daredevils in 2018. Chris Woakes last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018. David Willey was a part of the Chennai team that lost the 2019 IPL final to Mumbai Indians and wasn’t retained by Chennai Super Kings.
South African pacer Chris Morris was released by Delhi Capitals after three years with the franchise from 2016 to 2019. Right-arm fast-medium bowler Kyle Abbott last played in the IPL three seasons ago, representing Kings XI Punjab.
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