IPL 2019: Cut-off Dates: Jaipur, the pink city of India, will host the upcoming auctions for the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) on December 18 (Tuesday), BCCI confirmed on December 3 (Monday).
Meanwhile, with the cash-rich scheduled a few days prior to the 2019 ICC World Cup in England, there have been dark clouds over the participation of overseas players.
With the IPL cutting close to World Cup preparations, several players are in a conundrum to risk playing in IPL. The New Zealand board has announced that its players will be available for the entire season, but England and Australia have declared that their players will have to return before May 1.
At the same time, some Australian players like Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc have put the national commitment ahead of the T20 league that has raised more uncertainty about the best outcome of the league.
Furthermore, except for New Zealand and the Windies, all the cricket boards have restricted the availability of their players to feature in the IPL next year.
As per reports in ESPN Cricinfo, in an email sent to all the franchises on Monday, the cut-off dates from all the cricket boards have been revealed and most of the first-choice Australian players will be available for the least possible time in the tournament.
Here’s the detailed list of IPL 2019 Cut-off Dates from each country:
|Australia||Depends on the schedule of ODI series in UAE (2 May 2019)|
|Bangladesh||15 April 2019|
|England||(Only World Cup squad players) 25 April 2019|
|Ireland||25 April 2019|
|New Zealand||Available full season|
|South Africa||10 May 2019|
|Sri Lanka||6 May 2019|
|West Indies||Available for full season|
Ins and Outs of the IPL 2019 trade window
Royal Challengers Bangalore
In: Marcus Stoinis
Out: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Sarfraz Khan
Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Salary cap available: 18.15 crores
RCB traded South Africa wicketkeeper de Kock to Mumbai Indians in a cash deal – Mumbai Indians paid them the INR 2.8 crore (USD 437,000) RCB had bought de Kock for in the 2018 auction. They also traded batsman Mandeep (INR 1.4 crore, USD 218,000) to Kings XI Punjab for Australia allrounder Stoinis (INR 6.2 crore, USD 968,000).
In: Quinton de Kock
Out: Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Akila Dananjaya, JP Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Singh, Mohsin Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba
Retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff
Salary cap available: 10.65 crores
Mumbai bought de Kock from RCB and to offset the deal, released Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur (INR 2.2 crore, USD 343,000) and Sri Lankan offspinner Dananjaya (INR 50 lakh, USD 78,000), who played just one match in the 2018 season. They also released Australia fast bowler Cummins (INR 5.4 crore, USD 843,000) – Australia players are expected to play a limited role in IPL 2019, with Cricket Australia outlining plans to have their players prepare for the World Cup by playing ODIs and being available for the pre-tournament camp.
In: Shikhar Dhawan
Out: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha
Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan
Salary cap available: 25.50 crores
In a deal involving both trades and cash, Delhi Daredevils brought in local player Dhawan (INR 5.2 crore, USD 812,000) from Sunrisers Hyderabad and in return gave them allrounder Shankar (INR 3.2 crore, USD 500,000), under-19 batsman Abhishek Sharma (INR 55 lakh, USD 85,000), who impressed with an innings of 46 not out off 19 balls last season, and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem (INR 3.2 crore, USD 500,000).
Since the combined value of those players was more than Dhawan’s, Sunrisers had to pay Daredevils an extra INR 1.75 crore (273,000). Dhawan was released by Sunrisers after a six-year stint with the team because he was unhappy with his auction price.
In: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
Out: Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan
Retained: David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda
Salary cap available: 9.70 crores
In addition to the Dhawan trade, Sunrisers released eight other players whose combined worth is INR 9.8 crore (USD 1.53 million). Among them was Alex Hales, who was moderately successful as an opener last season, Brathwaite, who played the final, Jordan, who is known as a specialist death bowler, and Wriddhiman Saha, who has been out with a long-term injury sustained during the last IPL season.
Chennai Super Kings
Out: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Salary cap available: 8.40 crores
Mark Wood, who cost INR 1.5 crore (USD 234,000), played just one game last season for CSK and conceded 49 runs in four overs. He was released along with two uncapped players. Super Kings retained both New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner, who missed the 2018 season due to a knee injury, and his replacement David Willey, who featured in just three games for them during the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Out: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Vinay Kumar
Retained: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna
Salary cap available: 15.20 crores
Starc has missed the previous two IPL seasons – in 2017, he parted ways with RCB to focus on international cricket and in 2018, after being bought by KKR for INR 9.4 crore (USD 1.47mn), he was ruled out due to injury. KKR have decided to release him. They also retained pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who was injured last season and didn’t play a game, and his replacement, Prasidh Krishna.
Kings XI Punjab
In: Mandeep Singh
Out: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Retained: Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Salary cap available: 36.20 crores
Kings XI had retained Axar Patel before the big auction in 2018, but opted to let him go this time. Other significant releases include Yuvraj Singh, who was picked in the starting XI at the beginning of last season but was benched later on due to failures, Manoj Tiwary and Mohit Sharma.
Out: Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena, D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin
Retained: Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Ajinkya Rahane, K Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror
Salary cap available: 20.95 crores
The release of Jaydev Unadkat came after Rajasthan bid INR 11.5 crore for him at the 2018 auction. Unadkat had an underwhelming season, getting 11 wickets in 15 matches, with an economy rate of 7.80.