Defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings will open the IPL 2020 on March 29. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
In a repeat of last edition’s final, defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Chennai Super Kings will open the 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29. The franchise-based event will start 11 days after India’s home ODI series against South Africa ends on March 18 in Kolkata.
The Indian Premier League will release the schedule for the knockouts later, but the final is scheduled for May 24. The organisers have done away with the Saturday double-headers, resulting in an extra week in the league phase.
The BCCI sent out the final fixture to the franchises on Saturday, stating that six double-headers will take place only on Sundays.
The last league game is scheduled for May 17, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai in Bengaluru. Except Rajasthan Royals, all the other seven franchises have retained their original home bases.
IPL Auction 2020: Full List Of Players Bought By Mumbai Indians
A total of 338 players went under the hammer with 73 slots to be filled across 8 franchises. A maximum of 29 places is to be filled by overseas and the rest by Indian players. In this Auction, Australian players have bagged big bucks so far as Pat Cummins bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for 15.50 crore and Glenn Maxwell went to King XI Punjab for 10.75 crore. Down below, we have listed the players bought by Mumbai Indians in this auction.
Nathan Coulter-Nile - 8 crore
Chris Lynn - 2 crore
Saurabh Tiwary - 50 lakh
Mohsin Khan - 20 lakh
Prince Balwant Rai Singh - 20 lakh
Digvijay Deshmukh - 20 lakh