IPL(Indian Premier League) is not just a league. It is like a festival for cricket lovers in India. People all over the Indian subcontinent are crazy for it.
But astonishingly, India isn’t the only country where people are crazy about IPL. According to a global report, IPL has become the second most popular cricket league after Big Bash League of Australia.
IPL 2019 Start Date
IPL starts in the month of April every year and continues for about one & half month. There are multiple matches of IPL scheduled each day in this time span. People are ready to miss everything for watching their favorite teams on the cricket field.
However this year, in 2019, because of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, IPL is scheduled to begin from March 23, 2019. The final match of IPL shall be played on May 12, 2019.
Details of IPL 2019 Auctions
IPL 2019 will the 12th season of IPL since its inception and as usual, fans are already going crazy about it.
In the IPL auction for the upcoming season, for the first time, the franchises focused on uncapped players more and invested hugely to bring them in their respective teams. As a result, many famous players went unsold in the IPL Auction for the 2019 edition.
Some overseas stars like Brendon McCullum, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, etc also went unsold. Read along the Feeding Trends article to find out the full squad of the IPL teams, their new purchase, and the unsold players.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team for IPL 2019
CSK bought Mohit Sharma (Bowler) back in their Whistle Podu Army for 5 crores and Ruturaj Gaikwad (Batsman) for 20 lakhs. They had a total of 8.4 crores budget and spent 5.2 crores in adding these two players in their squad, saving 3.2 crores for the further auction.
CSK’s Whistle Podu Army is ready for the IPL 2019 with 25 players squad, which consists of 17 Indian Players and 8 Overseas Players.
Chennai Super King(CSK) Team:
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Team for IPL 2019
One of the most popular and three times champions, Mumbai Indians (MI) bought 6 players for 2019 IPL edition. Big names like Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga will be playing for MI this year.
MI bought Barinder Singh Sran (Bowler) for 3.4 crores, Lasith Malinga (Bowler) for 2 crores, Yuvraj Singh (All-Rounder) for 1 crore, Anmolpreet Singh (Batsman) for 80 lacs, Pankaj Jaiswal (All-Rounder) and Rasikh Dar (Bowler) for 20 lacs each.
MI had a total of 11.15 crores budget and spent 7.6 crores in adding these six players in their squad, saving 3.55 crores for the further auction.
MI team has a 24 players squad, with 16 Indian and 8 Overseas Players for the IPL 2019.
Mumbai Indians(MI) Team:
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock, Barinder Singh Sran, Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal and Rasikh Dar.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team for IPL 2019
King Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) invested a lot and bought 8 players for the 2019 edition of IPL. They have been two-time champions for IPL and have their spirits high this year.
KKR bought Carlos Brathwaite (All-Rounder) for 5 crores, Lockie Ferguson (Bowler) for 1.6 crores, Joe Denly (Batsman) for 1 crore, Harry Gurney (Bowler) for 75 lacs, Nikhil Shankar Naik (Wicket-Keeper), Shrikant Mundhe (All-Rounder), Prithvi Raj Yarra (Bowler) and Anrich Nortje (Bowler) for 20 lacs each.
KKR had a budget total of 15.2 crores and spent 9.15 crores in adding these eight players in their squad, saving 6.05 crores for the further auction.
KKR is set to be in the race of being the champion of IPL 2019 with 21 players squad, which consists of 13 Indian and 8 Overseas Players.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team:
Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Shrikant Mundhe, Prithvi Raj Yarra and Anrich Nortje.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team for IPL 2019
Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab is still struggling to be an IPL Champion from the past 11 seasons. For IPL 2019, KXIP bought a total of 13 players, making the two highest bids in the auction.
KXIP bought Varun Chakravarthy (All-Rounder) for 8.4 crores, Sam Curran (All-Rounder) for 7.2 crores, Mohammed Shami (Bowler) and Prabhsimran Singh (Wicket Keeper) for 4.8 crores each, Nicolas Pooran (Wicket Keeper) for 4.2 crores, Moises Henriques (All-Rounder) for 1 crore, Hardus Viljoen (Bowler) for 75 lacs, Darshan Nalkande (All-Rounder) for 30 lacs, Sarfaraz Naushad Khan (All-Rounder) for 25 lacs, Arshdeep Singh (Bowler), Agnivesh Ayachi (All-Rounder), Harpreet Brar (All-Rounder) and M. Ashwin (Bowler) for 20 lacs each.
KXIP had a total of 36.20 crores budget and spent 32.50 crores in adding these thirteen players in their squad, saving 3.70 crores for the further auction.
KXIP is ready with their new squad of total 23 players with 15 Indian and 8 Overseas Players for the IPL 2019.
Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Team:
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Naushad Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar and M. Ashwin.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team for IPL 2019
The team with an army of fans and still not having even a single title, Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) bought 9 players for IPL 2019.
RCB bought Shivam Dube (All-Rounder) for 5 crores, Shimron Hetmyer (Batsman) for 4. 2 crores, Akshdeep Nath (All-Rounder) for 3.6 crores, Prayas Ray Barman (All-Rounder) for 1.5 crores, Himmat Singh (Batsman) for 65 lacs, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (All-Rounder) and Heinrich Klaasen (Wicket Keeper) for 50 lacs each, Devdutt Padikkal (Batsman) and Milind Kumar (All-Rounder) for 20 lacs each.
RCB had a budget total of 18.15 crores and spent 16.35 crores in adding these nine players in their squad, saving 1.80 crores for the further auction.
RCB team comes with the new squad of 24 players, out of which 16 are Indian and 8 Overseas players. It is all set to be a hurdle for other teams in the IPL 2019.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Ray Barman, Himmat Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Devdutt Padikkal and Milind Kumar.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Team for 2019
Earlier in the past 11 seasons, Delhi Capitals was known as Delhi Daredevils (DD). IPL 2019 is ready to welcome the new franchise Delhi Capitals (DC).
Delhi has also not won even a single IPL title till now. For IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals bought a total of 10 players and will be lead by Shikhar Dhawan.
Delhi Capitals (DC) bought Colin Ingram(Batsman) for 6.4 crores, Axar Rajesh Patel (All-Rounder) for 5 crores, Hanuma Vihari (Batsman) and Sherfane Rutherford (All-Rounder) for 2 crores each, Ishant Sharma (Bowler) for 1.1 crores, Keemo Paul (All-Rounder) for 50 lacs, Jalaj Saxena (All-Rounder), Ankush Bains (Wicket Keeper), Nathu Singh (Bowler) and Bandaru Ayyappa (Bowler) for 20 lacs each.
Delhi Capitals(DC) had a total of 25.5 crores budget and spent 17.8 crores in adding these ten players in their squad, saving 7.70 crores for the further auction.
Delhi Daredevils, with the new franchise owners, is coming back as Delhi Capitals(DC). It seems to be ready for IPL 2019, with a squad of 25 players - 17 Indian and 8 Overseas Players.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Team:
Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Colin Ingram, Axar Rajesh Pate, Hanuma Vihari, Sherfane Rutherford, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team for IPL 2019
2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) have just bought 3 players but have added the big names to their line up.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bought back Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper) for 1.2 crores along with Jonny Bairstow (Wicket Keeper) for 2.2 crores and Martin Guptill (Batsman) for 1 crore.
SRH had a total of 9.7 crores budget and spent 4.4 crores in adding these three players in their squad, saving 5.3 crores for the further auction.
SRH has a squad of 23 players, with 15 Indian and 8 Overseas Players for IPL 2019.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team:
Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha and Jonny Bairstow.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team for IPL 2019
Shilpa Shetty’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) is the first champion of IPL. For IPL 2019, RR bought 9 players, placing the highest bid of 8.4 crores with KXIP.
RR bought Jaydev Unadkat (Bowler) for 8.4 crores, Varun Aaron (Bowler) for 2.4 crores, Oshane Thomas (Bowler) for 1.1 crores, Ashton Turner (All-Rounder) and Liam Livingstone (All-Rounder) for 50 lacs each, Shashank Singh (All-Rounder) for 30 lacs, Riyan Parag (All-Rounder), Manan Vohra (Batsman) and Shubham Ranjane (All-Rounder) for 20 lacs each.
RR budget was of 20.95 crores and RR spent 13.8 crores in adding these 9 players to their squad, saving 7.15 crores for the further auction.
RR has a 25 players squad with 17 Indian and 8 Overseas Players for the IPL 2019.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team:
Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Riyan Parag, Manan Vohra and Shubham Ranjane.
IPL 2019 Unsold Players
It’s quite surprising to find these names in the list of UNSOLD players for IPL 2019. Every year, there are a couple of players, who leave us blank. We keep wondering why are not owned by any franchise. But this year, the list has many big names to add more to our surprise.
Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Chris Jordan, Adam Zampa, Hashim Amla, Usman Khawaja, Daniel Christian, Kane Richardson, James Pattinson, Naman Ojha, Jason Holder, Luke Ronchi, Cheteshwar Pujara, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Parveez Rasool, Mushfiqur Rahim and many more.
IPL 2019 Venue
IPL 2019 will be hosted by India only. Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators(SC-CoA) had announced this news on January 8, 2019(Tuesday). Around 20 venues in India are decided to host this years IPL.
IPL 12th season was earlier supposed to be held in Dubai/Abu Dhabi. It’s would have been the second time in the past 11 years, that IPL would be going to hosted outside India.
Due to Lok Sabha elections in India, the sports authorities wanted to avoid disruptions and damage to people, and hence, thought of hosting IPL 2019 outside the country. But now the SC-CoA had confirmed that IPL 12th season will be held in India only.
The second edition of IPL in 2009 was hosted outside India due to the Lok Sabha elections. South Africa welcomed it happily, but the Indian fans were not much happy as they were not able to support their teams by cheering them up in the stadium.
IPL 2019 Schedule ( 23 March - 12 May)
IPL 12th season is set to kick-start early in 2019 because of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
This year, it will be inaugurated on March 23, 2019, and the finale of IPL 2019 will be played on May 12, 2019.
So, get ready for the biggest cricket festival!
Previous Years IPL Champions List
IPL was inaugurated in 2008 and gained popularity from the very first day itself. Since then, all teams have struggled hard to be champions and we have a diversified champions list to
2008 - Rajasthan Royals (RR)
2009 - Hyderabad Deccan Chargers (HDC)
2010 - Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
2011 - Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
2012 - Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
2013 - Mumbai Indians (MI)
2014 - Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
2015 - Mumbai Indians (MI)
2016 - Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
2017 - Mumbai Indians (MI)
2018 - Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Who do you think will bag the title this year?