The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on the 23rd of March at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, commonly known as the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The traditional players auction where teams buy players to add strength to the franchise is set to be held at Kolkata on the 19th of December where a total of 971 cricketers will go down under the hammer.
A total of 713 Indians and 258 foreign players compile the list of cricketers announced by the governing body of the IPL. Only 73 spots are up for grabs across the eight teams and each team is supposed to make a list of their players who will go under the final auction list and submit it duly by 9th December.
The number of players representing each country in the auction pool on December 19th will look like this: Afghanistan (19 players), Australia (55 players), Bangladesh (6 players), England (22 players), Netherlands (1 player), New Zealand (24 players), South Africa (54 players), Sri Lanka (39 players), USA (1 player), West Indies (34 players) and Zimbabwe (3 players).
Here’s what each team have remaining in their purse ahead of the 2020 IPL auction:
Kings XI Punjab: ₹ 42.70 Cr
Kolkata Knight Riders: ₹ 35.65 Cr
Rajasthan Royals: ₹ 28.90 Cr
Royal Challengers Bangalore: ₹ 27.90 Cr
Delhi Capitals: ₹ Rs 27.85 Cr
Sunrisers Hyderabad: ₹ 17 Cr
Chennai Super Kings: ₹ 14.60 Cr
Mumbai Indians: ₹ 13.05 Cr