The Indian Premier League 2019 auction is set for December 18 and left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has set his base price at Rs 1 crore, might well be lapped up by a franchise looking for an explosive batsman. Days before the IPL auction 2019, fans on Twitter want Yuvraj Singh join MS Dhoni in the Chennai Super Kings, the franchise that won the 2018 Indian Premier League in convincing fashion. The Yuvraj Singh-demand happened on Twitter when CSK asked its fans, “Ahoy #WhistlePoduArmy, who’s that one Lion you badly wanna see in #yellove this summer?”

To this question, the fans flooded the tweet with Yuvraj Singh’s name:

The Indian Premier League begins in March next year, with the first clash between CSK and Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 29. 

Among other Indians at the IPL auction 2019, Unadkat is the highest-priced Indian with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. The others with a Rs 1 crore base price are Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel.

Flamboyant Australian batsmen Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch have opted out of the auction, largely owing to Australia’s hectic schedule in the run-up to the 2019 World Cup. There are no Indians with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Here are nine players in the two-crore base price: Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Colin Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Chris Woakes, Samuel Curran, Shaun Marsh and D’Arcy Short.