The Indian Premier League (IPL) carried out its final auction for the 2019 season this week and a number of young domestic and international players have turned into millionaires overnight – a great way for them to finish 2018.
However, a number of players did not get a high price and quite a few went unsold which could very well mean their IPL careers are coming to an end. We take a look at some of the players that broke the bank at the recent auction and those that did not.
Players Who Broke The Bank
Indian players who received a huge spike in their estimated salary were all-rounder H Vihari who played the second test in Australia. He had a base price of just 50 lakhs but the Delhi Capitals picked him up for 2 cores. Left arm spinner A Patel had a base price of 1 crore but the Delhi Capitals ended up paying 5 crores for him.
Speedsters V Aaron who had a base price of 50 lakhs was sold to the Rajasthan Royals for 2.4 crores while M Shami who is a regular for India was bought for 4.8 crores by Kings XI Punjab when his base price was 1 crore.
International players who had a good day at the office include West Indians S Hetmyer who had a base price of 50 lakhs but was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 4.2 crores and his captain C Brathwaite who had a base price of 75 lakhs was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders for 5 crores.
The biggest surprises were two youngers in S Dube and V Chakravarthy who set base prices of 20 lakhs each but were picked up for 5 crores (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and 8.4 crores (Kings XI Punjab) respectively.
Players Who Took A Hit At The Auction
Players who did not get a good payday on the domestic front include M Vohra who was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for his base price of 20 lakhs; M Ashwin also went for his 20 lakh base price to Delhi Capitals and Y Singh who got his base price of 1 crore from the Mumbai Indians.
Players that were not sold at the auction include Brendon McCullum, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Adam Zampa, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla, Angelo Matthews and Shaun Marsh.