IPL 2019: 3 retired internationals who can make it big in the auction
These three players have tasted a significant success in T20 cricket even with age not on their side.
Updated - Nov 24, 2018 4:29 pm
The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to get underway on March 29. However, the venue for the tournament is yet to be decided with United Arab Emirates (UAE) being the most probable place. It has also been learned that the auction for the next season will take place in Jaipur on December 18 and only 70 players (20 overseas and 50 Indians) will be up for grabs.
Despite the auction being a shortened one this time, all eyes will be on the prices at which the cricketers will be sold. While a number of youngsters will go under the hammer, there will also be also a few retired players, who will be listed and a few of them may fetch large bids. In our article, we take you through three probable retired internationals, who can go big in the auction.
Last season, Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Virat Kohli, picked up Brendon McCullum for INR 3.60 crores from a base price of INR 2 crore. But, he couldn’t quite live up to expectations and managed only 127 runs in six matches at an average of 21.16 with a top score of 43. Ahead of the forthcoming season, the franchise decided to free him of his services.
It means that teams will now have a fresh chance of going after him in the auction. The 37-year-old hasn’t had the worst of years. He played for Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League, having notched 343 runs in 13 matches at an average of 26.38. He is currently captaining the Rajputs in the T10 League in Sharjah and has shown that he hasn’t run out of gas.