Former India opener Aakash Chopra has made some bold predictions on the the day when the 8 IPL teams released and retained players of the 14th edition of the cash-rich league.
The former opener said that Australia pacer Mitchell Strac, who opted out of IPL 2020 to prepare for now-postponed T20 World Cup, can become the most expensive IPL buy ever in the February auction.
Further, then 43-year-old said that Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who was released by KXIP on Wednesday can fetch somewhere around Rs 7 to 8 crore. Jason Roy, part of Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020, can go for Rs 4-6 crore according to the cricketer-turned-commentator.
Released Australia cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Coulter-Nile can “decent contracts”, Aakash Chopra said.
The former Delhi batsman also expressed a lot of confidence in IPL future of Australia all-rounder Cameron Green and New Zealand’s 6 feet seven inch tall pacer Kylie Jamieson.
“Jamieson to receive solid interest. 5-7 crore. Green for 5-6 crore,” Aakash Chopra predicted.