The IPL auction for the year 2018 is just around the corner and all the 8 franchises would be busy doing their homework for the event. After announcing their retained players, they now have a massive task of building a new squad for the upcoming seasons. After a long time, most of the players from the cricketing globe would be up for grabs in the IPL auction.
Even though there are 7 Indian players in a playing XI in the IPL yet the major attention is grabbed by the 4 overseas players. Because there is a limit for the overseas quota of players, the franchises strive to fill in the squads with the best ones possible. This year, there are some of the biggest overseas superstars of the game set to go under the hammer and the teams would go for an all-out attack to buy them.
Here are the 5 overseas players who might bag the heftiest bids in the IPL auction 2018
#1 Chris Lynn
The Australians have been a big part of the IPL ever since its inception in 2008. There have been many who have outshone in the league and this year, a potential Aussie who can take the IPL auction by storm is Chris Lynn. He was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ setup last year and in a short duration, he showed what destruction he is capable of causing.
The right-hander featured in just 7 matches last year and scored 295 runs at a thunderous strike rate of 180.98. He is an absolute destroyer of the bowling attacks up the order. But there is a concern over his fitness as he keeps getting injured every now and then.
In the last edition, unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury and had to withdraw midway. In the ongoing Big Bash League, he began in his usual demeanor but got injured again. But there is ample time left for the IPL and that’s why he might end being one of the costliest players.