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December 18 2018

12 Things You Need To Know About The IPL Auctions

- by Sahil Rathod

The IPL Auctions for the 2019 season will get underway in Jaipur on 18 December at 2:30 PM IST. Here’s everything you need to know about the event:

1. A total of 350 players – 228 Indians and 122 foreigners – will go under the hammer at the auctions.

2. This list of 350 players include 119 capped players and 229 uncapped players. 2 players are from associate nations.

3. There were 1003 players who were initially registered for the auctions. That number was shortlisted to 346 after the 8 franchisees made their submissions. 4 players were last minute additions.

4. The four last minute additions are England’s Eoin Morgan, Australia’s Riley Meredith and the uncapped Indian duo of Myanak Dagar and Pranav Gupta.

5. The highest base price is Rs 2 crores and 9 players are in that bracket. They are Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Chris Woakes (England), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Shaun Marsh (Australia), Sam Curran (England), Colin Ingram (New Zealand), Corey Anderson (New Zealand), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka), D’Arcy Short (Australia) and Eoin Morgan. There are no Indians in the highest base price list.

6. The next bracket is for players who have a base price of Rs 1.5 crores. 10 players are in that bracket and the only Indian among them is Jaydev Unadkat. He had been signed for a massive Rs 11.5 crores last season by Rajasthan Royals.

7. 19 players have a base price of Rs 1 crore. This includes 4 Indians: Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, and Mohammed Shami.

8. The next slot is for Rs 75 lakhs. Out of the 18 players in that bracket, 2 are Indians: Ishant Sharma and Naman Ojha.

9. A total of 62 players (18 Indians and 44 foreigners) are in the Rs 50 lakhs bracket.

10. The uncapped players will enter the auction in three different base prices: Rs 20 lakhs (198 Indians and 17 foreigners), Rs 30 lakhs (5 Indians and 3 foreigners) and Rs 40 lakhs (8 foreigners).

11. Kings XI Punjab will have the biggest purse of Rs 36.2 crores. The budgets of the other franchises are: Kolkata Knight Riders (Rs 15.2 crores), Delhi Capitals (Rs 25.5 crores), Mumbai Indians (Rs 11.15 crores), Rajasthan Royals (Rs 20.95 crores), Sunrisers Hyderabad (Rs 9.70 crores), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 18.15 crores) and Chennai Super Kings (Rs 8.4 crores).

12. All the players who remain unsold in the first round will enter the second round with their base price halved. If they still have no takers, they will remain unsold at the IPL auctions.

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