IPL 2019 Player Auction: English wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow was elated as he was roped in by SunRisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.2 Cr from his base price of Rs 1.5 Cr. The cricketer took to Twitter to thank the franchise as he became first England player to be signed at this year’s IPL auction. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Delighted to be joining
@SunRisers for #IPL2019!” Also Read - Australia vs India ODI in Sydney: Predicted Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Toss Timing, Squads, Weather Forecast For 1st ODI
SunRisers Hyderabad responded to his tweet, as they wrote, “Stow-ked to have you on board!”
Meanwhile, big names like Brendon McCullum and Yuvraj Singh and also Martin Guptill went unsold after the first round of auctions.
Here’s the full list:
UNSOLD PLAYERS: Cheteshwar Pujara, Manoj Tiwary, Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha, Adam Zampa, Fawad Ahmed.
Hanuma Vihari for Rs 2 crore to MI.
Shimron Hetmyer for Rs 4.2 Cr to RCB.
Carlos Brathwaite for Rs 5 Cr to KKR.
Gurkeerat Singh for Rs 50 L to RCB.
Akshar Patel for Rs 5 Cr to Delhi
Nicholas Pooran for Rs 4.8 Cr to KXIP
Jonny Bairstow for Rs 2.20 Cr to SRH
Nicholas Pooran for Rs 4.20 Cr to KXIP
Wriddhiman Saha for Rs 1.20 Cr to SRH
Jaydev Unadkat for Rs 8.4 Cr to RR
Mohammed Shami for Rs 1.8 Cr to KXIP
Varun Aaron for Rs 2.4 Cr to RR
Mohit Sharma for Rs 5 Cr to CSK
Since the World Cup will begin two weeks after the IPL, it has raised questions on the availability of the Australian players who will be named in the squad for the showpiece. The same goes for England players who will be required to report to the World Cup preparatory camp in the middle of the IPL.