As many as 1003 players will go under the hammer at the 2019 IPL auctions that will take place at Jaipur on December 18th for the available 70 slots. It is going to be very interesting as to how the franchises strategize their plans during the high-profile curtain raiser of season twelve of the Indian Premier League. Several uncapped Indian cricketers are in the fray to land lucrative contracts this season after impressing in the domestic circuit.
Apart from them, hundreds of talented overseas will also be vying for a spot in one of the eight franchises after displaying an excellent brand of cricket in their respective domestic tournaments. These players might get lucrative contracts in the cash-rich T20 league. Let us now look at five surprising overseas cricketers who might fetch higher bids at the 2019 IPL auctions.
Sangha led the Australian colts at the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup to a runner-up finish apart from emerging as his side's highest run-getter in the tournament amassing 229 runs in six matches at an average of 38.16, with his highest score being 88. The talented batsman who plays for New South Wales in the domestic circuit made his First-class debut representing Cricket Australia XI against England in November 2017.
Sangha has so far played 8 First-class matches scoring 408 runs with his highest score being 133. A useful leg-spinner, the 19-year-old has four First-class wickets to his name.
Though he has played just two List A games and a T20 game in his career so far, he is one of the talents to watch out for in the future. Regarded the 'next Ricky Ponting', Sangha signed a three-year deal with the Sydney Sixers last month. This will be the first-ever stint in the Big Bash League for Sangha and he will be determined to make a mark in Australia's premier T20 league through his exploits with the bat.
Given his credentials with the bat, Sangha who has a base price of INR 20 lakhs might land a lucrative contract at the 2019 IPL auctions. Watch out for this Aussie sensation's bid at Jaipur on December 18th!