IPL 2020 Auction: 5 foreign players who can be the costliest picks
332 players have been confirmed to go under the hammer on 19th December in Kolkata.
Updated - Dec 14, 2019 1:21 pm
It seems like the upcoming IPL 2020 Auction is going to be a bigger affair than what it actually sounds like. All franchises are aware of the fact that the auction for the next edition will be a much bigger and significant one. Even if the franchises don’t perform well in this auction they don’t have much to lose. However, it seems like no team is willing to take even a single player for granted.
332 players have been confirmed to go under the hammer on 19th December in Kolkata and that will definitely bring in a lot of cricketers up for sale for these franchises. The domestic circuit saw some excellent young talents flourish while some veterans too made a strong case for themselves. But the most fascinating of all factors will be the foreign players’ list, as it has happened for many years.
There are some big names up for grabs and all teams have their eyes set on a few overseas players, who pretty much fit into every setup in the league.
Here are five players who could fetch huge money contracts in the upcoming auction:
1. Pat Cummins
Without a shadow of a doubt, the most attractive player of the tournament will be Patrick Cummins from Australia. The young pacer has attained new heights in partnership with Mitchell Starc and is going to be one of the players to watch out for when the Aussies host the T20 World Cup next year. The Australian seems to be clear in his mind that he’ll play as many T20s as possible in this span of time.
Cummins has represented the Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL previously but failed to make his mark in the team. What lies ahead for speedster is a glorious road towards greatness, which he definitely can achieve if he’s putting the right amount of hard work. He is one of those players who will fit into every team in the IPL.
But Cummins will be primarily in the eyes of Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who don’t just need the player badly but also have enough in their pocket to go for him. Punjab, who have INR 42 crore in their pocket heading into this auction, are the favourites to win his services as it stands.