IPL 2019 Auction: Players list who might not get sold in upcoming auction end of this week: Indian Premier League is going to start its 12th season next year and the auctions for the same will be held on December 18 in Jaipur. According to some latest reports, the auctions will be held between 3 PM and 9:30 PM.
IPL 2019 Auction
The IPL franchises have previously submitted their list of ‘retentions and releases’ earlier this month in 15th November 2018. The franchises have also taken some hard decisions as they left out some big names that are not going to be up for auctions.
Indian star players, who have ruled the T20 cricket tournament for several years such as batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir, might see their IPL career come to an end. The next auction is surely going to bring some surprises with some of the major names being released by their previous teams.
Here is a list of five big players who might go unsold in the coming IPL auction.
- Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir started his IPL journey when he was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the IPL first player auction for a price of US$725,000 a year. With 534 runs in 14 matches, he became the second highest run-scorer of the opening season of IPL. In 3rd season of IPL in 2010, he was promoted as Captain of Delhi Daredevils. He became the only player to score more than 1000 runs from Delhi Daredevils at the end of the tournament of IPL.
In 2011, Gambhir was bought by KKR and became highest paid cricketer in the history of IPL. Under his captaincy, KKR won the IPL 2012 champions trophy.
In the previous season of IPL 2018, he was bought for Rs 2.8 crore by Delhi Daredevils and was selected as captain; also this season was considered his horrible season with Delhi Daredevils by poor scoring of just one win in the season. The captain then decided to step down from the team for the rest of the season.
- Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh started his IPL journey as an icon player and captain for IPL team ‘Kings XI Punjab’ in the first two seasons. In the year 2010, in third season of IPL, his icon player status was dropped and the captaincy was given to Kumar Sangakkara.
At the last season of IPL 2018, he managed just 65 runs in 8 matches at an average of 10.83. He was also dropped for some matches. This season for 36 year old player, Yuvraj Singh, is considered his worst IPL season.
- Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami started his IPL journey with KKR in 2011 and played few matches in that season. In previous season of IPL 2018, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils and didn’t have a great performance. He just took only 4 wickets in 3 matches and accounted 10.40 runs per over.
- Mitchell Johnson
In year 2014, the Australian cricketer Johnson was bought by Kings XI Punjab IPL team for AUD 1,160,000. Further in IPL 2017, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians team for 2 crores. In the previous season of IPL 2018, Johnson was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for US$314,000. In his previous IPL season, he has given a poor performance with just two wickets in six matches with a recorded economy rate of 10.28.
- Brendon McCullum
The hard-hitting New Zealand player, Brendon McCullum started his IPL journey with Kolkata Knight Riders. In the previous season of IPL in 2018 he was selected for Royal Challengers Bangalore with the highest bid of 3.60 Crore. He just played six matches and scored 127 runs at an average of 21.16 in previous season.