IPL 2019 auction: No Indian cricketer in highest base price bracket

Ross Houston
December 18, 2018

Yuvraj, who was released by Kings XI Punjab, showed good glimpse of his form in the Ranji Trophy match playing for Punjab and this could well interest a number of franchises.

The New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman has been in scintillating form in T20 competitions across the world, and his performances in the Pakistan Super League mark him out to be a top pick at this IPL auction as well. Cheteshwar Pujara, Manoj Tiwary, Hanuma Vihari, Gurkeerat Singh and Mohit Sharma have set their base price at Rs 50 lakh. Indian cricketer Jaydev Unadkat emerged as the most expensive player so far and is sold to Rajasthan Royals for whopping Rs 8.40 crore. Mohammed Shami has set his base price at Rs 1 crore while Ishant Sharma and Naman Ojha will invite the first bid at Rs 75 lakh. The nine players in the Rs 2 crore bracket are Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Shaun Marsh, Sam Curran, Colin Ingram, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and D'Arcy Short. Let us know about the live streaming and live telecast details in order to catch the auctions drama live from Jaipur.

This will take place after all the other players are sold. The IPL 2019 auctions start at 2.30 pm IST. Franchises will make choices depending on the strengths and weaknesses of their squad, the budget available and the maximum limit of domestic and overseas players. As a right-arm medium-pacer and left-handed batsman, Dube has played six first-class games, 18 List A games and 13 T20 games.

The 2019 IPL auction will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network. The venue is new with the Pink City hosting the event instead of Bangalore and so is the auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades, who replaces Richard Madley after 11 seasons.

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