With the IPL 2020 knocking at the door, we are all set for the big auction now. The auction will be held on December 19 in Kolkata. The franchises have already shared their lists of retained and released players. Some unpredictable names on those charts have surprised all. Now it is time to look at the budget details and slots need to fill up by each team during the auction.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings look poor compared to the purse other franchises have. But those two are arguably more sorted than other teams taking part in the league. Especially for Chennai, the team combination is a lot more balanced than others. For other franchises, they might have more money but they do have a lot of slots to fill up as well to get the best possible combination. The challenge is to get the best possible players for the available slots within the remaining budget.
The IPL auction is any day the most interesting part of the league. The corporate dignitaries fighting for each and every player makes every bit intriguing. This is the day when star players and newcomers are treated equally. Even for players, this is an important day. Getting a high bid in an IPL auction at the initial stage of one’s career speaks for the mettle and calibre of the player in concern.