His 2017 campaign with the Bangalore franchise has been his best to date, where he ended with 267 runs in 13 matches, at a strike rate of 143.54. The next four years would surely be the years he would like to forget where he played 29 matches, scoring only 303 runs at a disappointing strike rate of 101.15 for a middle-order finisher.
A glimmer of hope for Bhuvneshwar is that he carries with him a great deal of experience that could help shape the next generation of bowlers. He is nonetheless, young at 31 and will surely be picked in the auction, however, a base price of 2 crores is too high, taking his recent form into consideration.
At the age of 36, he has placed himself at the highest base price bracket of 2 crore. Ambati Rayudu probably has a couple of cricketing years left in him. In an auction where teams are looking to build their squads for the future, a 2 Cr base price looks to be an overpriced value for him. Unfortunately, in his case, age is not just a number.
Umesh Yadav may be a little hot and cold in recent times, but his experience can do wonders to the franchises who will look to build a squad around the youth for the coming years. Not being selected for even a single match in the prior season may be played against him at the auction as he has set a base price of INR 2 Cr for himself.
Ishant Sharma was bagged by the rebranded Delhi team in 2019 for INR 1.1 Cr where he registered himself at a base price of 1 Cr. With his inconsistency in the previous seasons by playing only 4 matches in the last two seasons and inability to retain a spot in the Indian team, the seamer may have overvalued himself too much and may go unsold in the mega auction.