IPL 2018: 5 players who could attract a massive bid
Every time there is a new season of IPL, it gets bigger and better than the previous year. We are still 5 months away from it, but there is no shortage of excitement and talk about the competition.
IPL is entering its second decade and the most exciting news so far is the return of CSK and Royals after a ban of 2 years. There is no confirmation yet on the no of players a franchise can retain but it is not going to be more than five. The auction will decide who is going to play where.
With every team required to play 7 Indian players, they demand a lot of money in the auction. All-rounders generally go for a lot of money. Left-arm spinners and death over specialist will attract a lot of attention in the auction.
Let's see 5 players who could attract a massive bid in IPL 2018. We have ignored the players who are most likely to be retained.
#5 Rahul Tripathi, India
Rahul Tripathi has been one of the finds of 2017 IPL. He played some eye-catching knocks during the 2017 IPL season. He was on the list of top 10 run getters and played a major role in Rising Pune Supergiants run to the final in 2017.
Opening the batting in his debut season for Supergiants, he scored a massive 391 runs in IPL 2017 with a strike rate of 147. Rahul Tripathi is not a power hitter by any means but is a beautiful timer of the cricket ball. He has a vast array of strokes and relies on timing and uses the bowler's pace beautifully.
He was taken by Pune for just ?10 lakhs in the auction last year but expect intense bidding for him in the 2018 auction.