HomeCricketIndian T20 League Auction Highlights: As it happened

Indian T20 League Auction Highlights: As it happened

As many as 338 players went into the auction and only 62 were sold,with all teams filling up their eight overseas spots. It was an Australia's evening. Thirteen Australians found a team, out of which three became millionaire. Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas buy in Indian T20 League history, at INR 15.5 Cr ($2.18mn). Glen Maxwell and Nathan Coulter-Nile also had a good day at the auction. Under-19 captain Priyam Garg and young gun Yashaswi Jaiswal hit pay dirt, while many other Indian uncapped players and quicks also made head turn. It was chaotic…. and fun as well. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Swati Bhatia signing off. Goodbye and cheers. Thanks for reading.


8:52 PM IST: R Viney Kumar, base price 1 Cr. UNSOLD

8:51 PM IST: Rajasthan gets Andrew Tye  at base price, 1 Cr. SOLD 

8:50 PM IST: Here is Dale Steyn, base price is 2 Cr and appearing for the third time today. Bangalore Picks Steyn 

8:48 PM IST: England Mark Wood isn't lucky for the second time as well, UNSOLD

8:47 PM IST: Ben Cutting and Colin Munro bids again and UNSOLD!!

8:43 PM IST: Chennai goes for R Sai Kishore, Sold for 20 Lakh

8:40 PM IST: Prabhsimran Singh enters at 20 Lakh. Punjab wins the battle with Delhi and pulls back Singh for 55 Lakh.

8:35 PM IST: Mohit Sharma SOLD in the second time and will play for Delhi.

8:30 PM IST: Kusal Perera and Colin de Grandhomme re-enters for the second time and UNSOLD!

8:25 PM IST: Former Kolkata player Sanjay Yadav enters at 20 lakh. Sunrisers makes the opening call and also the closing biding. SOLD

8:20 PM IST: Mumbai scoops Balwant Rai Singh for his base price, 20 Lakh.

8:18 PM IST: Digijay Deshmukh in at 20 lakh. Mumbai enter and bid for him that's the closing bid. SOLD. 

8:16 PM IST: Anirudha Joshi enters at 20 Lakh, Rajasthan make the opening bid and that will be the closing bid. UNSOLD.

8:15 PM IST: Garton enters at 20 lakh. UNSOLD!

8:13 PM IST: Kesrick Williams enters at 50 lakh, UNSOLD!

8:12 PM IST: Tarjinder Dhillon in at 20 lakh, SOLD to Punjab at base price.

8:11 PM IST: Liam Plunkett in at 35 lakh, UNSOLD!

8:10 PM IST: James Pattinson, base price, 1 crore, UNSOLD!

8:09 PM IST: Pravin Tambe in at 20 lakh, KKR make the opening bid and he is SOLD! at the base price.

8:05 PM IST: Isuru Udana enters at 50 lakh. UNSOLD!

8:03 PM IST: Chirs Jordan enters at 75 lakh, Punjab and Bangalore in a bidding war. Punjab wins the battle, Jordan sold to Punjab for 3 crore. 

8:02 PM IST: Tom Curran enters at 1 crore. UNSOLD! 

8:00 PM IST: Fabian Allen enters at 50 lakh. Hyderabad make the opening bid and that will be the final bid. Sold to Hyderabad for 50 lakh.

7:57 PM IST: Tom Banton is next. Base price: 1 crore. Kolkata make the opening bid and he is SOLD! to Kolkata at the base price.

7:55 PM IST: Josh Phillipe enters at 20 lakh. Bangalore make the opening bid and that's it. SOLD! to Bangalore at the base price.

7:53 PM IST: Chris Green in at 20 lakh, Kolkata starts the bidding and SOLD! at 20 Lakh. 

7: 50 PM IST:  B Sandeep in at 20 lakh, Hyderabad raise the paddle, SOLD! 

7:49 PM IST: Ayush Badoni asks for bids from 20 lakh. UNSOLD 

7:47 PM IST: We are back for the final acceleration process

7:16 PM IST: The franchises now will look at about 250 names from the auction pool, including those who were unsold in this first session. They will then write down ten names each and submit it to the auctioneer. Only those players who are named in that list will be available for the accelerated bidding round. 

7:03 PM IST: Tea Break!

7:02 PM IST: Adam Milne, base price of 50 lakh. UNSOLD. 

7:00 PM IST: Josh Hazlewood gets a bid from Chennai at 2cr. SOLD.

6:58 PM IST: Mustafizur Rahman at 1cr. He is UNSOLD. 

6:57 PM IST: Alzarri Joseph at 50 lakh. UNSOLD!

6:56 PM IST: Mark Wood at base price 50 lakh. Unsold. 

6:55 PM IST: Anrich Nortje at 50 lakh, UNSOLD!

6:54 PM IST: Fast Bowlers, Set 2

6:52 PM IST: James Neesham, base price of 50 lakh, Punjab open the bidding, and SOLD! Neesham will play for Punjab.

6:50 PM IST: Ben Cutting at a base price of 75 lakh, UNSOLD!

6:48 PM IST: Colin Munro at 1cr. UNSOLD!

6:47 PM IST: Andile Phehlukwayo, base price 50 lakh, is unsold. 

6:42 PM IST: Mitchell Marsh, base price at 2cr, Hyderabad open the bid and it will be the winning bid. Marsh SOLD to Hyderabad at 2 crore.

6:40 PM IST: Marcus Stoinis up next. Base price of 1cr, UNSOLD.

6:38 PM IST: Allrounders now, Carlos Braithwaite, base price 50 Lakh, UNSOLD.

6:35 PM IST: Colin Ingram, base price of 50 LakhHe is UNSOLD.

6:34 PM IST: Here is Martin Guptill. Base price at 1cr. UNSOLD.

6:32 PM IST: next is David Miller, base price 75 Lakh, Rajasthan start the bidding and that's it! He is SOLD to Rajasthan at his base price.

6:30 PM IST: next is another West Indies batsman, Evin Lewis. base price 1 crore, anyone? nope, UNSOLD!

6:21 PM IST: On to the 11th set. First is Shimron Hetmyer, base price 50 Lakh, Rajasthan make the opening bid, Kolkata join in , Rajasthan is not backing out, Kolkata is out but now Delhi swoop in, both are fighting it out, Wow..how fierce was that bid? Hetmyer SOLD to Delhi for 7.75 crore!!

6:20 PM IST: We are back!

6:14 PM IST:  Break!

6:13 PM IST: 14-year-old Afghan left-arm wristspinner Noor Ahmed enter the auction at 30 Lakh, UNSOLD. 

6:12 PM IST: R Sai Kishore, enters at 20 Lakh, UNSOLD!

6:07 PM IST: legspin-bowling allrounder Ravi Bishnoi enters at 20 Lakh,Mumbai and Punjab locked in a bidding war for the youngster, Mumbai are out. Ravi Bishnoi has been sold to Punjab for 2 crore. 

6:05 PM IST: Siddarth Manimaran, enters at a base price of 20 Lakh, Kolkata make the opening bid and that's it SOLD to Kolkata for 20 Lakh.

6:03 PM IST: Ishan Porel asks for bids from 20 lakh, SOLD to Punjab at his base price.  

5:59 PM IST: India Under-19s' Kartik Tyagi in at 20 lakh. Punjab start the bidding, Rajasthan join them and after an intense bidding SOLD to Rajasthan at 1.3 crore.

5:57 PM IST: Aakash Singh is in the house, base price 20 Lakh, SOLD to Rajasthan for base price. 

5:56 PM IST: Khejroliya asks for bids from 20 lakh, UNSOLD.

5:54 PM IST: Anuj Rawat in at 20 lakh, Rajasthan make the opening bid, Kolkata make an entry as well, Rajasthan get Rawat for 80 Lakh.

5:49 PM IST: Yashasvi Jaiswal enters at 20 lakh. Intense bidding between Mumbai and Kolkata, Punjab joins, Rajasthan swoop in now and is SOLD to Rajasthan at 2.4 crore.

5:44 PM IST: Varun Chakaravarthy is next, base price 30 Lakh, Bangalore and Kolkata are fighting for him. from 30 Lakh to 4 crore!! Varun SOLD to Kolkata! 

5:42 PM IST: Deepak Hooda is next, SOLD to Punjab at 50 Lakh.

5:37 PM IST: India U-19 captain Priyam Garg is up for grabs, base price 20 Lakh, Punjab and Hyderabad are fighting out, SOLD to Hyderabad at 1.9 crore!!

5:35 PM IST: Rahul Tripathi enters at 20 Lakh, Kolkata and Bangalore in the bidding war and Sold to KKR for 60 lakh.

5:30 PM IST: First one out of the hat: Manjot Kalra, base price 20 Lakhs, UNSOLD!

5:29 PM IST: We move on to set six

5:23 PM IST: Time for a break. 

5:21 PM IST: Ish Sodhi at 75 lakh, UNSOLD!

5:18 PM IST: Piyush Chawla first up, Mumbai open the bidding, Punjab also raise their paddle, Chennai swoop in now! from the base price of 1 crore Chawla is now SOLD to Chennai at 6.75 crore.

5:16 PM IST: We move to spinners now

5:10 PM IST: Sheldon Cottrell, base price of 50 lakh, Rajasthan raise the paddle, Punjab call now Delhi joins, This is INTENSE,5cr,6cr,7..and Boom 8.5 crore!! SOLD to Punjab!

5:08 PM IST: Tim Southee is next at a base price of 1 crore, nope, UNSOLD!

5:05 PM IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is up now, Mumbai have entered the bid. Chennai joins and Mumbai get NCN. SOLD for 8 crore!!

5:03 PM IST: We start with Mohit Sharma, UNSOLD! 

5:01 PM IST:  Fast Bowlers now

4:55 PM IST: Next is Shai Hope. 50 lakh is his base price. He is unsold. 

4:54 PM IST: Mushfiqur Rahim at 75 lakh now, UNSOLD!

4:52 PM IST: Heinrich Klaasen, UNSOLD!

4:47 PM IST: Alex Carey is the first name in the wicketkeeper set.. Rajasthan and Bangalore are in the race for him. Delhi swoop in now and he is SOLD!! to Delhi.

4:45 PM IST: We are back with the third set!

4:34 PM IST: Here is the summary after the second set




Base price

Final Price

Glenn Maxwell




10.75 CRS

Chris Woakes



1.50 CRS

1.50 CRS

Yusuf Pathan


Colin De Grandhomme


.75 CRS

Pat Cummins




15.5 CRS

Sam Curran



1 CR

5.5 CRS

Chris Morris



1.50 CRS

10 CRS

Straut Binny


.50 CRS

4:32 PM IST: Stuart Binny enters at 50 lakh and goes UNSOLD!!

4:28 PM IST: Chris Morris is next in the auction pool. A bidding war between Rajasthan, Bangalore and Punjab. Bangalore wins the battle, Chris Morris SOLD to Bangalore for 10 crore!!

4:20 PM IST: England's left-arm seam-bowling allrounder Sam Curran is up next, Delhi make the opening bid. Chennai enter the bidding, and Chennai got their man. Curran SOLD to Chennai at 5.5 crore!!

4:13 PM IST: Pat Cummins in at INR 2 crore. A massive bidding war for the Australian quick. RCB make the opening bid. Delhi join in, Kolkata also raise the paddle and bidding..bidding..bidding….and he is SOLD!! to Kolkata at a whopping 15.5 crore!!! Yikess..

4:10 PM IST: Colin de Grandhomme, UNSOLD!

4:07 PM IST: Yousuf Pathan, 1.5 crore, anybody? no UNSOLD!

4:05 PM IST: Next is Chris Woakes and he is SOLD to Delhi at his base price of 1.5 crore.

4:00 PM IST: Glen Maxwell is the first all-rounder. Punjab and Delhi are in the contention..

Going once… going twice and SOLD!! to Punjab for a whopping amount of 10.75 crore!!

3:55 PM IST: All-rounders are now up for grabs!!

After the first set:

1. Chris Lynn: 2 cr- Mumbai
2. Eoin Morgan: 5.25 cr- Kolkata (highest bid)
3. Robin Uthappa: 3 Cr-Rajasthan
4. Hanuma Vihari: UNSOLD
5. Cheteshwar Pujara: UNSOLD
6. Jason Roy 1.5 cr – Delhi
7. Aaron finch– 4.4- Bangalore

3:47 PM IST: Aaron Finch is next. Bangalore and Kolkata are in the race to get him. and he is SOLD!! to Bangalore at 4.4 Crore!!

3:45 PM IST: Jason Roy is next and he SOLD! at his base price of 1.5 Crore to Delhi!!

3:44 PM IST: Hanuman Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara go UNSOLD! 

3:41 PM IST: Robin Uthappa is the next in the auction pool and he is SOLD to Rajasthan!!

3:40 PM IST: Next is Eoin Morgan. Kolkata and Delhi are bidding for the Englishman and he is SOLD!! to Kolkata at 5.25 crore!!

3:38 PM IST: First name up in the Indian T20 League auction: Chris Lynn, Mumbai Indians raise the paddle and he is SOLD!! at the base price of INR 2 crore.

3:25 PM IST: International batsmen are in the first set: Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Eoin Morgan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jason Roy, Robin Uthappa and Hanuma Vihari.  

3:21 PM IST: First set coming up..

3:05 PM IST: Noor Ahmad, the 14-year old Afghanistan left-arm wristspinner, is part of the auction pool. Will he attract a bid today?

3:00 PM IST: 30 minutes to go!!!

2:44 PM IST: Less than an hour to go! Stay with us for all the latest on the Indian T20 League Auction.  

2:35 PM IST: 1 hour to go!!!

2:33 PM IST: Punjab has the biggest purse(Rs 42.70 crore) in this year's auction. Punjab are expected to spend big on overseas players. We have looked into the areas that the team could be focusing on.

2:00 PM IST: We're only 1.5 hours away from the Indian T20 League Auction. Keep following us for live updates. 

1:56 PM IST:  Vinay Kumar, Ashoke Dinda, Matthew Wade, Robin Bist, Sanjay Yadav, and Jake Weatherald are the new names in the auction list.

1:52 PM IST: News! 6 new players have been added in the auction pool.

1:42 PM IST: Big Big news!! The next Indian T20 League season will, for the first time, allow loans of capped players – Indian or overseas between teams after the halfway point of the season. 

1:37 PM IST: Hyderabad released the least number of players among all teams this season. However, they would look for some all-rounders to replace Shakib Al Hasan. 

1:11 PM IST: Kolkata grabbed all the spotlight with the release of some big players like Lynn, Braithwaite and Piyush Chawla. Will they re-sign these stars or will they go for some young talent? Here's a peek into their possible strategies: Indian T20 League auction strategies for Kolkata

12:57 PM IST: Piyush Chawla, Jaydev Unadkat and Yusuf Pathan have registered for the auction with a base price tag of INR 1 crore.

12:53 PM IST: Robin Uthappa is the only Indian in the second highest price bracket of INR 1.5 crore.

12:50 PM IST: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn and former Sri Lankan captain and all-rounder Angelo Mathews are included in the bracket of INR 2 crore.

12:46 PM IST: In this year’s auction, no Indian cricketer has been placed in the highest reserve price bracket of INR 2 crore.

12:36 PM IST: Bangalore has a purse of INR 27.90 crore and they have six overseas slots to fill. What will be their strategy ahead of the big auction? We have done an in-depth analysis of Bangalore.

12:25 PM IST: Teams like Bangalore and Punjab, who had a disastrous season last time, will look to plug their holes first. 

12:15 PM IST: A total of 127 players were released by the eight teams, including some big names like Chris Lynn, David Miller, Shakib Al Hasan, Shimron Hetmyer and Sam Curran.

12:00 PM IST: Big news!! Punjab appointed Wasim Jaffer as their batting coach for the next Indian T20 League season.

11:54 AM IST: Talking about this year's auction, all eyes will be on overseas players like Chris Lynn, David Miller, Sam Curran, Carlos Braithwaite and Chris Morris– who all are sent to the auction table by their respective franchises. Glen Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Tom Banton, and Aaron Finch are among the other major attractions.

11:44 AM IST: The player auctions ahead of each season have produced some exciting moments. You can take a glimpse of the important moments that took place in the INDIAN T20 LEAGUE auctions throughout the 12 seasons.

11:33 AM IST: International auctioneer Hugh Edmeades will be the host for this year’s auction.

11:23 AM IST: City of Joy Kolkata is all set for the big players auction today. The action will begin at 3:30 PM IST.

11:15 AM IST: Hello and welcome to MyTeam11’s live coverage of the much-anticipated INDIAN T20 LEAGUE 2020 player auction!


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