The 2-day auction affair will occur on 27th and 28th January, 2018. It’s going to be an interesting affair given that we have pretty much an open auction with added spice of retentions & RTM cards.
How does the available budget and retained players look like ?
SRH has a total budget of 59 crores to spend post the retentions with them requiring to purchase a minimum of 16 more players and maximum 23. SRH have retained David Warner & Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
How might SRH’s 11 player team look like ?
The broad categories of playing eleven :
- Indian Batsman : 4
- Foreign Batsman : 1
- Indian All-Rounder : 0
- Foreign All-Rounder : 2
- Indian Bowler : 3 (1 Spin + 2 Fast Bowler)
- Foreign Bowler : 1 (Spin Bowler)
The expenditure is in 62.5 Cr including the retentions. This should leave SRH gets 17.5 Cr left to fill in the backup options of 7 more players to both meet the minimum squad size requirements and back-up positions in-case of injury or other exigencies. They typically tend to have good backups and do less skewed expenditure, thereby turns out to be a more conservative budget.