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Written by Robin Rounder and Charbel Coorey

So, an action-packed IPL 2020 Auction is done and dusted. There were many unexpected buys, with some unbelievably high prices to boot.

Fans had their say on Twitter as Pat Cummins, who, at 15.5 CR, became the most expensive foreign player in IPL history. As RCB and DC battled it out for Cummins, KKR swooped in and had their man. It was also a great outing for Glenn Maxwell (10.75 CR) and Chris Morris (10 CR), who rounded out the top three most expensive players.

However, it wasn’t all about huge spending. The IPL 2020 Auction served up some excellent value-for-money purchases, and here we take a look at seven.




7. Alex Carey

Delhi Capitals bought Alex Carey for 2.4 Cr, which is a very good deal considering that he is a very talented T20 batsman.

He opens for Adelaide Strikers in the BBL and is very good at the top of the order. He has scored 772 runs from 24 innings including a century.

The only problem for DC is where they play him as they already have a number of players for the top order. Could Carey be a fine finisher?

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6. Chris Green

Much was made about the huge money KKR paid for Pat Cummins. However, they did display some good business in picking up Chris Green at his base price (just Rs.20 Lacs).

It is a very decent buy considering the value he brings to the team. Chris Green is a T20 globetrotter and has a knack of picking wickets with the new ball. To go with that, he is a very handy batsman down the order.

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IPL 2020 Auction: Chris Green is an excellent value-for-money option.

5. Josh Philippe

Whether RCB have solved their death bowling issues remains to be seen. However, they did pick up an excellent value-for-money purchase in Josh Philippe for his base price (Rs.20 Lacs).

Philippe has already lit up BBL09 after showing plenty of promise in BBL08. With such great talent at such a low price, RCB could get significant value from Philippe in IPL 2020.

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IPL 2020 Auction: Josh Philippe can prove to be an excellent buy.

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4. Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan is underrated. A bowler who has improved markedly over the past 18-24 months, Jordan has proven to be a fine option for any T20 team (England included) in the crunch (powerplay and death) overs.

So, KXIP picking Jordan up for 3 Crore is a fine result when you consider the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Chris Morris went for 8 and 10 Crore respectively.

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3. James Neesham

Jimmy Neesham is not only king of social media. He is also a handy cricketer, and to pick him up for just Rs.50 Lacs is an excellent result for KXIP.

Neesham represents an excellent replacement for the likes of David Miller and Sam Curran. Importantly, he can star with both bat and ball, particularly at the death.

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James Neesham: One of the good buys of IPL Auction 2020

2. Tom Banton

Purchased for 1 Crore. 1 Crore!

The latest sensation in the cricketing community; Tom Banton, is another steal for KKR. “The young KP” is a perfect replacement for Chris Lynn at a significantly lower price.

Banton is an explosive opener and made his name after the recently concluded English T20 Blast. He scored 549 runs including four fifties and one century at a strike rate of 161.47. At 1 Crore, this really is a steal-deal for KKR, and can further enhance his reputation in IPL 2020.

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1. Chris Lynn

Many may have expected Chris Lynn to go over 5 Crore, given his hitting abilities. However, Mumbai Indians picked him up for only 2 Crore, which is arguably the biggest steal in this Auction.

We all know what he can do on his day, and he can be devastating on the Wankhede track. And, he knows it, too!

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So these were seven steal buys of the IPL 2020 Auction. Are there any you’d add?

Thanks for reading!

Written by Robin Rounder and Charbel Coorey

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Robin Rounder, based in India, specialises in Dream11 fantasy content including tips & tricks and match previews. Also, Robin contributes cricket news and opinion pieces, with examples being pre-IPL auction content. He is a passionate India and Chennai Super Kings fan. Connect with Robin on X at: https://x.com/robin_rounder

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