Three Shocking Buys in IPL 2020

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is something that has always been the talk of the town from the year it started. People talk about IPL during the tournament and once the tournament is over everyone starts talking about the tournament for the next year. It is no surprise that fans and critics refer the players with their IPL franchise names during other tournaments. This is now big of an impact IPL has all over the world. IPL has been a platform where players from all over the world are brought together and playing as one. The craze for this tournament is so high that players are so excited to be a part of this incredible T20 league.

What to note in this IPL buy?

IPL has certainly boosted the phase of the game and had made other formats of the game much more exciting than before. This not only helps the players showcase their talent to the world but also helps a lot of players financially over the year. IPL is one of the most paid sports tournaments in the world. All these factors mean that the competition to be selected in a franchise is high. With so many players to choose from the management always has a tough time during the auction every year to make sure that their team is balanced and up for the task.

Every year the teams get to let go of some players and buy some other players for their team to make their team stronger. More often than not multiple teams want the same player and that is when the bidding war starts. Like every year from the inception of the IPL, the IPL auction has always left the people and the experts in shock. Here are the top 3 most shocking buys for IPL 2020

Piyush Chawla

He is one of India’s most recognized leg spinners and has earned a name for him throughout the world. He has been the reason for some crucial wins for India during his playing time. Although he has great skills his lack of consistency and form made sure it was not in the game for long. He was let go by Kolkata this year and it was expected that he might not get selected this year for IPL. To everyone’s surprise, they were a big tug of war between Punjab, Delhi, and Chennai. In the end, Piyush was bought by CSK for 6.75 CR. From someone who was not even expected to be selected for the upcoming IPL to being bought after a fight for 6.75 CR was a great shock during the auction.

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Natan Coulter Nile

Australian pace boulder has a great record in international standards and has proved his worth time and time again. Over the past 10 months, he has not played a single T20 match thanks to his injuries. But his T20 record speaks for itself with 130 wickets from 108 matches. At the end of the auction, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians for a total of 8 CR. During the auction, there was a fight between the IPL rivals CSK and MI for this player but in the end, MI bagged this player. It was no surprise from CSK as they were desperately in need of a pace bowler but for MI who is piled up with pace bowlers to go for someone who has not played a Single T20 for such a long time surely came as a surprise to everyone.

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Josh Hazelwood

IPL auction was more about the Australian pace bowlers than anything else. After letting of Nathan Coulter Nile for MI, CSK decider to go for Josh Hazelwood. He has established himself as an excellent test bowler but in the shorter version, he has still not found his place. Josh played his last T20 match well before 2016 so it has become 3 years since.

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This is majorly to do the fact that his lines were not so great on the shorter version and batsmen found it easy to score large runs against him. It can be CSK’s desperate need for a pace bowler or the confidence they had in identifying talents they went and successfully got him for his base price of 2 cr. Josh was not expected to be sold like no other team but CSK was interested in him, so this buy surely came as a surprise from CSK


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