Kolkata: It is that time of the year to put the hammer down. It is the Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction. Even though this is a mini auction, the excitement among fans is palpable.

On December 19 (Thursday), Kolkata will host the IPL 2020 auction proceedings. The players’ shopping will be in new BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s hometown. This is the first time ‘City of Joy’ is hosting IPL auction.

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Asianet Newsable brings to you all the numbers that matter for the big day.

Here is your complete guide to IPL 2020 players’ auction

3.30 PM IST – Start time of IPL 2020 auction

332 players will go under the hammer at IPL 2020 auction

Also read: Final list of players for IPL auction

997 players had initially registered for auction

73 (29 overseas) spots are available to be filled by the eight IPL teams

12 (6 overseas) – The highest number of slots to be filled by one team. It is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

20 – The number of players with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) before the auction. They have the largest assembled squad after the player retentions last month

5 – The number of slots to be filled by CSK, the least among all eight teams

Rs 680 crore – The total amount to buy players for all eight franchises

Rs 472.35 crore – The total amount of money spent by all eight teams before the auction

Rs 207.65 core – The total amount of money available for all eight teams at the auction

Rs 85 crore – The available purse for each team. Already teams have retained players and deducted. The remaining purse will be used at the auction table

Rs 42.70 crore – The highest purse available with one team. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have the maximum purse to shop at the auction. They need to fill 9 slots

127 (35 overseas) players were retained by all eight teams ahead of the auction

186 Indian players are there in the auction

143 overseas players

13 capped Indians

173 uncapped Indians

3 players from associate nations

48 – The age of leg-spinner Pravin Tambe, the oldest player in the auction

14 – The age of Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan), the youngest player in the auction. He is a slow left-arm chinaman bowler with a base price of Rs 30 lakh. He has played one first-class game, seven Twenty20s and also Under-19 Youth ODIs

Rs 2 crore is the highest base price for a player

7 players (Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn and Angelo Mathews) are with the highest reserve price

0 — The number of Indians in Rs 2 crore base price list

1 — The number of Indians in Rs 1.5 crore base price list. Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Robin Uthappa is in this bracket

10 (9 overseas, 1 Indian) — The number of players in Rs 1.5 crore base price list

23 (20 overseas, 3 Indians) — The number of players in Rs 1 crore base price list

16 (all overseas) — The number of players in Rs 75 lakh base price bracket

78 (69 overseas, 9 Indians) — The number of players with Rs 50 lakh base price

Rs 20 lakh - The starting base price for a player at the auction. There are 183 uncapped cricketers in this category

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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 Lacs

16

-

16

50 Lacs

78

9

69

 List of uncapped players as per their base price

Base Price (INR)

Total

Indians

Overseas

40 Lacs

7

1

6

30 Lacs

8

5

3

20 Lacs

183

167

16

Purse available for each team, squad strength and more

Franchise

No. of Players

No. of Overseas Players

Total  money spent (Rs.)

Salary cap available (Rs.)

Available slots

Overseas slots

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

20

6

70.40 cr

14.60 cr

5

2

Delhi Capitals (DC)

14

3

57.15 cr

27.85 cr

11

5

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

16

4

42.30 cr

42.70 cr

9

4

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

14

4

49.35 cr

35.65 cr

11

4

Mumbai Indians (MI)

18

6

71.95 cr

13.05 cr

7

2

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

14

4

56.10 cr

28.90 cr

11

4

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 

13

2

57.10 cr

27.90 cr

12

6

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

18

6

68.00 cr

17.00 cr

7

2

Total

127

35

472.35 crore

207.65 crore

73

29

Take a look at all the eight squads ahead of the auction