More Than 900 Cricketers Sign-up For IPL 2020 Auction

By Dhanu Delphi on December 4, 2019

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the richest domestic T20 cricketing league in the world. Each edition sees both domestic and international players make enormous sums of money. The auction for the 2020 IPL is scheduled to take place on December 19 in Kolkata. A total of 971 players from all over the world have submitted their registrations before the 30 November deadline.

IPL2020 Break-up Of Player Registrations

BCCI secretary Jay Shah who is the son of home minister Amit Shah published a break-up of the player registrations. The study shows how diverse the IPL has become over the years.

There are 73 spots that need to be filled during the 2020 IPL Auction in December. There sure is no shortage of interest! A total of 19 players who have played for India have registered along with 634 uncapped Indian players. Among the uncapped ones, 60 of have played at least one IPL match.

On the international front, a total of 196 capped players from different nations submitted their registrations. 60 uncapped international players are also entered. There were just 2 players from associate nations who sent in their applications. The BCCI report showed that the list of 258 international players comprised mainly Australians (55) and South Africans (54). Sri Lanka had a total of 39 players register and the West Indies accounted for 34 players.

New Zealand, meanwhile, had 24 player registrations followed by England with 22. Afghanistan was next on the list with 19 submissions followed by 6 from Bangladesh, 3 from Zimbabwe and 1 each from the USA and Netherlands.

Franchises have till December 9 to submit their shortlist of players who are they are interested in bidding on. The auctioneer for the event will once again be Hugh Edmeades.

Overseas Players With Top Base Price

The IPL auction has turned a number of international players into millionaires and this auction is likely to be no different. A number of the top international players have listed their max base price as their starting price. The max base price is set at 2 crore rupees which is a little over $270,000. The players who are asking for their max base price include the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Dale Steyn, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Angelo Matthews and Mitchell Marsh.

It will be interesting to see how things play out for Glenn Maxwell. The “Big Show”, on his day, can be one of the most destructive players. However, the Aussie has not had much to show the last couple of editions. Given the fact that he has requested a leave of absence due to mental health issues, it will take a brave franchise to bet big and pick him up, especially if other franchises are willing to push his base price higher.

Some of the top players who will not be a part of the 2020 IPL auction are Mitchell Starc and England captain Joe Root.

Domestic Players To Watch Out For In IPL 2020

IPL scouts have been keep a close watch on the best domestic talent going around and they will be eager to scoop up these young players. Past IPL auctions have shown that IPL franchises are not shy in going after domestic players and paying top price because of their reputation in domestic cricket.

Some of the young domestic players who could make a splash at the 2020 IPL auction include the likes of Priyam Garg who was just selected as the U-19 captain to lead at the 2020 World Cup, R Sai Kishore who is known for his left arm spin bowling at the death, hatting hitting Yashasvi Jaiswal from Mumbai and Bengali fast bowler Ishan Porel.