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IPL Auction 2020 Highlights: As It Happened

The auction will begin at 3:30 PM IST and can be viewed live on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. You can also follow the auction on CricketNext's live blog.

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20:48 (IST)

Shahbaz Ahamad goes to RCB for Rs. 20 lakhs. Nikhil Naik goes for Rs. 20 lakhs to KKR. Tom Curran goes to RR for Rs. 1 crore; that is quite the steal. Isuru Udana goes to RCB for Rs. 50 lakhs. 

20:46 (IST)

We are now in another round of the accelerated auction. Dale Steyn goes to RCB for Rs. 2 crore. Andrew Tye goes to RR for Rs. 1 crore. DC get Lalit Yadav for Rs. 20 lakhs. 

20:26 (IST)

Tushar Deshpande goes to DC for Rs. 20 lakhs. R Sai Kishore goes for Rs. 20 lakhs to CSK. Australia's Marcus Stoinis sparks a bidding war between RR and DC and will represent the latter after being sold for Rs. 4.8 crores. 

20:20 (IST)

Pavan Deshpande goes to RCB for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs. KS Bharat goes unsold but young wicketkeeper Prabhsimran Singh goes for Rs. 55 lakhs to KXIP. 

20:17 (IST)

DC get Mohit Sharma for his base price of Rs. 50 lakhs. Colin de Grandhomme and Dale Steyn both go unsold once again, as does Andrew Tye. Uncapped Indian Rohan Kadam also goes unsold. 

20:13 (IST)

RR get Anirudha Joshi for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs. Digvijay Deshmukh goes to MI for Rs. 20 lakhs. Sanjay Yadav goes to SRH for Rs. 20 lakhs. This has well and truly been a fast-paced round. 

20:11 (IST)

Rajasthan Royals bring Oshane Thomas back into the fold for Rs. 50 lakhs. Pravin Tambe goes to KKR for his base price for Rs. 20 lakh. SRH got Abdul Samad for Rs. 20 lakhs. 

20:02 (IST)

Isuru Udana goes unsold in this round as does Sean Abbott. In a bit of a surprise, Matt Henry goes unsold. However, Australia's Kane Richardson goes to RCB for Rs. 4 crore. 

19:57 (IST)

SRH get Fabian Allen for his base price of Rs. 50 lakhs. Tom Curran goes unsold, as does West Indies Test captain Jason Holder. Chris Jordan goes to KXIP for a massive Rs. 3 crore. 

19:53 (IST)

RCB snare Joshua Phillipe for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs. Mohsin Khan goes to MI for the exact same price. Rahul Shukla goes unsold and KKR get Tom Banton for Rs. 1 crore. 

19:50 (IST)

Welcome back to the accelerated auction round. Ayush Badoni goes unsold whereas Sandeep Bavanaka goes for Rs. 20 lakhs to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Chris Green sold to KKR for 20 lakhs too. 

18:42 (IST)

Now comes the time for Alzarri Joseph.He has six wickets in three IPL matches. But he too goes unsold. So does Mustafizur Rahman. Chennai start the bidding for Josh Hazlewood. And he goes for 2 Cr. 

18:35 (IST)

And a surprise bid by SRH for Mitchell Marsh. He goes for his base price of 2 Cr. Stoinis, on the other hand goes unsold, and so does Andile Phelukwayo. Next in line is Colin Munro. He meets the same fate as previous players and goes unsold. 

18:31 (IST)

There is a big conversation within Mumbai camp for Martin Guptill, but then he goes unsold. He could still be bought later in the auction and would of different teams' radar. 

18:28 (IST)

Next in contention is Evin Lewis. Surprisingly he goes unsold. David Miller is a surprise buy for Rajasthan and goes for a price of 75L. 

18:26 (IST)

And now the bid starts for West Indian star Shimron Hetmyer. Bidding for him are KKR and DC. He will surely bag a good price given his hitting prowess. Now Rajasthan are also in the race. The price goes upto 7.25 Cr. This is good money for the batsman. Finally he is sold for 7.75 Cr to Delhi. 

18:02 (IST)

Ravi Bishnoi in contention now. He goes for 2 Cr with Kings XI Punjab. Things goes rather slow at the moment with all the teams. 

17:57 (IST)

Teams missed this big buy

IPL Auction 2020 Highlights: As It Happened

The auction will begin at 3:30 PM IST and can be viewed live on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. You can also follow the auction on CricketNext's live blog.

For some it will be about finding the remaining pieces of the puzzle while others with incomplete line-ups will look to overhaul the core of their sides at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2020 which will take place in Kolkata on Thursday (December 19).

As many as 332 cricketers (186 Indian & 146 overseas players) will go under the hammer. It won't be a big auction this time; only 73 slots are there to be filled by the eight franchises and 29 of those can be foreign buys.

Below is all the information you need ahead of the IPL 2020 auction.

Kings XI Punjab have the maximum money to spend (Rs 42.70 crore) and will look to rope in a captain after India's premier Test off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals.

Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians have more or less a set core of players retained and will look to buy back-up options in case of injuries. Both teams do not have a lot of money left in their purse and would look to spend smartly.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will have their eyes on overseas players although they don't have too much purse remaining (Rs 27.90 crore) to play with.

Kolkata Knight Riders have released big names like Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, and Piyush Chawla and they have the second highest remaining purse among the teams (Rs 35.65 crore).

Delhi Capitals will also be on the lookout for good foreign buys having a strong core Indian contingent.

Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to add to their domestic roster and within their purse, where Royals (Rs 28.90 crore) have an edge over Sunrisers (Rs 17 crore), the two teams will have to fish for efficient recruits and that can get tricky in a small auction.

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