The auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) was held yesterday. A total of more than 1000 players registered for the auction.
Among which 351 players were shortlisted to go under the hammer. However around 130 were auctioned and they set the auction stage on fire.
There were quite a few surprise purchases throughout the event. A number of huge names of the cricketing world remained unsold. Most notable among them were Dale Steyn, Jason Holder, Brendon McCullum, Luke Ronchi.
On the other hand, many unknown players like Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Dube and Prayas Ray Barman attracted huge bids. Their huge prices raised a lot of eyebrows in the cricketing fraternity.
Among all the franchises, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had the least number of slots to fill. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) had the most number of slots.
Franchises like Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) purchased approximately seven players each.
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Here is the list of the full squads of eight franchises:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Dinesh Karthik (C), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Nikhil Naik, Harry Gurney, Prithvi Raj, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Basil Thampi, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Ajinkya Rahane, K Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat,Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Riyan Parag, Manan Vohra, Shubham Rajane
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Devdut Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam Dar, Yuvraj Singh