Australia’s Glenn Maxwell and England all-rounder Moeen Ali are expected to make a big bid when the players market is set for the IPL-14 on Thursday. The auction will include 292 players, of which 164 are Indians and 125 are foreigners. 3 associate players will also try their luck. Eight franchise teams have 61 places to fill.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have to choose the most 11 and Sunrisers Hyderabad the least three players. The IPL occurred in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now it will be held in India, so that everyone’s attention will be on the big hitter and slow bowlers in which Maxwell and Moeen fit perfectly.
Although Maxwell’s record in the tournament is not so good, his average is 22 and he scored 1505 runs in 82 matches. The last time he played for Punjab. There will also be competition to take Smith. Moeen played for Royal Challengers Bangalore last season.
There will be competition for Malan
England’s Dawid Malan will also be eyeing the world’s number one batsman in T20. His strike rate is around 150 in 19 T20 matches. Some teams would prefer to bid more than their 1.5 crore base price on this 33-year-old player. Malan could be picked by the Punjab Kings given the amount they have and lack of aggression in the top order. However, how he plays against slow bowlers in Indian conditions is a matter of discussion.
Harbhajan, Kedar and Umesh also in the race
Among the Indian players, three ‘capped’ players are very important which are Kedar Jadhav, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and fast bowler Umesh Yadav. Apart from these, Hanuma Vihari will also be in the race. Sunrisers or Rajasthan would have no problem keeping Umesh’s experience at the top level. Similarly, Kedar and Harbhajan may not be sold in the first bid, but when the franchise team makes a balanced team then they are likely to choose.
20 lakhs youth will be the center of attraction
Vishnu Solanki: This Baroda player scored 267 runs in eight matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament at an average of 53.40. During this time, his strike rate was 128.36. Out of this, he scored 219 runs in the last five matches. He hit 21 fours and 12 sixes in the tournament.
Lukman Meriwala: Fast bowler Lukman was the second bowler to take the highest wicket. He took 15 wickets in eight matches with an economy of 6.52. It also includes five wickets in an innings.
Kedar Deodhar: Kedar of Baroda was the second highest scorer. He scored 349 runs at an average of 69.80. His strike rate was 113.68. He hit 35 fours and 11 sixes in the tournament.
Mohammad Azharuddin: Kerala opener Azharuddin scored the second fastest century in tournament history at Syed Mushtaq. He scored a century off 37 balls and scored 214 runs at an average of 53.50 and a strike rate of 194.54. This wicket-keeper batsman has scored 404 runs in 19 matches at a strike rate of 144.80 in T20.
Everyone’s Eyes on Chennai
Chennai Super Kings will also be watched by everyone in the auction, whose previous season was very bad. The team failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time in tournament history. Dhoni and head coach Stephen Fleming value the experience in their team rather than the youth. An example of this is Robin Uthappa who has not done well in at least five seasons but during the trading window Chennai took him under full-cash deal with Rajasthan Royals.
A source close to the franchise said, “What kind of players Dhoni chooses, it has to be seen. Always those players who have experience of dealing with pressure situations are middle level senior players. It doesn’t matter what his status is as a player in the cricket world. ‘
Noor and Kensey youngest
Afghanistan’s left-arm wrist spinner Noor Ahmed (16 years and 45 days) is the youngest player. He has not played a single match for his country so far. He recently played six matches for the Melbourne in Australia’s domestic league Big Bash, taking two wickets.
On the other hand, 16-year-old Nagaland leg-spinner Khrievitso Kense is the youngest Indian player. Carpenter’s son Kensey impressed everyone with his bowling at Syed Mushtaq. He took seven wickets in four matches. The base price of these two is 20 lakh rupees.