IPL 2020 Auction Players List: Five rookie Indian players are highly likely to allure buyers during the IPL 2020 auction this month.
A grand total of 973 cricketers have registered for a mere 73 available spots for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Franchises can take time till December 9 (17:00 hours) before submitting their preferred list of players from as many as 713 Indian and 258 overseas cricketers. The shortlisted players will then be up for grabs during the IPL 2020 auction slated to happen on December 19.
Among the Indian players, there are 19 capped players, 634 uncapped players and 60 uncapped players who have played at least one IPL match.
Australia, whose Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn are among the players with highest base price, have 55 players who have shown interest in entering the IPL 2020 auction. The next on the list are South Africa (54), Sri Lanka (39), West Indies (34), New Zealand (24) and England (22).
IPL 2020 Auction Players List
17-year old India U-19 and Mumbai batsman Yashavi Jaiswal is expected to be a sought-after name among rookie Indian players during IPL 2020 auction. A glimpse of Jaiswal’s tryst with run-making was made public when he scored maiden List A double century against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in October.
This domestic season we’ve witnessed many talented batsmen but the ones who stand out are Devdutt Padikkal from Karnataka and Yashasvi Jaiswal from Mumbai. Won’t be surprised if they become superstars!
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 29, 2019
In nine List A matches till date, the southpaw has scored 677 runs at an average of 84.62 and a strike rate of 94.55 including three centuries and two half-centuries.
Tamil Nadu spinner R Sai Kishore has ended the recently concluded season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as its highest wicket-taker. In 12 T20s, Sai Kishore picked 20 wickets at an average of 10.40, an economy rate of 4.63 and a strike rate of 13.4. Much like Jaiswal, the left-arm spinner is also priced at INR 20 lakh and should be able to find a buyer.
No franchise buying Jharkhand batsman Virat Singh last year was in itself surprising. With the 21-year old player among the runs this season as well, expect him to allure a franchise this time round. In 10 Syed Mushtaq Ali matches, Virat scored 343 runs at an average of 57.16 and a strike rate of 142.32 including three half-centuries.
The likes of Karnataka’s Rohan Kadam and Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan might not be among the Top-10 run-scorers this season but have surely made a name for themselves in the Indian domestic circuit in the last year or so. With both the batsmen have it in them to bat anywhere in the lineup, teams might just include them as reserve batsmen.