As teams look forward to acquiring their dream players ahead of the IPL Auction 2019, the most recent trends in the market have been skyrocketing and several cricketers are now signing up with the respective base price. While several nationalities eye the much-anticipated December 18 event, the hopes of signing the best players remain the dream of various top performers in the league. The 12th season auction was a bit different from the others held before with this year event targeting a primetime viewership.
Most teams have completed the transfer business and have already filled in the blanks to get that perfect squad. Among those who are done with the transfers Chennai Super Kings which retained 23 of its players. Only 3 players were released, and they signed in two cricketers to achieve a squad strength of 25. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, had an available salary cap of Rs. 11.15 Crore with seven available slots. The team released 10 players and had earlier retained 18. They bought 6 cricketers to achieve a squad strength with 16 Indies and 8 overseas players.
With the IPL season 12 expected to launch on the 23rd of March this year, a timetable of 17 first matches prove very competitive. All teams will play a minimum of 4 matches while Royal Challengers and Delhi Capitals playing five matches each.
Within the first two weeks after the start of the tournament, Mumbai Indians will play against Chennai Super Kings in their home ground Wankhede Stadium. The event will be held on 3rd April starting from 08:00 pm and the MI will be looking forward to utilizing their home advantage against their opponent CSK. CSK will be having a squad strength advantage of one while Mumbai Indians will be seeking to exploit the exceptional skills of the six new additions in team.
This match will be a thrilling one considering that the two teams are known for pulling surprises, especially in their return matches. When the event will be going on live on the expansive Chennai stadium, YuppTV will be also be airing it Live as it proceeds across different nations. Some of the countries where YuppTV has gained digital rights include; Australia, Singapore, Europe, and Malaysia. If you won’t be able to attend the event for obvious reasons, you’ll still have a chance to enjoy the IPL 2019 live streaming from the comfort of your home.