2019 Indian Premier League, IPL Auction: Varun Chakaravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat were the costliest Indian players at Tuesday’s auction while Sam Curran, who was sold to KXIP for Rs 7.2 crore, ended up being the most expensive overseas player. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by MI at his base price.
The full list of players sold at IPL auction 2019
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Squad strength: 25
Players bought in the auction: 2
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 3.2 Crore
After maintaining the bulk of the squad already, CSK had a minor role during the latest auction. However, they made a valuable addition for his Indian speed arsenal in the form of Mohit Sharma, who had played an important role for the team in the past.
|R Gaikwad*||R Jadeja||Mitchell Santner||Mohit Sharma*|
|MS Dhoni (wk)||David Willey||Imran Tahir||Lungi Ngidi|
|Suresh Raina||Dwayne Bravo||Harbhajan Singh||Deepak Chahar|
|Faf du Plessis||Shane Watson||Karn Sharma||KM Asif|
|M Vijay||Kedar Jadhav||Shardul Thakur|
|Sam Billings (wk)||C Bishnoi||Monu Kumar|
|N Jagadeesan (wk)|
Delhi Daredevils Squad
Squad strength: 25
Players bought in the auction: 10
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 7.7 Crore
After maintaining 14 players and acquiring Shikhar Dhawan during the transfer window, Delhi was about to fill out the auction outing gaps. They allowed foreign names like Glen Maxwell, Jason Roy and Liam Plunkett to go, and for this, he participated in solid options such as Chemo Paul, Sherfen Rutherford and Colin Ingram, who are mixed with young Indian names in the set.
With the presence of Ishant Sharma, the Pace Department gets an experienced lending hand, which has such great foreign names like Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult, such as talented pacers like Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa. Overall, a balanced team, who kept Delhi in a good position to set up their poor record in the IPL directly.
|A Bains (wk)*||Jalaj Saxena*||Amit Mishra||B Ayyappa*|
|Hanuma Vihari*||Keemo Paul*||Rahul Tewatia||Nathu Singh*|
|Shreyas Iyer||S Rutherford*||Jayant Yadav||Ishant Sharma*|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Colin Ingram*||S Lamichhane||Avesh Khan|
|Rishabh Pant (wk)||Axar Patel*||Kagiso Rabada|
|Prithvi Shaw||Harshal Patel||Trent Boult|
|Colin Munro||Manjot Kalra|
Kings XI Punjab Squad
Squad strength: 23
Players bought in the auction: 13
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 3.7 Crore
Kings XI Punjab was very dependent on the top-order in the IPL 2018, especially KL Rahul, and their shortcomings with the middle order eventually made them a place in the playoffs. In order to address the imbalance, he chose to resume his squad to retain only 10 players before the auction – allowing many Indian names including Yuvraj Singh, , Axar Patel Manoj Tiwari and Mohit Sharma to go.
After securing Mandeep Singh through a transfer, KXIP focused on achieving finishing options – Sam Curran and Moises Henriques were one of them. In an explosive batsman Nicholas Pooran, they also got a ‘keeping option’ and by meeting Varun Chakaravarthy, they also went for an extra secret element to complement Mujeeb. Mohammed Shami and Hardus Vilojen bring their experience to the Department of pace.
|Simran Singh (wk)*||Harpreet Brar*||M Ashwin*||Arshdeep Singh*|
|Sarfaraz Khan*||Agnivesh Ayachi*||Mujeeb||Hardus Vilojen*|
|N Pooran (wk)*||D Nalkande*||R Ashwin||Mohammed Shami*|
|Lokesh Rahul (wk)||Sam Curran*||Andrew Tye|
|Chris Gayle||V Chakaravarthy*||Ankit Rajpoot|
|Mayank Agarwal||Moises Henriques*|
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Squad strength: 21
Players bought in the auction: 8
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 6.05 Crore
There was a lot of work to go to the auction near Kolkata Knight Riders, to fill many loopholes – taking ahead of the disappointing return of your previous year’s auction. However, as they do in a lot of auctions, some wonder. This is proof for their strategy team how they manage to give results with some amazing pixels. While Nikhil Naik and Shrikant Mundhe were outright surprising picks, they managed some good foreign picks – a department that needed serious loading – in Anrich Nortje, Lockie Ferguson and Joe Denly.
While most of their foreign picks are easy and cheap, they fall into a fierce fight for Carlos Brathwaite. Paid $. 5 crores for the Windies all-rounder, it should be seen whether he can find a place in the starting XI.
|Joe Denly*||S Mundhe*||Piyush Chawla||Prithvi Raj Yarra*|
|Nikhil Naik (wk)*||C Brathwaite*||Kuldeep Yadav||Harry Gurney*|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Andre Russell||Anrich Nortje*|
|Robin Uthappa (wk)||Sunil Narine||Lockie Ferguson*|
|Chris Lynn||Nitish Rana||Prasidh Krishna|
|Shubman Gill||Shivam Mavi|
|Rinku Singh||Kamlesh Nagarkoti|
Mumbai Indians Squad
Squad strength: 24
Players bought in the auction: 6
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 3.55 Crore
Mumbai Indians had less labour in the auction. Their two biggest investments were in the old Warhorse – Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga. Sri Lankan Slinger slots were dropped as Mustafizur Rahman’s death bowling expertise, while Yuvraj could fight to get a place in the starting XI.
All the other buys are young players – most promising of them being Punjab’s Anmolpreet Singh. As has happened in the past with MI, most new people are unlikely to fit in XI, but there are good additions in the form of unamplified and asylum backups. The squad was not needed much, and as there would be no reason for them to be disappointed.
|Yuvraj Singh*||P Jaswal*||M Markande||Rasikh Dar*|
|Anmolpreet Singh*||Hardik Pandya||Rahul Chahar||Barinder Sran*|
|Rohit Sharma||Krunal Pandya||Lasith Malinga*|
|Ishan Kishan (wk)||Anukul Roy||Jasprit Bumrah|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Kieron Pollard||M McClenaghan|
|Siddhesh Lad||Ben Cutting||Adam Milne|
|Aditya Tare (wk)||Jason Behrendorff|
|Q de Kock (wk)|
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Squad Strength: 25
Players bought in the auction: 9
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 7.15 Crore
Jaidev Unadkat once again became the biggest purchase of the auction because Rajasthan Royals paid him INR. 8.4 crore. Paes remained on his agenda, yet he found Ocean Thomas and Varun Aaron for a total of INR. 3.5 crore
While that makes for an impressive pace roster, in addition to the spin talent already in the team, some other gaps were not plugged as efficiently. With Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and possibly Jofra Archer available for only a part of the 2019 season, the lack of powerful back-up options could hurt the Royals. They will depend on their late picks such as Ashton Turner and Liam Livingstone to come good when that time arrives.
|Manan Vohra*||Riyan Parag*||Ish Sodhi||Oshane Thomas*|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Ashton Turner*||M Lomror||Varun Aaron*|
|Sanju Samson (wk)||S Ranjane*||Jaydev Unadkat*|
|Aryaman Birla||L Livingstone*||Dhawal Kulkarni|
|Prashant Chopra||Shashank Singh*||S. Midhun|
|Rahul Tripathi||K Gowtham|
|Steven Smith||Shreyas Gopal|
|Jos Buttler (wk)||Stuart Binny|
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Squad Strength: 24
Players bought in the auction: 9
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 1.8 Crore
With many other IPL auctions, RCB went after the season’s taste, but this time, on a combined cost of INR, Shimron Hatimer and the big-hit all-rounder Shivam Dubey managed to get off. 9.2 Crore This pair, they hope, will be important to answer an eternal question – who after Kohli and De Villiers?
While RCB spent a lot of money in choosing future prospects – Prayas Barman (INR 1.5crore), opener Devdutt Padikkal (20L), Delhi batsman Himmat Singh (65L) and Akshdeep Nath, Levels are 3.6 million. No attempt to address their death bowling affair.
With another INR 9 crore in its kitty, RCB went back to action and made price bids. Such a move gave them South African keeper Heinrich Klaasen at the base price of INR. 50L – significantly lower than INR. 2.8 million he had paid for Quinton de Kock in last season.