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IPL Auction 2020: 5 Players who could be the most expensive signings

IPL Auction 2020: 5 Players who could be the most expensive player

The IPL 2020 auction is expected to take place on the 19th of December, 2019, in Kolkata. Many teams have released players while some have traded some players as well. In the trading window, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane moved to Delhi Capitals while Trent Boult shifted to Mumbai Indians. Mayank Markande was the first player to be traded two times in one window when he eventually shifted to Rajasthan from Mumbai via the Delhi Capitals.

971 players have registered for the IPL auction which includes 258 foreign players. Players from 11 other nations have also registered for the mega auctions and the franchises are expected to submit their player shortlist by 9th December, 2019.

5 players who could become most Expensive player in IPL 2020.

  1. Tom Banton- Banton is one of the most coveted players at the moment after his fabulous outing in the Vitality Blast, where he racked up 549 runs in 13 matches with a 162 strike rate.  He has already been drafted into the Brisbane Heat team for the Big Bash and may also be chosen in the draft for the PSL soon. He has played 19 matches in the T20 format and scored 647 runs in all. He has an average of 35.94 and 155.15 strike rate which are good numbers. Banton has a base price of Rs. 1 crore and franchises like CSK, MI, RCB and KKR may bid more for him since they require a skilled opening batsman with plenty of firepower.
  2. James Neesham- Neesham is one of the premier global all-rounders currently and has maintained his run of good form till now. He is one of the most important players in the New Zealand team and is a heavy-hitting batsman who can also take handy wickets. He has 1,525 runs in 87 innings with an average of 24.6 and his strike rate is more than 138. He has also taken 104 wickets in 99 innings with an excellent strike rate of 16.7. He also played a vital role in taking New Zealand to the finals of the 2019 ICC World Cup. He may find several franchises interested in paying hefty amounts for his signature.
  3. Pat Cummins- Cummins is one of the premier pace bowlers in demand at the 2020 IPL auctions and may garner heavy bids. He has a base price of Rs. 2 crore. The Australian quick can bowl at more than 145 kph and is the perfect bowler for the T20 format. Teams such as Delhi Capitals, KKR, RCB and KXIP may look to land Cummins who has 92 wickets in 77 T20 games with a 19 strike rate and 7.72 economy rate.
  4. Chris Lynn- Lynn has been released by KKR although he has performed consistently over the last 3 seasons. He has 405 runs in 13 matches this year with a 140 strike rate. He also scored 491 runs in the previous season and has a base price of Rs. 2 crore. KKR may have looked to buy Lynn back for a lower value but that might not be possible after his terrific form in the T10 League where he hit 371 runs in just 8 matches with a 236.6 strike rate. RCB and KKR among other franchises, could get into a bidding war over Chris Lynn while CSK and KXIP may also be interested in his signature.
  5. Glenn Maxwell- Maxwell has improved his style of batting and could be the costliest player in the upcoming IPL 2020 auctions. He has exhibited more consistency over the last year or so and played well in the Big Bash and Vitality Blast alike. He has a base price of Rs. 2 crore and has piled up 5,589 runs in 235 innings with an average of 27 and 155 strike rate. He also scored a hundred when Australia toured India for a two-match T20I series. He was also in good form against Sri Lanka before he took a much-needed break. He could be in contention with franchises like KXIP, RCB and SRH willing to pay big bucks for his signature

Apart from these 5 fancied cricketers, others who could attract bid bids at the IPL 2020 auction include Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch, Chris Woakes and Jason Roy, all of whom rank amongst the world’s best cricketers at the moment.

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