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IPL – 2020 Pre-auction trades

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Here is the list of pre-auction trades

The auction for the Indian Premier League is set to commence on the 19th of December. With just a few days left, teams are sure to be busy with squad planning.

Prior to the auction, there have already been transfers between the teams as no less than 12 players have moved clubs already. The IPL had set a deadline of 14th November to make trades and franchises used the opportunity to make the changes that they wanted. 

With that in mind, here are the pre-auction trades that have been made…

Mayank Markande – Mumbai Indians to Delhi Capitals to Rajasthan Royals

The only player to have been traded twice even before the season kicked off, Mayank Markande was signed by Delhi Capitals from Mumbai Indians in July this year. 

He was earning 20 lakh rupees at Mumbai but his move to Delhi saw his salary hike up to 2 crore rupees – an instant tenfold increase for the wrist-spinner who lighted up the competition in debut campaign in 2018. 

However, he couldn’t make an appearance for Delhi as the Capitals opted to Rajasthan Royals earlier this month on November 14. 

Sherfane Rutherford – Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians

The player for whom Mumbai swapped Mayank Markende, Sherfane Rutherford is a talented young batsman who will attempt to wow the Mumbai Indians fans with his aggressive batting. 

Rutherford will earn 2 crore rupees in wages with the Indians, just like he did at Delhi. 

Ravichandran Ashwin – Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals

Ravi Ashwin was let go of by Kings XI Punjab after two less-than-acceptable campaigns. Under his leadership in 2018 and 2019, Kings XI Punjab failed to make it to the playoffs, and he is more remembered for the mankading saga than his performances, which is why his departure was expected. 

Delhi bought Ashwin out in an all-cash deal. He earned a salary of 7.6 crore rupees at Punjab. 

Jagadeesha Suchith – Delhi Capitals to Kings XI Punjab

Even though Delhi bought Ashwin outright, the deal went down as trade between Punjab and the Capitals with Jagadeesha Suchith going the other way. His salary at Punjab was 20 lakh rupees. 

Trent Boult – Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians roped in the speedster from New Zealand in an all-cash deal. Boult is amongst the finest pacers in the world as he is often unplayable in the early parts of the game since he accompanies his pace with precise line and length. 

His arrival certainly boosts the pace battery of the Indians, who already have Jasprit Bumrah in the side. 

Krishnappa Gowtham – Rajasthan Royals to Kings XI Punjab 

It is quite hard to fathom as to how Rajasthan Royals let go of Krishnappa Gowtham, who is an excellent power player in the T20s. He is a fierce hitter of the ball with the bat and is also a handy finger-spinner – as he showed in the Karnataka Premier League in August this year. 

His salary is around 6.2 crore Indian rupees, which might turn out to be a bargain for the Kings XI if he goes on to play like he did in the KPL. 

Ankit Rajpoot – Kings XI Punjab to Rajasthan Royals

Ankit Rajpoot has already played for three IPL teams in the form of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab and will take that number to four when he lines up for the Rajasthan Royals in the next season. 

Dhawal Kulkarni – Rajasthan Royals to Mumbai Indians

Dhawal Kulkarni returns home this season as he has been snapped up by Mumbai Indians from Rajasthan Royals. He is a veteran in this competition and his inclusion will surely add more experience to Mumbai’s bowling attack. 

Ajinkya Rahane – Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals

Ajinkya Rahane is set to play for Delhi Capitals this season after being traded by Rajasthan Royals, where he had been playing since 2011. He will bolster an already-strong Delhi batting lineup alongside young Prithvi Shaw and the dashing Shikhar Dhawan. 

Rahul Tewatia – Delhi Capitals to Rajasthan Royals

Delhi had to let go of two players to rope in Ajinkya Rahane – which just goes to show their determination in wanting to acquire the Indian superstar. As mentioned earlier, Mayank Markande was let go by Delhi even before he could make an appearance for them. 

Along with him, they also had to bid adieu to another wrist-spinner in the form of Rahul Tewatia, who is also a decent player with the bat in his hand. This could be a masterstroke of a deal since Rajasthan have got two leg-break bowlers at the same time for Rahane. 

Siddhesh Lad – Mumbai Indians to Kolkata Knight Riders

The most recent transfer was of Siddhesh Lad from Mumbai Indians to Kolkata Knight Riders. He was only a squad player for the Indians and is likely to be the same for the Knight Riders as well. 


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