Irfan Pathan's message for brother Yusuf after IPL auction snub

IPL 2020: List of 10 most expensive players

Neesham will join worldwide teammates Lockie Ferguson (Kolkata Knight Riders), Mitchell McClenaghan and Trent Boult (Mumbai Indians), Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Mitchell Santner (Chennai Super Kings) in the tournament.

Player Auction is now taking place in Kolkata on Thursday (December 19).

A total of 971 players have officially registered themselves going into the 13th edition of the premier league out of which 332 names were picked by the IPL management going into the auction.

The IPL auction 2020 was dominated by Australians with Pat Cummins bagging a whopping Rs 15.5 crores, making him the most expensive foreign player in the history of the tournament.

Having bought Australia batsman Chris Lynn at his base price of INR 2 crore, Mumbai were the first team to buy a player in the auction held in Kolkata on Thursday.

Searching desperately for an overseas fast-bowling option, KKR went all out to acquire the services of Cummins, who is now the top-ranked bowler in ICC Test rankings. While many top players were recruited quickly, Yusuf Pathan didn't get signed by any of the teams due to his previous performance. "Ben Stokes became a part of this small auction, and that's why his value went off the roof of 14 crores", said Ganguly. After an intense bidding war with Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), KKR somehow managed to pip their competitors to acquire the 26-year-old for the 2020 edition. Cummins has taken 32 wickets in 25 IPL matches so far with an economy of just over 6.

BIG addition for Kings XI Punjab as they recruit Glenn Maxwell for Rs 10.75 crore. They already had contracts with their franchises.



Other news