Looking to complete their squads with the best talent on show and fill in the missing gaps, the eight teams in the Indian Premier League went all out at the recently concluded auction. Armed with a different purse and strategy for the auction, each team went about treating the auction differently to strengthen their side to launch their best bid for the coveted IPL trophy. With the auction behind us, we take a look at IPL 2019 complete squad of all 8 teams.
With the world cup slated to commence only a week after the 2019 edition of the IPL, teams splurged the cash on Indian players the most. Out of the 60 players sold at the auction, Indians dominated the list with 40 while only 20 overseas players were sold. Among the foreigners, West Indians were the flavour of the town with the likes of Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Braithwaite taking home massive paychecks.
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IPL 2019 Complete Squad Of All 8 Teams
Armed with a purse of Rs.22.5 crore, the new look Delhi Capitals side were the first team to kick off action at the IPL auction, making the first buy with Axar Patel Despite spending big on two players Colin Ingram and Patel; they concluded the auctions with a remaining amount of Rs.8 crore, the highest of any team.
Players bought: Hanuma Vihari – 2 crores, Axar Patel – 5 crores, Ishant Sharma – 1.10 crore, Ankush Bains – 20 lakhs, Colin Ingram – 6.4 crores, Sherfane Rutherford – 2 crores, Keemo Paul – 50 lakhs, Jalaj Saxena – 20 lakhs, Bandaru Ayyappa – 20 lakhs
Remaining squad: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan
Kings XI Punjab
Shelling out a whopping amount of Rs. 6.4 crore on Sam Curran to make him the most expensive overseas players in IPL 2019, KXIP were also among the heavy spenders at the auction. Another prominent buy for them was Indian pacer Mohammed Shami who was picked up for Rs. 4.8 crore.
KXIP squad: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller and Ravichandran Ashwin, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, and Murugan Ashwin
Players released by KXIP: Aaron Finch, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and Manzoor Dar
Players Bought: Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Looking to bolster their already dangerous batting line-up, RCB spent a hefty amount on Shimron Hetmyer. Their tactics at the auction were clear; go in for as many hard-hitters as possible to accompany the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
RCB squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman
Released players: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Sarfraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson
Traded: Mandeep Singh for Marcus Stoinis
Players Bought: Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman
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Chennai Super Kings
One of the least active teams at the auction after having retained most of their core squad, CSK added just two players to their players’ list. They released only three players in the mid-transfer window earlier this year.
Retained players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi,
Released players: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Mohit Sharma – Rs 5 crore
Ruturaj Gaikwad – Rs 20 lakh
Roping in three batsmen to add strength to their batting line-up, SRH bought Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill in Jaipur. They’ll also be having the banned David Warner back for next year’s premier tournament with the Australian’s one year ban by the BCCI and IPL coming to an end in 2019.
SRH squad: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill
Players released: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, and Mehdi Hasan
Players Bought: Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill
The experience was the key for Mumbai Indians after a disappointing 2018. They bought six players at the IPL Auction 2019 with Barinder Sran being their biggest buy for Rs 3.40 crore, followed by Lasith Malinga for Rs 2 crore and Yuvraj Singh for Rs 1 crore
Retained: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff
Released: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya
Traded: Quinton de Kock from RCB
Lasith Malinga – Rs 2 crore, Anmolpreet Singh – Rs 80 lakh, Barinder Sran – Rs 3.40 crore, Pankaj Jaiswal – Rs 20 lakh, Rasikh Salam – Rs 20 lakh, Yuvraj Singh – Rs 1 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
They bought a total of eight players at the IPL Auction 2019.
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Released: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles
Carlos Brathwaite – Rs 5 crore, Lockie Ferguson – Rs 1.60 crore, Anrich Nortje – Rs 20 lakh, Nikhil Naik – Rs 20 lakh, Harry Gurney – Rs 75 lakh, Yarra Prithviraj – Rs 20 lakh, Joe Denly – Rs 1 crore, Shrikant Mundhe – Rs 20 lakh
Pulling off the biggest and also the most eye-catching buy of 2019, Rajasthan Royals paid a whopping Rs. 8.4 crore for Jaydev Unadkat, a player they had released earlier in 2018 to make him the highest grosser at the event. In total, they bought a total of nine players with Oshane Thomas also being nabbed up by hem to strengthen the pace department.
It will be interesting to see who is handed the captaincy with Steve Smith making a comeback next year into their side. Will they opt to keep the faith in Rahane or restore Smith at the helm?
RR squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag
Players Released: D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena
Players Bought: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag