5 interesting facts about IPL 2019 Auction

The Indian Premier League, 2019 (Image via IPL2019/Twitter)
The Indian Premier League, 2019 (Image via IPL2019/Twitter)

Only 60 players were selected by franchisees from a list of 351 players for IPL 2019.

The Vivo IPL 2019 is all set to once again dazzle the fans in its 12th version. This time the tournament is to be played during the Indian General Elections 2019. Although the BCCI has given dates for the first 17 matches and the dates for the remaining matches will be announced later.

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5 most expensive players

60 players went for a total of $15,466,790. These include Jaydev Unadkat bought by Rajasthan Royals for $1.56 million. Kings XI Punjab bought Varun Chakravarthy and Sam Curran for $ 1.56 million and $ 1.33 million respectively. Delhi Capitals got Colin Ingram for $1.19 million and also bought Axar Patel for $ 0.93 million. Carlos Brathwaite, Kolkata Knight Riders; Mohit Sharma, Chennai Super Kings; Shivam Dube, Royal Challengers Bangalore; for $ 0.93 million each

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Highest ratio of sold price to base price

Varun Chakravarthy had a base price of $28, 000 but went for a whopping $1.56 million. Shivam Dube was bought 25 times his base price and went for $0.93 million. Prabhsimran Singh was also sold 24 times his base price and went for $0.89 million while Akshdeep Nath was bought for $ 0.67 million. Mohit Sharma also went under the hammer for $0.93 million.

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