IPL Auction 2019: Teenagers Shine in Spotlight, Yuvraj goes to Mumbai & full squads of all 8 teams

The Indian Premier League is a most profitable cricket series in the world. Which is attracting the best cricket players around the world. The IPL 2019 players auction were done in Jaipur on December 18th. The IPL auction 2019 has seen a big surprises.

Let’s check it out….

  • A very large amount Rs 106.80 crore was spent to buy 60 players in the IPL auction 2019.
  • Total 60 players are sold, 40 indian players and 20 overseas players.
  • Most expensive Indian player, Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakaravarthy buy at Rs 8.4 crore each.
  • Most expensive overseas player, Sam Curran buy at Rs 7.20 crore.
  • Most youngest crorepati player, Prayas Ray Barman – 16 year old buy at Rs 1.5 crore by RCB.
  • Kings XI Punjab buy a maximum number of 13 players for Rs 32.50 crore.

IPL 2019 Auction: full squads of all eight teams

Let’s look at how much money each franchises are spend and remaining from their purses and check out all squads of 8 teams.

1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

Chennai Super Kings entered the auction with a purse of Rs 8.4 crore, spent Rs 5.2 crore and Rs 3.2 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Chennai Super Kings

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
indRuturaj Gaikwad20 Lacs20192019 Bought
rsaImran-Tahir-minImran Tahir1 Cr2014Earlier retained
nzlScott Kuggeleijn---
indAmbati Rayudu2.2 Cr2010Earlier retained
indKedar Jadhav7.8 Cr2010Earlier retained
rsaFaf du Plessis1.6 Cr2012Earlier retained
wifdwayne-bravo-minDwayne Bravo6.4 Cr2008Earlier retained
indDeepak Chahar80 Lac2011Earlier retained
ausShane Watson4 Cr2008Earlier retained
engDavid Willey2 Cr2018Earlier retained
indChaitanya Bishnoi20 Lacs2018Earlier retained
indMS Dhoni15 Cr2008Earlier retained
indHarbhajan Singh2 Cr2008Earlier retained
indKM Asif40 Lacs2018Earlier retained
rsaLungi Ngidi50 Lacs2018Earlier retained
nzlMitchell Santner50 Lacs2018Earlier retained
indMonu Kumar20 Lacs2018Earlier retained
indNarayan Jagadeesan20 Lacs2018Earlier retained
indRavindra Jadeja7.6 Cr2008Earlier retained
indShardul Thakur2 Cr2015Earlier retained
indSuresh Raina11 Cr2008Earlier retained
indMohit Sharma5 Cr2013-
indDhruv Shorey20 Lacs2018Earlier retained

Chennai Super Kings bought only 2 players. There are total 25 squads in the CSK, 17 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

2. Delhi Capitals:

Delhi Capitals entered the auction with a purse of Rs 25.50 crore, spent Rs 17.80 crore and Rs 7.70 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Delhi Capitals

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
indShikhar Dhawan5.2 Cr20082019 Bought
wifSherfane Rutherford2.6 Cr-2019 Bought
indNathu Singh20 Lacs-2019 Bought
wifKeemo Paul50 Lacs-2019 Bought
indJalaj Saxena20 Lacs-2019 Bought
indHanuma Vihari2 Cr-2019 Bought
rsaColin Ingram6.40 Cr-2019 Bought
indBandaru Ayyappa20 Lacs-2019 Bought
indAxar Patel5 Cr-2019 Bought
indAnkush Bains20 Lacs-2019 Bought
indIshant Sharma1.10 Cr20082019 Bought
rsaChris Morris15 Cr2013Earlier retained
indShreyas-Iyer-minShreyas Iyer7 Cr2015Earlier retained
indAmit Mishra4 Cr2008Earlier retained
rsaAB de Villiers11 Cr2008Earlier retained
indAvesh Khan70 Lacs-Earlier retained
rsaKagiso-Rabada-minKagiso Rabada4.20 Cr2017Earlier retained
nzlColin Munro1.9 Cr2015Earlier retained
indManjot Kalra20 Lacs2019Earlier retained
indPrithvi Shaw1.5 Cr-Earlier retained
indRahul Tewatia1.9 Cr-Earlier retained
indRishabh-Pant-minRishabh Pant8 Cr2016Earlier retained
nzlTrent Boult2.20 Cr2015Earlier retained
indUmesh Yadav4.2 Cr2010Earlier retained
nepSandeep Lamichhane1 Cr-Earlier retained

Delhi Capitals bought 10 players. There are total 25 squads in the Delhi Capitals, 17 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

3. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):

Kings XI Punjab entered the auction with a purse of Rs 36.20 crore, spent Rs 32.50 crore and Rs 3.70 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Kings XI Punjab

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
engSam Curran7.2 Cr20192019 Bought
indMohammed Shami4.8 Cr20122019 Bought
rsaDavid-Miller-minDavid Miller3 Cr2011Earlier retained
afgMujeeb Ur Rahman4 Cr--
wifChris-Gayle-minChris Gayle2 Cr2009Earlier retained
indMayank Agarwal1 Cr2011Earlier retained
indRavichandran Ashwin7.6 Cr2009Earlier retained
indKarun Nair5.60 Cr2013Earlier retained
ausAndrew Tye7.2 Cr2015Earlier retained
indSarfaraz Khan3 Cr--
indAnkit Rajpoot3 Cr2013-
indLokesh-Rahul-minLokesh Rahul11 Cr2013Earlier retained
indArshdeep Singh20 Lacs--
indAgnivesh Ayachi20 Lacs--
indDarshan Nalkande30 Lacs--
rsaHardus Viljoen75 Lacs--
indHarpreet Brar20 Lacs--
indMandeep Singh1.4 Cr--
indMohit Sharma5 Cr2013-
ausMoises Henriques1 Cr--
indMurugan Ashwin20 Lacs--
wifNicholas Pooran4.20 Cr--
indPrabh Simran Singh3.80 Cr--
indVarun Chakravarthy8.40 Cr--

Kings XI Punjab bought 13 players. There are total 23 squads in the Kings XI Punjab, 15 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

4. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

Kolkata Knight Riders entered the auction with a purse of Rs 15.20 crore, spent Rs 9.15 crore and Rs 6.05 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
indNitish-Rana-minNitish Rana3.40 Cr2015Earlier retained
wifAndre-Russell-minAndre Russell8.5 Cr2012Earlier retained
indRobin Uthappa6.4 Cr2008Earlier retained
indPiyush Chawla4.20 Cr2008Earlier retained
indDinesh Karthik7.40 Cr2008Earlier retained
indKuldeep Yadav5.8 Cr2012Earlier retained
ausChris Lynn9.6 Cr2011Earlier retained
wifSunil Narine12.5 Cr2012Earlier retained
indKC Cariappa-2019-
indPrasidh Krishna4.80 Cr--
indRinku Singh20 Lacs--
indShivam Mavi4.2 Cr--
indShubman Gill20 Lacs--
indUmesh Yadav4.2 Cr2010Earlier retained
rsaAnrich Nortje20 Lacs--
wifCarlos Brathwaite5 Cr--
engHarry Gurney75 Lacs--
gbrJoe Denly1 Cr--
indKamlesh Nagarkoti3.20 Cr--
nzlLockie Ferguson1.60 Cr--
indNikhil Naik20 Lacs--
indPrithvi Raj20 Lacs--
indShrikant Mundhe20 Lacs--

Kolkata Knight Riders bought 8 players. There are total 21 squads in the Kolkata Knight Riders, 13 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

5. Mumbai Indians (MI):

Mumbai Indians entered the auction with a purse of Rs 11.15 crore, spent Rs 7.60 crore and Rs 3.55 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Mumbai Indians

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
indYuvraj Singh1 Cr20082019 Bought
indShikhar Dhawan5.2 Cr20082019 Bought
indJasprit-Bumrah-minJasprit Bumrah7 Cr2013Earlier retained
indAnukul Roy20 Lacs--
indKrunal-Pandya-minKrunal Pandya8.8 Cr2016Earlier retained
indSuryakumar Yadav3.2 Cr2012Earlier retained
indAditya Tare20 Lacs2010Earlier retained
indHardik-Pandya-minHardik Pandya11 Cr2015Earlier retained
wifKieron Pollard5.4 Cr2010Earlier retained
ausJason Behrendorff1.5 Cr--
indIshan Kishan6.2 Cr--
indAnmolpreet Singh80 Lacs--
indMayank Markande20 Lacs--
nzlAdam Milne75 Lacs--
sriLasith-Malinga-minLasith Malinga2 Cr2008-
wifEvin Lewis3.8 Cr--
ausBen Cutting2.2 Cr2014-
indHarbhajan Singh2 Cr2008Earlier retained
nzlMitchell McClenaghan1 Cr--
indRahul Chahar1.9 Cr--
indRohit Sharma15 Cr2008Earlier retained
indSiddhesh Lad1.8 Cr--
indBarinder Sran3.4 Cr--
indJayant Yadav50 Lacs--
indPankaj Jaswal20 Lacs--
rsaQuinton de Kock1.20 Cr--
indRasikh Salam9 Cr--
wifAlzarri Joseph-2019-


Mumbai Indians bought 6 players. There are total 24 squads in the Mumbai Indians, 16 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

6. Rajasthan Royals (RR):

Rajasthan Royals entered the auction with a purse of Rs 20.95 crore, spent Rs 13.80 crore and Rs 7.15 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Rajasthan Royals

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
engJos-Buttler-minJos Buttler4.4 Cr2016Earlier retained
indKrishnappa Gowtham6.2 Cr--
wifJofra-Archer-minJofra Archer7.2 Cr2018Earlier retained
indAjinkya Rahane4 Cr2008Earlier retained
indSanju Samson8 Cr2013Earlier retained
indStuart Binny50 Lac2010Earlier retained
indJaydev Unadkat8.40 Cr2010Earlier retained
indVarun Aaron2.4 Cr2010Earlier retained
indDhawal Kulkarni75 Lacs2008Earlier retained
ausSteve Smith12.5 Cr2010-
indAryaman Birla30 Lacs--
nzlIsh Sodhi50 Lacs--
engBen-Stokes-minBen Stokes12.50 Cr2017Earlier retained
indPrashant Chopra20 Lacs--
indMahipal Lomror20 Lacs--
indRahul Tripathi3 Cr--
indRavindra Jadeja7.6 Cr2008Earlier retained
indShreyas Gopal3 Cr--
indSudhesan Midhun50 Lacs--
ausAshton Turner50 Lacs--
gbrLiam Livingstone50 Lacs--
indManan Vohra20 Lacs--
wifOshane Thomas1.10 Cr--
indRiyan Parag11 Cr--
indShashank Singh4 Cr--
indShubham Ranjane7 Cr--

Rajasthan Royals bought 9 players. There are total 25 squads in the Rajasthan Royals, 17 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

7. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):

Royal Challengers Bangalore entered the auction with a purse of Rs 18.15 crore, spent Rs 16.35 crore and Rs 1.80 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
ausMarcus Stoinis6.2 Cr20152019 Bought
indYuzvendra-Chahal-minYuzvendra Chahal6 Cr2013Earlier retained
indNavdeep Saini3 Cr--
indParthiv Patel1.70 Cr2008Earlier retained
indHarshal Patel20 Lac2012Earlier retained
rsaDale Steyn-2008-
indMohammed Siraj2.6 Cr2017Earlier retained
nzlTim Southee1 Cr2011Earlier retained
rsaAB de Villiers11 Cr2008Earlier retained
nzlColin de Grandhomme2.20 Cr--
indKulwant Khejroliya85 Lacs--
engMoeen Ali1.70 Cr--
indVirat Kohli17 Cr2008Early Retained
indUmesh Yadav4.2 Cr2010Earlier retained
indPawan Negi1 Cr2012-
indWashington Sundar3.20 Cr--
indAkshdeep Nath3.6 Cr--
indDevdutt Padikkal20 Lacs--
indGurkeerat Mann Singh50 Lacs--
rsaHeinrich Klaasen50 Lacs--
indHimmat Singh65 Lacs--
indMilind Kumar20 Lacs--
ausNathan Coulter-Nile2.20 Cr--
indPrayas Ray Barman20 Lacs--
wifShimron Hetmyer2 Cr--
indShivam Dube5 Cr--

Royal Challengers Bangalore bought 9 players. There are total 24 squads in the Royal Challengers Bangalore, 16 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

8. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

Sunrisers Hyderabad entered the auction with a purse of Rs 9.70 crore, spent Rs 4.40 crore and Rs 5.30 crore are remaining in purse.

IPL Auction 2019 Sunrisers Hyderabad

PlayerCurrent Price ( ₹ )IPL DebutAuction
indShikhar Dhawan5.2 Cr20082019 Bought
ausdavid-warne-minDavid Warner12.5 Cr2009Earlier retained
afgMohammad Nabi1 Cr--
indBhuvneshwar-Kumar-minBhuvneshwar Kumar8.5 Cr2009Earlier retained
indYusuf Pathan1.90 Cr2008Earlier retained
indWriddhiman Saha1.2 Cr2008Earlier retained
indShreevats Goswami1.1 Cr2008Earlier retained
indKhaleel Ahmed3 Cr--
indBasil Thampi95 Lacs--
ausBilly Stanlake50 Lacs--
indDeepak Hooda3.6 Cr2015-
indManish Pandey11 Cr2008-
nzlKane-Williamson-minKane Williamson3 Cr2015Earlier retained
indRicky Bhui7 Cr--
afgRashid Khan3.40 Cr--
indSandeep Sharma7.20 Cr2013-
banShakib Al Hasan25 Lacs2011-
indSiddarth Kaul20 Lacs2013-
indT Natarajan40 Lacs--
indAbhishek Sharma1.1 Cr--
engJonny Bairstow2.20 Cr--
nzlMartin Guptill1 Cr--
indShahbaz Nadeem8 Cr--
indVijay Shankar7.3 Cr--

Sunrisers Hyderabad bought 3 players. There are total 23 squads in the Sunrisers Hyderabad, 15 are Indians and 8 are overseas.

In this 2019 auction, the most expensive Indian player are Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals) and Varun Chakravarthy (Kings XI Punjab) for Rs 8.4 crore each.  

The most expensive overseas player is Sam Curran (Kings XI Punjab) Rs 7.2 Crores.

The most youngest crorepati is Prayas Ray Barman. The 16-year old, Prayas Ray Barman becomes the youngest player to become a crorepati in IPL league. Prayas was bought for Rs 1.5 crore by RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore).

Why teams prefer teenagers rather than big players?

At the beginning of the IPL 2008, there were many experienced players. The league soon began to include many players in the middle of their cricketing careers. As seen in the recent IPL auctions 2019, the trend has currently changed.

As more and more teenagers have made inroads into the IPL teams. You have seen that… likes Prabhsimran Singh and Prayas barman get an IPL contract. And other established players like Manoj Tiwary and Naman Ojha failed to secure in IPL.

The main reason for this modification is the emergence of teenage superstars in world cricket. Likes, Prithvi Shaw and Sam Curran have set the stage on fire.

From a business perspective, these teenagers come at an inexpensive price compare to experience players. If they represent India in the future, the investment in them can come good.

The good example of Virat Kohli. Whose initial price of purchase was 20 lakh in 2008 and now he’s currently making crores of money for his franchise.

Which under 19 players are going to play in IPL 2019?

Prayas Ray Barman:

At 16 years, Prayas Ray Barman is from West Bengal. He is bowler and all-rounder. He became the youngest player was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.5 crore in the IPL auction 2019.

Prayas Ray Barman bowls leg-beak and is a very handy batsman. Prayas Ray Barman is a fan of Shane Warne (Australia).

Barman said that “his dream of clicking a photo with his role model Virat Kohli is about to come true now”.

Prabhsimran Singh:

At 17 years, Prabhsimran Singh is  from Patiala. He is wicket-keeper and batsman. He became one of the sensational purchases on Tuesday.

Prabhsimran Singh had a base price of Rs 20 lakh, but was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.80 crore.

Prabhsimran Singh was the captain of the Indian U-19 team which won the Asia Cup earlier this year.

Darshan Nalkande:

Darshan Nalkande is from Maharashtra, Wardha. He is right-hand batsman & right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Darshan Nalkande had a base price of Rs 20 lakh, but was bought by Kings XI Punjab spent Rs 30 lakh.

Darshan Nalkande has been part of Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy team.

Why teams were not interested to buy Yuvraj Singh who was most expensive player in past IPL 2015?

Yuvraj Singh had reduced his base price for the 1st time this year 2019.  And set it at Rs 1 crore but still went without a bid in the first round. He will be brought back in the auction pool later in the evening.

Yuvraj Singh was the most costly player in the history of the IPL auctions. When Delhi Capitals paid a whopping Rs 16 crore for the swashbuckling all arounder back in 2015.

Incidentally, he was also the record the year before, when Royal Challengers Bangalore paid a 14 crore to get his services. But released him the following year due to his bad form and fitness.

Due to this reasons, no one team were not interested to buy Yuvraj Singh.

Why England and Australian players to leave IPL 2019 season mid-way?

Due to the 2019 ICC World Cup will come just days after the completion of the IPL. The national cricket boards have given more priority to the ODI tournament than the T20.

As a result of this, most of the boards have given a deadline for their players to leave the IPL mid-way and join their national team to prepare themselves for the World Cup.

Excepting India, New Zealand and West Indies, the other boards are against allowing their players playing the whole season in a bid to keep them fresh for the World Cup.

Bangladesh players will be available for the first few days in the IPL 2019. As the Bangladesh Cricket Board have set the deadline on 15th April.

While the England Cricket Board have asked their players to leave the season by 25th April.

The Australians, who will be playing an ODI series in UAE early May, are asked to join their side by May 2nd.

While Sri Lankans have set a deadline of May 6th. South Africa have set a deadline of May 10th.

One thing is clear that the franchises could suffer because of the unavailability of their overseas players throughout the IPL 2019.

Why cut off dates are not for New Zealand and West Indies players?

New Zealand Cricket Board has allowed their players to play the entire tournament of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“New Zealand Cricket Board has decided is to allow its players to play in the IPL right till the end,”

Mr. Wear told a reporters

“So we are keen to give our players as much experience playing all around the world as possible. So that they get a great experience by playing in the IPL,”

Explained Mr. Wear on the reason behind the Kiwi cricket board’s decision.

His announcement comes in the wake of reports that the cricket boards of Australia and England are not to allow their players to play in IPL 2019. Because of the 2019 ICC World Cup, which is beginning in May-end in England.

“Last season we had 11 players playing in there (IPL), which was great for us and we are keen to continue that,” .

added Wear

Who is strongest team as of now on paper?

Let’s take a look at the strongest teams on paper in the 2019 IPL.

1. Mumbai Indians:

The Mumbai Indians have got a huge fan following round the world. Due to their unbelievable performances in the previous few seasons.

Along with the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai are the only 2 teams to win the IPL 3 times.

Having got Quinton de Kock in the trade window, the Mumbai Indians showed faith in many players acquired last season by retaining them.

At the auction, they arrived their former Lasith Malinga and invested with in Indian players like Barinder Sran and also the veteran Yuvraj Singh.

With Rohit Sharma playing in the top-order, the Pandya brothers featuring in the middle-order and Jasprit Bumrah spearheading the bowling attack. Mumbai Indians have strengthened their side on paper during this auction.

Also, the addition of Yuvraj Singh gives them an extra choice in the middle-order.

2. Chennai Super Kings:

Chennai Super Kings are one amongst the powerhouses in this tournament and having won the IPL 3 times already.

The key to their success is that they have always built a squad around Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo.

For the following season too, they have maintained 22 players. And purchased an full-fledged IPL candidate and former player in the form of Mohit Sharma.

Their top-order consisting of Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson is formidable and provided many good starts in the last season of IPL.

The strength of the CSK is their middle-order, who have frequently rescued the team in times of peril.

The addition of Lungi Ngidi and Imran Tahir last year has bolstered their comparatively weak bowling department too.

Chennai Super Kings get in the IPL as the defending champions and favorites to continue their winning run.

Who is weakest team as of now on paper?

Let’s take a look at the weakest team on paper in the 2019 IPL.

Rajasthan Royals:

The Rajasthan Royals is the weakest team into the IPL 2019. It’s called the dark-horses of the league.

Rajasthan Royals never picked fancy players and prefer to make a modest squad.

This time, one huge mistake that the Rajasthan Royals have done. They building their team around Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. All of whom would be going halfway through the tournament.

The foreign list mostly consists of English and Australian players that isn’t ideal during this season.

The franchise has not officially declared the captain. However it looks that Ajinkya Rahane can pick up from where he left off last season.

Since Steve Smith can be unavailable for the last leg of the tournament.

After Rajasthan Royals, I find Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals are also weakest team, due to inexperienced players.

What is Capped and Uncapped players in IPL auction?

Many people don’t know the difference between capped and uncapped players?

Capped players means a player who is selected to play for his country and represented his country in any cricket format like T20, ODI or Test.

Uncapped players means those players who are not represented or did not debut for his national team.

IPL is concerned the base price of the players depends on uncapped and capped concept.

Capped players have more base price than uncapped player during IPL auction.

How base price is decided for capped and uncapped players?

You’ll be surprised to know that players are free to choose base price themselves.

Basically, the players are categorized into capped and uncapped.

Capped players are given the choice to quote a base price for themselves with the ceiling being Rs 1 crore.

Uncapped players can decide one of the following base prices: Rs 10 lakh, Rs 20 lakh or Rs 30 lakh

Initial BCCI ask each State Cricket Association to submit the name of all players.

Please note that:

At this stage, BCCI will only deal directly with the State Associations and at no any communication with player agents or managers.

Any failure by a player to abide by this will result in the player’s name being withdrawn with immediate affect from the Auction list.

Player can decide his base price. If that player thinks he played good in Domestic cricket or International cricket then he can set a better price. And then BCCI updates the list.

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