The 2019 IPL Auctions saw as many as 60 players find a home in the T20 championship. Out of these 60, 40 were Indians while the remaining were foreign Internationals. Below is a detailed squad list for all franchises:
Having topped the group last season, the eventual runners-up were expected to make only certain buys which would significantly add value to their already strong squad. And they did just the same, going for an experienced wicket-keeper in the name of Wriddhiman Saha. They also got a back-up for Saha who can equally be good with the bat in Jonny Bairstow. They further bought Martin Guptill to fix their opening worries after Shikhar Dhawan’s departure.
David Warner, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Kane Williamson, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Thangarasu Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Martin Guptill, W Saha, J Bairstow.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Shah Rukh Khan-owned side surprised everyone with their astonishing acquisitions. They went for four quicks and an established all-rounder. Further, the team maintained their trusts on their last year’s strategy of backing the youngsters, thus going after three of them. They also got in Joe Denly as an International batsman.
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Joe Denly, Nikhil Naik, S Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Harry Gurney, Anrich Nortje, Lockie Ferguson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
With nine players bought in the auction, the Virat Kohli led RCB went in all blazing, going mostly for flamboyant and explosive batsmen. Their purchase of Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Prayas Burman, and Shivam Dube clearly aids the view of their captain who has time and again mentioned that he needs characters in his dressing room.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, H Klaasen, D Padikkal, Shimron Hetmeyer, A Nath, P Barman, Milind Kumar, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh.
Kings XI Punjab
Having started the 2018 season with a bang, the Mohali-based side still finished second from the bottom. Last season the Punjab side lacked a batting mainstay other than KL Rahul, and now they seem to have changed their strategy by going after as many as six-all rounders who are good both with the ball as they are with the bat, thus giving them added dimension when in need.
They wrestled with the other franchises to get hold of English all-rounder Sam Curran. Also, they surprised everyone when they outbid others to get hold of Prabhsimran Singh along with mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. They also boosted their pace attack with the acquisition of Mohammed Shami.
KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, David Miller, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Simran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Agnivesh Ayachi, D Nalkande, Sam Curran, V Chakaravarthy, Moises Henriques, M Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Vilojen, Mohammed Shami.
After Delhi Daredevils were bought by JSW in a joint partnership with the GMR Group, the franchise decided to rename itself to Delhi Capitals. This new change though didn’t change their belief of backing the youngsters as this side is the youngest average age squad in the entire tournament. Having brought in some interesting players in their ranks, such as Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari and Keemo Paul, the Delhi based side would be looking to make a huge statement in the upcoming season.
Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ankush Bains, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul, S Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, B Ayyappa, Nathu Singh, Ishant Sharma.
Having been eliminated by Kolkata in the eliminators last year, the Jaipur based side needed bowlers to compete in the league. And yesterday they kept the same on mind when they went after three quicks and five all-rounders to add depth in their squad. The most notable among these acquisitions were of Jaydev Unadkat who was the joint-highest auctioned player in this season’s IPL, along with Oshane Thomas and Varun Aaron.
Ben Stokes, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Butler, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi, Stuart Binny, Aryaman Birla, Mahipal Lomror, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, S Ranjane, L Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat.
After being unable to finish inside top-four in 2018, Mumbai would be hopeful of doing the same in the coming season. Buying two legends to have ever graced the game and supporting them by purchasing youngsters, the Mumbai outfit surely is a force to reckon with in the coming season. Yuvraj Singh was bought for 1 crore, while Lasith Malinga was bought for 2 crores. Even Barinder Sran was brought into the team to aid the bowling set up with a quality left seamer.
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Siddhesh Lad, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Dar, Barinder Sran, Lasith Malinga.
Chennai Super Kings
The champions retained the majority of their squad having won the last edition of the tournament handsomely. However, they brought in Mohit Sharma back to the team who had essayed a key role in their past seasons, thus boosting their pace arsenal for the defense of the championship next season.
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Sam Billings, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, R Gaikwad, Mohit Sharma.