The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is set to get underway on March 29, 2020, at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. A Delhi Capitals official reportedly said that the starting date is set to be March 29, with defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) playing the opener at Wankhede.
The IPL player's auctions 2020 took place in Kolkata on December 20. Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who went to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 15.5 crore, was the most expensive buy.
In the pecking order of all-time most expensive players in the history of IPL auctions, Cummins is second only to Yuvraj Singh, who had been signed for Rs 16 crore by the Delhi franchise (then Delhi Daredevils) in 2015.
A total of 62 players were sold in the IPL 2020 auction from a pool of 332 players who were in race for 73 slots across the eight IPL teams. The total money spent was Rs 140.3 crore. A total of 186 Indian players and 143 overseas players were in the auction pool.
Kings XI Punjab bought Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was not considered for the upcoming ODI series against India, for Rs 10.75 crore, after an intense bidding war with Delhi Capitals. KXIP had entered the auction with the biggest available purse of Rs 42.70 crore.
Besides Cummins and Maxwell, Chris Morris, Sheldon Cottrell, and Nathan Coulter-Nile were picked up for Rs 10 crore (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Rs 8.5 crore (KXIP), and Rs 8 crore (Mumbai Indians), respectively.