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IPL 2020: Fun Facts, Costliest Players, Dream 11 IPL the costliest league in the world for fans

The IPL 2020 is set to begin in the UAE from September 19 with the final scheduled on November 8, though that date may change. The IPL Governing Council is expected to meet on Sunday (August 2) to give a pathway for the IPL 13. The fans can now genuinely hope that the IPL 2020 is back on track and dream of seeing some of their favourite stars in action. Over the last 12 editions, the IPL has given us countless moments of joys and anguish and here MyKhel is picking up a few quirky episodes.

1. Kohli, Tendulkar only Indian MVPs in IPL Season

The most valuable player is a coveted award given to players for making an outstanding impact on the tournament. It could be a player from any team and not necessarily from the champion side. Even though it is the Indian Premier League, an Indian player grabbed the award only twice. And how apt it is that the winners were Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

2. Kohli’s unique record Virat Kohli remained with Royal Challengers

Bangalore since his maiden appearance in the tournament with them and his long stint has helped him create some unique records. He is the only player to have involved in three double century stands in the IPL.

3. The Sangakkara, ABD league

Kumar Sangakkara and AB de Villiers had given us some brilliant moments with the bat. Sangakkara has retired from cricket and De Villiers even though he does not play international cricket anymore, still enthrals us in the IPL. But they have also set some unique records as wicketkeepers – Sangakkara for erstwhile Deccan Chargers and AB for Royal Challengers.

4. Dream 11 IPL 2020 costliest for fans

An online survey has found out that IPL costs a fan 0.9 per cent of his/her annual salary to watch all the home games. And this rise to 2.2% of the annual salary if a fan wants to watch all the home matches of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Kolkata Knight Riders is emerged the team with the cheapest average ticket at Rs 400.

Interesting facts about the IPL auction 2020

Indian Premier League, 2020 will commence from 28 March to 24 May 2020. There are 60 matches would be played between 8 teams in the 13th edition of IPL 2020.

The auction for the 13th edition of IPL 2020 has taken place on 19 December 2020. Let us have a look at the interesting facts about the auction of IPL 2020.

All the franchises have spent a total of Rs. 136 crore on 61 domestic and international players. There are 12 players from Australia who have been purchased in Rs.56 cr. Pat Cummins is the costliest player in IPL 2020. 

Costliest Players in the 2020 IPL Auction

Player Team (Rs.) Price
1. Pat Cummins  15.50 crore Kolkata Knight Riders
2. Glenn Maxwell INR 10.75 crore Kings XI Punjab
3. Chris Morris  INR 10 crore Royal Challengers Bangalore
4. Sheldon Cottrell  INR 8.5 crore Kings XI Punjab
5. Nathan Coulter-Nile  INR 8 crore Mumbai Indians

Pat Cummins is the second costliest player in the auction history of IPL. The costliest player in the IPL history is Yuvraj Singh who was purchased in Rs. 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in 2015.

Costliest Indian players in IPL 2020

Player Team (Rs.) Price
1. Piyush Chawla 6.75 crore Chennai Super Kings
2. Varun Chakrawarthy 4 crore Kolkata Knight Riders
3. Jaydev Unadkat 3 crore Rajasthan Royals
4. Robin Uthappa 3 crore Rajasthan Royals
5. Yashasvi Jaiswal 2.4 crore Rajasthan Royals

This year Piyush Chawla is the most expensive Indian player but last year Jaydev Unadkat & Varun Chakrawarthy were the most expensive Indian players.

Other Facts about Auction  

Players on the Auction list 338
Foreign Players 148
Indian players 190
Total players sold 61
Foreign Players sold 28
Indian Players sold 33
All-rounders 24
Bowlers 18
Batsmen 13
Keepers 6

The above table shows that around 338 players were supposed to be auctioned but just 61 players were purchased by 8 franchises which includes 33 Indian and 28 foreign players.

Biggest Gainers in the IPL Auction 2020 are;

Player Sold/Base Price (Rs.) Gain
1. Sheldon Cottrell 8.5 cr/50 lac 17 times
2. Shimron Hetmyer 7.75 cr/50 lac 15.5 times
3. Varun Chakravarthy 4 cr/30 lac 13.3 times
4. Yashasvi Jaiswal 2.4 cr/20 lac 12 times
5. Ravi Bishnoi 2 cr/20 lac 10 times

The above table shows that the base price of Sheldon Cottrell was just 50 lac but he is bought in Rs. 8.5 cr that is around 17 times of his base price. Actually, he is rewarded for his world cup performance and a good performance against India and West Indies Series.

So these were some interesting facts about the IPL 2020.

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