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IPL 2019 Auction: Marquee players, base prices and much more

Brendon McCullum, IPL auction
Brendon McCullum

The IPL 2019 Auction is just around the corner. It is scheduled to be held in Jaipur on December 18. A lot of proceedings have taken place in the days gone by. There is a place for only 70 players to be picked by all the 8 franchises. However, as per BCCI, more than 1000 players have registered for the auction.

Country Players Registered
Afghanistan 27
Australia 35
Bangladesh 10
England 14
Hong Kong 1
Ireland 1
Netherlands 1
New Zealand 17
South Africa 59
Sri Lanka 28
West Indies 33
Zimbabwe 5


Additionally, the marquee players for the auction have also been announced. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, who was released by RCB, is in the list along with Sam Curran. The English all-rounder has set his base prize to INR 2 crore. Corey Anderson, D’Arcy Short and Chris Woakes also feature in the list.

Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga makes a comeback to the pool. He didn’t play the tournament last year and served as the bowling consultant for Mumbai Indians. The pacer was impressive in his recent international outings and wishes to play in the IPL again.

Marquee players for IPL 2019 Auction

Corey Anderson, Sam Curran, Colin Ingram, Lasith Malinga, Shaun Marsh, Angelo Mathews, Brendon McCullum, D’Arcy Short, Chris Woakes.

Amidst the build-up for the auction, a few Australian players have opted to pull out for the league next year. The likes of Mitchell Starc, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins have not registered for the IPL auction. Australia has a busy schedule next year. They are also set to play against Pakistan in UAE in March. Also, the World Cup and the Ashes are lined-up that made the players pull out.

Another big news that surfaced was the base prices of some top Indian players. As per ESPNCricinfo, Yuvraj Singh set his base price to INR 1 crore after he was released by Kings XI Punjab. One of the costliest players of last year – Jaydev Unadkat, was released by Rajasthan Royals. He will be available for a base price of INR 1.5 crore.

Base Prices of top Indian players

Player Base Price
Jaydev Unadkat INR 1.5 Crore
Yuvraj Singh INR 1 Crore
Axar Patel INR 1 Crore
Wriddhiman Saha INR 1 Crore
Mohammed Shami INR 1 Crore
Ishant Sharma INR 75 Lakh
Sarfaraz Khan INR 20 Lakh


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