The 20-year-old is on the fringes of the England ODI team and an outsider to make his country's World Cup squad, so could feature in the whole of the 2019 IPL, which is due to start in late March. He is a T20 find and is yet to play Test cricket. Ronchi's retirement from the global game mean he will be available for the full duration of the competition, and teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals could spark a huge tussle at the auction table.
Next begins the auction of capped all-rounders.
"Mystery spinner" Varun Chakravarthy has been taken by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping sum of Rs 8.4 crore for the 2019 IPL.
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Prior to the auctions, the Priety Zinta-owned KXIP had made clear intentions of targeting Indian fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat, former New Zealand captain and explosive batsman Brendon McCullum and West Indies' sensation Shimron Hetmyer.
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Yuvraj going unsold was not particularly surprising as he endured a lean run in the 2018 edition after KXIP bought him at a base price of Rs two crore before releasing him in November. Mumbai Indians got Lasith Malinga back on their roster for INR 2 crore (approx Dollars 278,000).
His teammate Brathwaite, the star of 2016 World T20, was sold to KKR for Rs 5 crore after a bidding war between the Dinesh Karthik-led side and Kings XI Punjab. I was expecting to be picked up at my base price. Mohit Sharma, a death-overs specialist with his assortment of slower balls, attracted bids from various franchises until he was finally sold to defending champions Chennai Super Kings for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000).
But the West Indian Hetmeyer will be the cynosure and like all franchises, KXIP will also go all-guns-blazing to get the wily U-19 WC victor from 2014.
Pacer Ishant Sharma, who had a base price of Rs 75 lakh, went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.1 crore while wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was bought back by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1.2 crore.
For the first time this year, Yuvraj had reduced his base price to Rs 1 crore. Chris Woakes is the first all-rounder to go under the hammer and he remains unsold.