IPL 2019 is in the history books now, with the Mumbai Indians defeating the Chennai Super Kings to win their fourth IPL championship. Rohit Sharma's men played positive cricket right from ball one, and that made the difference in the end.
Apart from the two finalists, the other six teams also made sure that there was healthy competition in the league. The points difference (1) between the number 4 team and the number 8 team in the league indicates how competitive the tourney was.
It is said that the season does not commence when the first ball is bowled, but when the first player is up for grabs in the IPL auction. Teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are known for their smart budgeting techniques.
It is important to have the star players in the squad but at the same time it is also necessary to have strong supporting players who make sure that the team performs well. In this article, we take a look at the top 5 value for money players of IPL 12:
#5 Lasith Malinga
Price - INR 2 crore
IPL 2019 performance - Matches - 12, Wickets - 16, 4 wicket-hauls - 2
Lasith Malinga accomplished a unique feat in this year's IPL. The Sri Lankan legend was a part of the Mumbai Indians coaching staff last year and this season he turned up for the franchise as a player.
Although Malinga was not at his best in IPL 2019, his remarkable wicket-taking abilities made him a vital cog of the Mumbai team. In the 12 games he played, Malinga scalped 16 wickets which even included 2 four wicket hauls.
He had an expensive economy rate of 9.76 but his performance in the last over of the grand finale ensured that he justified his price tag of Rs. 2 crore.
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