IPL 2020 Auctions KKR 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|
- KKR is one of the 3 teams with a big budget of 35.65 Cr to fill 11 slots, including 4 overseas . Let’s look at the current squad before IPL 2020 Auctions KKR:
With a lack of a proper opening batting pair KKR will look to buy at least 2 openers.
Kuldeep Yadav had an average year and Sunil Narine has lost a bit of his bite after the change in his action. KKR will look to bolster the spin department with a recognized spinner or a spinning all-rounder.
A backup wicket keeper would also be a necessity if Dinesh Karthik suffers an injury.
An inexperienced pace attack spelt disaster for KKR last year hence addition of an experienced pacer will surely be the priority.