The players' auction for the Indian Premier League will go ahead in Kolkata as scheduled on December 19. As many as 332 cricketers will go under the hammer at the IPL auction. In this auction, a total of 73 players will be bought, out of which only 29 players will be foreigners. A total of 332 players include 186 Indian players, 143 foreign players and 3 players from Associate Nations. The first match of this IPL 2020 will be played on 23 March 2020 between the winner of the previous edition Mumbai Indians and the runners-up Chennai Super Kings.