IPL season is a fan crazy season of the year. Actually, all the cricket followers are grateful to IPL for many reasons, one of the most important reason will be that IPL is making every summer season awesome for cricket fans since 2008. The teams which will be a mixture of world cricket and the balance each team will make it to the tournament itself will make the fans keen towards the prestigious event.
Now all these anticipations begins much before the matches begin , actually , it begins from the all important IPL auctions where fans will be watching it live in the televisions all over the world to see the players who are getting picked to their favorite team and to see the team their favorite players are getting picked. There will be lots of disappointments of players getting unsold even though they deserve to be in high price list. But sadly they won’t fit inside the planning of the franchise which can be termed as their bad luck. There are also some valuable buys happens for teams in the auction. The recently concluded auction was IPL 2019 auction. In today’s column we will discuss about 5 most valuable buys in the recently concluded 2019 IPL auction.
5) Wridhiman Saha
Wridhiman Saha is one of the best wickets keeping batsmen in the country. He is a fantastic team player despite a dull outing in 2018 IPL. VVS laxman and Sunrisers management knows this very well and wasted no time in picking him back to the squad. He bats at any position and has the ability to score runs at any position which makes him a dangerous player in the squad. Rajasthan Royals wanted to go for him but his dull outing in recent years did not go in his favor. He is almost a sure shot option to play in the final 11 as he is a fantastic hitter of the cricket ball and an excellent wicket keeper who is sharp with his moves and dives. Getting such player for 1.20 crores is a biggest bargain a team can get. He also proved his worth by many match winning knocks in history IPL. Recent fantastic performance was in the final of 2014 IPL where he smashed a terrific 115 but sadly his team kings 11 Punjab lost to KKR in the final.
4) Martin Guptill
Traditionally molded modern era hitter , which is how we will term Martin Guptill. He can play a terrific innings with only grounded shots and he can also play a gigantic sixes stuffed innings to make it brilliant short format innings. Martin Guptill is one of the best batsmen in the world in which he can fix himself into any format of the game. His 237 in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup is one of the worth mentioning about his ability to smash the ball round the park. He has a very poor IPL record with 189 runs in 10 matches which failed to fetch him a price which matches his ability. Sunrisers Hyderabad grabbed him for 1 crore which is master stroke according to us. He is one of the fantastic bargains at the base price. We expect him to fire in at least 5 matches which will fetch 10 points for SRH. Other than his batting, he is one of the fantastic fielders in the world with his amazing and diving skills added with a mixture of catch taking ability. He is a gifted player overall and Sunrisers can feel very happy about picking up in the auction.
3) Heinrich Klasssen
Henrich Klassen did not have a great IPL in 2018 where he played Rajasthan Royals. That was the reason he did not attract many buyers in his auction and was sold for his base price which is 50 lakhs. He is one of the best wicket keeping batsmen who is not much established in the world cricket right now. But surely there is all possibilities of becoming one of greatest wicket keeper batsman in the future. He can be a perfect middle order partner to his countrymen and all time great South African AB de Villiers which will reduce the batting collapse worry of them and hope for better IPL season.
2) Shimron Heytmer
Even though their bowling is still a concern , Royal challengers Bangalore has every reason to cherish as they picked Shimron Heytmer after the heavy bidding war. They have grabbed him for 4.20 crores which makes the batting line up even stronger. With himself , Kohli and de Villiers, the batting problems can cause serious problems to the opponent bowlers. We are expecting a maiden championship from Royal challengers Bangalore. It’s a wait and watch game.
Those who follow cricket for a decade will know the jackpot involved in this buy for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians has sorted out their middle order problems and buying a player like Yuvraj Singh for 1 crore is a best bargain of the season. In case of vintage Yuvraj comes back , this will be the fairytale buy and a master stroke from Mumbai Indians. No wonder that master blaster is their icon. The stylish left hander can go world go crazy with ever stylish six hitting. Can we expect a 6 6 6 6 6 6? Again? We are eagerly waiting. Go go Mumbai Indians.
There are more lots to come from these players, IPL is just around the corner and we are very sure that these players will be winning the limited over series for India. These players are players who have an outstanding skill in world cricket. They have the will and power to achieve for quite a long time, we will be witnessing them at all important IPL 2019. With them players in full form at that time in IPL, IPL this year is going to be a big bliss and we all are ready to roar for our favorite teams.
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