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Best Sold XI after IPL 2020 Auction of all 8 Participating Teams

Best Sold XI after IPL 2020 Auction of all 8 Participating Teams

The IPL auction 2020 was quite an eventful happening as the franchises took their best steps to make sure that gaps do not exist. In the upcoming edition, top-tier teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians were comparatively quiet and made some handful of purchases. The major highlights of the event went to the likes of Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Rajasthan Royals. These teams have several slots left and can do reasonably well in developing strong squads with limited options available on the day.

Across eight franchises, these auctions put up 60 players for sale. There is going to be an intensive analysis regarding the lineup of these eight teams. This article would provide the top XI that any side would prefer to have during any match of this two-month long extravaganza.

Best Sold XI after IPL 2020 Auction

Rajasthan Royals

Perhaps the most noteworthy buy of the inaugural champs last day was Robin Uthappa. No one can deny the years of experience that that guy has, particularly on the Indian pitches. In the absence of the former skipper, Ajinkya Rahane, there is a high chance that Uthappa would feature in the starting XI.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has made his hard-hitting at the top order eye-catching, may have to wait for a little while for his IPL debut. At the basic price of INR 75 lakhs, David Miller was for sure their biggest bargain of the night.

Also, RR managed to rope in T20 specialist pacers like Tom Curran and Andrew Tye. However, it would be an exciting thing to watch on how they manage to play any one of them due to having an already formidable foreign contingent.

Top XI: Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markhande, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jos Butler (wk), Steve Smith (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer.

Delhi Capitals

The team that is the heavy favorite right now to win the whole thing is the Delhi Capitals. This team has covered every base possible. Someone who had made the most in this auction is the Delhi based team. By roping in Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane, they have made their batting and bowling lineup quite formidable.

Also, they went all-out to purchase a hard-hitter in the form of Caribbean Shimron Hetmyer for bulking up the already intimidating middle-order featuring the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. This team comprises of three players who can walk into any outfit and be a part of the starting XI.

Top XI: Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer (C), Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer

Sunrisers Hyderabad

During this auction, the Sunrisers Hyderabad was not that loud. They did not get rid of too many players before the sales. So, they did not have any such significant shoes to fill. However, their main issue, coming into yesterday’s auction, was their brittle middle-order.

They have taken care of the issue by including Pritam Garg and Virat Singh to their team. Due to the consistent performer that Virat Singh truly is, the franchise is expecting big things from him. Also, he has the potential of playing the role of a pinch-hitter in the slog overs to the highest degree.

From the likes of Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey, the franchise would want a lot more. There is a high chance of this occurrence as both have been in the runs lately.

Top XI: Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Jonny Bairstow

Kings XI Punjab

In the entire franchise, the Kings XI has managed to gather the most dominating batting lineup. Alongside Chris Gayle, whose name is enough to stop any bowler in his tracks, captain KL Rahul may open the innings.

The in-form Nicholas Pooran and Mayank Agarwal would also develop a potential middle-order that also consists of the hard-hitting Glenn Maxwell. In this year’s auction, Maxwell was one of the best draws for Punjab, who had to spend a whopping INR 10.75 crores from their purse.

Top XI: Mayank Agarwal, K Gowtham, Nicholas Poooran (wk), KL Rahul (C), Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Ishan Porel, Chris Gayle, Sheldon Cottrell, Glenn Maxwell

Royal Challengers Bangalore

For winning it all the first time, Royal Challengers Bangalore went for the most lock-ins in the auction. Quite well-rounded from the last season, the RCB management prioritized experience this time. It is quite evident from their signings of Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, and Chris Morris. This time they have made sure that lack of experience in big situations would not be a cause of concern.

Because of national commitments, Aaron Finch, who was unable to participate in the last edition of the IPL, will add significant depth in the top-order. His inclusion in the team also implies Virat Kohli is coming first-down. They have also shown quite a bit of faith in Chris Morris, who has been a decent performer in the biggest franchise-based cricket tournament.

Top XI: Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali

Kolkata Knight Riders

The most significant bid of the day was made by the Kolkata-based team when they signed for the Australian quick, Pat Cummins. At a colossal sum of approximately 16 Crore, roping in Pat Cummins was an excellent job for KKR as they were in the hunt for an established pacer. Also, his batting experience down the order can come in handy in the death overs.

Also, adding Eoin Morgan also gave the KKR lineup quite a bit of depth to their middle-order. Excluding these stalwarts, Tom Banton and Chris Green were also a part of the KKR bargain buys.

Top XI: Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (WK and C), Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell

Chennai Super Kings

The South-Indian favorites made only a handful of buys in Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, and Josh Hazlewood. It happened because they got stuck again to the tested core of players and was only able to release a few. With all that said, these buys can be a game-changer for CSK.

Imran Tahir’s absence would be covered up quite adequately by Piyush Chawla. Also, it would be a blessing in disguise as it opens up a spot for an overseas player in the side. The all-round ability of Sam Curran could also prove to be convenient for the team. Josh Hazelwood’s precise line and length can also be a difference for the team, particularly in the slog overs.

Top XI: Ambati Rayadu, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, MS Dhoni (WK and C), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Shame Watson

Mumbai Indians

The Champions did quite a remarkable job on this auction concerning their bench-strength. Chris Lynn was their best buy of the night as they bought him to create fireworks from the start. Also, his great pace has turned the tables in favor of his team in the past. The duo of Quinton de Kock and Lynn would be a dynamic duo on which every eye would be on. The in-form Rohit Sharma, who would be coming at number 3, can be a game-changer at any moment of the game.

Another huge buy for MI was Nathan Coulter-Nile. This Australian pacer may be out of consideration for national duties, but the MI management is putting their hopes on him. Although, Lasith Malinga would be their best bet in the pace department,

Top XI: Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah, Quinton de Kock (wk), Kieron Pollard, Chris Lynn, Lasith Malinga

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