IPL 2021 is tantalizingly close and all the teams have already announced the list of their retained players. The auction is tentatively set to take place in the 3rd week of February and the trading window has been opened for teams to sign off deals before auction.
Robin Uthappa was the latest one to be traded from Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings in an all cash deal. Daniel Sams was traded from Delhi Capitals to Royal Challengers Bangalore again in an all cash deal.
As the auction is near, the former commentators have started to predict things that will happen in the auction and Aaksh Chopra revealed this Australian pacer as the most expensive buy ever in the history of IPL.
Indian Premier League is enhanced by the presence of quality overseas player like Jos Buttler, Chris Gayle, David Warner etc. One of the most reputed fast bowlers in the last decade or so in Mitchell Starc has played very minimal number of games as he had to miss several editions of IPL due to injuries or citing personal reasons.
It is expected that the tall express bowler will be available for selection this time around and all the eyes will be on him as majority of the teams need a quality death bowler. Aakash Chopra predicts that Mitchell Starc will be the most expensive buy ever in the history of IPL.
It is always a risk to invest big on Mitchell Starc because of his sour relationship with injuries. He is an injury prone bowler and in a long tournament like IPL, a lot will be expected off him both physically and mentally.
One has to wait and see how it goes as no team would want to miss out on a player like Mitchell Starc even if that comes at the expense of big bucks.