Here are the top 10 players who could attract big bids during today's (December 19) IPL players auction in Kolkata
Kolkata: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 players auction will be held in Kolkata today (December 19). Even though this is a mini auction with only 73 slots to be filled, there are some players who are set to attract big bids.
We at Asianet Newsable take a look at 10 players who have the potential of triggering bidding wars among the eight franchises, from 3.30 pm IST on Thursday.
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Watch out for these 10 players
Pat Cummins (Base price Rs 2 crore)
Australia fast bowler Cummins is set to trigger a bidding war among the eight franchises. The 26-year-old has previously been with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Mumbai Indians (MI). Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting has already predicted Cummins as big money player.
Glenn Maxwell (Rs 2 crore)
All-rounder Maxwell, who recently took a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, is back to playing. In any T20 match, Maxwell is an invaluable player. He has previously played for Mumbai, Punjab and Delhi.
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Eoin Morgan (Rs 1.5 crore)
England's World Cup winning captain is a proven customer in the shortest format. It will be interesting to see who will sign up the left-hander.
Chris Lynn (Rs 2 crore)
Australia's Lynn was released by KKR and is now back in the auction pool. He has time and again proved his worth in T20s. Recently, he was in great nick in the Abu Dhabi T10 league.
Aaron Finch (Rs 1 crore)
Finch too is not a new name in IPL. The Australian limited-overs captain is an explosive batsman at the top of the order.
Tom Banton (Rs 1 crore)
Many are expecting England's 21-year-old Banton to attract big bids. He has been hailed by many as the next Kevin Pietersen. Last month, he made his T20I debut for England against New Zealand. He has been signed up by Big Bash League (BBL) team Brisbane Heat. He was the star of England domestic season. Recently, he blitzed a century off just 35 balls in grade cricket in Queensland. Watch out for Banton.
Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 50 lakh)
West Indies' left-hander Hetmyer was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He did not have a good season last year. Just days ahead of the auction, he hit a century against India in a 50-over international. Sure, he is one of the best in T20s and teams will be interested including RCB. The Bengaluru franchise have the option of using Right To Match (RTM) card to bring back Hetmyer.
Jason Roy (Rs 1.5 crore)
England opener Roy showed the world what he is capable of. He and Jonny Bairstow, at the top of the order, played a big role in England going all the way to the ICC World Cup 2019 title. On his day, Roy can destroy any bowling attack.
Rohan Kadam (Rs 20 lakh)
Karnataka left-hander Rohan struck three half centuries in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament. The 25-year-old will be under franchises' radar. He is yet to play in IPL.
R Sai Kishore (Rs 20 lakh)
Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner Kishore is talked about by many. He impressed during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and in 22 T20s so far he has 25 wickets at an average of 16.76. His economy rate is under 5.45. Recently, he said he became a better bowler after being ignored at last season's IPL auction.
Last Updated 19, Dec 2019, 11:35 AM IST