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Bidding wars to big steals, don't miss any of it with ESPNcricinfo's live updates
All the eight teams look like they have plugged most of the major holes in their line-ups
ESPNcricinfo's live updates and analysis on the IPL auction
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The former India batsman had played a key role in the Mumbai Indians' victorious IPL 2020 campaign
January 20 last date to submit list of retained players
South Africa's batsmen outperform bowlers, Australians below par, and Rashid flies high
A look at some of the trends and patterns of IPL 2020 through numbers
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Players hail Mumbai's 'hunger' and the support staff for their success
Captain Shreyas Iyer wants Capitals to improve in powerplay with both bat and ball
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And did the defending champions miss a trick by not bowling Bumrah when Pant came in?
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