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Players traded in IPL transfer window: Ajinkya Rahane joins Delhi Capitals

The IPL auction will be conducted on December 19 in Kolkata. Before that, the IPL teams can trade players in the transfer window. The transfer window will shut on November 14.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 14, 2019 6:40:19 pm
Curtains for IPL opening ceremony, Board finds it too costly IPL teams have a transfer window – till November 14 – to trade players before the IPL auction on December 19 (File Photo)

IPL 2020, the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League, which is likely to have some new features, will also have the eight teams look a little different from the last season. IPL has set a November 14 deadline for a pre-auction transfer window, when players to be traded between the 8 teams

After 100 games with Rajasthan Royals, Ajinkya Rahane will play for Delhi Capitals, it was announced on Thursday. The other moves to have been announced on the deadline day are the transfers of Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia to Rajasthan Royals and Dhawal Kulkarni‘s return to Mumbai Indians from Rajasthan Royals.

Ajinkya Rahane, Rajasthan Royals’ most-capped player will move to Delhi Capitals following a successful trade. Rahane, who captained RR in 24 matches and represented them in 100 IPL games from 2011 to 2015 and again in 2018 and 2019, was also their top run-getter having scored 2810 runs at an average of 34.26 and a S/R of 122.65. Rahane also scored two centuries for the Royals and made 17 half-centuries.

On November 13, it was announced that Trent Boult has moved from Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians. It was also announced that Ankit Rajpoot would move from Kings XI Punjab to Rajasthan Royals while Krishnappa Gowtham would go the other way.

Earlier, there were three players transferred between teams. Ravichandran Ashwin‘s transfer from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals (Rs 7.1 crore) was been the most high-profile transfer. Jagadeesha Suchith has been transferred the other way – from Delhi Capitals to Kings XI Punjab (Rs 20 lakh).

Sherfane Rutherford has been transferred from Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians (Rs 6.2 crore).

Teams are also expected to come up with a list of retained and released players before the auction. RCB coach Mike Hesson has informed that RCB will release such a list on November 15.

Auction on December 19

The IPL auction will be conducted on December 19 in Kolkata. All the teams will have an additional balance of Rs 3 crore in addition to the balance remaining from their Rs 85 crore from last year’s auction.

The auction this year will be a smaller one before the franchises are required to come up with fresh squads in the 2021 auction. The last such auction was in 2018, when franchises were allowed to retain five players.

The team with the biggest balance is the Delhi Capitals, who have Rs. 8.2 crore. Following them are Rajasthan Royals, who have Rs 7.15 crore, Kolkata Knight Riders, with Rs 6.05 crore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, with Rs 5.3 crore.

Among teams which have comparatively less balance from last year’s auction, Kings XI Punjab have 3.7 crore, Chennai Super Kings have Rs 3.2 crore, defending champions Mumbai Indians have Rs 3.05 crore and Royal Challengers Bangalore have Rs 1.8 crore.

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