IPL Auction 2019: Date, Format, Rules and Team Budgets

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2018

(L-R) Chairman RCB, Amrit Thomas, CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Venky Mysore and Delhi Dare Devils team CEO Hemant Dua address a press conference at the end of the 2nd day of IPL 2018 Player Auction, in Bangalore on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN        (Photo credit should read MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League will take place on Tuesday in Jaipur, with a total of 346 players up for grabs.

Nine overseas players have set the maximum reserve price of INR 2 crore (£220,980), with no Indians following suit. Only Jaydev Unadkat, India's most expensive player last season, joined 10 more overseas cricketers in the bracket worth INR 1.5 crore (£165,735).

Some of the top players available include Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Corey Anderson and Yuvraj Singh.

For a complete look at the player list, visit the IPL's official website.

                  

Team Budgets

According to IPLT20.com.

Chennai Super Kings: 8.40 crore rupees (£928,116)

Delhi Capitals: 25.50 crore rupees (£2,817,495)

Kolkata Knight Riders: 15.20 crore rupees (£1,679,448)

Kings XI Punjab: 36.20 crore rupees (£3,999,738)

Mumbai Indians: 11.15 crore rupees (£1,231,964)

Rajasthan Royals: 20.95 crore rupees (£2,314,765)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 18.15 crore rupees (£2,005,394)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 9.7 crore rupees (£1,071,753)

            

As shared by Broken Cricket the number of available spots is limited:

The champion Chennai Super Kings will start the auction with the smallest budget and as the only team without any overseas slots available, according to The Cricketer. Super Kings have just two slots to fill in total.

By contrast Kings XI Punjab have no fewer than 15 spaces available, including four overseas slots.

Teams are expected to prioritise local stars this year because of the upcoming Cricket World Cup, which is set to kick off in May. As Martin Smith of Cricket.com.au reported, Australia have already announced they will not make their players available for the final weeks of the IPL tournament.

Bollywood actress and owner of Kings XI Punjab Team, Preity Zinta (C), Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla (L) and Chairman & CEO, Rajasthan Royals, Ranjit Barthakur pose for a photograph after a press conference held on the 2nd day of IPL 2018 P
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Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch are just two stars who have opted to skip out on the IPL altogether. Both were released in November, per ESPNcricinfo's Nagraj Gollapudi and Gaurav Sundararaman.

It's unclear where this year's IPL will take place, as the Indian general elections could complicate the schedule, as Gollapudi and Sundararaman reported.

Combined with the question marks surrounding the overseas players, expect the teams to be conservative in the auction and an emphasis on Indian players.

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