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IPL 2019: Strategy for the IPL teams ahead of the auctions

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10.21K   //    16 Dec 2018, 18:26 IST

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With the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League still over three months away, the excitement has already started building up among the cricket fans with the IPL auctions scheduled early this time around. Since the ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in June- July, the IPL will also be pushed early by a few days and this has also led to the auctions being scheduled this year.

The auction is scheduled to take place on India on December 18, 2018, in Jaipur.

346 players from all over the world will go under the hammer and fight for a handful of vacant positions left in each team. The auction list includes 118 capped players and 228 uncapped players from India and abroad. The auction will be a one-day affair this time, unlike the mega auctions that were held across two days for the previous season.

The teams that performed well last season have retained most of their players and would just be looking to further strengthen their squad. On the other side, the teams that failed to perform to expectations last season have released a majority of their players and will be looking to start fresh this season.

With all eyes set to turn to the auction, we give you a preview of what each team might aim to do in the auctions to build a strong title-winning side.

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