IPL Auction 2020: where and how to watch it live

IPL Auction 2020: where and how to watch it live
  • Amidst much speculations, the IPL management has finally announced that the IPL Auction 2020 will take place in Kolkata on Thursday, December 19, 2019 as scheduled.
  • The management of all the eight teams of IPL will be present at the auction venue to fill up the 73 vacant slots available with them this year.
  • In total, 332 players have been shortlisted with their base prices for the IPL 2020 auction process who will go under the hammer and try their luck for being picked up for the available slots.
Finally the much awaited IPL Auction 2020 is upon us. After several speculations as to whether the auction will be held on the scheduled date or not in Kolkata, it is almost quite certain for now that the IPL organizers will hold the auction as it was scheduled on December 19, 2019.

The IPL 2020 auction will give momentum to the IPL season 2020. The auction process will decide who the owners of the different teams will hire and who will all be entering the fray this year to play for their teams.

As per the list released by the IPL administration recently, there are 332 players in total coming under the auction hammer this year and this list includes 186 Indians. There are 73 slots free with all the 8 teams in total and these positions will be filled in during the auction that will take place today picking them up from the shortlisted candidates.

What highlights are to be expected in the auction?

All eyes are now set on swashbucklers of the West Indies and Australia. They could all be grabbed quickly by the teams for a high bet once the auction starts. However, since there could be some restraints on the spending based on available balance with them, the different teams might have to invest in some lesser known players who are young and new to the IPL world this year.

IPL 2020 is the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. IPL 2020 is all the more significant this year since the 2020 season of the league will happen in the year when the world is gearing up very eagerly to witness the T20 World Cup.

Some highly interesting young players we can see on the list waiting for the auction this year include Yashasvi Jaiswal, the famed left-hander opener from Mumbai, Priyam Garg, the leader of India’s Under-19 World Cup team, R Sai Kishore, the Tamil Nadu left arm spinner, and Ishan Porel, the pacer from Bengal. Shimron Hetmyer, the talent that scored the best in the first ODI against India finds a place among the players waiting to be picked up with a base price of Rs 50 lakhs.

How and where to watch the IPL Auction 2020 Live?

  • The IPL auction 2020 will happen as scheduled on Thursday, December 19, 2020.
  • The venue for the IPL 2020 auction will be Kolkata.
  • The auction will begin at 02:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).