With the close of retention& release list now franchises will be aiming to bid on those players who can be effective for their teams and it can only occur in the mini-auction which is placed to take place in February. With the new edition on the notes, a new strategy is also involved in auction as only those players who aren’t picked or those who released from the squads will get auctioned.
The most surprising fact came out that in the released list they were some of those players who can be the one as a highest bid players and it can be 5 of those:
1] Mujeeb Ur Rahman
The young mystery Afghan spinner who has gained a lot of fame in the IPL with his spinner role. He has been tremendous player for Kings XI Punjab and has played good cricket in 2018 as well but with recent season he has been least performing stage and less effective thus makes him released from the team. With his release other franchises will definitely think to buy him and can bid with higher prices.
2] Steven Smith
The most surprising news was that Rajasthan management has released their own skipper Steven Smith from the squad and appointed Sanju Samson as the new captain for Rajasthan Royals. The reason of release was due to his inconsistent performance in the IPL-2020 as well as reason behind team end at the last position in concluded edition makes him released. Other teams could bid on him with more ranged amount.
3] Aaron Finch
In IPL-2020, he was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore and he played as an openers for the team but couldn’t mark the best for the team. Due to this Finch has been released from the squad but can be an asset if he gets bid by other franchises and he can be in the contention list of Highest bid players due to his international records in the shorter format.
4] Chris Morris
Morris was brought by whooping amount of 10Cr in the last year. His death bowling was also good for the team but it didn’t effect that much to the team and thus gets released. But due to his all rounder ability he can be an asset for team and will be top contender for bidding .
5] Shivam Dube
He was the member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore but was released from the team due to his inconsistent performance from last few years. Being as an all rounder and with his good performance as a Mumbai all rounder he can be a crucial player for the other teams who is lacking from good all rounder. So he could also be the highest bid player in the coming auction.