IPL 2020 auction: McCullum expects the cards to fall in the way of KKR

NEW DELHI: The auction for 2020 Indian Premier League ( IPL ) the time is less than 48 hours away and all stakeholders are at home as far as planning for the event is concerned.

Newly appointed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum said he hopes for some luck to help them with all the preparations they have made so far.

On the way to Kolkata for the IPL Player Auction. Our KKR squad will be completed in just a couple of days' time. All the planning and preparations behind the scenes will require some luck come auction night. Here's hoping the cards fall our way , he tweeted on Tuesday.

Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine , Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav , Shubman Gill and Lockie Ferguson was among the players that KKR maintained at the auction.

Former New Zealand captain McCullum, who famously scored a whirlwind 158 while playing for KKR in the first ever IPL match in 2008, was announced as head coach of the franchise on August 15.

KKR's decision to release the T20 specialist Chris Lynn has come in for a lot of criticism and it will be interesting to see if they manage to buy her at auction on Thursday.