Along with the fans, even the cricketers are ready to hone their T20 skills before the biggest cricketing event of the year -- the T20 World Cup in Australia.
While teams have stalwarts to boast of, they also need to take care of players, who could end up faltering.
The franchises have shelled out enormous bucks on players, primarily due to their ingenious performances for their national teams as well as the domestic leagues they have been part of.
There were some world-class and proven batsmen who went unsold in the player auctions which raised a lot of eyebrows among the IPL fans.
No one expected bids for these players, but they ended up earning big.
With T20 World Cup coming up in 2020, there is no better competition than IPL for a player to test and improve his skills in the shortest format.
There were 61 other players bought as well in this year's auction which included 33 Indian players and 28 overseas players apart from Cummins.
CSK went in and bought four players, two Indians and two overseas in the IPL 2020 Auction.
It’s hard to comprehend the buys from the Men in Gold and Purple.
Since the conclusion of the IPL 2020 Auction, many cricket experts, pundits and fans have questioned the players that the teams bought.