The IPL mega-auction all set to take place in Bengaluru at February 12 and February 13. With the addition of two new teams as Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The Hype created by the media and different websites about the auction is surreal.
BCCI has asked both the franchise to submit the list of 3 players (2 Indian and 1 overseas) list before January 22 . According to recent reports the Ahmedabad Based Franchise Owned By CVC Capitals are all set to take Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill as their 3 drafts picks ahead of the auction. Hardik Pandya all set to lead the Ahmedabad Franchise as per the reports.
Former Indian Fast-Bowler Ashish Nehra and World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten will lead the coaching staff, while Vikram Solanki will be the team director.
Remaining purse of IPL teams ahead of Mega Auction:
PBKS – 72cr.
SRH – 68cr.
RR – 62cr.
RCB – 57cr.
CSK – 48cr.
MI – 48cr.
KKR – 48cr.
DC – 47.5cr.
While Lucknow Franchise owned by the Goenka group all set to take Kl Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi as per the reports and Kl Rahul all set to lead the side. Earlier they announced Andy Flower as coach, Vijay Dahiya as assistant coach and Gautam Gambhir as a mentor of the team.
As Some of the big names were not retained by any team they can set the auction on fire. David Warner, Shreyas Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal , Lockie Ferguson, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada and many big star can get big bucks at the auction on February 12 and February 13.
Also some of the Indian Uncapped Indian Player like Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tripathi could potentially might be a millionaire in the auction . With Mitchell Starc given a hint about his IPL comeback after 6 years he might get big bucks in the auction.