IPL Auctions 2018
The cricket mad nation is eagerly waiting for the IPL 2018 auctions. On January 27th and 28th the whole country is expected to be glued to their TV sets and the experts are going to have an eventful day where we will witness over 1100 players go under the hammer. It is one of the biggest auctions since the commencement of the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. There are 281 capped players and 838 uncapped players in this auction. Lots of star players will be a part of this auction with some of the big Indian names like Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and R Ashwin going to show us some tough battles. Foreign players like Chris Gayle and Ben Stokes lead the list of players who can challenge the costliest player price tag in this auction. Joe Root will be a part of IPL auctions for the first time and is only the fifth English recruit into the IPL. Australian dominance of fast bowling will be showcased by their top prime talents of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Steve Smith, David Warner, Maxwell and Watson are other top talents from Australia who are going to light up this IPL. What is a T20 if it doesn't have the Caribbean flavour in it and the likes of Bravo, Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Holder will bring that to IPL 2018. Kane Williamson, Hashim Amla and Miller are few other big names who are going to be the top buys for any franchise. IPL has always given an opportunity to the young Indian talents and this season being no different will have the likes of India U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw, Baroda skipper Deepak Hooda, all rounder Krunal Pandya and Basil Thampi. Bangladesh with 8 players, Zimbabwe with 7 and both USA & Scotland with 2 players each will be completing the list. We are hoping the cricket season gets quickly underway and doesn't keep their die-hard fans waiting impatiently for the exciting action packed season.