Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

351 players compete for 70 spots

351 players compete for 70 spots

The IPL 2019 auctions start at 2.30 pm IST.

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Shimron Hetmyer was the first big earner in the IPL 2019 auctions as he was picked up for INR 4.2 Crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Denly's second coming included lower order runs and four wickets with his handy legspin, which found him named Player of the Year by the Professional Cricketers' Association as well as the domestic T20 and One-Day competitions.

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Teams are also likely to chase experienced overseas players such as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales, who have put themselves in the Rs 1.5 crore category.

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Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab entered into a bidding war for Bairstow, who will only be available to play in next year's tournament until April 25 before being required to report for England duty. Alongside the big names, a host of uncapped Indian players will be up for grabs with some of them expected to turn millionaires overnight.

While a total of 351 players are all set to go under the hammer at today's VIVO IPL Auction, all eyes were on India's all rounder Yuvraj Singh.

The teams will go into the auction well aware of the players' availability.

Jaydev Unadkat once again kicked up a bidding war as he became the most expensive player to go under the hammer so far, acquired by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.4 crore in the IPL Auction 2019.

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