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22 Nov 2018

2019 IPL auction: 5 players who can fetch big money

IPL franchises might spend millions for these players

The eight franchises of the Indian Premier League had a busy trade window.

Most of the teams have retained their core base while some high-profile players were also released.

During the auction, it is likely that the franchises would be ready to break the bank to acquire the right talent.

Here we analyze five players who can fetch big money in next month's auction.

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IPL franchises might spend millions for these players
Shimron Hetmyer is a bag full of talent

Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer is a bag full of talent

Hetmyer set the CPL 2018 alive after finishing as the third highest run-scorer in the global T20 League.

Playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors, the WI sensation amassed 440 runs, that included a century and two fifties.

Hetmyer also showed his prowess last month in the first two ODIs against India, slamming 106 and 94.

His big-hitting skills would benefit any IPL franchise.

Zampa

Australian Adam Zampa could fox oppositions

Adam Zampa played in two seasons in the IPL for the Rising Pune Supergiant.

He has 19 wickets in 11 matches in the IPL with best figures of 6/19.

In the first T20I against India on Wednesday, Zampa picked 2/22 to help Australia win.

Positive outings in the next two matches, could maximize his chances in the auction.

He remained unsold last term.

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Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad an explosive option atop

Shahzad

Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad an explosive option atop

Opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad has hit the right chords and could join a pool of Afghanistan players in the IPL.

The wicket-keeper batsman won hearts when he smashed a 116-ball 124 against India in the Asia Cup 2018.

And on Wednesday, the explosive batsman hit a 16-ball 74* in the ongoing T10 League for his side Rajputs.

Shahzad could be a ferocious option atop.

Rashid

Adil Rashid has done everything right in 2018

Adil Rashid was one of the surprise exclusions in 2018 auction.

He has done everything right this year and could see his hard work pay-off.

Rashid has bagged 42 ODI wickets this year.

He has also picked the highest number of wickets for England in T20Is in 2018 (12).

The in-form bowler has been consistent and his mastery could help him dominate in IPL.

Bairstow could give sides the added experience

Bairstow

Bairstow could give sides the added experience

England wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow is a regular feature in all three formats of the game.

The aggressive Bairstow was the first to get past 1,000 runs in ODIs this year.

After being snubbed in the IPL 2018 auction, the Englishman could see himself making a debut in IPL 12.

His experience could help teams, which need to strengthen their opening options.

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