Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made a record overseas bid for Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 players auction on Thursday (December 19).

KKR splurged Rs 15.50 crore to sign up Cummins. This is the record bid for a foreign player. The previous best was Rs 14.50 crore from Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

Also read: Full list of players sold at IPL 2020 auction

The Kolkata franchise also picked 2019 World Cup winning England captain Eoin Morgan for Rs 5.25 crore. Both Cummins and Morgan have returned to KKR after having previously played for the team. KKR also bought the oldest player in the auction pool, 48-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe.

IPL 2020 squads: Delhi Capitals | Chennai Super Kings | Royal Challengers Bangalore | Rajasthan Royals | Kings XI Punjab | Sunrisers Hyderabad | Mumbai Indians

Kolkata have retained Dinesh Karthik as their captain, new coach Brendon McCullum confirmed during the players auction.

Here is the full squad of Kolkata Knight Riders

Squad strength: 23 (8 overseas)

Purse remaining: Rs 8.50 crore

Retained/Traded in (14)

1. Dinesh Karthik (Rs 7.40 crore) (captain) — Wicketkeeper

2. Andre Russell (Rs 8.50 crore) (West Indies) — All-rounder

3. Harry Gurney (Rs 75 lakh) (England) — Paceman

4. Kamlesh Nagarkoti (Rs 3.20 crore) — Paceman

5. Kuldeep Yadav (Rs 5.80 crore) — Spinner

6. Lockie Ferguson (Rs 1.60 crore) (New Zealand) — Paceman

7. Nitish Rana (Rs 3.40 crore) — Batsman

8. Prasidh Krishna (Rs 20 lakh) — Paceman

9. Rinku Singh (Rs 80 lakh) — Batsman

10. Sandeep Warrier (Rs 20 lakh) — Paceman

11. Shivam Mavi (Rs 3 crore) — Paceman

12. Shubman Gill (Rs 1.80 crore) — Batsman

13. Siddhesh Lad (Traded from Mumbai Indians) (Rs 20 lakh) — Batsman

14. Sunil Narine (Rs 12.50 crore) (West Indies) — Spinner

Bought at auction (9)

15. Pat Cummins (Rs 15.50 crore) (Australia) — Paceman

16. Eoin Morgan (Rs 5.25 crore) (England) — Batsman

17. Varun Chakravarthy (Rs 4 crore) — Spinner

18. Tom Banton (Rs 1 crore) (England) — Wicketkeeper

19. Rahul Tripathi (Rs 60 lakh) — Batsman

20. Chris Green (Rs 20 lakh) (Australia) — All-rounder

21. Nikhil Naik (Rs 20 lakh) — Wicketkeeper

22. Pravin Tambe (Rs 20 lakh) — Spinner

23. M Siddharth (Rs 20 lakh) — Spinner