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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
indRuturaj Gaikwad20192019 Bought20 Lacs
indAmbati Rayudu2010Earlier retained2.2 Cr
indShardul Thakur2015Earlier retained2 Cr
rsaFaf du Plessis2012Earlier retained1.6 Cr
wifdwayne-bravo-minDwayne Bravo2008Earlier retained6.4 Cr
indDeepak Chahar2011Earlier retained80 Lac
indMS Dhoni2008Earlier retained15 Cr
ausShane Watson2008Earlier retained4 Cr
rsaImran-Tahir-minImran Tahir2014Earlier retained1 Cr
engDavid Willey2018Earlier retained2 Cr
nzlScott Kuggeleijn---
indSuresh Raina2008Earlier retained11 Cr
indKedar Jadhav2010Earlier retained7.8 Cr
rsaLungi Ngidi2018Earlier retained50 Lacs
indRavindra Jadeja2008Earlier retained7.6 Cr
nzlMitchell Santner2018Earlier retained50 Lacs
indKM Asif2018Earlier retained40 Lacs
indDhruv Shorey2018Earlier retained20 Lacs
indNarayan Jagadeesan2018Earlier retained20 Lacs
indMohit Sharma2013-5 Cr
indMonu Kumar2018Earlier retained20 Lacs
indChaitanya Bishnoi2018Earlier retained20 Lacs
indHarbhajan Singh2008Earlier retained2 Cr

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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
indShikhar Dhawan20082019 Bought5.2 Cr
wifKeemo Paul-2019 Bought50 Lacs
rsaColin Ingram-2019 Bought6.40 Cr
indBandaru Ayyappa-2019 Bought20 Lacs
indIshant Sharma20082019 Bought1.10 Cr
indAxar Patel-2019 Bought5 Cr
indJalaj Saxena-2019 Bought20 Lacs
indHanuma Vihari-2019 Bought2 Cr
indAnkush Bains-2019 Bought20 Lacs
wifSherfane Rutherford-2019 Bought2.6 Cr
indNathu Singh-2019 Bought20 Lacs
rsaKagiso-Rabada-minKagiso Rabada2017Earlier retained4.20 Cr
indRishabh-Pant-minRishabh Pant2016Earlier retained8 Cr
indRahul Tewatia-Earlier retained1.9 Cr
indUmesh Yadav2010Earlier retained4.2 Cr
nepSandeep Lamichhane-Earlier retained1 Cr
indAmit Mishra2008Earlier retained4 Cr
nzlTrent Boult2015Earlier retained2.20 Cr
indShreyas-Iyer-minShreyas Iyer2015Earlier retained7 Cr
rsaChris Morris2013Earlier retained15 Cr
indManjot Kalra2019Earlier retained20 Lacs
nzlColin Munro2015Earlier retained1.9 Cr
rsaAB de Villiers2008Earlier retained11 Cr
indPrithvi Shaw-Earlier retained1.5 Cr
indAvesh Khan-Earlier retained70 Lacs

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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
engSam Curran20192019 Bought7.2 Cr
indMohammed Shami20122019 Bought4.8 Cr
indMayank Agarwal2011Earlier retained1 Cr
indDarshan Nalkande--30 Lacs
indKarun Nair2013Earlier retained5.60 Cr
rsaDavid-Miller-minDavid Miller2011Earlier retained3 Cr
ausAndrew Tye2015Earlier retained7.2 Cr
indLokesh-Rahul-minLokesh Rahul2013Earlier retained11 Cr
indSarfaraz Khan--3 Cr
wifChris-Gayle-minChris Gayle2009Earlier retained2 Cr
ausMoises Henriques--1 Cr
indRavichandran Ashwin2009Earlier retained7.6 Cr
indPrabh Simran Singh--3.80 Cr
indHarpreet Brar--20 Lacs
wifNicholas Pooran--4.20 Cr
indMohit Sharma2013-5 Cr
indMandeep Singh--1.4 Cr
indMurugan Ashwin--20 Lacs
indAnkit Rajpoot2013-3 Cr
indVarun Chakravarthy--8.40 Cr
afgMujeeb Ur Rahman--4 Cr
rsaHardus Viljoen--75 Lacs
indAgnivesh Ayachi--20 Lacs
indArshdeep Singh--20 Lacs

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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
indPiyush Chawla2008Earlier retained4.20 Cr
indDinesh Karthik2008Earlier retained7.40 Cr
indKuldeep Yadav2012Earlier retained5.8 Cr
ausChris Lynn2011Earlier retained9.6 Cr
wifSunil Narine2012Earlier retained12.5 Cr
indNitish-Rana-minNitish Rana2015Earlier retained3.40 Cr
indKC Cariappa2019--
wifAndre-Russell-minAndre Russell2012Earlier retained8.5 Cr
indRobin Uthappa2008Earlier retained6.4 Cr
indShubman Gill--20 Lacs
wifCarlos Brathwaite--5 Cr
indKamlesh Nagarkoti--3.20 Cr
indNikhil Naik--20 Lacs
engHarry Gurney--75 Lacs
indUmesh Yadav2010Earlier retained4.2 Cr
nzlLockie Ferguson--1.60 Cr
indShrikant Mundhe--20 Lacs
indShivam Mavi--4.2 Cr
indPrithvi Raj--20 Lacs
indPrasidh Krishna--4.80 Cr
rsaAnrich Nortje--20 Lacs
indRinku Singh--20 Lacs
gbrJoe Denly--1 Cr

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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
indYuvraj Singh20082019 Bought1 Cr
indShikhar Dhawan20082019 Bought5.2 Cr
indSuryakumar Yadav2012Earlier retained3.2 Cr
indJayant Yadav--50 Lacs
indAditya Tare2010Earlier retained20 Lacs
indHardik-Pandya-minHardik Pandya2015Earlier retained11 Cr
wifKieron Pollard2010Earlier retained5.4 Cr
indJasprit-Bumrah-minJasprit Bumrah2013Earlier retained7 Cr
ausJason Behrendorff--1.5 Cr
sriLasith-Malinga-minLasith Malinga2008-2 Cr
indIshan Kishan--6.2 Cr
indKrunal-Pandya-minKrunal Pandya2016Earlier retained8.8 Cr
indAnmolpreet Singh--80 Lacs
indSiddhesh Lad--1.8 Cr
indMayank Markande--20 Lacs
indHarbhajan Singh2008Earlier retained2 Cr
indAnukul Roy--20 Lacs
wifEvin Lewis--3.8 Cr
indRohit Sharma2008Earlier retained15 Cr
indPankaj Jaswal--20 Lacs
rsaQuinton de Kock--1.20 Cr
wifAlzarri Joseph2019--
nzlAdam Milne--75 Lacs
indRasikh Salam--9 Cr
ausBen Cutting2014-2.2 Cr
indBarinder Sran--3.4 Cr
nzlMitchell McClenaghan--1 Cr
indRahul Chahar--1.9 Cr


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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
indAjinkya Rahane2008Earlier retained4 Cr
indKrishnappa Gowtham--6.2 Cr
indStuart Binny2010Earlier retained50 Lac
indJaydev Unadkat2010Earlier retained8.40 Cr
indVarun Aaron2010Earlier retained2.4 Cr
engJos-Buttler-minJos Buttler2016Earlier retained4.4 Cr
indDhawal Kulkarni2008Earlier retained75 Lacs
engBen-Stokes-minBen Stokes2017Earlier retained12.50 Cr
ausSteve Smith2010-12.5 Cr
wifJofra-Archer-minJofra Archer2018Earlier retained7.2 Cr
nzlIsh Sodhi--50 Lacs
indShashank Singh--4 Cr
indSanju Samson2013Earlier retained8 Cr
indRahul Tripathi--3 Cr
indShubham Ranjane--7 Cr
indManan Vohra--20 Lacs
indSudhesan Midhun--50 Lacs
wifOshane Thomas--1.10 Cr
indPrashant Chopra--20 Lacs
indRavindra Jadeja2008Earlier retained7.6 Cr
indMahipal Lomror--20 Lacs
gbrLiam Livingstone--50 Lacs
indShreyas Gopal--3 Cr
ausAshton Turner--50 Lacs
indAryaman Birla--30 Lacs
indRiyan Parag--11 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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
ausMarcus Stoinis20152019 Bought6.2 Cr
indHarshal Patel2012Earlier retained20 Lac
indWashington Sundar--3.20 Cr
indMohammed Siraj2017Earlier retained2.6 Cr
nzlTim Southee2011Earlier retained1 Cr
indYuzvendra-Chahal-minYuzvendra Chahal2013Earlier retained6 Cr
indVirat Kohli2008Early Retained17 Cr
indParthiv Patel2008Earlier retained1.70 Cr
engMoeen Ali--1.70 Cr
indShivam Dube--5 Cr
indNavdeep Saini--3 Cr
wifShimron Hetmyer--2 Cr
rsaDale Steyn2008--
indAkshdeep Nath--3.6 Cr
rsaHeinrich Klaasen--50 Lacs
ausNathan Coulter-Nile--2.20 Cr
indHimmat Singh--65 Lacs
rsaAB de Villiers2008Earlier retained11 Cr
indPawan Negi2012-1 Cr
indGurkeerat Mann Singh--50 Lacs
indPrayas Ray Barman--20 Lacs
nzlColin de Grandhomme--2.20 Cr
indDevdutt Padikkal--20 Lacs
indUmesh Yadav2010Earlier retained4.2 Cr
indKulwant Khejroliya--85 Lacs
indMilind Kumar--20 Lacs

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

PlayerIPL DebutAuctionCurrent Price ( ₹ )
indShikhar Dhawan20082019 Bought5.2 Cr
indYusuf Pathan2008Earlier retained1.90 Cr
indBasil Thampi--95 Lacs
indShreevats Goswami2008Earlier retained1.1 Cr
indKhaleel Ahmed--3 Cr
ausdavid-warne-minDavid Warner2009Earlier retained12.5 Cr
nzlKane-Williamson-minKane Williamson2015Earlier retained3 Cr
indBhuvneshwar-Kumar-minBhuvneshwar Kumar2009Earlier retained8.5 Cr
banShakib Al Hasan2011-25 Lacs
indDeepak Hooda2015-3.6 Cr
indSiddarth Kaul2013-20 Lacs
nzlMartin Guptill--1 Cr
indWriddhiman Saha2008Earlier retained1.2 Cr
ausBilly Stanlake--50 Lacs
indVijay Shankar--7.3 Cr
engJonny Bairstow--2.20 Cr
afgMohammad Nabi--1 Cr
indShahbaz Nadeem--8 Cr
indManish Pandey2008-11 Cr
afgRashid Khan--3.40 Cr
indRicky Bhui--7 Cr
indT Natarajan--40 Lacs
indSandeep Sharma2013-7.20 Cr
indAbhishek Sharma--1.1 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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