The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the upcoming edition of 2020 has started at Kolkata and it will be engrossing to see how each of the teams finally shapes up. Here is what the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is up to in the auctions.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Before the Auction
Players Released: David Miller, Moises Henriques, Sam Curran, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi.
Players Retained: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, K Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande.
Purse Remaining (after the auction): ₹16.5 crores
Glenn Maxwell is the next player in and his base price is ₹2 crores. KXIP and DC engage in an absolutely massive bidding war for his services and he was finally bought by KXIP for a massive price of ₹10.75 crores.
West Indies’ Sheldon Cottrell witnessed a bidding war between three teams – KXIP, RR & DC, who were interested in his services but it is KXIP who secure his services for a massive sum of ₹8.5 crores.
The hard-hitting all-rounder, Deepak Hooda was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for a decent amount of ₹50 lakhs.
The young fast bowler, Ishan Porel was bought by KXIP for ₹20 lakhs.
Ravi Bishnoi went for ₹2 crores with Kings XI Punjab.
Out of nowhere, KXIP decided to Jimmy Neesham for his base price of ₹50 lakhs.
Chris Jordan was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a massive ₹3 crore after some biddy war.
KXIP bought Tajinder Dhillon for his base price of ₹20 lakhs.
Kings XI Punjab bought back Prabhsimran Singh for his base price of ₹20 lakhs.
Final KXIP Squad for IPL 2020
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, K Gowtham (Transferred), Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith (Transferred), Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh