The end is almost over. The Indian Premier League is all set for another year of cricketing extravaganza starting from the upcoming IPL Auctions. The latest edition is scheduled to be held in the Indian pink city of Jaipur on 18th December 2018. The exciting event will see the eight franchise fighting each other on the table instead of the pitch.
All of them will have just one thing on their mind – to secure some of the best cricket talents for themselves. The latest edition of auctions has seen as many as 346 players being shortlisted from over 1,000 who had applied for the same.
Except for the defending champions Chennai Super Kings, all the rest of the franchises have been ruthless ahead of the 11th edition of the auctions. Most have released multiple players with a view of rebuilding the squad to have the best shot at the title.
No Indian cricketer figures in the highest reserve price bracket of Rs 2 crore, in a pool of 346 cricketers who will go under the hammer at the @IPL player auction on Jaipur on December 18#IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/9GlFppF8yT
— IPL 2019 (@IPL20195) December 11, 2018
The foremost in the race of signing new players would be Delhi Daredevils, who have been renamed as Delhi Capitals. DC, who finished last in the 2018 season, released as many as 10 players in the transfer window and have a sum of ₹25.5 crore to spend. Kings XI Punjab too have an enormous amount of ₹36.2 crore in their purse to splash. They will be in the market to sign as many as 11 players to make a comeback in the latest IPL season after finishing 8th in the last one.
The latest IPL auction is expected to be more fierce than ever since many of the big players have pulled out of the tournament leaving the franchises with fewer options.
Here is all you need to know about the upcoming IPL 2019 auctions
After 10 years of association with the @IPL, @iplauctioneer will not be conducting the auction with Hugh Edmeades, an independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer running the show#IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/8kqgWTHNQB
— IPL 2019 (@IPL20195) December 8, 2018
When will the 2019 IPL auctions be held?
The IPL 2019 auction is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 18th December.
Where will the 2019 IPL auctions take place?
Jaipur will host the latest IPL auctions. This will be the first time that the Pink City will host the event.
When does the IPL 2019 auction commence?
The IPL 2019 auctions will start at 2.30 pm (IST).
Where can I see the IPL auctions live on TV?
The 2019 IPL auctions will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network live. You could watch the event live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, and Star Sports Select 1 HD.
How to watch the live streaming of the IPL 2019 auction in India?
Don’t worry if you don’t have access to TV. The IPL 2019 auctions will also be streamed live on Hotstar from 1:00 onwards.