IPL Auction 2019 Live updates
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Dec 19, 2018,
Dec 19, 2018, 1:58
He is a T20 find and is yet to play Test cricket.
Once a sought-after property, Yuvraj Singh faces the risk of going unsold at the 2019 IPL auction with the franchisees factoring in the availability of foreign players in a World Cup year. Indian Premier League 2019 will see new auctioneer Hugh Edmeades in place of Richard Madley as the list is out with a total pool of 346 cricketers set to undergo the hammer.
Kings XI won the bidding for him despite interest from Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
While the dates, time, fixtures, host and venues for the 12th edition of VIVO Indian Premier League or IPL 2019 remain undecided, the focus is now on the players' auction.
Uncapped Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube attracted a lot of attention when he was picked for Rs 5 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Carlos Brathwaite will resume his Eden Gardens love affair, going to Kolkata Knight Riders as they beat out Kings XI, the franchise with the biggest purse at this auction, to buy him for INR 5 crores (approx United States dollars 694,000). Hetmeyer has a base-price of 50 lakhs. Shami, who is the now the leading Indian wicket-taker in Tests with 44 wickets under his belt from 11 matches, was bought for whopping Rs 4.80 crore by 2014 runners-up Kings XI Punjab.
Patel, who made his name at KXIP, was bought by Delhi Capitals after a bidding battle with the Punjab franchise.
The all-rounder had entered the auction with a base price of Rs 75.
Furthermore, Kings XI Punjab has taken the services of Nicholas Pooran who is expected to take the wicketkeeping duties for the Punjab side.
Mumbai Indians bought back Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga for Rs 2 crore while veteran Ishant Sharma was bought for Rs 1.10 crore by Delhi Capitals. Mohit Sharma, a death-overs specialist with his assortment of slower balls, attracted bids from various franchises until he was finally sold to defending champions Chennai Super Kings for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000).
India batsman Hanuma Vihari went at four times his base price for INR 2 Crore to Delhi Capitals. I hope to learn a lot from people like Ravichandran Ashwin, who is the captain of Kings XI Punjab and the others.