The most awaited event before the grand IPL tournament, every cricket fan is extremely excited for is the IPL auctions of players one wishes to witness and cannot miss at any cost. This year’s auctions will be taken a little bit earlier than the regular period of January which is held every year. The IPL auctions Live for 2019 will be taking place on December 18 at Jaipur, it will be telecasted on Star Sports Network from 3:00 PM onwards till 9:30 PM.
The Indian Premier League so called the richest cricket league around the world will see 346 players all over the world participating in the auction for its 12th edition. Like every year there will be many players to make their IPL debuts and this year also there are chances for many cricketers to enter the league, looking at the auction list, some of the players who won’t easily be sold to a particular franchise. Here are few picks by us who will be in demand by almost all franchises.
The Caribbean youngster is going to get at least five times more bid than then what he has set his base price of 50 lakhs. He was the third highest run scorer in his home’s CPL with 440 runs took his team Guyana Amazon Warriors to the finals, but lost by the defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders by 8 wickets.
The 21-year old who toured to India in October this year, he gave an outstanding introduction of his batting as he got the most runs for Windies in the ODI series. He has got the hitting power to send a ball into the crowd for a maximum. Hetmyer will be the man where most franchises will keep an eye on and have the chances to make the biggest deal of 2019 auctions.
The Afgan wicket-keeper batsman is a big entertainer with the bat as recently in the T10 League he equalled Yuvraj Singh’s record of fastest 50 in 12 balls and ended up smashing an unbeaten 74 off just 16 balls.
His blister knock off 124 against India helped Afghanistan to tie the match. He will be an effective opener team’s like Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore would surely want him as a perfect opening option. Shahzad has fixed his base price of 50 lakhs for the auction.
The Trinidad born wicketkeeper-batsman is a promising talent in forthcoming years for West Indies and plays a role of a finisher. At 17 years old he became the youngest player to feature in the Caribbean Premier League and he can produce extra 20-30 runs in the death overs.
4. Moises Henriques:
The Australian all-rounder will be noticed as many of his countrymates won’t be available for this season due to World Cup preparations. He was the key for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting line-up two years ago coming to bat at No 3 and giving quality runs to the team. Last season he went Unsold. This season he has ample chances to sign for a big contract.
He comes from that land which has produced quality and dominating spin bowlers like Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The 18-year-old represented Afghanistan under-19 team for World Cup at New Zealand earlier this year and was the leading wicket-taker along with Anukul Roy in the tournament, striking 14 scalps in just 5 matches.
He played a major role in Balkh Legends winning campaign enthroning them as Inaugural champions of Afghanistan Premier League. Teams like Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians or Royal Challengers Bangalore will run behind the right-arm legbreaker.
6. Alex Hales: He was replaced by David Warner for last season as he had been played only in six matches where he scored 148 runs in those matches and left before the Knockout stages for National Duty.
He was released by Sunrisers last month on the return of David Warner who was not allowed to participate in last years IPL.So eventually Hales is open for auction and any team can buy him and as a prominent opener team like Delhi Capitals or Kolkata Knight Riders can look for him as they still need to fill up opening slots.
7. Lasith Malinga: All-time IPL’s leading wicket-taker Lasith Malinga was unsold during last years IPL auctions. Malinga has played 110 IPL matches and has given his foremost contribution in all three titles of Mumbai Indians.
He was appointed as bowling mentor for Mumbai Indians last year after being unsold. This year the Yorker King is back to play and his name has appeared in the auction list with his base price as 2 Crores. Let us see which team will purchase him.
8. Sam Curran:
The English all-rounder has already shown his potential in test cricket and was one of the reasons for India’s defeat at England by 1-4. His brother was bought by KKR last year for his base price 1 crore as a replacement for injured Mitchell Starc. Sam is likely to make a big deal among all-rounders list in this year’s auction. The base price for the youngster is 2 crores.
9. Reeza Hendricks:
The 29-year-old South African opener is currently starring in Mzansi Super League and with 379 runs is placed on the 3rd position of top-run scorers table. He has smashed two back to back centuries against Durban Heat and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Hendricks can be the player to get quick runs in the powerplay. Hendrick’s base price is 50 lakhs.
10. Rowman Powell: West Indians are very well known for their big hitting power skills and scoring big totals and Powell is one them known for his big hits, he was bought by Knight Riders in 2017 but wasn’t able to feature in a single game followed by being unsold in IPL 2018 season.
Still, it doesn’t stop the Jamaican from smashing big blows for Windies and Jamaica Tallawahs. He can be one of the big picks based on his outstanding performance in the CPL.
There can be many more, but these were our top 10 picks where one of them can top the Auctions Bid.