IPL 2019: Base Prices of the top Indian players finalised
They weren't retained by their previous team but still have valued their base price quite high.
Updated - Dec 5, 2018 9:20 pm
The updates around the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction are coming fast and things are getting taking shape with less than a fortnight left for the event. After it was confirmed on Wednesday that a total of 1003 players have registered for the auction, the base prices of the top cricketers has also been revealed. Most of the players have opted for a reasonable higher base price to stake up their market value and it’ll be interesting to see if the franchises appreciate that or not.
According to the ESPN Cricinfo who have managed to access the email sent to the franchises on Monday, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has kept his base price as Rs. 1 crore. He was released by the Kings XI Punjab following a poor season last year. Yuvraj was picked up by the team from his hometown at his previous base price of 2 crore in the IPL 2018 auction.
On the other hand, Jaydev Unadkat, the most expensive Indian player from last season, has kept his base price at Rs 1.5 crore despite failing to live up to the expectation while playing for the Rajasthan Royals. Ishant Sharma who has only been representing the Indian Test team decided to keep his base price to Rs 75 Lakhs. Among youngsters, the most surprising retention of the last year Sarfraz Khan who was eventually released by Royal Challengers Bangalore is available for a minimum of Rs 20 lakhs.
Other names featuring on that list are all-rounder Axar Patel, who was released by Kings XI, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha who last represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi pacer Mohammed Shami. All the three players were not retained by their respective team for different reasons.
Axar didn’t justify his place in the team given his experience and the fact that he had to play the role of an all-rounder contributing with both the trades. SRH placed a huge bet on Saha and backed him throughout the season. He first failed to come true to the expectations and the fact that he hasn’t played any cricket this year nursing an injury made matters worse.
Shami would be a part of the Indian team for the World Cup, which puts his availability a subject to the BCCI’s decision. His performances in IPL 2018 didn’t inspire enough faith among the newly named Delhi Capitals to continue to back him.
Here’s the list of players and their base price:
|Player Name||Base Price|
|Jaydev Unadkat||Rs 1.5 Crore|
|Yuvraj Singh||Rs 1 Crore|
|Axar Patel||Rs 1 Crore|
|Wriddhiman Saha||Rs 1 Crore|
|Mohammed Shami||Rs 1 Crore|
|Ishant Sharma||Rs 75 lakhs|
|Sarfaraz Khan||Rs 20 Lakhs|