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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction is set to take place tomorrow in Kolkata. As many as 332 players short-listed will go through the process, out of a total of 971, hoping to land one of the 73 available slots. Of the 332 cricketers, 186 are Indian players, while the remaining 146 foreign players also include three associate nations players.
When you look at the remaining purse with the franchises, the highest quantity left is Kings XI Punjab, with a total of 42.70 crores, while Mumbai Indians have the least, with a crore of 13.05. In comparison, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have the most 12 (6 overseas) slots available, while Chennai Super Kings have the least 5 (2 overseas) slots to fill.
Like every year, the auction is expected to be in demand for all-rounders this time around. Each franchise wants at least a few players with versatile skills who can turn games around either with the bat, ball, or in the field. So, here's a look at five all-rounders that most franchises should concentrate on the auctions.
At Rs 2 crore, seven players listed their base price. Six were Australians— Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, and Glenn Maxwell. While Kolkata Knight Riders surprisingly released Lynn ahead of the auction, Maxwell recently took a break on mental health issues from international cricket. Veteran pacer Dale Steyn from South Africa and all-rounder from Sri Lanka
Chris Lynn is currently in a hot spot. He was released at the trade deadline by the Kolkata Knight Riders, but in the auction they could bid for him again. Lynn has the potential to provide any squad with explosive starts. In the recent Abu Dhabi T10 season, the aggressive right-hander scored 371 runs in eight innings at an average of 53 and a blistering strike rate of 236.30. He was awarded the Tournament Player and played a key role in Maratha Arabians ' success.