Recently, this Tuesday, the auction for the 2019 IPL came to a close on Jaipur. This year, the auction saw some offbeat Indian players achieved remarkably significant. Well, that’s something you, as an observer, did not expect.
The new list of the IPL 2019 players’ auction included some millionaires along with the architect-cum-mystery-spinner, Varun Chakravarty and Jaydev Unadkat. Both received a massive sum of Rs. 8.4 crores individually. At the same time, the all-rounder player Sam Curran stood out as the highest players overseas bearing a price tag of Rs. 7.2 crores.
Likewise, there are lot many players who have been auctioned in the 2019 IPL. Let’s take a look at each IPL team profile individually.
- Chennai Super Kings
This year, for IPL, the Chennai Super Kings had a budget of Rs. 8.4 crores from which Rs. 5.2 crores has been spent out. Chennai Super Kings have bought Mohit Sharma for Rs. 5 crores and Ruturaj Gaikwad for Rs. 20 lakhs. The total strength of the team at present is 25. Out of these 25 players, 8 are from over the seas, and the rest 17 are Indians.
Some of the pertinent members of the team consist of these players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf Du Plessi, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, David Willey, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, and others.
- Delhi Capitals (known as Delhi Daredevils)
The Delhi Daredevils had a budget of Rs. 25.50 crores. From this massive amount, they spent Rs. 17.80 crores. Remaining mine has been kept in stock. The total strength of the squad is 25, from which 17 are Indians, and 8 are overseas.
For 2019 IPL, the Delhi Daredevils bought ten players, namely, Colin Ingram for Rs. 6.4 crores, Axar Patel for Rs. 5 crores, Hanuma Vihari for Rs. 2 crores, Sherfane Rutherford Rs. 2 crores, Ishant Sharma Rs. 11 crores, Keemo Paul Rs. 50 lakhs, Jalaj Saxena Rs. 20 lakhs, Ankush Bains Rs. 20 lakh, Nathu Singh Rs. 20 lakh and Bandaru Ayyappa again for Rs. 20 lakh.
- Kings XI Punjab
For Kings XI Punjab, the total money secured for players was Rs. 36.20 crores. From this, they had spent our Rs. 32.50 for purchasing the players for their team. The number of players in this team counts to 23. Of them, 15 are from India and the remaining 8 having been auctioned from overseas.
For 2019 IPL, the Kings XI Punjab has bought 13 heavy budget players and they are: Varun Chakravarty (Rs. 8.4 crores), Sam Curran (Rs. 7.2 crores), Mohammad Shami (Rs. 4.8 crores), Prabhsimram Singh (Rs. 4.8 crores), Nicolas Pooran (Rs. 4.2 crores), Moises Henriques (Rs. 1 crores), Hardus Viljoen (Rs. 75 lakhs), Darshan Nalkande (Rs. 30 lakhs), Sarfaraz Khan (Rs. 25 lakh), Arshdeep Singh (Rs. 20 lakh), Agnivesh Ayachi (Rs. 20 lakh), Harpreet Brar (Rs. 20 lakh) and Murugan Ashwin (Rs. 20 lakh).
- Kolkata Knight Riders
The famous Kolkata Knight Riders have spent out Rs. 9.15 crores for buying players to strengthen their team for the IPL 2019. Currently, the team consists of 21 players, of which 8 come from overseas and 13 are Indian. This time, they had a budget of Rs. 15.20 crores.
The players that the Kolkata Knight Riders have bought are as follows: Carlos Braithwaite (Rs. 5 crores), Lockie Ferguson (Rs. 1.6 crores), Joe Denly (Rs. 1 crores), Harry Gurney (Rs. 75 lakhs), Nikhil Naik (Rs. 20 lakh), Shrikant Munde (Rs. 20 lakh), Prithvi Raj Yarra (Rs. 20 lakh), and Anrich Nortje (Rs. 20 lakh).
- Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians this time had held a budget of Rs. 11.15 crores. For auctioning the players, they had to spend Rs. 7.60 crores. Presently, the team consists of 24 members. They have 8 members from the overseas and rest all Indian players.
For the 2019 IPL, Mumbai Indians have bought the following people: Barinder Singh Sran (Rs. 3.4 crores), Lasith Malinga (Rs. 2 crores), Yuvraj Singh (Rs. 1 crores), Anmolpreet Singh (Rs. 80 lakh), Panjak Jaiswal (Rs. 20 lakh), and Rasikh Dhar (Rs. 20 lakh). The rest of the team players retain in their same position.
- Rajasthan Royals
Spending Rs. 13.8 crores behind the wonderful players, the Rajasthan Royals had a budget of Rs. 20.95 crores. Hopefully, they have invested behind productive players and let’s hope for the best. However, the present strength of the team is 25 players. 17 Indians and 8 players from overseas will make a good team.
The new additions to players in the team include: Jaydev Unadkat (Rs. 8.4 crores), Varun Aaron (Rs. 2.4 crores), Oshane Thomas (Rs. 1.1 crores), Ashton Turner (Rs. 50 lakh), Liam Livingstone (Rs. 50 lakh), Shashank Singh (Rs. 30 lakh), Riyan Parag (Rs. 20 lakh), Manan Vohra (Rs. 20 lakh) and Subham Ranjane (Rs. 20 lakh).
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
The budget hoarded by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the IPL match 2019 was Rs. 9.70 crores. Well, after spending Rs. 4.40 crores, we can hope that they have at least got some good players to represent their team in every match. Amounting to a total of 23 players in the team, 15 Indians and 8 from overseas is sure to rock the game.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have bought Jonny Bairstow (Rs. 2.2 crores), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs. 1.2 crores), and Martin Guptill (Rs. 1 crores). The rest of the players in the team are the same as they were.
- Royal Challengers
Pursuing a budget of Rs. 18.15 crores, the Royal Challengers have spent Rs. 16.35 crores behind nine players. The present strength of the team is 24. There are 16 Indian players and 8 players are auctioned from the overseas.
The players who have been bought are: Shivam Dube (Rs. 5 crores), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs. 4.2 crores), Akashdeep Nath (Rs. 3.6 crores), Prayas Barman (Rs. 1.5 crores), Himmat Singh (Rs. 65 lakh), Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Rs. 50 lakh), Heinrich Klaasen (Rs. 50 lakh), Devdutt Padikkal (Rs. 20 lakh), and Milind Kumar (Rs. 20 lakh).
Conclusion Well, with so many good players in each team, you can hope to enjoy a good match this time. It will be a neck to neck fight perhaps. Let’s wish all the teams’ good luck a