IPL 2020: 5 Players with greatest multiples of their base price in the auction

Pat Cummins wasn't the biggest gainer since he managed only 7.75 times from than his base price.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The auction for the 2020 edition Indian Premier League (IPL) kept everyone on their toes. As many as 338 players were set to go under the hammer with 73 slots to be filled. The likes of Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Morris stole the show as franchises went hammer and tongs to get hold of the big names.

On the other hand, many massive names like Angelo Mathews weren’t called out. Even as 62 players were blessed with deals, 64 players remained unsold. Names of 212 players didn’t even pop up. In the meantime, there were a few cricketers, who price shot up pretty quickly.

Cummins earned 15.5 crores, but he wasn’t the biggest gainer since he garnered 7.75 times more than his base price. However, a number of them earned 10 or even more times than their base price.

In the article, let’s take a look at 5 of the biggest gainers in the IPL 2020 Auction:-

Sheldon Cottrell- 17 times

Sheldon Cottrell of West Indies. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Sheldon Cottrell has come up the ranks in international cricket over the last 12 months or so. His performances for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the CPL also impressed one and all. In the IPL auction, the West Indies speedster set himself a base price of INR 50 lakhs and his stocks kept going up at a brisk rate.

In the end, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bagged him for a whopping INR 8.50 crores. Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) also went after the left-armer, but KXIP kept their cool. The Jamaica-born bowler in currently a part of the Caribbean squad for the ODI series against India.

At the T20 level, the 30-year-old has 117 wickets in 83 matches, numbers which suggest that he’s a genuine wicket-taker. His economy of 7.46 also speaks volumes about his exploits in the T20 format.


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