IPL Auction Night
A gamut of cricketing stars turned for the Vivo IPL auction night at Jaipur, a total of 351 players were available for the auction and many were sold for huge amount of money. While the old guns underperformed at the IPL, the young, emerging players truly shined through and were whooped in by the teams for a hefty amount. 60 players went under the gavel and out of them, only 5 crossed the INR 5 Cr mark.
According to a tweet by IPL, all the 8 IPL teams — Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), spent Rs 1,06,80,00,000 to pick 60 players (40 Indians and 20 overseas). In total, there were 70 spots available with a total purse of Rs 145.25 crore.
The auction list for Vivo IPL was a really long one; it had the leading names from the cricket fraternity including Steyn, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Hales, Hashim Amla, Carlos Braithwaite, DJ Bravo, Pooran, Colin Ingram and many more.
VIVO IPL 2019 Highest Paid Domestic Players
Some players really cracked the jackpot when it came to the bidding process. These included both local and foreign players. Here’s a breakdown of the highest paid players of IPL 2019.
- Jaydev Unadkat
Another player who was on every team’s radar was Jaydev Unadkat; he was released by Rajasthan Royal. Unadkat was bought by the same team for Rs. 8.4 Crore. In the previous edition of Vivo IPL, he was one of the most expensive players, charging 11.5 Crore for his services. Despite such high price, Unadkat’s performance was rather average as in the last season he just took 11 wickets in 15 matches.
- Varun Charavarthy
Although relatively unknown, Varun was in high demand for this season of IPL 2019. The mystery spinner from Tamil Nadu was bought by King XI Punjab for a staggering Rs 8.4 crore. He was carrying a base price of just Rs 20 lakh.
- Axar Patel
Axar Patel who was previously part of Kings XI Punjab is now sold to KKR for Rs 5 Crore. The ace bowler performed tremendously well in the previous editions of IPL and is now expected to raise the bar even more.
Highest Paid International Players
Some new international players also made a strong impact, the West Indian and English players were particularly in high demand. Some of them include,
- Sam Curran
Sam Curran’s base price was only INR 2 Crores yet he was sold for INR 7.2 Crores after an intense fight. He went to Kings XI Punjab
- Colin Ingram
Colin Ingram was also in high demand and was sold to DC for INR 6.4 Crores although his base price was 2 crores.
- Carlos Braithwaite
The West Indian player who turned out to be the heroes for windies in the previous World Cup for his successive sixes was also the pick of the owners in the Vivo IPL Auction 2019. He was sold to KKR for a whooping INR 5 Crores.
IPL 2019 Unsold players
The IPL 2019 auction player list included a number of renowned international players but many failed to make a breakthrough. Even some of the most prominent players failed to get selected, these include:
- Manoj Tiwary (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Cheteshwar Pujara (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Alex Hales (Base price INR 1.5 crores)
- Brendon McCullum (Base price INR 2 crores)
- Martin Guptill (Base price INR 1 crore)
- Chris Woakes (Base price INR 2 crores)
- Chris Jordan (Base price INR 1 crore)
- Yuvraj Singh (Base price INR 1 crore)
- Naman Ojha (Base price INR 75 lakhs)
- Fawad Ahmed (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Manan Vohra (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Sachin Baby (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Ankit Bawne (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Armaan Jaffer (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Akshdeep Nath (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Ayush Badoni (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Jalaj Saxena (Base price INR 20 lakhs)
- Usman Khawaja (Base price INR 1 crore)
- Hazratullah Zazai (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Reeza Hendricks (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Shaun Marsh (Base price INR 2 crores)
- Saurabh Tiwary (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Hashim Amla (Base price INR 1 crore)
- James Neesham (Base price INR 75 lakhs)
- Angelo Mathews (Base price INR 2 crores)
- Rishi Dhawan (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Corey Anderson (Base price INR 2 crores)
- Parvez Rasool (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Jason Holder (Base price INR 75 lakhs)
- Luke Ronchi (Base price INR 75 lakhs)
- Mushfiqur Rahim (Base price INR 50 lakhs)
- Kusal Perera (Base price INR 75 lakhs)
- Morne Morkel (Base price INR 1.5 crores)
- Dale Steyn (Base price INR 1.5 crores)
Source: iNews Guyana
IPL 2019 complete teams and players’ list
After the lengthy process of the auction, here is the final squad list for all the teams according to The Times of India:
Chennai Super Kings Complete Squad 2019
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Raydu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Bought: Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Mumbai Indians Complete Squad 2019
Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff
Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB
Bought: Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh
Kolkatta Knight Riders Complete Squad 2019
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Bought: Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe
Deccan Chargers Complete Squad 2019
Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
Traded: Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
Bought: Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Complete Squad 2019
Retained: Basil Thampi, Bhubneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan
Bought: Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill
Rajasthan Royals Complete Squad 2019
Retained: Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror
Bought: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag
Kings XI Punjab Complete Squad 2019
Retained: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, and Ashwin
Bought: Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin.
Royals Challengers Bangalore Complete Squad 2019
Retained: Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme
Bought: Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman.
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis
The stage is all set for India’s biggest domestic tournament, only time shall tell who will pick the trophy for this season but rest assured it will be a tough contest for all the teams.
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