IPL 2020 Auctions KXIP – Kings XI Punjab Predictions

On December 19th 2019, IPL 2020 Auctions would take place in Kolkata. With a total of 127 cricketers retained including 35 overseas players, we look at how each team stands before the auction. How much cash do each team have and how strong would they bid for the likely players.

Purse Before the Auction

Franchise  No of Players No of Overseas Players Total money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
CSK 20 6 70.40 cr 14.60 cr 5 2
DC 14 3 57.15 cr 27.85 cr 11 5
KXIP 16 4 42.30 cr 42.70 cr 9 4
KKR 14 4 49.35 cr 35.65 cr 11 4
MI 18 6 71.95 cr 13.05 cr 7 2
RR 14 4 56.10 cr 28.90 cr 11 4
RCB 13 2 57.10 cr 27.90 cr 12 6
SRH 18 6 68.00 cr 17.00 cr 7 2
Total 127 35 472.3 cr 207.65 cr 73 29

 

Team CompositionIPL 2020 Auctions KXIP

  • KXIP 9 slots to fill, including 4 overseas with highest budget of 42.7 Cr. Let’s look at the current squad before IPL 2020 Auctions Kings XI Punjab:
Current Squad
Home/Overseas Retained players Role Style
Home Karun Nair BAT RHB
Home Mandeep Singh BAT RHB
Home Mayank Agarwal BAT RHB
Home Sarfaraz Khan BAT RHB
Overseas Nicholas Pooran BAT/WK LA
Overseas Chris Gayle Opnr LHB
Home KL Rahul Opnr/WK RHB
Home Mohammed Shami Pacer RA
Overseas Hardus Viljoen Pacer RA
Home Darshan Nalkande Pacer RA
Home Arshdeep Singh Pacer LA
Home Krishnappa Gowtham Spin/All-rounder RA/RHB
Overseas Mujeeb ur Rahman Spinner RA
Home Harpreet Brar Spinner LA
Home Murugan Ashwin Spinner RA
Home Jagadeesha Suchith Spinner LA

 

With 2 keeper-batsmen and overall 7 batsmen KXIP will look for a backup opener.

Middle order batsmen and finishers will also be on their agenda as they struggled in these departments for a number of years.

Out of 4 pacers, Shami is the reliable fast bowler they have so KXIP will surely bolster their fast bowling stocks.

Mohammed Shami IPL KXIP

Barring Mujeeb, KXIP are also light on experienced spinners so expect them to go for couple of spinners.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman KXIP

With Krishnappa Gowtham being their only all-rounder, they might aim for one more in the form of fast bowling all-rounder.

Comment below the most likely players for each position.

 

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