The Indian Premier League’s auctions to be held , present a concern for the franchises in Jaipur on today. A Total of 346 players will goo under the hammer at the IPL Auction 2019.
Most of the franchises have decided to persist with their core, so maximum of 70 players can be acquired in arguably the most low profile. IPL auction ever with many international stars to be unavailable for either part of the entire season due to the ICC World Cup scheduled.
This is the first time after long time, the auctions will be held on Dec. Delhi Daredevils have changed their name to Delhi Capitals. IPL will be held before world cup will be held on June 2019.
No Indian player is in the elite Rs 2 crore bracket while the highest priced Indian player will be Jaydev Anadkat (1.5 crore).
In 2009 and 2014, Assembly elections forced the IPL to be played in South Africa and UAE. In 2019, General elections will once again be held in India around April- May period. Which would mean that the IPL could be played on foreign shores from March end to the starting of May.
South Africa and UAE will be alternatives venues and he franchises will have to ensure adequate depth in their squad to adapt ti different conditions.
Chennai Super Kings IPL Auction 2019:
Total 346 cricketers, including 228 Indians, will go under the hammer on Tuesday. There was a total of around 1,003 players initially registered for the auctions. The final list was released with a figure of 350.
The only team which retained their core has been the most successful franchisee of the IPL, CSK.
Retained: MS Dhoni [c], Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis*, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings*, Mitchell Santner*, David Willey*, Dwayne Bravo*, Shane Watson*, Lungi Ngidi*, Imran Tahir*, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Released: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Available auction Purse: INR 8.40 crore
Available Slots: 2 (Indian 2; Overseas 0)
Shimron Hetmyer, who dazzled the cricketing world with his flair Calypso like aggression in the series against India and Bangladesh.
Sam Curran, who hurt Indian in the Test series, is in the Rs 2 crore bracket and he will be expected to feature prominently in the auction.