IPL 2020 Auction, Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. Credit: BCCI

The upcoming Indian Premier League 2020 is going to be a massive event for obvious reasons. A lot of star cricketers, who skipped IPL 2019 are going to involve in the IPL 2020 auction, which certainly draws the attention of the franchise owners and the fans. In the latest development, the officials revealed the list of players with their base price for the IPL 2020 Auction. The right-handed Robin Uthappa is the only Indian with INR 1.5 Crores Base price alongside nine overseas players.

The Karnataka Batsman Robin Uthappa is one of the few players who have featured consistently across all the years of the Indian Premier League. And also, he is one of the highest run-scorers in IPL with 4411 runs in 170 games. Despite having enormous experience in this format, Robin Uthappa failed to gain the trust of Kolkata Knight Riders, who released him from the team.

IPL 2020 Auction
IPL Cup (Credits – Twitter)

Jaydev Unadkat, Yusuf Pathan placed in INR 1 Crore Bracket:

He was retained for INR 6.4 crores before going into the IPL 2019 edition, but unfortunately, couldn’t deliver the required goods. Robin scored 282 runs off his 12 games for KKR, which came at a strike rate of 115. Alongside Robin Uthappa, nine other overseas players are placed in the same amount.

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Other Indian stars, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan and Jaydev Unadkat, have set their base price at INR 1 crore. In total 23 players are listed under that category. Leaving out three Indians, a total of 20 overseas players named in the chart. Surprisingly, none of the Indian players listed in the INR 2 Crores category.

IPL 2020 Auction, Dale Steyn, Robin Uthappa
Dale Steyn is one of the seven players in 2 Crore Category. (Credits: IPL)

With INR 2 crore as the highest reserve price, seven overseas players – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn & Angelo Mathews have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket. A total of 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players & 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction in Kolkata.

List of Capped Players as per their base price:

Base Price (INR) Total Indians Overseas
2 Crore 7 7
1.5 Crore 10 1 9
1 Crore 23 3 20
75 Lakhs 16 16
50 Lakhs 78 9 69

List of Uncapped Players as per their base price:

Base Price (INR) Total Indians Overseas
40 Lakhs 7 1 6
30 Lakhs 8 5 3
20 Lakhs 183 167 16

 

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