CricTracker Fan Poll: Best IPL side after the auction
Rajasthan Royals received the least number of votes.
Published - Feb 1, 2018 3:08 pm
Updated - Feb 1, 2018 3:33 pm
The mega-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is done and dusted as all the eight teams looked happy after building a decent squad around their core and retained players. The two-day event threw a lot of surprises with the international cricketers ruling the first day. While the Indian domestic players had the last laugh on a concluding day as the performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy were rewarded with a huge IPL contract by the franchises.
Ben Stokes was the most expensive player of the lot as he was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 12.5 Crore. Jaydev Unadkat took the honours in the Indian contingent as he too went for the same franchise as they paid him a whopping amount of Rs. 11.5 Crore. The uncapped players like Ishan Kishan, Krishnappa Gowtham were also the hot picks of the auction. In the end, a total of 169 players were sold across eight teams out of 578 who were supposed to go under the hammer.
Soon after the auctions, CricTracker conducted a fan poll on our official Facebook handle and asked them to pick the best IPL side. The poll received a huge response as it was a close tussle between the teams to take the honours.
Here are the results of the poll:
8. Rajasthan Royals: 5%
According to the fans, Rajasthan Royals didn’t have the best side for the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 league. They are returning after the gap of two years as the franchise was suspended for their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing saga in 2013. Though they were shelling out some big money over the players and have almost replicated Rising Pune Supergiant squad which had replaced them for a couple of years.
Steve Smith will lead the side which also consists the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Stokes. The bowling attack will be led by Jaydev Unadkat who was the most expensive Indian player in the auction. Royals also managed to snap up Jos Buttler who is touted as one of the best limited overs wicket-keeper currently. Jofra Archer, the man who has lit up the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL), will also play for Rajasthan in his maiden IPL stint. Overall, this team has all the ingredients to do well in the upcoming tournament.