IPL auctions are set to take place on December 18 this year and every franchise will be looking to strengthen their squads and will try their level best to fix their combinations rights. Player retention and release process have been concluded recently and teams will figure out their needs and now looks to fill them through the auction.
This time franchise released their players wisely considering the factors like unavailability of players due to world cup preparation and highly paid players who failed to deliver last year and players who will not be the part of their team combination have been released.
The Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab released many players than any other franchise and they are set to take part in the event with the huge salary cap in their hand and they will look to get their combination right this time. Surprisingly many big names have been released this year and here is the list of few players who will get new possible homes in IPL 2019.
Mohammed Shami – Rajasthan Royals
India’s premier fast bowler was in Delhi colors last year and was released from the squad due to indifferent form and lack of fitness. No one can doubt his abilities as he can swing the new ball with 140kmph and also can bowl slow Yorkers during the end of the innings which will be really handy for any team to have in the squad.
With Jeydev Unadkat released from the squad Rajasthan Royals will try Mohammed Shami this time because he offers so many variations and by taking his wicket-taking abilities under consideration Shami will be the right option for them.
Glenn Maxwell- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad has the best bowling line up among the other franchise and their lower middle order is always vulnerable. They clearly depend on their top order and once they fail they ended up scoring very low total and that costs the victory.
So clearly Sun Risers Hyderabad is looking to solidify their middle order and they are looking for some bitters who can change the game in their favor and finish the match off in style. Glenn Maxwell is the right choice for their needs and they love to have him in their squad. If things have gone right we will definitely see him in sun risers Hyderabad’s jersey in the upcoming edition.
Brendon McCullum – Rajasthan Royals
The man who holds the record the fastest one day fifty and the man who scored first hundred in the history of Indian premier league Brendon McCullum needs no introduction to IPL. The swashbuckling kiwi one of the true ambassadors of the game has indifferent IPL last year and was eventually released from Bangalore royal challenger’s set up.
With Jose butler will fly in the middle of the IPL due to his world cup commitment Rajasthan royals looking a blasting open who can give the blistering start will eye experienced campaigner Brendon McCullum in their set up. With vast experience in his hand and his performance in recently concluded T10 trophy at UAE will motivates the Rajasthan Royals team management to pick him in their squad. With huge number fans he is having in India it will be good for them to promote their franchise.
Aaron Finch – Mumbai Indians
The seasoned opener who can bat at middle order was released from Kings XI Punjab franchise due to his international commitments. The Aussie limited overs captain will have the international assignment for his country against Pakistan and Aussie players was asked to return to Australia after the first week of May in order to prepare for upcoming world cup prevents him to feature in more number of matches this time.
But Mumbai Indians will love to have him as a backup option for Evin Lewis and Quinton Decock. Truly a match winner and more devasting n his day will make a huge difference if he starts performing so Mumbai Indians will look to have him for initial stages of the league which can maximize their chance by winning more number of matches in league stages. The seasoned Aussie who holds the record of the highest individual score in T20 internationals will be a huge asset for any team.
Axar Patel – Mumbai Indians/ Sunrises Hyderabad/ Rajasthan Royals
Any team will love to have a bowling allrounder who can able to contain runs and hit few sixers and change the things around in their favor. Axar Patel is that kind of a product who can able to finish the game off in style by his power hitting abilities and bowl off breaks to contain runs in the middle overs. He is a find of the tournament in 2014 but due to lack of form forced Kings XI Punjab management to break the eight-year-old association with him.
The lower middle order is the point of concern for the teams like Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and sun risers Hyderabad so they will compete for each other in the bidding process to have him in their squad. Not to forget he is a wonderful fielder who has the ability to take outstanding catches which is very vital for their success. So these franchises will wage a war against each other to have him in their respective squads.
Apart from these players many franchises also set their sight towards other players who can able to change their fortunes. So a big amount of money is waiting for the deserving players for the next edition of IPL.
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