IPL is the most popular T20 league in the World. Every player dreams to play in IPL. With fame, IPL also brings millions of moolah for cricketers. While each player has a base price, an actual bid can go multiple times more than the base price. So, who can be the most expensive players in the IPL 2019? If you love fantasy cricket game and wants to play IPL t20 fantasy league, this is an interesting list for you. This list only has players who are open for the bid and previously not retained by their previous franchise.
Bravo! Having made his debut against India last year, Sam Curran is rising high in popularity. He can be a big name in IPL for his hard-hitting sixes, inswing bowling, and athleticism. He is a complete package for any team. Who would want to miss him? His confidence, while hitting Indian bowlers and rescuing England in the series, has given more weight to his name. He is sure to look up in the IPL.
He was the most expensive player in 2018. He made headlines when Rajasthan brought him for almost 12 crores. Can he gain similar price in 2019? Although he did not produce the kind of bowling, he was still lethal and given his performance in 2017 and before, he is a great t20 bowler and each team will keep an eye on him. He is the only bowler in this list which shows his skills and ability to win matches.
Remember the name? Yes, he has the same batsman who hit 4 sixes in the last over for West Indies in the final and won the game for them. His performance as an all-rounder was quite nice, but he was not retained by Hyderabad. So here is the chance for other franchise to pick this giant West Indian all-rounder. He will be on the list of highest earners for sure. Who would want to face his batting in IPL? No one. But surely everyone would want to pick him in their team.
4. Jonny Bairstow:
Well, he is no doubt one of the most destructive ODI and T20 batsman of this era. His skills are well used by England. He is likely to gain millions of dollars. The only problem is that England might ask its players to play less in IPL due to World Cup starting right after IPL. Leaving aside this rule, there is no reason that he would not be on the loss of most expensive players in the IPL 2019.
West Indies recently toured India. They lost everything here, but one player might gain from this tour. Yes, we are talking about Shimron Hetymer. He produced some fine knocks in this otherwise forgettable West Indian tour. Also, as he has played on Indian pitches well, he will be surely on one of the most wanted players. Each of the franchise will bid for him, and this can make him on the list of most expensive IPL players. In the ODI against India, his strike rate was over 140. This is good even for T20 standards. So, we can think who devastating he will be for the bowlers. He is one of the match winners in the game and thus he is on this list.
There are a few more notable players like Shai Hope, Glenn Maxwell, Yuvraj Singh, etc. who might be on the list. However, their recent inconsistency has pushed them outside the top 5.