IPL Auction 2020: Kolkata break the bank to get the services of Pat Cummins

The IPL 2020 auction in Kolkata on 19th Dec went on expected lines. Overseas fast bowlers were in requiring as also the big-hitters. In addition all franchise was looking to add other countries fast bowler. Slightly wonder then that Cummins, the high valued asset of the auction, was hold for Rs 15.50 crore. It’s an IPL record for a other country players and 3rd most expensive in the overall list after retaining captain Kohli for the amount Rs 17 crore and Rs 16 crore is auction value for Yuvraj Singh.

Delhi Capitals hold overseas fast bowler. They were some kind of bidding war but stop after a certain point. Royal Challengers Bangalore desperately wanted to have a quality quick in their ranks. RCB have a reason of underachievement has had been the lack of an impact bowler but at Rs 14.75 crore they stopped. Kolkata Knight Riders looked to be determined to have Cummins.

KKR clinched the contract in slog overs, so to speak, participating the bidding war late. They moved in later the bid had attained Rs 14.75 crore. McCummins said, he thought that he was the best player of the auction in Knight Riders Coach Brendon.

The franchise CEO Venky Mysore explained the strategies in the auctions that they would have come in earlier were they certainly got interested in him and who played for them. Franchises were determined to get him when they got the 1st opportunity.

Fast bowlers are at a premium in recent cricket. An important chunk of that group hails from India. But all the lead Indian team fast bowlers are happily settled in their particular franchises. Fast bowlers from overseas were hold for big money just conformed to the law of supply and demand.

McCummins wasn’t a case in separation. South Africa fast-bowling all-rounder Chris Morris — base price Rs 1.5 crore — for Rs 10 crore were bought by RCB. Having missed out on Cummins, they used up lavishly on the next best thing that the auction had to offer. KXIP forked out a huge Rs 8.5 crore for Sheldon Cottrell, 17 times the base price. Unlike Cummins and Morris, the West Indies fast bowler is an IPL greenhorn. But currently, he is having good limited-overs series in India, and that he is a left-arm pacer added to his value.