Chennai has retired 23 players this season
Bengaluru bought 9 players, 14 was retaken
Bangalore team not in the playoffs for the third consecutive season
Sports desk In spite of spending on players in IPL, Chennai is the most expensive team of the season. The total value of its players was 78.8 crores. At the same time, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore, who spent 4.8 crore less than that, remained in the last position. The champion made Mumbai Rs 77.95 crore on the players. That was the second expensive team of the season. At the same time, Delhi Capitals spent at least 58 crores.
The total cost of players of only two teams below 70 million
Apart from Delhi, there was such a Hyderabad team that had spent less than Rs. 70 crore on the players. The total value of Hyderabad players was 69.75 crores. He spent 4.4 million in the auction, while Delhi spent 17.6 million.
Delhi defeated Hyderabad in the playoffs
Despite low expenditure on players, performance of both teams was the best in the season. While the Delhi team reached the playoff for the first time since 2012, Hyderabad continued to finish the last-fourth position for the third consecutive time. Delhi defeated Hyderabad in the eliminator and Chennai defeated him in qualifier 2.
Punjab bought 13 players, remained sixth
In the auction of the auction, Punjab bought 13 players, but its performance did not improve much. That number remained at number six on the number table compared to last year. Last year was seventh. The team could not make it to the playoffs since 2014. In 2014, he was in first place.
Three teams bought 9-9 players, only reached a playoff
Delhi, Bengaluru and Rajasthan Royals bought the most 9-9 players after Punjab in the auction. Only one team from all three could reach the Delhi playoff. Bengaluru was in the eighth position in a similar way. At the same time, Rajasthan's team is at seventh. Rajasthan also had to change the captain twice in the season. Ajinkya Rahane was the captain first, followed by Steve Smith. After Smith went back, Rahane became the captain.
Three teams not changed players from trading
Players purchased this time
Players from trading
What is the trading window?
The IPL Governing Council started the process of changing the players for the first time in 2018. It's like football. In this one player can go from one team to another, but there are many rules.
Trading can be done twice. First – between the first and second seasons of the season.
Any player can be swapped before the start of the season. Consent of the players being traded is necessary.
In the middle of the season, only those players can be swapped, who have not played more than two matches during one international and season.
Example: Delhi took Shikhar Dhawan from Hyderabad via trading. Hyderabad had bought them for Rs 5.2 crore in 2018. Instead of Dhawan, Hyderabad took Vijay Shankar (Rs 3.2 crore), Abhishek Sharma (55 lakhs) and Shahbaz Nadeem (3.20 crore) in the team. Thus, Hyderabad took three players for Rs 6.95 crore. He had to pay Rs 1.75 crore to Delhi.