Quinton de Kock, the South African Ranger, will be the first IPL exchange before the auction takes place in mid-December. ESPNcricinfo understands that Kock, who last year played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, was transferred to the Mumbai Indians in a deal with money.
Last year, Royal Challengers bought Kock for INR 2.8 crore (USD 437,000) at the auction. ESPNcricinfo understands that Mumbai bought Kock at that price and, to compensate the agreement, they are supposed to have released Bangladesh's fast launcher Mustafizur Rahman (INR 2.2 million, USD 343,000) and Sri Lankan broker Akila Dananjaya (INR 50 lakh , USD 78,000).  De Kock played eight games at IPL 2018, scoring 201 runs at an attack speed of 124.07. Although Mumbai already has two guards in Ishan Kishan and Aditya Tare, it is possible that they were interested in De Kock for his first-rate batting. They used the abrupt West Indian hitter Evin Lewis as a starter earlier this year, but he fought towards the end of the season, prompting the Mumbai coaching staff to seek backups. De Kock, who also played for Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad, has impressive numbers in the IPL, scoring one hundred six fifty years in 34 innings. He has also achieved 573 of his 927 races in the Powerplay, at a rate of 125.6.
The IPL has two main commercial windows, the first of which begins immediately at the end of the season and extends until one month before the auction. and the second from after the auction until the start of the tournament. Since 2018, the IPL also introduced a window in the middle of the tournament for the franchises to exchange players without limits and players who had not played more than two games.
With the last withholding date and release on November 15, the franchises are busy working on their plans for the new season before they make new purchases at the auction.
The IPL has not yet officially announced the date of the auction, but ESPNcricinfo understands that Dec. 16 has been assigned to Goa as the most likely option. meeting place. The franchises were informed that the auction would take place between December 15 and 20.
The franchises will also want to clarify where the IPL will take place in 2019 because the general elections in India will be held almost at the same time as the tournament. This was also the case in 2014 when, due to security problems, the first matches were played in the UAE.
Now, however, the franchises are adverse to playing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi because they fear that the releases would end up being too slow. The IPL has not revealed any plans yet, but it is understood that South Africa has been considered an alternative location. He is also waiting for the central election commission to announce the date of the elections, but the franchises want an early response so they can prepare for the auction accordingly.