2018 IPL Auction: Foreigners who will hit Jackpots

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If we look back at the retention the teams made, two things stood out. Age isn’t a barrier unless you are fit and have the passion to play the game and there is a lot of scope for youngsters to be drafted into the teams and make a mark.

The auction is nearing and the managements will definitely break their banks to buy out the best players who will be a valuable asset for their team in lifting the trophy. So let us look at the probable 5 players who will go for more money at this auction, as discussed by the Cricbuk team.


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Highest buy in the previous edition, Stokes is one rare kind of player who performs every time he is given a chance, be it with the ball or bat. It is this attitude that took RPS to the finals and fetched him the “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” award.

With age by his side, if he is disciplined, it is no doubt that he will become the greatest all-rounder. Every team needs an all-rounder who can perform with both bat and ball consistently and he will surely make his presence felt at the auction.


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If one remembers Chris Lynn, it will be for the splendid catch he took to dismiss de’ Villiers. Be it athletic fielding or clean hitting, Lynn does both of them with Elan. He can not only hit sixes at will, but also adapt to the game situations and play accordingly.

If he is fully fit, it will be close to impossible to dismiss him quickly. The requirement for the player who, not only scores runs but also saves some runs is certain to boost his credentials at the auction.


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Currently holding the record for most runs in an innings, Finch is a delight for any team that he plays. “If the ball is in the arc, it’s out of the park” is his ideology that makes him score big every time he enters the crease.

Strong of the front foot, his assured back foot play makes him difficult to dismiss. In red-hot form of current, it is certain that the managements will buy him for a huge sum in the upcoming auction.


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“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going” is the proverb that best suits Maxi. Be it any kind of situation in the game, he is ready to counter attack from the word go.

His ability to score runs all around the park with his unconventional game play creates doubts in the opposition camp. Also a handy spinner and an athletic fielder, his expertise will come to the fore if he gets selected by a team for a lump sum.


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Just like his mentor Chris Gayle, he has the knack of hitting big sixes and scoring big hundreds in the shortest form. His liking to score of every ball makes life hell for bowlers.

Also a fine fielder, his ability to convert half chances have made him a valuable player for any team. With the auctions around the corner, his good form of current will ensure him a big buy in this auction.

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