IPL 2018: Best pick by each franchise in the auction
Among the 20 odd picks the teams made here is the best one.
Updated - Feb 1, 2018 11:42 pm
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction done and dusted, all the teams look very settled. All the franchises have got the players they wanted. The eleventh edition of IPL promises much better excitement and the franchises would have already started their homework to figure out the best possible combinations. It is very important to have a settled XI in mind before the tournament kicks off.
The auction like always lived up to all the hype that surrounded it. The franchises acquired some steal deals and also had to spend some big money on a few players. Iconic T20 players like Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, and many others were bought at just their base price surprising everyone. There were also some top picks that the franchises made that stood out. Here is the top picks made by each franchise:
1. Sunrisers Hyderabad – Shakib Al Hasan
Sunrisers Hyderabad has always struggled with their middle order. David Warner is the biggest strength of the team and has been a strong pillar in their success. He scored in excess of 500 runs in every season he played for the team. Their batting has revolved all around Warner and Shikhar Dhawan and that has been a problem.
But, they addressed this issue in the auction this year. They have made some invaluable picks for the middle order strengthening their side further. They’ve always had a formidable bowling attack. With the addition of Shakib Al Hasan, SRH not only have a good bowling option but also a great batsman to take care of the middle overs. He is a free-flowing stroke-maker and further adds some good stability to their lineup. They bought him for just INR 2 crores and is their best pick.