IPL Auction 2020: Latest Odds, Betting Preview, Squads

IPL teams spend big in search of title success in 2020

Sheldon Cottrell West Indies World Cup 2019

Indian Premier League teams have once again battled it out for some of cricket’s top stars after a bidding war in Kolkata.

The eight IPL franchises all strengthened their squads ahead of the new season at the IPL Auction 2020.

Stars from overseas and India were sold for big fees as the Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkatat Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals put the finishing touches to their ranks.

The big talking point this year came as Kolkata Knight Riders splashed INR 15.50 crore (£1.7m) on Australian Pat Cummings. The total makes him the most expensive overseas star in Indian Premier League history.

Cummings is the fourth most expensive cricketer in history to be sold at the IPL Auction. He passed Ben Stokes and has only Yuvraj Singh (2014, 2015) and Gautam Gabhir (2011) ahead of him.

Betting on the IPL

Betting on the IPL in 2020 looks an intriguing challenge after huge sums were again spent at this year’s auction.

Mumbai Indians remain as favourites to win the IPL 2020 with Bet365 after they spent INR 8.5 crores on Nathan Coulter-Nile and fellow Australian Chris Lynn.

They are currently priced at 5.00 (4/1) to secure a fifth IPL title.

Anyone interested in betting on cricket and betting on the IPL might also be considering a bet on the Kolkata Knight Riders. They made Pat Cummins the most expensive player in IPL history and also added England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan.

They are priced at 8.00 (7/1) with Bet365.

The outsiders are still Kings XI Punjab despite spending the second-highest sum on a single player when landing Australian all-rounded Glenn Maxwell for INR 10.75 crore.

KXIP are 10.00 (9/1) with Bet365 along with Rajasthan Royals.

The Chennai Super Kings are second favourites at 6.00 (5/1) and strengthened their hand with the arrival of bowler Piyush Chawla and England all-rounder Sam Curran.

The Virat Kohli-captained Royal Challengers Bangalore will be pleased with their business after bringing in South African all-rounder Chris Morris. They are available at 8.00 (7/1), which is the same price as Delhi Capitals. Their standout buy was Shimron Hetmyer for INR 7.75 crore.

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Latest IPL 2020 Odds

IPL Team Winner Odds
Mumbai Indians 5.0
Hyderabad Sunrisers 5.5
Chennai Super Kings 6.0
Royal Challengers Bangalore 8.0
Delhi Capitals 8.0
Kolkata Knight Riders 8.0
Rajasthan Royals 10.0
Kings XI Punjab 10.0


IPL Auction 2020 Biggest Buys

Pat Cummins became the biggest buy of the IPL Auction 2020 after Kolkata Knight Riders outbid their rivals to secure the fast bowler's services.

The Australian became the most expensive foreign player in IPL auction history, beating the 14.5 crores paid for Ben Stokes in the 2017 edition.

Player (Team) Price
Pat Cummins (KKR) INR 15.8 crore
Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) INR 10.75 crore
Chris Morris (RCB) INR 10 crore
Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP) INR 8.5 crore
Nathan Coulter-Nile (MI) INR 8.5 crore
Shimron Hetmyer (DC) INR 7.75 crore


Pat Cummins Australia vs West Indies 2019

IPL Auction 2020 Round-up:

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are looking to win their fifth IPL title and quickly moved for top-order batsman Chris Lynn early in the auction. That was followed by a host of other well-balanced buys as they completed their squad.

Who did MI buy in the IPL Auction 2020?

Nathan Coulter-Nile (Bowler): Rs 8,00,00,000

Chris Lynn (Batsman): Rs 2,00,00,000

Saurabh Tiwary (Batsman): Rs 50,00,000

Digvijay Deshmukh (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Prince Balwant Rai Singh (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Mohsin Khan (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore had the most amount of spaces to fill before the auction got underway.

They already boasted the captaincy of India superstar Virat Kohli but were swift to add even more firepower to their ranks.

Their first big buy came in the form of Australia captain Aaron Finch for INR 4.4 crore. They then added South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris for INR 10.00 crore.

Who did RCB buy in the IPL Auction 2020?

Chris Morris (All-Rounder): Rs 10,00,00,000

Aaron Finch (Batsman): Rs 4,40,00,000

Kane Richardson (Bowler): Rs 4,00,00,000

Dale Steyn (Bowler): Rs 2,00,00,000

Isuru Udana (All-Rounder): Rs 50,00,000

Shahbaz Ahamad (Wicket Keeper): Rs 20,00,000

Joshua Philippe (Wicket Keeper): Rs 20,00,000

Pavan Deshpande (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2019 runners-up Chennai are looking to go one better after boosting their bowling attack with Piyush Chawla and Josh Hazlewood. They also added exciting England prospect Sam Curran.

Who did the CSK buy at the IPL Auction 2020?

Piyush Chawla (Bowler): Rs 6,75,00,000

Sam Curran (All-Rounder): Rs 5,50,00,000

Josh Hazlewood (Bowler): Rs 2,00,00,000

Sai Kishore (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals, formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils, have never won the IPL title. They will hope England’s destructive opener Jason Roy and West Indian Shimron Hetmyer can improve their chances this time around.

Who did DC buy at the IPL Auction 2020?

Shimron Hetmyer (Batsman): Rs 7,75,00,000

Marcus Stoinis (All-Rounder): Rs 4,80,00,000

Alex Carey (Wicket Keeper): Rs 2,40,00,000

Jason Roy (Batsman): Rs 1,50,00,000

Chris Woakes (All-Rounder): Rs 1,50,00,000

Mohit Sharma (Bowler): Rs 50,00,000

Tushar Deshpande (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders may be seen as a value bet for this year’s competition after adding big match experience to their ranks.

They are responsible for this year’s biggest buy in Pat Cummins but also added Eoin Morgan and exciting England power hitter Tom Banton for a knock-down price.

Who did KKR buy in the IPL Auction 2020?

Pat Cummins (All-Rounder): Rs 15,50,00,000

Eoin Morgan (Batsman): Rs 5,25,00,000

Varun Chakaravarthy (All-Rounder): Rs 4,00,00,000

Tom Banton (Batsman): Rs 1,00,00,000

Rahul Tripathi (Batsman): Rs 60,00,000

Chris Green (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Nikhil Shankar Naik (Wicket Keeper): Rs 20,00,000

Pravin Tambe (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

M Siddharth (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan will be looking to improve on a disappointing campaign in 2019 when finishing seventh.

They boosted their squad with the notable additions of Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat and Tom Curran.

Who did RR buy at the IPL Auction 2020?

Robin Uthappa (Batsman): Rs 3,00,00,000

Jaydev Unadkat (Bowler): Rs 3,00,00,000

Yashasvi Jaiswal (All-Rounder): Rs 2,40,00,000

Kartik Tyagi (Bowler): Rs 1,30,00,000

Tom Curran (All-Rounder): Rs 1,00,00,000

Andrew Tye (Bowler): Rs 1,00,00,000

Anuj Rawat (Wicket Keeper): Rs 80,00,000

David Miller (Batsman): Rs 75,00,000

Oshane Thomas (Bowler): Rs 50,00,000

Anirudha Ashok Joshi (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Akash Singh (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI had the most money available at the start of the auction and made their position count by securing the sought-after services of Glenn Maxwell.

They are ranked as outsiders with many bookmakers ahead of the new season but made sure to strengthen their middle-order to add to the likes of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle at the top.

Glenn Maxwell Australia

Who did KXIP buy in the IPL Auction 2020?

Glenn Maxwell (All-Rounder): Rs 10,75,00,000

Sheldon Cottrell (Bowler): Rs 8,50,00,000

Chris Jordan (All-Rounder): Rs 3,00,00,000

Ravi Bishnoi (Bowler): Rs 2,00,00,000

Prabhsimran Singh (Wicket Keeper): Rs 55,00,000

Jimmy Neesham (All-Rounder): Rs 50,00,000

Deepak Hooda (All-Rounder): Rs 50,00,000

Tajinder Dhillon (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Ishan Porel (Bowler): Rs 20,00,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad already boast the likes of Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner among their ranks but fought hard to get young Indian batsman Priyam Garb before also adding Mitchell Marsh.

Who did SH buy in the IPL Auction 2020?

Mitchell Marsh (All-Rounder): Rs 2,00,00,000

Priyam Garg (Batsman): Rs 1,90,00,000

Virat Singh (Batsman): Rs 1,90,00,000

Fabian Allen (All-Rounder): Rs 50,00,000

Sandeep Bavanaka (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Sanjay Yadav (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

Abdul Samad (All-Rounder): Rs 20,00,000

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