Out of favour India all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh has listed himself in the Rs 1 Crore bracket for this year’s IPL auction. Meanwhile, pacer Jaydev Unadkat has set the maximum base price at Rs 1.5 Crore. In IPL 2018 auction, he was the most expensive Indian though his performance was very much ordinary. Moreover, Mohammad Shami and Axar Patel have joined Yuvi at the Rs 1 Crore base price as well.

Aussie hitters miss out of action

Aaron Finch, IPL, Glenn Maxwell
Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell decided to not feature in IPL 2019 auction list. Image Courtesy: Getty


Meanwhile, Australia’s, Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch have opted to give the IPL a miss this year due to the packed schedule. On paper, Australia has a long summer to play; firstly against India then the 2019 World Cup and followed by the Ashes series.

Punjab released Yuvraj Singh, Finch

Meanwhile, England pacer Sam Curran has put forward his name in the Rs 2 Crore bracket this year. Curran has been prolific in the recent past., as the all-rounder was instrumental against India at home. He played some exciting cricket and helped his side win games from difficult positions.

Furthermore, Delhi Daredevils ( Delhi Capitals now) released Maxwell ahead of this year’s play. He was fetched for Rs 9 Crore but couldn’t fire with the bat. Similarly, Finch got released by his franchise Kings XI Punjab after he ran out of luck. The Australian limited overs skipper was bought for Rs 6 Crore.

Star-studded Indian names in the IPL auction

  • Jaydev Unadkat 1.5 Crore
  • Axar Patel 1 Crore
  • Wriddhiman Saha 1 Crore
  • Mohammad Shami 1 Crore
  • Yuvraj Singh 1 Crore
  • Ishant Sharma 1 Crore

Yuvraj will look to put out an impression as he has been struggling of late. The shortest format may not be the best aide for the time being this is one platform on which he can write his final swansong.

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

A student of the game. Averaged 35-plus in gully cricket.